Design: Minseo Son
Project Type: Student Project
Location: San Francisco
Packaging Contents: Boardgame Design
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, Cardboard
Cranium is a board game created by Whit Alexander and Richard Tait in 1998. After spending the weekend playing games with his family, Richard Tait recognized the need for a game involving a variety of skills. So he convinced his friend Whit Alexander to join him in the creation of Cranium. Unlike many other party games, Cranium includes a wide variety of activities for children and their families. It is billed as “The Game for Your Whole Brain.”
The original game includes a place called Planet Cranium and alien characters. It does not have any space-related elements besides that. So, the new concept carries the space theme throughout the entire game with four new alien characters inside UFOs. The background is black with white to represent space in a clean design. Different styles and colors of planets are used to replace the old positions. All these elements combine to bring unification and aesthetics and to get closer to what the theme initially intended.