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Kemma Peters
United States
California
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10
Dec 2006*
In this game you get to be really, really, really creative. I bet you would really enjoy this game. When I play, it almost always takes the other players three rounds to guess my Cluzzle. (It's not my game, it's my mom's.)
2006-12-06*
Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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9.2
Jul 2006*
This is a great game, though I prefer not to play with the sand timer. Just give each player two question chits, go around the table twice with everyone asking 1 question. Then make guesses.
2006-07-24*
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Curt Collins
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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9
Dec 2004*
Great game. As a highly competetive person, I find myself relaxing and enjoying the clay. Great game for an opener or closer. Lots of laughs as well.
2004-12-29*
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Joshua Miller
United States
Holland
Michigan
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9
Aug 2011
Cluzzle is like a game of sculpting Pictionary combined with 20 Questions and Thingamajig. Each player creates a clay sculpture that represents a word chosen from a list on their card (or they can choose their own word). The sculptures shouldn't be too realistic, because they're not worth very many points if the other players are able to identify your word right away. But they also shouldn't be too obscure, because you do need them to be identified - eventually. The later in the game they're identified, the more points they'll score for both the sculptor and the guesser. There are three rounds of clue-giving in which every player is allowed to ask two questions about other players' sculptures. They must be "yes or no" questions, although the sculptor is allowed to elaborate a little bit if the answer is not a clear "yes" or "no." At the end of each round, players may make a guess about the identity of any and all of the sculptures. Sculptors and guessers score 1, 2, or 3 points for correct IDs in rounds 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

Cluzzle is clearly an attempt to build a better version of the older German game Barbarossa. Barbarossa was an over-long game cluttered with arcane mechanisms and tasks that distracted from the fun core of the game. Cluzzle is a huge improvement over Barbarossa. It removes the peripheral crap and focuses just on the kernel of fun, which is creating the sculptures, formulating helpful questions, and trying to identify the other players' sculptures.

In case it's not obvious, Cluzzle is a casual game that's less about winning and gaming the system, and more about enjoying the process and the creativity and the laughter. If you generally don't enjoy party games, your unlikely to enjoy this one.
2011-08-20
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Dustin Miller
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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9
Nov 2007*
Good: Great game for a party type group or just a few friends. Easy, quick, lots of laughs, and gets the creative thoughts flowing.Bad: Clay came all dried out and has been a pain getting it back to the right consistency.
2007-11-04*
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Chris Tandlmayer
United States
Wilkinsburg
Pennsylvania
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9
Dec 2007*
Picked up at Ollie's for $3.96 or something. Had a blast playing Brad's copy, and we went right to Ollie's afterwards and got the last one they had in stock. This is a game that will see definite play (once I fix the probably weird clay) with my Pittsburgh pals!

Update: Great concept, but the clay is a real problem and requires actual planning to make sure it's even playable. In practice, it makes it impossible to be like "Hey, let's play Cluzzle!", and so it never gets played. Relegated to closet.
2012-04-07
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Danielle Anner
United States
Orchard Park
New York
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9
Jan 2008*
Fabulous game. Requires playdough so can be a little intimidating. It's really alright to sculpt badly though- I thought I had (!) and people guessed right away anyway. You need to sculpt badly enough so that no one guesses right away but well enough so that at least one person guesses eventually. Great fun.
2008-01-17*
Chris Frazier

New Jersey
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9
Mar 2013
I love this game. Fantastic party game!
2013-01-12
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Keith
United States
Magnolia
New Jersey
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8.5
Oct 2011
Very fun game for gamers and non-gamers alike. People worry that they're not good artists, but those people usually do best at the game.

There is also a lot more then just a stupid party game here. And when you are the only one to finally figure out what something is, it can feel very rewarding.
2011-10-19
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Frank Branham
United States
Duluth
Georgia
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8
Mar 2004*
Quite good. Generally better than Barbarossa. ( I feel like a traitor for saying that.) There are some grey areas around guessing as spelled out in Mike's review that keep this from a 10.
2004-03-21*
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David Fontes
United States
West Yarmouth
Massachusetts
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8
Apr 2004*
This is a distilled Barbarosa, refined down to the purest, and most fun, elements. If you like Barbarossa (and I do!), you should love Cluzzle. If you find Barbarossa fiddly and over-long, you should still love Cluzzle.
2004-04-24*
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United States
Portland
Oregon
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May 2004*
I'm kinda with most others. I played Barbarossa once or twice, but while I liked the idea of Barbarossa, I couldn't stand the idea of playing it again. The needless layers of 'game' are removed in Cluzzle, leaving only the fun parts. It's unfortunate that there's a bit of a problem with the yes/no questions tho. I mean... you could play with someone who throws down a lump of clay which doesn't look anything like anything. Then in the final round of guessing, he could tabletalk the rest of the people into guessing correctly, for a bunch of points in the end... But played within the spirit of the game, it's good.
2004-05-11*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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8
Sep 2009*
One of my favorite party games. Really enjoyable answering questions in an obscutory fashion. The fact that the worse you are at sculpting, the better you will do is almost a built in game balancer.
2007-10-24*
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James Torr
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Nov 2014
I played Barbarossa once and was unimpressed. But this was a blast. The scoring may be break-able if people play too seriously and not as a party game. But as a fun group activity, it hits the mark.
2014-11-11
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Brian
United States
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8
Jun 2005*
Everytime I explain the game I have to use the expression "clay dough" for the money and give a chuckle as everybody rolls their eyes...
2005-06-16*
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Amos Lau
Singapore
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8
Sep 2005*
great party game! really brough lots of laughter to any groups of people whenever it is played!
2005-09-15*
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Tim K.
United States
Seattle
Washington
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8
Oct 2005*
(3-6 players) Players construct a clay model of a clue that others have to guess. If it's too easy or too hard to guess you don't score well, so you are shooting for medium. Lots of fun.
2005-10-04*
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Peter L
United States
Mountain View
California
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8
Sep 2006*
A lot of fun. The rules are a little much for a party game, but it only takes one play to absorb.
2006-09-06*
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seppi
United States
Colorado
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8
Jun 2007*
Fantastic game for what it is... a fun lite group game. It delivers what it claims and does it well
2007-06-01*
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There are some who call me... Tim?
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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8
Aug 2008*
Fun game, and we bought more Play-doh sets to accommodate more players. The fun comes more in designing and sculpting a whole scene. Gamey-ness is minimal (the whole "make it clear but not too obvious")
2008-02-16*
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Scott Nicholson
United States
Fayetteville
New York
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8
Mar 2007*
This is a more enjoyable Barbarossa as it gets to the heart of the game. Fun party game where you need to be clever..but not too clever.. to do well.
2007-03-28*
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Benjamin Flanders
United States
Jenison
Michigan
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8
Oct 2007*
I love this. I like playing with clay, and I love the exasperated looks of the other players as they try to guess what my art and say "What the 'ell?". Then the look of comprehension after no-one guesses and I reveal what is is "Oh, yea, I see it now!" .... Maybe I should be more straight forward
2007-10-28*
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james napoli
United States
Westwood
New Jersey
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8
Jul 2007*
Very very fun filler.
2007-07-29*
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Rami S
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8
Jun 2009*
Love to see the artistic side been awaken in my friends, well sometimes I wish it stayed asleep. I find the game entertaining with both gamers and non-gamers.
2008-02-17*
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Gary Pressler
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
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8
Oct 2007*
Great fun for small gatherings of friends. Everyone loves to sculpt, and the goal of making your sculpture guessable, but not immediately so, is a tricky edge.
2009-06-05
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Olli Mäkiketola
Finland
Tampere
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8
May 2008*
Trying to make just hard enough to guess clay sculptures is harder than you'd though. Game is very easy to teach to others and is a lot of fun. You can do well even if you aren't very good sculptor. Actually, you can do badly if you're too good. It's a really elegant and hilarious game! Just seeing new sculptures is both puzzling and fun itself. You can play with just 4 players but it gets funnier with more. One of the better party games.

Update (13.7.2008): I tried to play the game but found out the clay had dried out and wasn't usable at all. I'll try to see if I can put some life into it or do I need to buy new ones...

Update (24.5.2010): Sold the game because of issues with clay. Too much trouble for a game I play once in 2 years. It's a shame really as I like the game quite much.
2010-05-24
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Doug Faust
United States
Malverne
New York
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Jun 2009*
Making things out of clay is a lot of fun for me. I have to resist my urge to be a perfectionist, though, because the object of the game is to have your sculpture guessed, but not right away. Intentional vagueness and even red herrings have become commonplace in this game, because ideally you want your sculpture to be the second or third thing that comes to mind when people see it.

(5+ plays)
2009-06-22
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Bjorn Hermans
Netherlands
Utrecht
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8
Nov 2008*
Great game. Very amusing. It caused tons of laughter when we played it with a group of six.
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Tommy Occhipinti
United States
Decorah
Iowa
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8
Dec 2008*
Plays: 3
2012-06-09
Jerry Kow
Singapore
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8
Jul 2009*
Really fun game, wished it was cheaper for purchase.
2009-01-02*
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Bharath Allam
United States
Sammamish
Washington
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8
Jul 2009*
Very light weight, fun, good with friends and family who wants to take a break with regular games and put their slupting skills to test.
2009-07-11
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Zachary Smith
United States
Jonesborough
Tennessee
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8
Jul 2012
Funny and thought provoking. Plus you don't need to be a good artist to be good at the game. Brilliant!
2009-06-17
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filip block
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Jan 2010*
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2012-11-01
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IrishFire Herself
United States
Indiana
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8
Feb 2010
Best with more people! Truly sub par with 3 people. Ok with 4, particularly if they're fun, funky, and geared toward the game. Great with 5-6 people and extra play doh!
2010-06-15
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Mark Farr
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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8
May 2011
Purchased to replace Barbarossa. I like that this is more streamlined, but I think I might miss creating more than one sculpture at a time.
2011-05-03
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Hanna
Finland
Helsinki
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Apr 2011
Being artsy-crafty person, Cluzzle has proven out to be a great game even with people who aren't confessing themselves to be good in 3D modelling.

It's also interesting to find out how other people perceive the world and the shapes one creates.

Minus points for getting sticky fingers.
2011-04-24
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Al Mortera
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Jun 2014
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2014-11-14
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Tina T
Germany
Koblenz
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8
Jun 2015
Good game that did away with some of the annoying stuff in Barbarossa (otherwise same concept). Just pure scultping and guessing.
2015-02-19
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Steve Hughes
United States
Orlando
Florida
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7.8
Nov 2006*
Cluzzle -- Implementation can make or break a game. In Cluzzle, the physical components are top-notch, but more important, the rules are exactly what they should be: simple without being simplistic. The rules provide structure stripped of nonessential complications, and in a game where players sculpt puzzles with modeling clay, that's exactly what the rules should do. But don't forget, the game isn't about the clay, it's about the puzzles you make with the clay. Making your puzzle guessable, but not too guessable is what makes Cluzzle involving. Regardless of the player's sculpting skill (or more often, lack thereof), the result is always a lot of laughs.
2006-11-12*
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Mulan Wong
Taiwan
Zhonghe District
New Taipei City
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7.5
Jun 2005*
A great party game. The more the merrier. Hilarious fun while getting your hands dirty.
2005-06-12*
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Jeph Stahl
Canada
Grimsby
Ontario
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7.5
Oct 2005*

2005-10-04*
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Dolo M
United States
Sierra Vista
Arizona
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7.5
Sep 2008*
I finally got to play this game and really enjoyed it!! It is definitely a bit of a challenge for most players, but still light enough to just be fun. I'm looking forward to playing this one again and again!
2005-11-09*
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Becky Zamborsky
United States
Berea
Ohio
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7.5
Dec 2005*
Very fun party game that both of my kids also enjoy.
2005-12-25*
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Brett Myers
United States
Madison
WI
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7.5
Jun 2007*
Cluzzle takes Barbarossa's ingenius core mechanic of sculpting riddles and trying to guess them and adds just enough game to give it structure, while totally supporting the fun. Highly recommended over Barbarossa.
2007-06-17*
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Arne Thomi
Germany
Hamburg
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7.5
May 2009*
Great party game! Fun is within the modeling of the clay. I am not so sure about the rule of being awarded with more points when your item is being guessed later on. There's something really bothering me about it, but who'd complain when he gets to scult with clay anyways?
2009-05-02
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Mark Foret
United States
Dearborn
Michigan
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7.5
May 2007*
Had a good time playing this.

Update: Jesus, that clay sucks! Two plays and the stuff was worthless. My attempts at rehydrating the material per the manufacturer's website had less than favorable results. Took some of the shine off the game for me but I'll leave my original rating.
2012-05-14
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Ryan O'Rourke
United States
Tobyhanna
Pennsylvania
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7.5
Oct 2007*
One of my favorite party type games, if you have 4-6 people. It fits a certain crowd - funny, creative, inquisitive.
2007-10-25*
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K-Fresh
United States
Bellingham
Washington
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7.5
Dec 2013
Using 2010 rules.
2013-12-02
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Rick Stonebraker
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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7.5
Oct 2009*
She'll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes her clay away. Fun party game.
2008-02-28*
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Jeff Coon
United States
Plano
Texas
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7.5
Nov 2013
I love this as a party game.
2013-11-24
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