The Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun!: The Write-it, Sculpt-it, Act-it-Game-in-a-Book-in-a-Game!
Cranium & Gary Baseman
Little, Brown & Co., 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his enticing '
' opens up to reveal all kinds of
, including over 40 write-on/wipe-off activity pages and a '
Mini Conga Guessing Game
'. The latter comes with a pull-out game board, 100 game cards, spinner, sand timer, mover pieces, erasable marker, and a tub of Cranium Clay.
ctivity pages are divided into 4 tabbed sections, with
as friendly guides. Many activities include related
, and the guides encourage working on activities with friends. Crazy Cat offers '
', like filling in details of your own
. Word Worm suggests spinning stories (like
) and playing word games like
. Data Head's section digs into facts and figures as in
Map It Out
(locating landmarks) and
. Star Performer's fun includes making
and setting up a
Super Scavenger Hunt
. The board game involves one player thinking of something based on a card (e.g. '
Something in a cave
') and the others figuring it out (from a sculpture, sounds, or simply by guessing).
Super Sign-In Book
encourages friends and family to answer questions about themselves, such as '
If you could magically enter a book, what book would you explore?
Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun!
(aimed at ages 7 and up) offers excellent value in many hours of portable, creative entertainment for friends and family to enjoy together.
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