“Eselsbrücke” literally means “donkey bridge” but is used to refer to a mnemonic – a way of remembering lists of things. That’s what you’ll need in this game, where you have to tell the other players a story featuring each of the items on three randomly chosen picture tiles. For example: Red Riding Hood, sunglasses, Mallorca. Or: love, canoe, parrot. Only when each player has told three crazy stories, players try to remember the first words. Each player receives one of a story’s pictures and must then remember another word in that story. So players who simply can’t believe that they will be able to remember so many words will be taught a better way of doing so. Communication and entertainment will convince even the most sceptical of the power of the “donkey bridge.”
Reason for the jury’s decision
Using mnemonics makes it easier to remember certain things. This family game uses its 180 lovingly illustrated concept tiles to teach this well-known memory technique in an especially creative way. Making up these imaginative stories requires communication skills and will draw a smile from the listeners. A special mention must be given to the simplified rules of the exceptional revised version.