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Designed especially for kids, but fun for the whole family!
Activities include sculpting, acting, drawing, and puzzling. Kids work together and on their own to get four in a row to win.
With easy instructions and setup, kids will be playing in minutes. Mixes strategy and creativity with outrageous fun Cranium Cadoo delivers outrageous fun with a variety of activities that give everyone a chance to shine! Kids work together and on their own to act, sculpt, draw, and solve puzzles, using the secret decoder mask to reveal secret words and hidden answers.
The first player to get four in a row wins! Whether they're sculpting a chocolate-chip cookie out of Cranium Clay or racing around the house to find something they can balance on their elbow, kids will be thinking, creating, and laughing out loud with Cadoo. They may even discover talents they didn't know they had.
Simple setup and easy instructions make Cadoo the perfect game for any occasion - birthday parties, after school, holidays, rainy days, any day!
Suitable for ages 7 and over.
As with the new edition of Cranium, this is simply a new-look release of the classic game from a few years ago.
The new cards make for renewed fun for those who have played it to death and have chewed the flavour out of it like an old piece of gum. At last, fresh flavour! And a fresh pot of the gloriously orange-smelling Cranium Clay to replace the dried up, crystalised old tub.
However, other than a cosmetic overhaul, the game remains basically unchanged. This is not actually a bad thing... it means that all the fun remains intact, and you get some funky new gamegear to play with.
Overall, a great new revival.
Lots of fun! I borrowed this and put it in play with a bunch of young extended family members. With the average age of the players at around 8 years old it was a good test group I think. The ones at the younger end of the scale, aged around 5 and a half, still managed to have a great amount of fun playing even though some of the clues had to be explained to them by their older siblings. Of course the older ones had a ball.
All in all, this was a brilliant way to pass an utterly miserable weekend which was supposed to be a weekend-long birthday party for a 10 year old. The only gripe was that the red glasses were soon ruined by overactive kids grabbing them away from the younger ones, who just didnt want to hand them over as quick. In the end though, thanks to the new design, we they were able to continue play when one of the brighter ones pointed out the box lid also had eyes holes covered with red film.
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