|Release: 08/24/2020||Download: Enhanced | MP3|
|Run Time: 109 min||Subscribe: Enhanced | MP3 | RSS|
Similo is a cooperative game of characters, communication, and deduction. Can you guide your team to the secret character in a grid of cards using only other character cards as clues? A vertical clue means the card is similar to the secret character. A horizontal clue means the card is different. Each round the pressure mounts, because the team has to remove more cards from the grid!
Similo comes in three flavors. You can play with people from history, myth, and storybook legend. If you’re up for a real challenge, you can even combine decks!
Similo is a springboard into the minds of everyone at the table. It provides a puzzle and laughs in equal measure. That’s a sure sign of Major Fun.
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Designer: Hjalmar Hach, Pierluca Zizzi, Martino Chiacchiera
Publisher: Horrible Guild
Artist: Xavier (“Naiade”) Durin
2-8 players 10-15 min. ages 8+ MSRP $10
Time to teach/learn: 3-4 minutes
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|Release: 11/21/2017||Download: Enhanced | MP3|
|Run Time: 60 min||Subscribe: Enhanced | MP3 | RSS|
|The party game Codenames took the game playing world by storm in 2015. Teams compete to find the secret names of their agents using a grid of word cards and two simple clues: a word and a number. It’s engaging, creative and loads of fun.
Duet offers us a tense two player transformation of the original. You and your partner must contact 15 agents using a grid of word cards and a very limited number of clues. The big problem is each of you only know half the agents in play!
More puzzle than party, Codenames Duet offers a totally different challenge and experience through the same basic set of rules. By all rights, Duet is a game that should not work. Reimagining a lively party game as a thoughtful deductive puzzle for two is a huge leap. And yet Duet sings in harmony with its older cousin – a familiar melody but clearly its own tune.
Listen in to discover why we celebrate this remarkable and resilient game design, in all its forms, as Major Fun!
Designer: Vlaada Chvatil, Scott Eaton
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
2 players 15-30 min ages 12+ MSRP $19.95
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