Cranium is a party board game based on Ludo. Whit Alexander and Richard Tait created Cranium in 1998 after Richard spent a weekend playing games with another family and recognized the need for a game involving a variety of skills. He left his job at Microsoft, convincing friend and co-worker Whit Alexander to join him in the creation of Cranium. Cranium is manufactured by Hasbro subsidiary Cranium, Inc. Cranium is billed as 'The Game for Your Whole Brain.' Unlike many other party games, Cranium includes a wide variety of activities. Giorgio Davanzo created the packaging and brand identity for the game, and Gary Baseman, creator of the animated series Teacher's Pet, did the art. Players are divided into two, three, or four teams; each team picks a mover and puts it on the 'Planet Cranium' Start space. The board is laid out as a circuit, consisting of different color spaces. Each color corresponds to a question card category.
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