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

Board game Top 10: Sarah’s favourite games 2022

Welcome to Sarah’s fourth annual best board game Top 10 (does that make her eligible for ‘long suffering’ status yet? I expect so). It feels like we’ve played as many games as usual over the past 12 months. And, luckily … Continue reading

Game retrospective 2021 #1: My ‘most played’ & other stats

Welcome to my annual gaming retrospective. It’s a pretty personal thing, so may not be of much interest. But there are lots more reviews and top 10s on the way, so please forgive me this indulgence. Despite 2021 being largely … Continue reading