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This article is about the Patch Products game. For the Parker Brothers game, see Malarkey (board game). For other uses, see malarkey.
Malarky logo.jpg
Malarky photo.jpg
The Malarky Logo and Game Board
Designer(s) David Feldman
Publisher(s) Patch Products
Players 3-6 or teams [1]
Playing time Approximately 45 minutes
Skill(s) required Bluffing

Malarky was developed by Ernie Capobianco, a Dallas advertising executive, and David Feldman, the maker of the Imponderables novels, and published by Patch Products in 1997. It is a trivia game that incorporates bluffing into the gameplay.[2]


Awards won by this bluffing game/board game include:

  • Number 1 Game of the Year (Good Housekeeping, September 1997)
  • Buyer's Guide to Games (Games Magazine, 1998)
  • Zillions Magazine, Consumer Reports for Kids (March/April 1998)
  • National Association for Gifted Children Holiday Educational Toy List (1998)
  • The FamilyFun Kid Test Toy of the Year Award Finalist (1998)
  • LifeWorks' Real Life Award (1999)


  1. ^ "Malarky". Retrieved November 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Imponderables: Malarky". Retrieved April 15, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Official Malarky Board Game Website
Patch Products: Malarky