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  • Summary: Cranium Kabookii brings a new dimension to Wii play by celebrating the amazing things friends and family can do as they create, perform, discover and connect with one another. Using the Wii Remote and special Kabookii Decoder Glasses, Cranium Kabookii changes the television screen into a living canvas where teams jam, draw, act, puzzle and even crack codes to win. New questions and activities get players to spray paint the solar system on a wall (you actually hear the can shaking in your hand!); use the Wii Remote as a mallet to hammer out "Auld Lang Syne" on a xylophone; solve word puzzles (what word is both a face card and car lifter?); or trot the globe to test their knowledge of world flags, landmarks and national anthems (frequent flier miles not included!). Kabookii Decoder Glasses add an extra twist, allowing one player at a time to view hidden clues on the screen. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. It might make the hardcore gamer in us cringe at its mainstream appeal, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. [Feb 2008, p.85]
  2. This is a fun family game that’s burdened with some unfortunate technical issues. Beyond that, Kabookii’s only flaw is that it’s essentially a digital board game at video-game prices.
  3. It's totally devoid of game modes other than the core team-based play, so forget about it unless you plan to play with a group of friends fairly regularly. If you do, then this party game offers enough new ideas that aren't seen in every other family Wii title to make it worth adding to your collection.
  4. You absolutely need at least four people to play this game, which means it’s useless if you don’t have friends around.
  5. 60
    Cranium Kabookii is definitely a fun little product for Wii, with lots of variety involved and clever puzzles. Sadly there are a few niggles that prevent this from being a must-buy, especially given how the board game itself is a much cheaper alternative.
  6. Cranium Kabookii is fun for a time, but only if you've got a large group of people or big family to play it with. That makes it a good rental game, but not much else.
  7. As a video game, Cranium Kabookii offers an experience that can't even match that of its low-tech predecessor. The poor control and repetitive gameplay coupled with the underwhelming graphics and sound make for an experience that's better left off of the video game console and back on to your family's dining-room table.

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    7
    This game is great as a party game, the more people you have the more fun it tends to be. Some of the games are a little unresponsive which is annoying such as the acting/miming one it tells you to act something on the screen with your wii remote ie. hammering, but it doesn't always respond which leaves you whacking it so hard you injure yourself! But the games are light hearted fun! Expand

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