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  • #1427401

    I’m going to try a little experiment – a cold open. : ) I will not teach you
    the rules of the game – you will simply start playing! This is cooperative;
    we will either win or lose together. Try to guess the words I’m referring
    to with my clues. Your first clue is “suspension,” and it is for 4 words.
    You guess 1 word at a time – post a word in ALL CAPS to guess it.
    The available words are:

    bridge / crane / berry / field / Africa
    torch / point / shadow / racket / pirate
    crash / bottle / kid / lawyer / j[/J]ack
    ambulance / c[/C]hina / scientist / robot / school
    revolution / fence / note / pipe / screen

    (Only the first player who wants to will be allowed to play,
    unless that first player wants a second player on the team.
    Be warned that it might slow the game down quite a bit,
    as the guessing players do not take turns guessing – they guess
    as a team and should discuss their options with each other.)

    (In a standard game, there are 2 opposing clue-givers, each with
    at least 1 guesser on their team. This is the variant for 2 players,
    although I’m adding a possible third player because I can and it
    doesn’t really change the game.)

    #1427845

    Really? No one?

    #1427895

    DovidBT
    Participant

    PIRATE

    #1428249

    “Pirate” is indeed one of our words. Updated grid:

    bridge / crane / berry / field / Africa
    torch / point / shadow / racket / [1/9 found]
    crash / bottle / kid / lawyer / jack
    ambulance / c[/C]hina / scientist / robot / school
    revolution / fence / note / pipe / screen

    You may either guess again or pass.

    #1428256

    BRIDGE

    #1428950

    By the rules I set out above, we’ll need DovidBT’s approval
    before that guess can be considered part of the game.

    Dovid, are you alright with Mod-29 joining us?
    (Should the game just be open to anyone who’s interested?)

    #1428967

    Bitul
    Participant

    PIPE

    #1428968

    Bitul
    Participant

    is “Africa torch” one phrase (there is no slash separating them) ?

    #1428969

    Bitul
    Participant

    oh yikes, i didnt realize im not meant to play after someone starts. sorry

    #1429006

    DovidBT
    Participant

    Dovid, are you alright with Mod-29 joining us?

    Yes.

    #1429077

    β€œBridge” is indeed one of our words. Updated grid:

    [2/9 found] / crane / berry / field / Africa
    torch / point / shadow / racket / [2/9 found]
    crash / bottle / kid / lawyer / jack
    ambulance / c[/C]hina / scientist / robot / school
    revolution / fence / note / pipe / screen

    You may either guess again or pass.

    #1429116

    SCHOOL

    #1429476

    β€œSchool” is not one of our words. It is one of the 8 words assigned to the
    “opponent.” An incorrect guess ends out turn (our turn can also be ended
    by passing or reaching maximum guesses – see below). After each of our
    turns, I reveal 1 of the opponent’s words of my choice; I choose “bottle.”
    Should all of the opponent’s words be revealed, we lose. Updated grid:

    [2/9 to win] | crane | berry | field | Africa
    torch | point | shadow | racket | [2/9 to win]
    crash | [2/8 to lose] | kid | lawyer | jack
    ambulance | c[/C]hina | scientist | robot | [2/8 to lose]
    revolution | fence | note | pipe | screen

    Your next clue is “grow,” for 3 words (this allows you to make
    4 guesses, letting you also pick up words from earlier clues).
    Feel free to discuss potential guesses with each other.

    #1429575

    DovidBT
    Participant

    pass

    #1429659

    You cannot pass before making at least 1 guess on your turn.
    (Also, both of you will have to pass.)

    #1429830

    You said it’s for 4 words and then listed it as x/9

    #1429851

    DovidBT
    Participant

    You cannot pass before making at least 1 guess on your turn.
    (Also, both of you will have to pass.),

    C[/C]HINA

    #1429849

    That clue was for 4 words, but 9 words are ours.

    #1429902

    DovidBT
    Participant

    RACKET+SHADOW

    #1430545

    (1 guess at a time, please – our turn ends when an incorrect guess is made,
    and you receive another clue before making any further guesses.)
    “China” is not one of our words (it is an “opponent’s” word).
    Our turn ends; I reveal “robot” as an “opponent’s” word.
    Updated grid:

    [2/9 to win] || crane || berry || field || Africa
    torch || point || shadow || racket || [2/9 to win]
    crash || [4/8 to lose] || kid || lawyer || jack
    ambulance || [4/8 to lose] || scientist || [4/8 to lose] || [4/8 to lose]
    revolution || fence || note || pipe || screen

    Your next clue is “collider,” for 5 words (allowing 6 guesses to be made).

    (Dovid, please convince me that you aren’t picking words at random by
    explaining how one or two of your guesses were based on the clues I gave.)

    #1430557

    Crane

    #1430559

    (I suppose the all-caps thing probably was unnecessary.)
    “Crane” is one of our words. Updated grid:

    [3/9 to win] — [3/9 to win] — berry — field — Africa
    torch — point — shadow — racket — [3/9 to win]
    crash — [4/8 to lose] — kid — lawyer — jack
    ambulance — [4/8 to lose] — scientist — [4/8 to lose] — [4/8 to lose]
    revolution — fence — note — pipe — screen

    You may guess again (5 left) or pass.

    #1430595

    KID

    #1430602

    β€œKid” is one of our words. Updated grid:

    [4/9 to win] β€” [4/9 to win] β€” berry β€” field β€” Africa
    torch β€” point β€” shadow β€” racket β€” [4/9 to win]
    crash β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [4/9 to win] β€” lawyer β€” jack
    ambulance β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” scientist β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [4/8 to lose]
    revolution β€” fence β€” note β€” pipe β€” screen

    You may guess again (4 left) or pass.

    #1430774

    JACK

    #1431568

    β€œJack” is not one of our words (it is one of the 7 neutral words).
    Our turn ends; I reveal β€œracket” as an β€œopponent’s” word.
    Updated grid:

    [4/9 to win] β€” [4/9 to win] β€” berry β€” field β€” Africa
    torch β€” point β€” shadow β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [4/9 to win]
    crash β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [4/9 to win] β€” lawyer β€” [neutral]
    ambulance β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” scientist β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [5/8 to lose]
    revolution β€” fence β€” note β€” pipe β€” screen

    Your next clue is β€œplumber,” for no number of words
    (any number of guesses may be made).

    #1434254

    (bump)

    #1438392

    29, are you there?

    #1438494

    PIPE

    #1438516

    β€œPipe” is one of our words. Updated grid:

    [5/9 to win] β€” [5/9 to win] β€” berry β€” field β€” Africa
    torch β€” point β€” shadow β€” racket β€” [5/9 to win]
    crash β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [5/9 to win] β€” lawyer β€” jack
    ambulance β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” scientist β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [4/8 to lose]
    revolution β€” fence β€” note β€” [5/9 to win] β€” screen

    You may guess again or pass. (All caps is unnecessary –
    I just converted the touch-the-card-to-guess rule without
    thinking about whether it was really needed in this format.)

    #1438520

    Crash

    #1439047

    Correct. Updated grid:

    [6/9 to win] β€” [6/9 to win] β€” berry β€” field β€” Africa
    torch β€” point β€” shadow β€” racket β€” [6/9 to win]
    [6/9 to win] β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [6/9 to win] β€” lawyer β€” jack
    ambulance β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” scientist β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [4/8 to lose]
    revolution β€” fence β€” note β€” [6/9 to win] β€” screen

    You may guess again or pass.

    #1439069

    Field

    #1439149

    Correct. Updated grid:

    [7/9 to win] β€” [7/9 to win] β€” berry β€” [7/9 to win] β€” Africa
    torch β€” point β€” shadow β€” racket β€” [7/9 to win]
    [7/9 to win] β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [7/9 to win] β€” lawyer β€” [neutral]
    ambulance β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” scientist β€” [4/8 to lose] β€” [4/8 to lose]
    revolution β€” fence β€” note β€” [7/9 to win] β€” screen

    You may guess again or pass.

    #1439181

    Scientist

    #1439400

    Correct. Updated grid:

    [8/9 to win] β€” [8/9 to win] β€” berry β€” [8/9 to win] β€” Africa
    torch β€” point β€” shadow β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [8/9 to win]
    [8/9 to win] β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [8/9 to win] β€” lawyer β€” [neutral]
    ambulance β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [8/9 to win] β€” [5/8 to lose] β€” [5/8 to lose]
    revolution β€” fence β€” note β€” [8/9 to win] β€” screen

    You may guess again or pass.

    #1440314

    Bump

    #1440321

    fence

    #1440331

    (You might have noticed that 9 of our words, 8 “opponent’s” words,
    and 7 neutral words don’t add up to 25…)

    “Fence” was not one of our words. It was the “Assassin” –
    guessing it means an instant loss. In my defense, I’d never
    heard of a suspension fence until I Googled it. Our last word
    was “berry.” Thanks for playing! (Any questions?)

    #1440408

    No questions, comment. I enjoy word/language/reasoning games very much but i learned (knew?) I don’t enjoy playing a game when I don’t have the rules.

    #1440726

    Would you have enjoyed the game more in this case if instead of
    posting more of the rules as the game went along, I would simply
    have marked guesses correct or incorrect and informed you that
    certain words were no longer in play?

    Here’s a game overview (not copied from any website).
    It doesn’t have the details of what clues are legal, but you
    don’t need those until you’re actually about to play.
    Codenames – A party game for 2 teams in which each team’s captain
    attempts to have their teammates correctly guess which of the
    words in a 5×5 grid of word cards their team has been assigned.
    (200 double-sided cards are included.)
    The captains sit on a different side of the table than the
    rest of the players, with a grid card in front of them that
    shows them which words belong to which team.
    8 words will be assigned to one team and 9 to the other,
    7 words will remain neutral, and one word will cause an
    instant loss for the team that guesses it. Demonstration:
    1 – 1 – 2 – 2 – N
    2 – N – X – 1 – 2
    1 – 2 – N – N – 1
    N – 1 – 2 – 2 – 1
    N – 1 – 2 – 1 – N

    The captains also have 25 corresponding markers.
    (The team with 9 words goes first.) On a team’s turn, their
    captain gives them a 1-word clue (following certain rules)
    and also gives them a number, which tells them how many
    of their words the clue refers to. (The captains may not communicate
    in any other way with their teammates over the course of the game.)
    The rest of the team must then attempt to guess words that belong
    to their team – they must make at least 1 guess, but can make up to
    one more than the number they were given (allowing them to also
    guess words from previous clues – the captain might give an inflated
    number for that reason – or to make random guesses when desperate).

    Teams can and should discuss their thoughts. To guess a word,
    a team member puts their finger on the word card. When a word
    is guessed, the team’s captain marks it with the correct marker;
    that is, whether the word was theirs or not, its identity is revealed.
    If the word did belong to the guessing team, their turn continues,
    but if they guessed a neutral word or one of the other team’s words,
    their turn is over. If the guessed word was the Assassin, the team
    immediately loses the game. Otherwise, play continues until all of
    one team’s words have been identified – that team wins.
    (The game includes a timer in case of slow players.)

    [2-player variant: The 2 players are the team with 9 words.
    After each of their turns, mark 1 of the other team’s words.
    The object is to win as quickly as possible (and not to lose).
    3-player variant: One player acts as guesser for both teams.]

    (Codenames Pictures has the same gameplay but instead uses a 4×5 grid
    of black-and-white pictures, each with strangely combined elements.)

    #1441341

    I forgot about Codenames Duet, a cooperative 2-player version with
    double-sided grid cards in which both players give clues to each other.
    (They have 15 words, 3 of which appear on both players’ sides, and
    each side has 3 Assassins, 1 of which is one of the other side’s words.
    Players take turns in any order, but there’s a limit on the number of turns.)

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