Summary: Overall, this would be a good game for a party with a bunch of teens and older who have a Wii. The Wii gamplay does not much factor into the success (and failures) of this game. In fact, for the few cool uses of the Wiimote, there are equally frustratingly hard to learn motions that would make it hard to do this in a large party setting. My real concern is that the questions are much too adult for most kids to play, but there was no indication of that on the box.
Summary: Rent this game before purchasing it. I believe this game detracts from the Cranium brand's value. Several of the "minigames" are sub par, and the interface is distracting at times. The goggles could be a neat gimmick, but the implementation of the hidden word makes it somewhat easy for players to cheat. Also, the minigame that instructs you to act out certain actions with your back turned to the TV is nearly impossible.
Summary: A Cranium game for Wii has so much potential, but this is probably one of the most disappointing game/entertainment purchases I have ever made. One of the most frustrating aspects of this game is the lack of ability to choose which mini game you would like to play and play them again if you would like. To play the game, you are forced to spin a wheel that randomly selects a mini game, and that's the mini game that you must play.
Cranium Kabookii (Wii): Cranium Kabookii crash out :0(
14 February 2010
Summary: Having enjoyed playing the classic board game of Cranium for many years I was excited to discover that Cranium had branched out to create a game for the Wii. For those people who havn't experienced Cranium, players can take challenges such as creative cat-drawing or dough, data head- numbers and facts, word worm-spelling challenges and star performer-think along the lines of charades and you won't be far wrong!This roughly translates to Cranium Kabooki.
Pros: Good if you have a house full,
Cons: Instructions are often vague and game play can be long.
Summary: I bought this because I am a fan of the board game and owning a wii, I thought this would be a good combination, as youngsters can play it too. However I am very disappointed because it is temperamental, ie, sometimes the wii remote works ok with this game, sometimes it doesn't (only with certain tasks). I will be sticking with the board game which is much more fun as far as I am concerned.
Summary: Let me start off my saying that I've never played the board game of this, but the Wii game was selling reasonably and I thought I would add it to our collection. A downer, for starters is that the game only uses one remote, since it is made for team play, it gets a bit annoying have to keep passing one remote between all players. That aside, the drawing is not as impossible as some reviews have made out, you just need to adjust the sensitivity of your Wii Remote.