I've got both Mario Party 9 and Wii Party on the Wii, which my family and myself really enjoy playing together. When my eight year old daughter saw the Croods game for the Wii U was a similar style game, she asked to have this game for her birthday. She is also a big fan of The Croods film as well.
Anyway you get to play as seven different characters from the movie which are as follows: Grug, Eep, Guy, Thunk, Shandy, Ugga and Gran. They all make funny comments as you play the game and Grug is voiced by Nicolas Cage. The main mode is called Trailblazer in which up to four people can play. You take it turns at rolling a dice and the first one to finish wins, but along your way you will play mini games and can use special items on eachother.
There is another mode called Hunter Gatherer which plays similar to Trailblazer, but it's the player who has the most eggs before the time or turn limit runs out that wins. There are five boards for you to have fun on which are Desert, Jungle, The Gorges, Coral Fields and Tomorrow. If you just want to play the mini games then there is quick game and tournament mode. There is also a gallery where you can unlock art from the making of the game and stills from the film as well.
The party games are great fun which range from Cave Painter, Corn Rocket Ride, Croods Bowling, Popcorn Punch, Rama Ram You and many more.
There are 30 mini games all together which might sound a lot, but both Mario Party 9 and Wii Party have 80 mini games each. That is more then double and is the only reason why I didn't score The Croods Prehistoric Party any higher. If you can pick this game up cheap then it's well worth getting, because you will have good fun in four player mode with your family. This game will keep my family going until Wii Party U, which is due out this October.