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Josh Adelson
United States
Columbia
South Carolina
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10
Jun 2003*
Easily the best memory game in the world. It is also fun to take the Plumpsack card into other Staupe games--make it the laughing monk in Eschnapur, for example, or put it in the middle of Basari.
2003-06-30*
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clara bow
United States
new york
New York
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10
Dec 2005*
I have only played Der Plumpsack (the German version of this game). It is so amazing. PLUMPSACK 4 EVA!!
2005-12-10*
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Nov 2014
พ่อผมชอบ แม่ผมชอบ แม่ยายผมชอบ
2014-11-18
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Jennifer Stone
United States
Sedro-Woolley
Washington
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To all my geekfriends, I know I haven't been around much lately, but BGG is still my homepage and everyone is still in my heart everyday. Just so damn busy!
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9
Apr 2009*
Rates a 9 for kids. My 6 and 10 yo love to play this memory game and it can wreak havoc on adult grey matter as well. I prefer this game over ANY other memory game for kids. Sherlock version.

Update: Still a great game to play with young children, but Dawn Under has this one beat for older kids and adults.
2008-05-29*
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Jahnie Dez
United States
KATY
Texas
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9
Oct 2012
Fantastic game for kids! Out of all the Playroom card games out there for children, this one has to be the best! Memory games at its best!
2012-10-12
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Cristian Cano
Spain
Sevilla
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9
May 2015
My almost 4 years old and I played for the first time yesterday Plumpsack (AKA Sherlock) and she loved it... by the way she won as far as she has better memory than me.

I'm waiting patiently the day we can play more involved games but, by now, I'm pretty happy to see her enjoy kids games.
2015-05-05
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Mike Simpson
United States
Franklin
Ohio
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8.5
Sep 2011
Rated as child 4-6
2011-09-02
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Lois Bielefeld
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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8
Jul 2005*
very clever. and my 5 year old puts me to shame every time!
2005-07-18*
Steve Zamborsky
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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"Ah, Denny, I've hardly seen you this episode."
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8
Aug 2005*
Fun memory game that's not just for kids, folks. This is Memory on steroids. It's about as much fun watching others agonize over what a certain card is as it is taking your own turn. Maybe that's what puts this one over the top for me. In any event, I'm looking forward to more plays of this.
2005-08-07*
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Robert Hatchitt
United States
Cumming
Iowa
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8
Sep 2005*
Great kids game. Best memory game available
2005-09-29*
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Greg Hinkle
United States
Twinsburg
OH
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8
Dec 2005*
Best game I've ever played for smaller children. I've never been a fan of memory games, but the way this is handled is completely brilliant.
2005-12-06*
S. P. Harris
United States
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8
Feb 2006*
Great fun - I played with a four-year-old and a six year-old...the four-year-old won.
2006-02-03*
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Kemma Peters
United States
California
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8
Feb 2006*
I really really like this game. I think it's a really great game. I play it sometimes with my Dad, and sometimes with my whole family. It's one of my favorite games.
2006-02-18*
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Jay Little
United States
Eden Prairie
Minnesota
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8
Jul 2006*
Certainly an 8 for kids... probably a 5 or 6 for adults. At least ME as an adult -- I'm dreadful with memory games. But Benjamin (3.5 at the time of this rating) is very, very good and can almost play the entire game as intended for the older audience. Excellent pieces, simple rules, good brain-training exercise.
2006-07-15*
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Mark Hamburg
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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8
Oct 2007*
Neat little memory game for kids, fun for adults, too.

UPDATE: I like this more with more play; my daughter also likes it more now that she's a bit older (was four when we got it, is now almost five).
2007-10-09*
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Tim Thomas
United States
Oceanside
California
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8
Oct 2006*
An excellent memory game that plays quickly and is good for combining adults and children. In fact, mine usually beat me hands down. My ratings reflects the genre. As an adult game, it would rate 5 or 6.
2006-10-14*
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Michael Ward
United States
Laurel Springs
NJ
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8
Oct 2007*
This is one of the most fun kids game I own. Children really enjoy playing this one. I'm raising this from a 7 to an 8 after 5 plays.
2007-10-12*
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Wouter Cordewiner
Belgium
Gent (Zwijnaarde)
Oost-Vlaanderen
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8
Oct 2008*
Together with "Dicke Luft in der Gruft" my favorite memory game.
2007-07-31*
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Plate of Shrimp.
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Here we are folks, the dream we all dream of.
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8
Nov 2007*
The Plumpsack gives a lot of laughs, but beware the Plumpsack for he does not always give cards, and never clues. The Plumpsack is filled with scabs, worn bricks and forgotten dreams. He wants to smack your head with his body, yet you must love the Plumpsack.

Certainly, the best memory game I've played.
2007-11-14*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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8
Jul 2008*
If only my memory was better.........I think!
2008-07-07*
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Craig Hargraves
Australia
Morayfield
Queensland
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8
Aug 2008*
Kids Rating. Bought this to play with my 4 year old nephew. It's an interesting memory game for kids and is quite scalable for age and ability by adjusting the number of cards you use. My nephew started with 5 cards and now plays with the full 8 cards and does okay. At 8 cards it's a good challenge for adults too. This is certainly a game I'll suggest to my nephew when he wants to play a game.
2008-08-06*
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G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
California
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8
Mar 2009*
A memory game in the tradition of Chicken Cha Cha Cha. A bit more simplified, so that all you need is the cards themselves. Probably works great from 4 y.o. up.

We tried it with a 7 y.o. and it was a hit. It is cheap, so there is no excuse not to add it to your next game order. But also it'd be a snap to make from a thrift copy of Memory, just write numbers and arrows on the tiles (or cards.)

The card quality is good and thick, kind of hard to shuffle, but easy to pick up and turn over.

Love it. Recommended if you got kids, or if you're in the mood for a quick, silly memory game. It's tougher than it looks for us old fogeys.
2009-01-10*
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Christian Lortie
Canada
Quebec
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8
Sep 2009*
Gave it an 8 because of the sheer simple fun we've had every time we've played it. But if you're the type, like us, who generally like more complex or "evolved" games, just make sure you play Sherlock when you are either very tired (after exam week for example, or after many complex games in a row) or tipsy-drunk. The game then takes all its splendor!

Otherwise, I would also recommend it for playing with kids or elders or people who don't like to play complicated things but still loike challenges.

The cool part about this game is also that it's scalable. If you think it's too easy, then just add more cards in the circle. Let me know when you reach 16 without problem! Or if you're playing with young kids or memory-deficient elders, then remove some cards from the center circle. It'll make it more enjoyable.

All in all, a very simple game and concept, but it's efficient and it provides fun and laughter for your group pretty much consistently, as long as you don'T take it too seriously.
2009-09-02
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~Ryan McSwain
United States
Amarillo
Texas
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8
Mar 2010
I own the Plumpsack version in the metal tin.

We played this one with seven people, and it felt like a party game. People were hootin' and hollerin' and carryin' on. I don't know if the Sherlock game would be as fun, but I can't imagine the obscenity of the German version could be the entire reason for our enjoyment.

(That last sentence contains a facetious statement.)
2010-03-11
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James Webb Space Telescope in 2018!
United States
Utah
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8
May 2010
[my rating is for kids]
2010-05-16
Simon F
United Kingdom
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8
Jan 2015
Kaitlin likes this game. She says that it is good for remembering.
2015-01-11
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Melissa the Gnome
United States
West Allis
WI - Wisconsin
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8
Jan 2015
Nice memory type game for kids. Cards are very heavy duty and will last a long time. My 5 year old enjoys this game and I don't mind playing with him.
2015-03-19
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rudy prico
Slovakia
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7.7
Feb 2015
Cute memory family game. Great from 2 to 5 players. Quick. Portable. Recommended ! :-)
2014-09-27
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Simon Hunt
United States
Roseville
California
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7.5
Oct 2006*
[Essen 2006 - Der Plumpsack geht um]
A great little memory game, and kids can play it as well, if not better than adults. Picked this up for 5 euros for my 6 year old daughter, and am very glad I did.
2006-10-26*
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Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
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May you find the Perfect Shoe! xxx
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Mostly offline, but trying.
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7.5
Apr 2008*
Outstanding memory game. A favourite with Otto aged 3-5 (so far). Because I am secretly 12, I kind of want to get the Plumpsack version.
2008-04-17*
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Myles Corcoran
Ireland
Cork
Unspecified
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7.5
Mar 2009*
Fun game for kids, with enough of a memory aspect to be more than simply random.
2009-03-31
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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Am I a man or am I a muppet? If I'm a muppet then I'm a very manly muppet!
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7
Oct 2003*
A simple yet mind-bending memory game... with a surreal theme. Thick kid-appropriate cards are a plus.
2003-10-08*
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TJ Tumlin
United States
Simpsonville
South Carolina
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7
Nov 2004*
I like playing this with adults more than kids. It is challenging.
2004-11-19*
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Dallas Hoag
United States
Salamanca
New York
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7
Nov 2004*
kids love it!
2004-11-21*
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Ken Boone
United States
Berea
Ohio
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Dec 2005*
we laughed a lot

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2005-12-16*
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Shawn Low
Australia
Footscray
Victoria
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7
Nov 2005*
What is the plumpsack? Shudder.

Own the non-genitalia version: Sherlock.

My 300th game. A milestone.

Mind-bending memory game with a twist: players move the detective according to arrows marked on each card and have to remember the card the detective lands on.

Play with more cards for a harder game. Also, shift the cards round one space to the right or left after every player has gone once to mess with peoples' minds.
2005-11-24*
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David Seddon
United Kingdom
Congleton
Cheshire
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Dec 2005*
Great fun! You can have only 6 cards in the circle for very young kids, play to as many winning cards as you lkie (instead of 6), or have 10-12 cards in the circle for adults/older kids.

My kids like it, the German name sounds funny and the cards are lovely and thick and colourful.

One of the best memory games.

Der Plumpsack Haiku

Jolly Joy-maker!
Fill him up and hold him well
For he brings forth life.
2005-12-04*
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Nate Sandall
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7
Jan 2006*
It's all about the plumpsack. Sing it Morgan!
2006-01-14*
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D S
United States
Mundelein
Illinois
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May 2009*
brilliant memory game
2013-02-26
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William Bekking
Canada
Kanata
Ontario
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Aug 2009*
The kids and I really enjoy this game. It's fast and fun. To watch my kids trying to remember what the picture is, it's so funny.

The cards are much thicker than I thought they would be. Very good quality.

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2007-06-05*
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I'd rather be gaming...
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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7
Jun 2012
A really fun memory game for children and adults. I have Der Plumpsack Geht Um version. Love the Plumpsack!
2006-11-17*
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Wray Cason
United States
Everett
Washington
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Feb 2007*
Excellent memory game. It sports a childs theme and artwork. It is still an excellent game for adults that enjoy memory games. My wifes skill at this game is stunning.
2007-02-07*
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Ryan O'Rourke
United States
Tobyhanna
Pennsylvania
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7
Jan 2007*
Plumpsack. Fun memory game. Very simple, and it's funny how bad most adults are at this. It's certainly not a main event, but it's one of the better quick games, and it's nice to have this to add variety.
2007-01-22*
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Paul - the
Sweden
Lund
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7
Nov 2007*
Rated as a kids game.Younger kids love it, I find it so so. Just another memory game.
2010-05-15
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Paul Kidd
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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7
Mar 2007*
This is a pretty fun memory game for kids. I would choose it over standard memory every time.
2007-03-15*
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Anthony
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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7
Feb 2009*
Great variation on the "memory" style game for the family. Either i'm getting old or this game is freaking hard!
2007-03-21*
Fraser
Australia
Melbourne
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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Ooh a little higher, now a bit to the left, a little more, a little more, just a bit more. Oooh yes, that's the spot!
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7
Apr 2007*
[LUP 11-Apr-2007] A very nice memory game, that can easily be scaled to suit differing ages or abilities of the players by reducing or increasing the number of cards out on the table at any one time. Daughter the Younger got into this at about three and a half.
2007-04-10*
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Jonas
United States
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7
Aug 2007*
A great memory game to play with the kids.
2007-08-21*
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Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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Apr 2007*
Rated based on playing with children. Plumpsack must take its place as one of gaming's great icons. Kids accept Plumpsack on his own terms, none has questioned what Plumpsack is. This is a really fun memory game, and can be quite difficult if one is not gifted in that area. I think that when playing with adults a few more cards are needed to really make it a challenge, but the rules as written are very playable with young children, who tend to do better at memory games anyway. I found that the game would sometimes get locked into a particular pattern, with the new card triggering the former pattern, which is easy to rattle off after just having done it. Maybe we played something wrong, but that was one thing that puzzled me.
2007-04-29*
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United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Sep 2007*
The only memory game I've ever enjoyed. Perhaps because if I didn't, der Plumpsack would eat my fingers.
2007-09-10*
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