As Sherlock goes around and searches the clues, every player tries to remember each of the eight objects hidden in a face down circle of cards. Then, Sherlock travels from one card to another. Each time Sherlock stops at a face-down card, the player has to remember which object is on that card. Sherlock continues to move, as long as the player guesses correctly. If Sherlock travels to a face-up card, then the player gets to keep that card. The first player to collect six cards wins!

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41 of 46 gamers found this helpful
“A Simple Memory Game”

Memory is a game that we some people are good at, but others are not. If you are good at it, you will like this game. If you are not, this may provide a simpler version that adds some different ideas to make it more interesting.

Components

These are the thickest cards of any game I have ever seen. They were made with children in mind and my children have not yet been able to destroy them. Each card has a picture of a simple object on it and a number with an arrow either pointing right or left.

Game Play

All the cards get stacked in the middle of the table and eight cards are placed face down around the stack in a circle. The first player names one of the cards and turns it over. If they are correct, they count the number of cards indicated on the first card in the direction the arrow is pointing and guess that card. This happens until you either miss or return to a card that they have already flipped over that turn. Returning to a card means the player gets that card and a new card is put in its place. All cards are flipped back over and it is the next players turn. The game continues until someone has a predetermined number of cards collected.

Thoughts

A good game to play with the kids, but not a gamers game by any stretch. Definitely less to keep track of than ordinary Memory, but the numbers and the direction teach math and spacial skills as well. Recommended for those looking for a new twist on a game that all children should play.

 
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Australia
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6 of 15 gamers found this helpful
“Absolutely great for a cheap, simple alternative to more complicated games!”

Okay so this game isn’t similar to many other card games i’ve played. The concept is SO simple you’ll only glance over the rule book and be able to play straight away.
It’s basically a memory test. Great for ******** games or actually trying to improve your memory. Look at the cards, remember the cards, explain the cards.
If you’re not going for the ‘over-the-top complicated’ game, you can’t get much more simple than this.

 

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