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Cranium Triple Triumph

Cranium Triple Triumph

Fall 2007 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Cranium Inc.
Price: $19.99

Lovers of abstract strategy games proved avid fans of this game. The challenge is to build a structure by matching and stacking 62 pyramids alongside of, or on top of, each other. Each side and each base of each pyramid is colored either purple or green. When placing pieces, adjacent sides must match in color. When four pyramids are grouped together in a two-by-two formation, a center space is formed into which a fifth pyramid can fit upside down, thus forming a platform on top. Enough such platforms can support a second layer of pyramids. Points are earned for the number of matching colors on each move, and scores are efficiently kept by moving pegs around the perimeter of the playing board after each player’s turn. As the structure rises in height, it is frequently necessary for players to stand and look down into the interior formations to be sure which (if any) of their randomly selected pyramids can be played. Although the game is for 2 to 4 players, there is also a solo challenge to form one gigantic pyramid from all the small ones.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2007 Parents' Choice

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