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NANY 2018 Release: cnpaperplay - Codenames /Codenames Duet Play on Paper Clone

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mouser:
cnpaperplay is a play-on-paper game based on a very of an awesome two-player cooperative word-based board game called Codenames Duet by Vlaada Chvátil and Scot Eaton.

Note that this game plays very well over the phone, by text, by email, etc. -- players do not have to be in the same physical location.




Basic rules of the game:

* A random grid of words is laid out for both players to see.
* Each player receives a secret "key" telling them which of these words they want the other player to guess or avoid.  These keys are coordinated in the sense that there are a specific number that will be the same as the other player (read rules for details).
* Then players take turns giving a clue to the other player of a specific form (see detailed rules) and the other player will try to use the clue to identify which card they should choose.
* Players win as a team if they guess all the correct cards.
My version does things very slightly differently since I designed it to be played on paper, but the basic idea is the same.
The created pdf books have some brief instructions but to learn more how to play see the official detailed rules of Codenames Duet: https://czechgames.com/files/rules/codenames-duet-rules-en.pdf


What I chose to do is write some fairly flexible code that makes print-and-play "books" (pdf files) that can be split up between two players, who can then play the entire game with paper and pencil.
Each page is a separate game/puzzle.
The code can make random books of any size and with difference configuration parameters, and supports custom word files.


I'll open source the code at NANY time but for now here are two sample books.  Remember that each player gets their own book -- you can't look at the book of your partner!!

If you feel like trying a game (or 10), these two booklets are all you need.  Print them and give each player a book and a pen and you are good to go:

NANY 2018 Release: cnpaperplay - Codenames /Codenames Duet Play on Paper Clone



* MAIN DOWNLOAD: 1mb zip file with books for 100 games of cnduet and 100 games of cnteam, in english: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/cnpaperplay/downloads/cnpaperplay_books_englishonly.zip

Or get a version with japanese and other language translations: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/cnpaperplay/downloads/cnpaperplay_books.zip.

Download/browse the python source code which has now been open sourced on github:
https://github.com/dcmouser/cnpaperplay

The data files (words and instructions) are easily translatable into different languages if anyone feels so inclined.

tomos:
Sounds great !
I have played this, but once only.
Will we non-coders be able to create our own word lists? (I'm thinking for other languages as well.)

mouser:
Will we non-coders be able to create our own word lists? (I'm thinking for other languages as well.)
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Yep already implemented, and unicode supported.

tomos:
Will we non-coders be able to create our own word lists? (I'm thinking for other languages as well.)
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Yep already implemented, and unicode supported.
-mouser (October 14, 2017, 08:21 AM)
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sounds even better :Thmbsup:

mouser:
Someone try playing it!

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