Norwich mum’s Guess Who? game which replaced dinosaurs with Conservative Norfolk county councillors is Twitter hit

Sarah Dempster replaced her daughter's dinosaur Guess Who game with Conservative Norfolk county coun

Sarah Dempster replaced her daughter's dinosaur Guess Who game with Conservative Norfolk county councillors. Pic: Sarah Dempster. - Credit: Sarah Dempster

A mum who adapted her daughter's Guess Who? game to replace dinosaurs with 24 Conservative Norfolk county councillors has seen her creation turn into a social media hit.

https://twitter.com/Bill_Norfolk/status/883596653445435392

Sarah Dempster, from Norwich, pasted the faces of two dozen of the 55 Conservative councillors over her five-year-old's dinosaur version of the classic guessing game.

https://twitter.com/TomGarrod/status/882369872319139841

She posted a picture of her handiwork on Twitter, which has been liked almost 3,000 times and shared more than 1,300 times.

Sarah Dempster replaced her daughter's dinosaur Guess Who game with Conservative Norfolk county coun

Sarah Dempster replaced her daughter's dinosaur Guess Who game with Conservative Norfolk county councillors. Pic: Sarah Dempster. - Credit: Sarah Dempster

Ms Dempster, who writes for The Guardian and Private Eye, said: 'I spotted their pictures in Your Norfolk and thought 'Ooh, this looks exactly like a game of Guess Who?'

'The idea made me laugh. I initially chose the Conservative councillors as they had blue lines around their portraits, and I wanted to make sure the game looked consistent. But it definitely helped that they were mainly of a similar 'vintage''


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In the original Guess Who? players try to guess their opponent's picture by eliminating characteristics such as 'Does he have a beard?' or 'Are they bald?'

She said: 'I scoured their faces and chose the councillors based on facial/head-based diversity, and their similarity to characters from the original game.

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'Anyone with a beard was in, as was anyone bald and/or with glasses. A combination of two or more characteristics was ideal - hence my fondness for Bill Borrett, whose similarity to the original game's Richard is striking.'

Mr Borrett has tweeted Ms Dempster to say he's 'flattered' by his inclusion while councillors Tom Garrod and Ed Colman were also pleased to make the cut.

Ms Dempster said she was making a point about the lack of diversity, 'but not in a serious, placard-waving way. The aim was really just to make people laugh.'

But isn't her daughter sad to see the dinosaurs replaced?

Ms Dempster said: 'She's fascinated by their faces. She asks 'Why has that one got a red face? Is that one a baddie? Why do they all look like Grandad? Does that one have a farm?'

'I've since asked if she'd like me to take the pictures off. but she's adamant the councillors must stay. In fact, she calls the councillors 'Torysauruses'.'

Council leader Cliff Jordan said: 'At least you're not saying politics is a trivial pursuit... boom boom.'

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