Codenames Duet: (kind of) expansion review

Codenames Duet* is a co-operative version of the award winning word game Codenames, released in 2015 (and reviewed by me here – see also Codenames Pictures from 2016). The original Codenames saw two teams (4-8 players total, realistically) trying to guess words from … Continue reading

One play: Codenames – Pictures

When I received Codenames: Pictures* I was faced with something of a (teeny tiny) dilemma – how do I go about reviewing this? In reality it’s a standalone game in its own right – but mechanically it is almost identical … Continue reading

Codenames: A four-sided game review

Codenames* is a party game for two (or four to get the full competitive experience) to eight players which mixes deduction and word game elements into a spy-themed team game. You can even go more, to 10 or 12, with … Continue reading

Post ‘best board games’ list nerdy stats musings post

Earlier in the week I posted my 8th annual ‘Best board games of all time‘ list. It includes board and card games, short and long, going all the way back to the 80s. Please check that list for links to … Continue reading

Top 10: Board games for couples

I found putting together a list of parameters for ‘board games for couples’ tricky. So decided to keep it simple. Think of this as a list of games I’d recommend for two people relatively new to the hobby looking for … Continue reading