Cranium Cadoo for Kidsby Dayle Eisner
Cadoo is the perfect game for kids. It allows them to shine in many different ways, whether they are good at art, trivia, drama, and/or vocabulary/spelling. The questions are challenging but are not too difficult. The game allows kids to read the directions and questions without the assistance of an adult. The goal of the game is a familiar tic-tac-toe style with a twist. Sequence and problem-solving skills are needed to win the game. The packaging is colorful and conveniently, in the form of a suitcase—easy for travel. It is the perfect size for storage in the home, to take on vacation, to school, or to a friend's house for the afternoon. The game is full of fun toys: dice, clay, timer, playing cards, and stacking player pieces. The age group is seven and up, which is a perfect range for the content of the game. The directions and questions would be too difficult to read for any lower-age group without parental involvement. I have played this game with children ages six and seven year olds in my classroom, and once they got going there was no stopping them. They loved the clay and acting questions.