Monday, September 08, 2008

#67: Der Plumpsack geht an

Der Plumpsack geht an
  • designer: Reinhard Staupe
  • publisher: Amigo
  • date: 1999
  • BoardGameGeek rank/rating: 1357/6.53
  • age: 5+
  • # of players: 2-5
  • print status: in print under the name Sherlock
  • cost: $8.00 (Amazon)
Yeah, it's probably easier to sell a game named "Sherlock" - but I'm still in love with the absolutely trippiness of "The Awkward Bag Turns On" as a game title. BTW, that's the Plumpsack in red near the top of the picture - happy little fellow, ain't he?

Of course, he's probably happier than the players, as this is one of the most infuriating memory games I know of. (OK, it's not as evil as Freche Frösche - the wickedest memory game packaged for kids but too insanely hard for humans.) The problem here is that you have to remember where six to eight item are hidden, but as players are correct, items are taken & new items put in their place.

Kids actually do pretty well at this... as do some card-counting adults. (Hi, Ryan & Aaron N...) The rest of us just muddle along.

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