Czech Games Edition

CGE00040

Codenames Duet

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews
 
average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews
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5 Reviews
Reviewed by Matt
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I don't recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
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Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

I don't see the appeal

I haven't played the original Codenames, but I suspect it is something I would like as a party game, with lots of players.

The 2-player experience of Duet, although a solid design, just wasn't much fun for us.

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Reviewed by Christine P., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great game and the perfect present.

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Reviewed by Nic M., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Getting to know your friends

Most of this game involves looking at the cards and thinking. And then discovering you don't know your friend as much as you think you do. But it's fun and you laugh a lot playing it and find some things out about the way they think.

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Reviewed by James, from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Excellent

2 player variant on the original. Same principles as the original with a bit less competitive pressure.

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Reviewed by Gary C., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Codenames

An already excellent game now provides the perfect 2 player opportunity.

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Codenames Duet keeps the basic elements of Codenames — give one-word clues to try to get someone to identify your agents among those on the table — but now you're working together as a team to find all of your agents. (Why you don't already know who your agents are is a question that Congressional investigators will get on your back about later!)

To set up play, lay out 25 word cards in a 5×5 grid. Place a key card in the holder so that each player sees one side of the card. Each player sees a 5×5 grid on the card, with nine of the squares colored green (representing your agents) and three squares colored black (representing assassins). Three of the nine squares on each side are also green on the other side, one assassin is black on both sides, one is green on the other side and the other is an innocent bystander on the other side.

Collectively, you need to reveal all fifteen agents — without revealing an assassin — before time runs out in order to win the game. Either player can decide to give the first one-word clue to the other player, along with a number. Whoever receives the clue places a finger on a card to identify that agent. If correct, they can attempt to identify another one. If they identify a bystander, then their guessing time ends. If they identify an assassin, you both lose! Unlike regular Codenames, they can keep guessing as long as they keep identifying an agent each time; this is useful for going back to previous clues and finding ones they missed earlier. After the first clue is given, players alternate giving clues.

 

   2 - 4 Players  |  15 - 30 minutes  |  Ages 11+

REVIEWS

average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    3 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    1 Review
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
80% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Learning Curve
Rated 1 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 2 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 2 out of 5
5 Reviews
Reviewed by Matt
Verified Reviewer
I don't recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Supporting Local
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

I don't see the appeal

I haven't played the original Codenames, but I suspect it is something I would like as a party game, with lots of players.

The 2-player experience of Duet, although a solid design, just wasn't much fun for us.

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Learning Curve
Rated 1 out of 5
Aesthetics
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Rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed by Christine P., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great service

Great game and the perfect present.

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Reviewed by Nic M., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Getting to know your friends

Most of this game involves looking at the cards and thinking. And then discovering you don't know your friend as much as you think you do. But it's fun and you laugh a lot playing it and find some things out about the way they think.

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Reviewed by James, from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Excellent

2 player variant on the original. Same principles as the original with a bit less competitive pressure.

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Reviewed by Gary C., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Codenames

An already excellent game now provides the perfect 2 player opportunity.

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