Summary: Not fun. I bought this for the kids since the board game was so much fun, so I expected this to be along the same lines. Sadly mistaken. Difficult game play. Poor instructions, all around not worth it's weight in gold. I recommend you pass on this one. Don't waste your money on this game. PLEASE! You are guaranteed not to enjoy it! It will only lead to heart-ache and frustration! Go look somewhere else to spend your money! Seriously. It's not worth it.
Summary: I bought this game for my 5 year old. If you bought this game to give yourself a little break to take a shower or pick up around the house, you are going to be sadly disappointed. There is not single player option. I do not mind playing with my daughter, but was hoping she could play this on her own. Most of the mini games don't seem to respond well to the controller and the 'directions' they give you aren't that detailed. This is very frustrating for a 5 year old.
Summary: This game will make frustrating play for children. For many of the games, there is inadequate onscreen instruction as to how to actually affect the items on the screen. There are no instructions in the booklet that comes with it. Very poor product development.
Summary: This game is a big disapointment compared to the table game. The awkward controls makes some challenges frustrating. I couldnt complete the simulating actions one given the little time. The painting ones would be fun but normal joes wont make it cause it requires a lot of practice. Also it has a bug. You must reset the wii remotes so you only have 1 remote active. Otherwise it will map some functions on other remotes in games like painting and the wordsearch.
Summary: Visually pretty and clever audio provides game-show style entertainment for the "contestants". The puzzles are a series of mini-games that are often require one team member to communicate the answer to another team member through pictures, symbols or word substitution in a manner similar to Charades, Pictionary and several other popular traditional games. However several of the mini-games are poorly executed with clumsy controls that fail to exploit the power of the Wii.
Summary: First, I really wish I could return the game. If you want a good "board game" type experience with your Wii buy Mario Party 8. It is a blast, Nintendo did an awesome job with it, and you can play it by yourself. Second, the packaging on the game did not say that it required at least two teams of two... so my husband and I could not play the game by ourselves. Third, the "special glasses" are a joke.
Summary: This game is a waste of money. Played it for an hour w/ a 9-yr old & she was just as disappointed, considering we're big fans of Cranium the board game. As others have mentioned, it's annoying to not have a choice in the mini games you play & the loading between the mini games is a waste of time.
Summary: "I purchased this game as a gift for children. "Memoroll," "Cameo," "Blankout," and "Graffitii" are sections of the game that simply do not function. I was lucky enough to get a Wii when they first came out, and after a year of using the Wii-motes, I cannot get the game to respond to my movements (at all). The 3rd or 4th question we got (in a game rated for "Everyone" and geared toward children) was to eliminate the one incorrect ingredient in an alcoholic drink.
Conclusion: After playing for a couple minutes the game becomes a drag. Alot of the time you can't guess right because the questions are too hard. The goggles are a good idea but sometimes you can't tell what it says. Alot of the time the player is doing the right thing but the Wii won't pick it up so by the time it does your time is up and the game is over. The only reason I can think of to play this is if you have over 4 players and so can't play other Wii games.