Cranium is by far one of my favorite board game brands. If I haven’t mentioned it before which I’m sure I have I LOVE board games. I think it is a great way to have fun and involve the entire family. I can even manage to get my husband to play along a time or two. I was very excited to be able to review the newly released game “Scribblish” by Cranium because as I just said I love games by Cranium, my favorite is the original adult Cranium game.
Saturday afternoon I managed to get everyone together to review this new game. Unfortunately this was not a game that I could easily involve my 4 year old daughter in as it calls for spelling, reading, and drawing and is made for ages 8 and up. I tried to involve her as much as possible allowing her to kind of do it her own way so that worked somewhat for her, and you can see her trying to participate in this photo.
“Cranium Scribblish is a hilarious new game that’s like a cool mashup of the old schoolyard favorite, “The Telephone Game” and Pictionary. Simple, outrageous, and a ton of fun. Everybody grabs a card, chooses a caption, and then tries their best to draw it in 45 seconds. From there you pass on your drawing (now with the original caption concealed in a cool Cranium scroll) to another player, who has to write a caption for your sketch. This mayhem continues around the room with more sketches and captions until the end when everyone tries to figure out how “this” became “that”. Oh, and if you’re not exactly a Picasso, no problem. Stick figures work just fine.”
The family and I enjoyed the game. I was actually quite surprised how accurate Nick was at writing a caption to match the photo. It was quite funny how some of the pictures were translated and then drawn again. I think this game would be more enjoyable and much more fun with all six people. With four people we found we kept coming back to our own drawings. Scribblish is in line with the Cranium brand in my opinion, providing fun and entertainment. The scoring system is a little less then desirable however if you throw caution to the wind and just have fun trying to figure out what people have drawn and then re drawn it can be quite entertaining.
Scribblish can be purchased at major retailers such as Amazon and Toys R Us for approx $17-$20.
Hasbro has graciously offered one of my readers their own Scribblish game.
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