Rent Cranium Kabookii for Wii
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Cranium Kabookii

Not Rentable
GF Rating
3.6

434 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

why bother renting this??

posted by tibbot16 (WEST HURLEY, NY) Dec 28, 2007

Member since Dec 2007

10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

I don't understand why GameFly rents this game. You have to have the decoder glasses for anything to make sense. This was our first game from GameFly and it's upseting that it was such a bad experience. It's going back after only 1 day.
My advice, don't waste your time.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Try before you buy, no solo riders multiplayer fun

posted by gamer2k7 (KAYSVILLE, UT) Dec 4, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

13 out of 15 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

Anyone that has played the game Cranium, would be interested in what the Nintendo Wii counterpart Kabookii has to offer. Or at least this was my thought when I played it. After a search of a single video online, my interest was sparked on buying this game. It starts by having you select 2, 3 or 4 teams. This means that to play the game you should logistically have at least 4, 6 or 8 players. There are a plethora of mini-games that come from the board game and some that are Wii only. My personal favorite is Globetrotter. In it you have to search the globe for countries with flags, or countries with the largest landmass. The only problem is that the only order you play these games in is the order in which you spin them from a wheel (so completely up to chance). I have played the Globetrotter game once in a series of 3 complete games. A complete game is played to 24 points. But that aside, most of the games seem well built, with only one or two of the games don't feel quite right. Name that tune is a great example. You have to play a tune hitting musical balloons in sequence while your team guesses the tune. You have decoder glasses to see the name of the song they are to guess, yet without decoder glasses you can still read the hidden message fairly clearly if you look. I suppose it is meant to be played on the honor system, or if you don't directly look at the message corner you may not see the answer.
In conclusion, the game has it's perks and to those who are fans to the series the game will be enjoyed. To others the fifty dollars could be a bit much to a game where the mini-game selection is left to chance in a battle to 24.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Is this A "PARTY" game

posted by brockly (MODESTO, CA) Dec 1, 2007

Member since Aug 2007

20 out of 24 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

# of players: 1 (WRONG)

you will be needing 4+ people to play this game. I would have to say 8 or more to make it real fun.

Game-fly should not pick this game to rent. they dont give what you need to play the game. You need glasses (red plastic see threw) to read what you need to do and your team mates need to guess what your doing. I'm using a plastic see threw cups to see how the game gose. And going to look in stores to find something that will work or what I can make.

All in ALL if you have game nice in your household and there 4+ of you and you have see threw glasses laying around your house. Rent this one is not. Pick another game.

To bad I was looking to play this game so much..:(

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