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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2018 Release: cnpaperplay - Codenames /Codenames Duet Play on Paper Clone  (Read 20890 times)

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It seems you took the old word list (which has errors and less words)

also wanted to report, thanks to you both for sorting it out :Thmbsup:
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Ok looks like we now have an official german translation complete, I will push it to the github repository.

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I have racked my brain for months trying to come up with another word game similar to codenames duet that I could use my codebase to create, without much luck.  Nothing even remotely as fun as codenames duet.
Can anyone think of a new game that has similar mechanisms and might be fun?  I'd be happy to modify code to support a new kind of game if we could think of something worth doing.

Here's what I've been trying to capture, that codenames duet does so well:
1. Cooperative
2. Thinky, fast turns
3. Push your luck element
4. Need to get inside the mind of your partner
5. Fun to talk about afterwards

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I love Gloom.  It plays a lot to my daughter's strengths as a writer and a lover of Supernatural.  Not sure if this is the type of game you're looking for, not having played Codenames however.  There's also twilight struggle, but there's been so many implementations that I'm not sure if that would be a good fit either.

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I've reuploaded the translator pack (see url link above).  Would love to have some more translations if anyone is willing!

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My wife and I just played this, and this is my report and review of the game (not of the program that generates games).

I printed just the instructions and the first game for each player, so we could both try it.

We were terribly confused by the instructions (except the part about taking turns, which we understood thoroughly), but kept reading the instructions as we went along.

What we needed was a complete sample game, showing exactly what happened in each turn. What we got was only difficult instructions.

For example, the guesser is supposed to say a word and a number. We never did understand what the number was for, since it wasn't used during our experiment. We chose great clue words (cigarette was the clue for ASH and horse was the clue for STABLE), but that had nothing to do with who got green and was "correct" and who got yellow and was "incorrect"! So unintuitive.

Looking at our two sheets, I see that most of the words have the SAME color. This is confusing, because I thought they were supposed to be random, so I was expecting them to be mixed up. I kept being "correct" and my wife kept being "incorrect", which doesn't work well with our interpersonal dynamics.

We gave up during our 4th turn because we were so lost and saw no point in continuing to play the game.

Our experiences were perhaps not representative of other people, but for us the game, lacking an example of correct play, was only entertaining in that it was kind of funny to be so completely confused.

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My wife and I just played this, and this is my report and review of the game (not of the program that generates games).

I printed just the instructions and the first game for each player, so we could both try it.

Did you look at the instructions for the game that it is based upon?  I think that he just included his alterations, so that might help.

https://czechgames.c...es-duet-rules-en.pdf

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For example, the guesser is supposed to say a word and a number. We never did understand what the number was for, since it wasn't used during our experiment.
I haven't played in a long time but,
you try and give a clue that will work for as many words as possible e.g. 'fruit' for apple, pear, -- that's where the number comes in, 2 in this case. So the other knows the clue refers to two words on their page.
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Due to space constraints, it may be hard to follow the rules just from my one sheet if you have never played the full game.  Wraith links to the real full game rules which do a much gentler job of explaining how to play.
I encourage you to give it another try after reading the real game rules (see Wraith's post above) -- it's an incredible game.