Decrypto Board Game Review
BGG Weight: 1.81 / 5
Year Published: 2018
Publisher: Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Number of Players: 3-8
Playing Time: 15-45 minutes
Game Category/Theme: Party Game/Codebreaking
Board Game Mechanics: Communication Limits, Targeted Clues, Team-Based Game
Player Interaction: 8.4
Game Rating: 8.2
Weight Rating = (3.8 + 7.3) = 11.1
Playability rating = [(8.2 + 8.4 + 8.2) – 3.8] = 21.0
Play Rating score = (11.1 + 21.0) x 2 = 64.2
Value Rating = 64.2 / 4.0 = 16.05
Final Score Rating = 64.2 + 16.05 = 80.25
Decrypto is a team-based word game that challenges players to communicate with their teammates to decipher secret codes. The game is played in rounds, and each team has a set of four secret words that they must get their teammates to guess. The opposing team tries to intercept these codes and score points by guessing them correctly. Players must use their deduction and communication skills to get their teammates to guess their secret words while avoiding the opposing team’s interceptions.
Decrypto is a fun and engaging party game that requires players to think on their feet and communicate effectively. The game is easy to learn but offers a good amount of depth and strategy, making it suitable for players of all levels. The player interaction in the game is high, as players must constantly communicate and strategize with their teammates to outwit the opposing team.
One downside of the game is that it can be challenging to play with fewer than four players, as the team-based mechanics require at least two players per team. Additionally, the cost of the game is relatively high compared to other party games, which may make it less accessible for some players.
Overall, Decrypto is a great party game for players who enjoy word games, deduction, and communication. It offers a good balance of strategy and fun, and its high replayability makes it a worthwhile addition to any game night.
Other games that may appeal to players who enjoyed Decrypto include:
- Codenames – Another popular word game that challenges players to communicate with their teammates to decipher secret codes.
- Spyfall – A deduction game where players must figure out who among them is the spy.
- Mysterium – A cooperative game where players work together to solve a murder mystery using visual clues.
- Dixit – A storytelling game where players must use their creativity and imagination to interpret abstract illustrations.
- Just One – A cooperative game where players work together to guess words based on one-word clues.
- The Mind – A cooperative game where players must work together to play cards in ascending order without communicating.
- Hanabi – A cooperative game where players must work together to play cards in a specific order without looking at their own cards.
- Bananagrams – A fast-paced word game where players race to create a crossword grid using letter tiles.
- Telestrations – A party game that combines drawing and word guessing, with hilarious results
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