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Title: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 26, 2020, 03:17:01 pm
The randomizer: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TXkY5snm_uhZQNYvGqwrLSHjuHARIZouOP5pBEWRMXA/edit#gid=0
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 26, 2020, 03:21:32 pm
1. I believe everyone knows the rules, but just in case here is the link: https://czechgames.com/files/rules/codenames-rules-en.pdf

2. Before we had established a "no google" rule. We can vote on it, but I think it should stand.

3. Try to be timely, we have some parameters set up from Decrypto we can use, but let's just say try to keep up the pace :)

yeah, think thats it. I will roll the teams and post here and send the Spymasters the grids.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 26, 2020, 03:32:12 pm
Blue Team: Galz, faust, Joth
Spymaster - Galz (rotation order above)


Red Team: Swowl, scolapasta, Mail-Mi
Spymaster - Swowl (rotation order above)


Blue Team goes first!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 26, 2020, 03:34:14 pm
Blue goes first
CATAIRSTICKGERMANYBACK
LONDONORGANSPINETURKEYEMBASSY
CASTPLATELOGSHIPPOOL
BEACHROULETTEQUEENFOOTBALLSPIDER
MERCURYSUPERHEROKIWISHAKESPEARECAKE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on August 26, 2020, 04:02:40 pm
Hello!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 26, 2020, 04:36:43 pm
Sweltering: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 26, 2020, 04:37:06 pm
Hello!

Hello!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on August 26, 2020, 04:39:29 pm
Hello!

Hello!

Hello!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 27, 2020, 02:02:32 am
2. Before we had established a "no google" rule. We can vote on it, but I think it should stand.
As a non-native speaker, I would like to be able to sometimes use translation tools, I hope that's fine.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 27, 2020, 02:07:49 am
As for the clue: Beach and Pool sound reasonable. The third one could be Air or Shakespeare.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 27, 2020, 04:13:07 am
Faust - yeah i think that is fine.
It is more to prevent the data mining aspect of it, like using wiki to crate a link between words. Using it to clear up a language barrier(assume i am speaking for all here) is fine.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 09:00:21 am
what a dream team. y'all are going down.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 09:01:06 am
As for the clue: Beach and Pool sound reasonable. The third one could be Air or Shakespeare.

Mercury also maybe? It's the closest planet to the sun.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 09:01:32 am
why Shakespeare?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 09:07:54 am
I think I would say

1) Air
2) Beach
3) Pool
4) Mercury
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 27, 2020, 09:23:33 am
why Shakespeare?
Maybe I have an association that doesn't work with the English word? There is a meaning to swelter in German which is associated to romance, like you're sweltering from longing, or something.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 27, 2020, 12:25:50 pm
Mercury is a good catch.

I'm fine with Air first, I feel like Pool has a stronger association to Sweltering than Beach though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 27, 2020, 12:26:14 pm
I guess we can lock that in.

Air
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 27, 2020, 12:29:00 pm
Air is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 01:20:45 pm
why Shakespeare?
Maybe I have an association that doesn't work with the English word? There is a meaning to swelter in German which is associated to romance, like you're sweltering from longing, or something.

I had not heard of that before! I am fine with the order switch.

Pool
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 27, 2020, 01:27:03 pm
Pool is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 01:33:36 pm
ok, for the big finish I would be fine with either Beach or Mercury. I sort of lean toward Mercury because in addition to the closest to the sun thing, it's also used in thermometers which are a symbol for extreme heat. But idk, Beach is a more obvious fit.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 27, 2020, 01:56:35 pm
ok, for the big finish I would be fine with either Beach or Mercury. I sort of lean toward Mercury because in addition to the closest to the sun thing, it's also used in thermometers which are a symbol for extreme heat. But idk, Beach is a more obvious fit.

Let's try Mercury

and then pass, obviously.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 27, 2020, 02:24:23 pm
Mercury is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 27, 2020, 02:40:30 pm
oops
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 27, 2020, 03:02:50 pm
Giblets: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on August 27, 2020, 05:06:32 pm
I'm thinking Turkey and Organ.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on August 27, 2020, 05:47:28 pm
I don't think there are any others that would make sense. I'll lock in Turkey if you want to lock in Organ.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on August 27, 2020, 05:56:42 pm
Yeah, sounds good.
If turkey is right, ORGAN.
If organ is right, PASS.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 27, 2020, 07:05:40 pm
Turkey is Red
Organ is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 27, 2020, 07:07:53 pm
CATAIRSTICKGERMANYBACK
LONDONORGANSPINETURKEYEMBASSY
CASTPLATELOGSHIPPOOL
BEACHROULETTEQUEENFOOTBALLSPIDER
MERCURYSUPERHEROKIWISHAKESPEARECAKE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 27, 2020, 07:14:53 pm
Churchill: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 28, 2020, 03:09:29 am
Well, this seems to fit with a lot of things with some imagination.

London, Queen, Embassy, Shakespeare, Germany... even Spine but that's a stretch.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 28, 2020, 12:34:06 pm
Is there a Churchill association other than Winston? Is it the name of a football (soccer) team, perhaps? Or a ship? I am so tempted to break the Google rule.

It could connect to Beach, because Normandy, which is tenuous. But I almost want to guess Beach first anyway because it's our leftover from last time.

Otherwise I think I like London and Germany first, then Queen and Embassy in either order. Once again I'm not entirely sold on Shakespeare.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 28, 2020, 12:55:40 pm
Is there a Churchill association other than Winston? Is it the name of a football (soccer) team, perhaps? Or a ship? I am so tempted to break the Google rule.
I don't know of any soccer team named like that. I'm sure there are ships named after Churchill, but I don't believe any of these are famous. Galzria is not British, right? I'm not too worried that we're missing something.

It could connect to Beach, because Normandy, which is tenuous. But I almost want to guess Beach first anyway because it's our leftover from last time.
I think given the other available words, Beach seems a pretty big stretch for Churchill. It could still totally be the third word from Sweltering, but I wouldn't have it as our first guess.

Otherwise I think I like London and Germany first, then Queen and Embassy in either order. Once again I'm not entirely sold on Shakespeare.
Well, Shakespeare works in an "also a famous English person" sort of way. I like it more than Beach at least.

I think I would go London first, then probably Germany? Then we could do Beach after.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 28, 2020, 12:57:43 pm
Queen might well be unintentionally clued. It seems very difficult to clue London in a way that doesn't also clue Queen.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 29, 2020, 12:26:25 am
Ok. London
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 29, 2020, 01:15:22 am
London is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 29, 2020, 04:24:54 am
Germany

Hope that's okay with you.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 29, 2020, 09:16:12 am
Germany is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 29, 2020, 10:21:02 am
Beach
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 29, 2020, 10:24:14 am
Beach is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 29, 2020, 08:19:19 pm
is this a pass on by blue?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 29, 2020, 08:26:36 pm
is this a pass on by blue?

They have the option of one more guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 29, 2020, 08:38:00 pm
is this a pass on by blue?

They have the option of one more guess.

yep yep, just checking
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on August 29, 2020, 11:12:28 pm
I kinda think we should pass.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on August 30, 2020, 04:08:30 am
I kinda think we should pass.
I agree, for now.

pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 30, 2020, 09:46:43 am
CATAIRSTICKGERMANYBACK
LONDONORGANSPINETURKEYEMBASSY
CASTPLATELOGSHIPPOOL
BEACHROULETTEQUEENFOOTBALLSPIDER
MERCURYSUPERHEROKIWISHAKESPEARECAKE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 30, 2020, 03:28:01 pm
Luck: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on August 30, 2020, 11:13:11 pm
Black cats are bad luck, and you have to be lucky to win at Russian Roulette. That's all I've got though, any other ideas?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on August 30, 2020, 11:51:59 pm
I like Roulette first, hope you're ok with my locking it in. (not just russian roulette, but regular roulette is a game of luck)

Maybe cat? It'd not great, but possibly the best 2nd option.

I can find some other, albeit weak, connections:

you have a cast, because you got unlucky and break your leg
there's look in any sport, so football
there is a superhero, I'm trying to remember which one that has good luck (I think she as in the Flash TV show)

See, all of them are weak. :)

So, yeah, if you want to try cat next, I'm ok with that.

(Lucky strike is a brand of cigarettes, but I don't see any help from that)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 31, 2020, 12:11:08 am
roulette is red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on August 31, 2020, 11:26:09 am
I think I like cat better than any of those. If it's not cat though, I could see it being strike though.

Cat
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 31, 2020, 12:42:52 pm
Cat is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on August 31, 2020, 12:54:32 pm
woot! I think then that's a PASS
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on August 31, 2020, 04:14:50 pm
Updated Grid. Blue is up!

CATAIRSTICKGERMANYBACK
LONDONORGANSPINETURKEYEMBASSY
CASTPLATELOGSHIPPOOL
BEACHROULETTEQUEENFOOTBALLSPIDER
MERCURYSUPERHEROKIWISHAKESPEARECAKE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on August 31, 2020, 04:53:43 pm
Shrubbery: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 01, 2020, 01:16:16 am
Okay, so I think one of the words is Stick.

Log should be avoided; if you wanted to clue Stick/Log, the word wouldn't be Shrubbery.

There's a Monty Python reference to be found here I'm sure, but I don't remember how it goes.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 01, 2020, 07:48:06 am
Iím fine with Stick

After that, maybe itís finally time to guess Shakespeare?

Iím not convinced that Galz is avoiding log.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 01, 2020, 10:26:42 am
Stick is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 01, 2020, 10:43:18 am
Ok, long shot but a Shrubbery is basically a bush. And bush is another word for the Australian Outback. And Kiwi is a word for a person from New Zealand, which is close to Australia. ... no, that's too much.

So we've had

Sweltering 3

Probably Air, Beach, and Pool

Churchill 3

London, Germany, and ???

Shrubbery 2

Stick and ???

Unguessed possibilities for Churchill: queen and Shakespeare, maybe spine?
unguessed possibilities for Shrubbery: log, ?

I don't think we can pass here. faust, what do you think about Shakespeare? He's sort of vaguely possible for all the clues. Idk what the connection to shrubbery is, but it sounds like a word he'd use. Maybe I'm thinking of "Get thee to a nunnery"
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 01, 2020, 11:21:47 am
Ok, long shot but a Shrubbery is basically a bush. And bush is another word for the Australian Outback. And Kiwi is a word for a person from New Zealand, which is close to Australia. ... no, that's too much.
I mean, I agree that this is too much, but... kiwi is also a fruit, I suppose a berry, so it would grow on a shrubbery?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 01, 2020, 11:25:29 am
We have 3 words left though, right? We cannot guess them all this turn anyways. I don't think it's terrible to pass.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 01, 2020, 11:52:58 am
ok. pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 01, 2020, 06:00:46 pm
Updated Grid. Red is up.

CATAIRSTICKGERMANYBACK
LONDONORGANSPINETURKEYEMBASSY
CASTPLATELOGSHIPPOOL
BEACHROULETTEQUEENFOOTBALLSPIDER
MERCURYSUPERHEROKIWISHAKESPEARECAKE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 01, 2020, 06:28:16 pm
Author: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 01, 2020, 07:25:25 pm
Shakespeare is the obvious one, right? There are authors of superhero comics, you write on paper which is made from logs, you cast people in a movie written by an author... that's all I got.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 07:47:15 pm
Yeah, all this time it was possible Shakespeare was theirs, but clearly now it's ours.

After that, clearly swowl going for the win here. Nothing seems too clear. Let me think about it some.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 07:52:32 pm
OK, some other vague possibilities:

Log, you mentioned, but also the context if "captain's log"...
Spine, as in a book, and often has the nake of the author on it
Back - sometimes books have author information in the back?

I think I like spine for our 2nd guess, not sure 3rd yet.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 01, 2020, 07:53:52 pm
Shakespeare is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 01, 2020, 08:14:27 pm
I didn't think of Spine, I like that as our 2nd guess too. I think log would be best for our third?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 08:22:30 pm
Spine

I'm going to wait until we see if this is red first.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 01, 2020, 08:30:48 pm
Spine is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 09:11:59 pm
Nice.I'm happy with Log as our 3rd - even if not ours, I don't think it will be theirs (or assassin) either.

So if you're still good with it, feel free to lock it in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 01, 2020, 09:30:43 pm
Hold on--Log might be theirs for shrubbery. Do we still want to risk it?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 09:34:44 pm
Hold on--Log might be theirs for shrubbery. Do we still want to risk it?

My thought is I agree with joth, that if their words were stick and log there are better clues out there than shrubbery.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 01, 2020, 09:53:57 pm
Alright then. Log
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 09:56:05 pm
🤞
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 01, 2020, 10:05:36 pm
Log is Red

Wow. I wouldnít have picked Log there as my 3rd or even 5th word. Truly surprised. Well done!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 01, 2020, 10:06:53 pm
Board:

CATAIRSTICKGERMANYBACK
LONDONORGANSPINETURKEYEMBASSY
CASTPLATELOGSHIPPOOL
BEACHROULETTEQUEENFOOTBALLSPIDER
MERCURYSUPERHEROKIWISHAKESPEARECAKE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 01, 2020, 10:08:09 pm
Thoughts on my clue later tonight or tomorrow.

I actually thought overall we played well. Good restraint, good thought process. Just really didnít think you guys would close there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 01, 2020, 10:10:04 pm
Woohoo! Author was a great clue!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 01, 2020, 10:12:36 pm
Woohoo! Author was a great clue!

Yes! Great clues Swowl.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 01, 2020, 11:40:01 pm
Holy shit you guys got log that is insane. Not good clues - good guesses!!! Haha

Gg all.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 02, 2020, 02:05:19 am
faust and scola are up.

here is the link for the grid: https://czechgames.com/files/rules/codenames-rules-en.pdf
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 02, 2020, 10:27:11 am
Galz, can you explain your clues? I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 02, 2020, 04:43:48 pm
Red goes first
STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 02, 2020, 04:44:16 pm
And, yeah, gg. I really thought we'd have another go.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 02, 2020, 06:13:39 pm
INTERNATIONAL: 6
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 02, 2020, 07:32:10 pm
OK so thats a first for me! A sixer!

I have lots of thoughts but I think the 2 gimmes are

1. Embassy
2. Spy

After that we can talk about Stock, Ruler, Football, Gold, Diamond, Earth, Opera, Princess... and all the other ones you can think of lol.

If you agree with my 2 go ahead and lock em and we can start looking into the rest.

Don't lock something in past spy though unless you are 100%. with a 6 guess we may wanna go for a pass here early on to help narrow.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 02, 2020, 08:15:23 pm
this could be a short game
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 02, 2020, 08:29:30 pm
Embassy, if red then Spy.

Don't forget about England, that's considered international for us 'Mericans.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 02, 2020, 09:44:10 pm
Embassy is Red.
Spy is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 02, 2020, 09:50:58 pm
I like Ruler/England/Princess... and then I am like a 4 way tie on the last one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 02, 2020, 10:04:33 pm
I think England is our next best bet, I'd rather do that one next if that works for you
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 02, 2020, 10:18:54 pm
England it is
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 02, 2020, 10:23:27 pm
Ruler?
Princess?
Whachya thibj?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 02, 2020, 11:44:50 pm
England is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 03, 2020, 12:08:12 am
Ah shoot, my bad.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 03, 2020, 03:15:50 am
Mask: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 03, 2020, 04:21:20 am
I like, in order:

Face (wear masks)
Opera (traditional theater masks)
Football (wear masks)

And then... Iím not as sure.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 03, 2020, 10:53:36 am
I think Change is possible (you should change your mask often, masks are a big change to the world lately), as is sock (a mask for your feet? you can make COVID masks out of socks)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 03, 2020, 10:55:11 am
Actually maybe Cat? Catwoman, Halloween masks, Cats sometimes have a mask-like coloring pattern.

Anyway, let's lock in Face, then Opera
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 03, 2020, 11:46:18 am
Face is Blue.
Opera is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 03, 2020, 11:50:59 am
KING: 0
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 03, 2020, 12:00:34 pm
That means we have unlimited guesses, right? Or do we just have 1?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 03, 2020, 12:17:05 pm
That means we have unlimited guesses, right? Or do we just have 1?

From the rulebook (https://czechgames.com/files/rules/codenames-rules-en.pdf):

Quote
You are allowed to use 0 as the number part of your clue. For example, feathers: 0 means, "None of our words relate to feathers."

If 0 is the number, the usual limit on guesses does not apply. Field operatives can guess as many words as they want. They still must guess at least one word.

If you're not sure why this is useful, don't worry. You'll figure it out.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 03, 2020, 01:13:58 pm
Wow - my bad with Opera. I felt really confident with that one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 03, 2020, 02:28:34 pm
Wow - my bad with Opera. I felt really confident with that one.

I was right there with you -- I was thinking of the Phantom of the Opera.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 02:39:49 pm
Ruler and princess would be FTW obv picks. Lock em up if you agree.
 
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 03, 2020, 02:41:45 pm
Ruler and princess would be FTW obv picks. Lock em up if you agree.

No no no no, he said "King: 0" so ruler and princess are obviously not picks. He doesn't want us guessing anything related to king.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 02:48:14 pm
Ah I suppose that makes sense. I was thinking about it the other way. But, your theory is better..
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 03, 2020, 02:52:47 pm
That means we have unlimited guesses, right? Or do we just have 1?

From the rulebook (https://czechgames.com/files/rules/codenames-rules-en.pdf):

Quote
You are allowed to use 0 as the number part of your clue. For example, feathers: 0 means, "None of our words relate to feathers."

If 0 is the number, the usual limit on guesses does not apply. Field operatives can guess as many words as they want. They still must guess at least one word.

If you're not sure why this is useful, don't worry. You'll figure it out.

Vote: Scola. Only Scum reads the setup that closely and points out what everybody else misses.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 02:59:09 pm
That means we have unlimited guesses, right? Or do we just have 1?

From the rulebook (https://czechgames.com/files/rules/codenames-rules-en.pdf):

Quote
You are allowed to use 0 as the number part of your clue. For example, feathers: 0 means, "None of our words relate to feathers."

If 0 is the number, the usual limit on guesses does not apply. Field operatives can guess as many words as they want. They still must guess at least one word.

If you're not sure why this is useful, don't worry. You'll figure it out.

Vote: Scola. Only Scum reads the setup that closely and points out what everybody else misses.

Hahahahah
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 03:07:54 pm
K -

Words we can rule out based on King clue: Ruler, Princess, Washington?,

Words we can probably rule out based on Mask clue: Football? I think that is probably blue. And it could be international football (like soccer).

Leaves us with....
Stock - international stock - YES
Gold - could be, but reach - MAYBE
Diamond - blood diamonds and shit - YES
Brush - NO
Cat - NO?
File - Again, maybe to like a file that covers international stuff... but a stretch - MAYBE
Point - ***This somehow could be something, I just can't put my finger on it*** - MAYBE
Sock - lol they wear socks in different countries? - NO
Button - International Button Issue is a news term. but a reach - MAYBE
Change - You go through changes as you go from country to country - MAYBE
Mammoth - Because the earth was all one big land mass when they were around? - NO?
Dream - NO?
Church - There are international church groups. Actually a fairly common thing - MAYBE++
Copper - I mean yeah... but also a reach - MAYBE
Earth - We missed this first one out. Earth and international has an obv tie together - YES
South - I mean same as "earth" but more of a reach - MAYBE


So not in order, but imo the categories should be:

YES WORDS - STOCK, DIAMOND, EARTH

MAYBE/YES WORDS - SOUTH, COPPER, CHURCH, GOLD

MAYBE/NO WORDS - CHANGE, BUTTON, POINT, FILE

NO WORDS - DREAM, MAMMOTH, SOCK, CAT, BRUSH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 03:11:57 pm
We need 6 more from INTERNATIONAL, I think the order should be (unless you have another top word pick you wanna look at):

Earth/Stock first (order IDK about). Followed by Diamond (unless you got something better). Possibly followed by Church.

The only thing I am hesitant about is the Diamond part. I do not think pasta would guess us 2/3 between GOLD/COPPER/DIAMOND, and I do not think they go with the word INTERNATIONAL, if it is 3/3.
That being said it could totally be 0/3 lol and Diamond is not one...

Either way I think Church should move up actually into a yes.

Earth -> Stock -> Diamond/Church/South? You like anything outside of that?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 03:12:37 pm
We need 6 more from INTERNATIONAL, I think the order should be (unless you have another top word pick you wanna look at):

Earth/Stock first (order IDK about). Followed by Diamond (unless you got something better). Possibly followed by Church.

The only thing I am hesitant about is the Diamond part. I do not think pasta would guess us 2/3 between GOLD/COPPER/DIAMOND, and I do not think they go with the word INTERNATIONAL, if it is 3/3.
That being said it could totally be 0/3 lol and Diamond is not one...

Either way I think Church should move up actually into a yes.

Earth -> Stock -> Diamond/Church/South? You like anything outside of that?

only need 2/3 of Diamond/Earth/South... just threw South in because it is the only other maybe word I had listed. I like it the least of the options.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 03:43:49 pm
lol in case you wanted to WIFOM some more with this...

Original post of word considerations back when he originally gave INTERNATIONAL 6 was; Stock, Ruler, Football, Gold, Diamond, Earth, Opera, Princess.

We correctly got 2/4. He gave a hint for 6. If he was trying to ISO us out that is the other 4 right there.

That being said, I have a hang up with Football. 1) just kind of a middle word for me, and 2) I cannot come up with enough words for MASK without it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 03, 2020, 03:47:49 pm
I think Earth is our best bet. Probably Stock -> Church -> Diamond/South after that?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 03, 2020, 04:29:46 pm
Earth is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 04:34:10 pm
awesome.
let's do STOCK next then.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 03, 2020, 04:39:25 pm
Stock is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 05:09:17 pm
well shit.

Wait for blue to go I guess and then we can try to map it out.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 05:12:00 pm
Updated Grid

STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 03, 2020, 05:45:57 pm
Wire: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 03, 2020, 06:04:34 pm
Well. We missed quite a few on Mask.

We have 4 possible guesses to make off this clue.

There are 3 clued Mask Words, and 3 clued Wire words. Possible overlap.

For Wire:

Wire Brushís are used to scrub things clean.
Copper Wire is the standard for most things.
Gold Wire also exists, but that creates the question of why Wire is the clue given.


For Mask:

Football Players wear Masks.
A Princess might wear a Mask at a gala or ball.
A person Changes their Mask.
Ummm...?

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 03, 2020, 08:38:41 pm
I still think Cat is possible. But I would start with copper- seems like the surest bet.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 03, 2020, 09:29:32 pm
Copper
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 03, 2020, 09:35:28 pm
Copper is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 03, 2020, 09:48:35 pm
I think we should go Brush -> Football from here, and then decide if we want to guess at Wire #3, Mask #3 or pass.

I like Cat more than Princess for Mask, but I think I like it less than Change... although I guess it's a close call for me. I definitely like it LESS than Football though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 03, 2020, 11:09:25 pm
Agreed

Wire, then football.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 03, 2020, 11:10:16 pm
Oops. I mean brush then football
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 11:31:42 pm
before anyone says anything, I would be find with brush/football being submitted here - based on context of "agreed"
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 03, 2020, 11:32:21 pm
oh nvm... wire isn't a word.. its the clue. carry on..... dama-codenames and all
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 04, 2020, 03:46:15 am
Brush is red

 :(
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 04, 2020, 03:49:06 am
Updated Grid

STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 04, 2020, 11:24:37 am
Well shoot. Iím bad apparently.

Joth - you guess us out if we get another shot lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 04, 2020, 05:52:18 pm
WOOLY: 1
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 04, 2020, 05:56:36 pm
So this is obviously Mammoth, right?

I think after that we should try Church, since Scola didn't give us a clue against that one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 04, 2020, 06:13:54 pm
Agreed.

Mammoth
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 04, 2020, 07:22:11 pm
Mammoth is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 04, 2020, 07:38:07 pm
I am good with church next but i will let you lock it in yams to be safe.

Canít really think of how Brush would be international.
Obviously Mammoth was not expected to be either.

So that is international 6 and we got 2 others.

So i think if we get church we are looking for 2 more international.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 04, 2020, 08:31:48 pm
Sweet Church
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 04, 2020, 08:35:21 pm
Church is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 04, 2020, 08:36:05 pm
Excellent. Pass obv
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 04, 2020, 08:49:41 pm
first pass of the game lol count it?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 04, 2020, 08:57:20 pm
Updated Grid:

STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 05, 2020, 02:52:37 am
Kaepernick: 0
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 05, 2020, 09:48:47 am
Ok, so thatís faust telling us not to guess football.

I think heís also telling us not to guess change.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 05, 2020, 09:49:34 am
I would do Gold next, I think. Seems to have a fairly straightforward connection to Wire.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 05, 2020, 10:02:24 am
Ok, so thatís faust telling us not to guess football.

I think heís also telling us not to guess change.

I would do Gold next, I think. Seems to have a fairly straightforward connection to Wire.

Well, 42.8% of the words on the board are ours at this point, and thatís before removing things like football based off this clue. So anything that might even be a little bit close in meaning is worth consideration.

Iím good with Gold.

Iíll really try to sit down & think through the words in detail later today.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 05, 2020, 11:01:07 am
Gold is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 05, 2020, 03:16:47 pm
Oh geez. Idk whatís going on this game.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 05, 2020, 04:26:30 pm
Oh geez. Idk whatís going on this game.

At least we didnít hit the death word? I feel like thatís an accomplishment for us here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 07, 2020, 12:55:12 pm
Sorry for the delay, have been away this weekend.

GOALS: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 07, 2020, 03:28:52 pm
k so

I wanna say DREAMS
followed by FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL is scary though.

what you think?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 07, 2020, 03:29:18 pm
oh wait Kap was 0. Football not scary. those are probably it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 07, 2020, 03:31:33 pm
and then play might be pass?
or stick with the plan and go Diamond/South.

Safe Play would be to pass, but it does give blue theoutside shot.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 07, 2020, 04:21:24 pm
I mean, Faust giving a 0 clue for kaepernick makes more more confident in Football.

Why do you think Dreams?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 07, 2020, 04:21:56 pm
Oh wait goals and dreams I get it. Go ahead and lock them in in either order.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 07, 2020, 04:41:48 pm
Dreams

Then

Football
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 08, 2020, 02:44:51 am
Dreams is red.

Football is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 08, 2020, 12:03:53 pm
We've only got one more, right?

I feel like if diamond or south was the assassin, Scola would have given us a 0 clue about one of them. So I say let's send it and guess one of them. I'm probably leaning more towards Diamond.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 08, 2020, 01:54:36 pm
We've only got one more, right?

I feel like if diamond or south was the assassin, Scola would have given us a 0 clue about one of them. So I say let's send it and guess one of them. I'm probably leaning more towards Diamond.

Yeah i mean i like them both equal - and that is a good point about trying to get us off them .... so yeah
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 08, 2020, 03:18:17 pm
We've only got one more, right?

I feel like if diamond or south was the assassin, Scola would have given us a 0 clue about one of them. So I say let's send it and guess one of them. I'm probably leaning more towards Diamond.

Yeah i mean i like them both equal - and that is a good point about trying to get us off them .... so yeah

Okay then I'll lock in Diamond
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 08, 2020, 03:56:57 pm
Diamond is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 08, 2020, 04:21:11 pm
How do you manage to not even hit a blue word here? They make up over half of the available options!  :o
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 08, 2020, 04:21:55 pm
Alright Joth. 10 words left. We own 6 of them. 1 is Assassin. 1 is Red. 2 are Neutral. I like our odds?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 08, 2020, 05:02:17 pm
Updated Grid

STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 09, 2020, 01:17:55 am
Heraldry: unlimited
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 09:27:10 am
WordMask?Wire?Kaepernick?Heraldry?
Socktenuous but possiblenonopossible
Rulernononoyes
Washingtonnonomaybemaybe
Cattenuous but possiblenonomaybe (Heraldry could depict cats)
Buttonnononomaybe
Changemaybenolikelyno
Filenomaybenono
Pointnomaybenono
Princessmaybenonoyes
Southnomaybemaybe (who did he play for?)maybe

Ok, so I think our words are most likely Princess, Ruler, Cat, Sock, Button, and ... one other.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 09:28:04 am
oh shoot I just realized I used bold on the words, I promise I was not intending to guess them just to make a pretty table!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 09:28:22 am
please do not construe as guesses!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 03:00:20 pm
WordMask?Wire?Kaepernick?Heraldry?
Socktenuous but possiblenonopossible
Rulernononoyes
Washingtonnonomaybemaybe
Cattenuous but possiblenonomaybe (Heraldry could depict cats)
Buttonnononomaybe
Changemaybenolikelyno
Filenomaybenono
Pointnomaybenono
Princessmaybenonoyes
Southnomaybemaybe (who did he play for?)maybe

Ok, so I think our words are most likely Princess, Ruler, Cat, Sock, Button, and ... one other.

Sock - What association do you see with Mask and Heraldry?
Ruler - I think this fits Mask for the same reason Princess does - They might attend a Ball or Gala wearing a Mask. It also fits Heraldry. It might also fit Wire... A Wire Ruler might be a thing - but I don't actually know.
Washington - State/Person/DC are the three primary associations I have with the word. I agree "no" on Mask and Wire. I also would say "No" on Kaepernick. Heraldry.... eeeehhhhh?
Cat - Mask is probably the best "fit" for cat between Mask/Wire/Heraldry. Fine with Kaep: 0 clue as well.
Button - Masks can have Button Eyes or Nose. A Push Button could be a connection to wire(s) on a circuitry board. No Connection to Kaep. Heraldry... I agree, maybe.
Change - Mask is possible. Wires get changed out sometimes. Kaepernick fought for change. Heraldry - not exactly a tight association, but maybe.
File - Agree no association to Mask. None to Kaep. Maybe Heraldry - if you're filing down (as in, like, putting the finishing touches on) something. But that's loose. Wire? Maybe?
Point - The end of a wire is pointy is about the best association to be made here I think. Maybe Coat's of Arms come to a point but... eh.
Princess - I agree with Mask and Heraldry associations.
South - Kaep played for the San Francisco 49ers.

So...:

Knowing there are two Mask and two Wire associations out there still:
- I think I like Princess and Cat best for Mask. Although a good argument could be made for Button. A lesser argument for Ruler.
- I think Point and... probably Button? Are the best two fits here. I don't actually think much else even has a fighting chance. Maaaybe Ruler? Maybe File?
- Heraldry probably best goes with Ruler and Princess.

So I think our best guesses are:

Princess, Ruler, Button, Point, Cat... and I guess Sock if you think that's the last one. I don't really have a better guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 03:03:07 pm
I guess I feel on Point about what I feel on Sock.

My overall list would go:

Most Certain:
Princess, Ruler

Pretty Certain:
Button

Not Super Certain:
Cat

Not Certain At All (But Have No Better Options):
Point, Sock
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 03:06:55 pm
Feel free to lock in any/all.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 05:03:58 pm
Princess, then ruler, then button, then cat

So I guess my thought on sock was there's a loose connection to mask because they're both clothing. With Heraldry, I might be misunderstanding the term but I thought it could refer to like royal colors on clothing.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 09, 2020, 05:50:28 pm
Princess is blue.
Ruler is blue.
Button is blue.
Cat is blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 06:59:45 pm
Alright Alright Alright!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 07:02:04 pm
How do you feel about THEIR last word? They seem to think itís South, which ISNíT in our list... which I think is good for us. Any other thoughts on what it might be and if it influences our guesses?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 08:00:47 pm
It should make us hesitant to guess Washington, which also wasnít high in our list.

We need two more?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 08:07:09 pm
Yeah, two.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 08:08:10 pm
Two from:

Sock
Washington
Change
File
Point
South
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 08:22:00 pm
And I think we eliminate Washington & South from our list. So two from:

Point
Change
File
Sock
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 08:24:34 pm
I think weíre done with Mask clues. I think we have at most one more Wire clue (possibly, although unlikely, zero).

That leaves one to either guess at or attribute to Heraldry.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 08:35:55 pm
0 Kaep... so probably rule out change?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 08:38:24 pm
Yeah. So weíre at 2/3 out of File, Point, and Sock. Iím fine going for Point next.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 09:11:33 pm
Point

🤞
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 09, 2020, 09:18:23 pm
Point is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 09, 2020, 09:26:15 pm
CAPITOL: 1
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 10:00:09 pm
Nooooooooo

Gg
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 09, 2020, 10:40:26 pm
lol uh maybe... washington.
South also.

What a weird clue. need to think about that for a sec.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 10:42:57 pm
Nooooooooo

Gg

😭😭😭
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 09, 2020, 10:49:37 pm
Updated Grid

STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 09, 2020, 10:54:14 pm
so...

Sock - No
File - No

Change - different, coins, outfit... all way better no way

Washington - Why not just "president" or something
South - I have no idea why capitol is the guess lol but I mean...

I like south based on the game history and bc the only other one it could be is washington... which I feel would be a different clue. So I like South. What you think?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 09, 2020, 10:56:04 pm
so...

Sock - No
File - No

Change - different, coins, outfit... all way better no way

Washington - Why not just "president" or something
South - I have no idea why capitol is the guess lol but I mean...

I like south based on the game history and bc the only other one it could be is washington... which I feel would be a different clue. So I like South. What you think?

I mean, I think he's referring to the capitol of the United States, which would be Washington. Washington also works with our International clue, and that's the last one we're looking for. I absolutely think it's Washington. At least, that's the most clear guess to me.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 09, 2020, 11:12:36 pm
yeah I mean I just don't get the clue. Why would he not do like.... president? american? deceased? monument? First?.... like anything else.

Also why would he pick this for South... so yeah... either way I don't know what to make of it so you can lock in whatevs. This match has been weird af lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 09, 2020, 11:33:04 pm
yeah I mean I just don't get the clue. Why would he not do like.... president? american? deceased? monument? First?.... like anything else.

Also why would he pick this for South... so yeah... either way I don't know what to make of it so you can lock in whatevs. This match has been weird af lol

I mean, I think it works with Washington better than it does south. Like with south he could easily have said North or Direction or, like, Florida.

So let us cross our fingers and say Washington
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 09, 2020, 11:33:33 pm
This is the most epic round of codenames Iíve ever played.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 09, 2020, 11:42:29 pm
Washington is Red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 11:42:48 pm
Well - this was a reaaaallllly interesting game!

But I believe Good Jobs are in order for yíall - lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 09, 2020, 11:43:47 pm
Phew! Gg all!!!
What a game!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 11:44:00 pm
Whatís the board?? Gotta know!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 09, 2020, 11:46:30 pm
Whew!

You guys made me stress with that last clue. I thought it was 100% obvious. To be clear, I will point out that the clue was Capitol, not capital. The Capitol is the building in Washington DC where Congress presides.

I'll work on a full post mortem (this was a crazy round!) but I preferred this to something like President, because I was trying to avoid Change. (and something like American could have easily been South)

I'm glad you realized that it if it had been South, I would have gone with North or Direction.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 09, 2020, 11:47:25 pm
Full board:

Red goes first
STOCKGOLDFOOTBALLDIAMONDOPERA
BRUSHCATFACEFILEPOINT
SOCKBUTTONCHANGEMAMMOTHPRINCESS
RULEREMBASSYENGLANDSPYDREAM
WASHINGTONCHURCHCOPPEREARTHSOUTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 09, 2020, 11:51:03 pm
Yeah. So weíre at 2/3 out of File, Point, and Sock. Iím fine going for Point next.

😭😭

We had it down to Neutral, Blue, Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 10, 2020, 12:08:25 am
So yeah, that was a crazy round - it's the first time I've successfully used the zero clue*. I loved the Vote: scola joke for it, btw, but stayed quiet as the spymaster.

* I used it once in an in person game (remember those from the Before Times), and the person misunderstood and guessed the exact clue, the assassin, that I was trying to avoid.

Post mortem:
INTERNATIONAL (6): Spy, Embassy, Earth, Washington, Football, Church
KING (0): Ruler, Princess
WOOLY (1): Mammoth
GOALS (2): Football, Dream
CAPITOL (1): Washington

I love going big and I knew there were some hazards with INTERNATIONAL, but I thought they'd be mostly from the neutral words. I didn't think you'd go with Ruler or Princess because to me they felt more "national", less "inter". I also hoped you'd think Washington before England because DC is a very international city, whereas, with the exception of London, I don't see England as that international either. And yes International Football as in soccer (I am a bug fan) and Church spans multiple nations. So hopefully get 2-4 in the first round, only hit neutrals, and then have some idea for the +1 of future rounds.

But then you did debate both Ruler and Princess! If it had just been the one, I might have risked sticking with ours words, but with both, I figured I'd try the zero clue (also it allowed unlimited guesses and you still had 4 left from the first round).

It didn't occur to me that King could point to Washington and remove it from your possibles. Though after I did think of Martin Luther King and both the March on Washington and the I have a Dream speech. So was worried you'd avoid both those.

It helped they got Brush for us, and were probably going to get Football (before the excellent Kaep: 0 clue), so I was now focussed on Washington, Dream, and Mammoth. Couldn't think of anything to combine those that I liked. Maybe: Big (2) for dreams (big dreams)? but also big change and big socks (to fill) and we had a decent lead, so decided not to risk it.

Then when it was clear they weren't guessing Football for us, came up with Goals for Dream and Football. Was a little worried you might go Point, since a goal is a point, which is why I went with the plural version.

And then I already explained my reasoning around the last clue.

My last thought is for the last blue turn, there were 4 non blue words, Washington, Change, South, and Point. There was already reason to believe Change was not Blue and maybe Washington, so was thinking maybe he could have gone DIRECTION:0, to get you to skip South and Point and not get the remaining blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 10, 2020, 01:00:17 am
Lol yeah, sorry. There were definitely some language-induced hiccups this time around that I should have given more thought.

My intentions were:

Mask: Face, Button, Sock (because Ski Mask), Cat

Opera was a planned casualty, I thought it was fine because it's neutral. I did not consider football at all because in my mind football=soccer and I did not think about a sport involving masks...

Wire: Copper, Button, File

Yeah, I was mostly thinking wire as electrical wire, not considering other types of wire. From that perspective, these made sense. Didn't know about the term wire brush at all, so *sigh*.

Kaepernick: Football, Change, Washington

Definitely needed to do something about football, and Change was a very dangerous assassin word because it fits with so many clues. Washington was an outside bet, there was no real danger of it getting guessed, but it was nice to have it covered too. Honestly I thought the game was forfeit at this point as I was like 90% certain that the next clue was going to be American: 3, for Washington/Football/Dreams. Turns out I was wrong.

Heraldry: Ruler, Princess, File

I thought Ruler/Princess were already quite strongly clued to be our words by how eager scola was to avoid them, but I guess that didn't enter consideration. Anyways those two are trivial to connect, I needed to cover a third word. I chose file as that was the one you didn't mention at all so far, and heraldry was trying to go there by being a bureaucratic endeavour. my alternative clue was Zelda, but I'm not familiar enough with those games to know for sure that it wouldn't lead somewhere else.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 07:09:56 am
It was file that really got us. We got so close!!

I will start the next round later today if mail-mi doesn't. We all probably need a minute, but I'm looking forward to spymastering.

good job everyone.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 10:53:55 am
Ok, here we go again:

Red goes first
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 10:59:46 am
Crash 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 10, 2020, 11:23:36 am
Kaepernick: Football, Change, Washington

Definitely needed to do something about football, and Change was a very dangerous assassin word because it fits with so many clues. Washington was an outside bet, there was no real danger of it getting guessed, but it was nice to have it covered too. Honestly I thought the game was forfeit at this point as I was like 90% certain that the next clue was going to be American: 3, for Washington/Football/Dreams. Turns out I was wrong.

Why Washington?

American would have been good here, I didn't see it. Though I still think they might have guessed South before Dream.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 10, 2020, 11:24:00 am
It was file that really got us. We got so close!!

I will start the next round later today if mail-mi doesn't. We all probably need a minute, but I'm looking forward to spymastering.

good job everyone.

Yeah, I was sitting here after we guessed Point, and was definitely coming around to Sock for a couple of other reasons - definitely was feeling more confident with it... but even if we had gone Sock first over Point, I just don't think I ever would've gotten to File. I really liked the Zelda non-clue though. That would've worked out, I think. Ah well - it all ended super close!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 10, 2020, 11:29:18 am
Ok, here we go again:

Red goes first
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Crash 4

Crash = Death seems pretty obvious (Potential outcome of any vehicular crash)
Helicopter Crash also seems pretty obvious here.

Past that, it's not quite as clear.

Time Crash - This is a mini-episode in New Who (errr... 2005-2010?) starring David Tenant and Peter Davidson... But this could be an unintentional connection.

Engine failure could cause a Car Crash.

Missiles could cause a Crash?

---

That's all that jumps out to me. Faust, does anything else stand out for you?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 10, 2020, 11:35:02 am
Hold up y'all--aren't we red, and y'all are blue?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 11:38:15 am
Ok, I messed that up. But I think we can actually carry on with the colors reversed. I can message mail-mi a reversed version of the grid he and I can work off of. Or we can mulligan the grid and start over
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 11:40:16 am
Which is to say, the clue I just gave is for red words. So it's the right number of words for the team that goes first.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 10, 2020, 11:40:54 am
Ok, I messed that up. But I think we can actually carry on with the colors reversed. I can message mail-mi a reversed version of the grid he and I can work off of. Or we can mulligan the grid and start over

I'd be fine with either.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 10, 2020, 12:03:49 pm
I mean, we should be going first anyway, so just Reverse the colors on the Spymaster Grid.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 12:19:13 pm
I mean, we should be going first anyway, so just Reverse the colors on the Spymaster Grid.

Done.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 10, 2020, 04:41:21 pm
just confirming...

same teams, same colors, you just reversed the colors on the grid right?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 10, 2020, 05:48:10 pm
just confirming...

same teams, same colors, you just reversed the colors on the grid right?

Yup, and Blue* goes first.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 10, 2020, 07:06:21 pm
Ok, here we go again:

Red Blue goes first
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 11, 2020, 02:23:28 am
Ok, here we go again:

Red goes first
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Crash 4

Crash = Death seems pretty obvious (Potential outcome of any vehicular crash)
Helicopter Crash also seems pretty obvious here.

Past that, it's not quite as clear.

Time Crash - This is a mini-episode in New Who (errr... 2005-2010?) starring David Tenant and Peter Davidson... But this could be an unintentional connection.

Engine failure could cause a Car Crash.

Missiles could cause a Crash?

---

That's all that jumps out to me. Faust, does anything else stand out for you?
Agree with Death/Helicopter. Engine and Missile also came to mind. I could see Piano, thinking about comic strips where a piano falls from the sky.

Let's lock the first two in.

Death

Then

Helicopter
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 11, 2020, 08:59:14 am
Death is blue

Helicopter is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 11, 2020, 12:23:28 pm
Ok, here we go again:

Red goes first
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Crash 4

Crash = Death seems pretty obvious (Potential outcome of any vehicular crash)
Helicopter Crash also seems pretty obvious here.

Past that, it's not quite as clear.

Time Crash - This is a mini-episode in New Who (errr... 2005-2010?) starring David Tenant and Peter Davidson... But this could be an unintentional connection.

Engine failure could cause a Car Crash.

Missiles could cause a Crash?

---

That's all that jumps out to me. Faust, does anything else stand out for you?
Agree with Death/Helicopter. Engine and Missile also came to mind. I could see Piano, thinking about comic strips where a piano falls from the sky.

Let's lock the first two in.

Death

Then

Helicopter

Death is blue

Helicopter is blue

Nice!

Shall we go Engine next? We can consider passing if weíre unsure.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 11, 2020, 03:45:45 pm
I wouldn't pass just yet, maybe after the next one.

Engine
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 11, 2020, 03:51:06 pm
Engine is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 12, 2020, 12:49:00 am
Sweet.

Time, Missle, Piano, or Pass?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 12, 2020, 01:27:02 am
I will say, I want Time to Blue, because I want to believe Joth would have faith in us as f.ds members to get this. But I donít know that I believe itís blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 12, 2020, 02:11:58 am
I will say, I want Time to Blue, because I want to believe Joth would have faith in us as f.ds members to get this. But I donít know that I believe itís blue.
I understand the sentiment. I think from a tactical perspective it's probably best to pass for now. We've had a good run and we can use that additional clue later on.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 12, 2020, 02:38:30 am
Pass

I completely agree from a tactical perspective.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 12, 2020, 12:15:34 pm
Ballroom: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 12, 2020, 02:51:36 pm
Dance seems like a good first choice.

Then others could be table, piano, square, court, ruler, crown?

I prefer two from the first three over the last three.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 12, 2020, 04:50:33 pm
Dane and piano for sure

Crown, court, ruler all seem good as well for third.
For sure dance and piano tho
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 12, 2020, 07:24:46 pm
Letís just lock in Dance

Pasta if you agree with piano Iím good with that next.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 12, 2020, 08:01:33 pm
Dance is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 12, 2020, 08:03:54 pm
PIANO
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 12, 2020, 09:06:47 pm
Piano is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 12, 2020, 09:10:31 pm
Updated grid:

DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 12, 2020, 09:13:27 pm
Chieftain 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 13, 2020, 03:50:35 am
Well, that worked out nicely.

Chieftan is Ruler for sure, and then... I assume strongly that Crown isn't ours.

The second word could be Forest? Possibly Aztec, but I think they had a more centralized goverment structure? Calf also very vaguely fits.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 14, 2020, 12:31:19 pm
Sorry all - had a very long weekend that culminated in an 8 1/2 hour swim and 4 hours on the road home Sunday.

Well, that worked out nicely.

Chieftan is Ruler for sure, and then... I assume strongly that Crown isn't ours.

The second word could be Forest? Possibly Aztec, but I think they had a more centralized goverment structure? Calf also very vaguely fits.

Ruler immediately jumped out.

Aztec and Forest were also the next two I thought possible, but then I also wondered if there has ever been a Chieftain Missile ... I don't know, but it sounds possible.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 14, 2020, 01:55:40 pm
Ruler

I don't really know anything about missiles I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 14, 2020, 02:28:57 pm
Ruler is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 14, 2020, 02:48:52 pm
I'm not at all confident on another guess. We're at 5 of 9 - we could press the advantage and take a shot here, or we could let it sit to see what fills out on the board. I'm more in favor of the latter - take the pass here, wait and see how we're feeling on our next turn.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 15, 2020, 02:28:38 am
I'm not at all confident on another guess. We're at 5 of 9 - we could press the advantage and take a shot here, or we could let it sit to see what fills out on the board. I'm more in favor of the latter - take the pass here, wait and see how we're feeling on our next turn.
i think I agree with the pass here, especially since Piano could reasonably have been the 4th Crash word, so it's not like we're looking at 2 unused clues.

Alright, pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 15, 2020, 11:04:40 am
Rust: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 15, 2020, 11:12:56 am
OK clearly, Iron. Probably Pan.

Any others not as strong to me as those two.

And both feel good that I'd prefer those two, before circling back to ballroom. For which I still prefer table, next (I think of ballrooms always being set up for events with tables). Then square or court? (I like those more than crown, and ruler of course has now been ruled out)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 15, 2020, 03:47:09 pm
Iron for sure -1/2 rust.

Then i think tie between
Pan - 2/2 rust and Crown for #2 of Ballroom.

What you think?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 15, 2020, 04:03:47 pm
Oo wait NUT for rust could also be solid.

Still iron first, just compared to pan.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 15, 2020, 04:13:10 pm
IRON

I like PAN next.

Why nut for rust? you mean like nuts and bolts? I guess, I still think Pan more likely.

Why Crown for Ballroom? What do you think of my Table suggestion?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 15, 2020, 05:14:11 pm
Iron is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 15, 2020, 05:44:03 pm
IRON

I like PAN next.

Why nut for rust? you mean like nuts and bolts? I guess, I still think Pan more likely.

Why Crown for Ballroom? What do you think of my Table suggestion?

Yes like nuts and bolts but i am a dead on tie between the two, so pan is fine.

I like table and cloak for ball room after crown. I like crown because of the chieftan clue specifically gave them ruler without crown
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 15, 2020, 06:18:50 pm
OK, let's do PAN.

Then we'll fight it for next. I get Ruler without crown, but that could just mean it's neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 15, 2020, 06:25:32 pm
Pan is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 15, 2020, 06:56:05 pm
Aack!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 16, 2020, 09:09:31 am
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 16, 2020, 09:11:47 am
Elves 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 16, 2020, 02:02:33 pm
So, that's Forest, Luck and... something else? Possibly Time, since Elves are often depicted as immortal? Cloak, as with the elven cloaks in LotR? Or maybe Thief, as in RPGs Elves tend to get bonuses on dexterity.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 16, 2020, 02:16:04 pm
Forest for sure. Are Elves particularly lucky, or are they considered good luck? Leprechauns are, but I havenít heard as much about Elves.

Cloak was my instinctive next guess, with thief, court & crown following.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 16, 2020, 02:58:12 pm
Forest for sure. Are Elves particularly lucky, or are they considered good luck? Leprechauns are, but I havenít heard as much about Elves.
Don't know really, it was kind of a gut association. Maybe I'm confusing my fairy creatures.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 16, 2020, 02:58:38 pm
Forest
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 16, 2020, 02:59:45 pm
I think I like Cloak for the next one as well.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 16, 2020, 06:07:23 pm
Forest is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 16, 2020, 06:07:41 pm
Forest is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 16, 2020, 06:16:04 pm
Cloak
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 16, 2020, 07:18:00 pm
Cloak is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 16, 2020, 07:25:45 pm
Iím down with trying Luck if you want, faust. Otherwise, I would pass.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 17, 2020, 01:52:27 am
Iím down with trying Luck if you want, faust. Otherwise, I would pass.
I'm a bit worried, and I would pass unless you think there's a chance that we guess the final word this turn as well. I think Chieftain was Forest, so that's gone, and then Crash might have been Piano, but maybe it's something else?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 17, 2020, 04:05:44 am
I donít think well guess the final word this round, no, and Iím not at all certain on Luck vs Time.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 17, 2020, 04:07:21 am
I donít think weíll guess the final word this round, no, and Iím not at all certain on Luck vs Time.

EBWOP
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 17, 2020, 04:43:47 am
Well then, pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 17, 2020, 11:46:11 am
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON

Attack: Infinite
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 17, 2020, 02:20:31 pm
Clearly we're in a tough spot here. We need 7 words!

2 more for ballroom (assuming iron wasn't)
1 for rust
up to 4 for attack.
and remaining, random.

I'd rather hope there are actually 4 attack.

Possibly Missile, Scorpion, Aztec, thief (?), crown, hole, time (is time of attack a phrase?), maybe other vague ones, but we're likely to have something vague here.

I like Scorpion the most. Then I'm wary of Missile (could it be blue?), so would likely go Aztec second.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 03:54:29 pm
hold on.
2 ballroom
+
1 rust
+
4 Attack
---- => 7 words.

and we have 2 words.
and they went first.

We only need 8 right?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 04:02:36 pm
ok we gotta swoop it for the win either way! so here is where I am at I guess:

Ballroom (need 2):
NO = Nut, Time, Spot, Pizza, Aztec, Square, Thief, Missile, Calf, Hole, Scorpion, Luck
Maybe = Table, Court
YES = Crown

*So I think crown is a for sure. But open for debate if you want. However, I think we should put off the other one for a second.*


RUST (need 1):
In order, this has to be Nut->Time->Spot. None of the other words fit from what I can tell. So, I would leave this until the end as well.


ATTACK (3?):
100% Missile  - should be our first guess
Then the other words that can be attack-y = Aztec, Thief, Scorpion?

yeesh we are in a bad spot.

I think we should do Missile, followed by Crown, and then take a closer look at the clues. I can start doing that now. LMK what you think of Missile and Crown.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 05:23:21 pm
OOE:

Blue 1 = CRASH: 4; Death, Engine, Helicopter (then we did Piano, probably the last)
Red 1 = Ballroom: 3; Dance (then we guessed Piano, which was blue)

End of round 1 this was the grid:
DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON

* So yeah I think we guessed their 4th with Piano. And I think our other words for Ballroom are CROWN and something.


Blue 2 = Chieftain: 2; Ruler, then passed.
Red 2 = Rust: 2; Iron, then Pan is Neutral

Grid after Round 2:

DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON

*K. So they got 1 more to hit on Chieftain. We have 1 more on Rust, and 2 more on Ballroom.


Blue 3 = Elves: 3; Forest, Cloak, Pass
Red 3 = Attack: Infinite

We be here:

DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON


I think they have all of their CRASH words.
I think their last Chieftain word Aztec.
I think their last Elves word is Time, Thief, or Luck.


Missile (attack 1/4)
Crown (ballroom 2/3)
Nut (Rust 2/2)
Scorpion (attack 2/4)


From there it gets more complicated. but what do you think of that order?

Also what do you think for their Elves ?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 05:24:53 pm
The one thing it does sound like we are opposite on is Aztec v Missile.

I think Aztec is a stay away and Missile is a gimme. We can start elsewhere if you want?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 17, 2020, 06:14:39 pm
Oops, you're tight on numbers, we only need 6 total, so 3 attacks.

Yeah, I missed Aztec for Chieftain, that makes sense. I'm not convinced Piano was their 4th crash, I actually thought Missile is theirs...

But both of those could be Attack, of course.

I guess Missile has to be attack right? But I still prefer Scorpion as my top Attack.

And time for rust is really good. I like that significantly more than nut. I also (still) really like table for ballroom.

So my top 3 for each of our clues are:
SCORPION, TIME, TABLE

Are there any of those you're with which ok with starting?

If so, lock them in.

You can probably convince me on Missile, too.

I still am curious of the strong connection between crown and ballroom. (i had that as a weak connection, but you seem high on it). Can you explain it?

Because if it our word and so are the other 4, we'd only actually need one more after that.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 07:24:25 pm
ok so we at a weird junction between you and I on a lot of the word picks.

To start. We agree on Scorpion. your number 1, my number 2. So that is good.

So, we will lock in Scorpion
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 07:28:57 pm
crown is royalty is banquets is dancing is ballrooms etc. But also Table could be fine. and we need more than one.

I absolutely do not think that we would of got ATTACK as a word with missile on the table. I would very much like to go with Missile next.

Time and Nut I am fenced on. I agree it is a great clue for it, so we can go for it if you want.

It pretty much comes down to Time v Nut or Crown v Table.

I would prefer to go missile, then table, then if you really really want time over nut go time and take it from there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 17, 2020, 07:50:30 pm
I agree without any context Attack easily points to Missile. But I could also imagine when in desperation mode to  give a clue that could point to the other team's word hoping the guessers skip it because they think it is the other team's.


But like I said, Missile is so much Attack though, we should go for it.

I'm ok with Missile -> Table -> Time if Scorpion is correct.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 17, 2020, 09:55:25 pm
Scorpion is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 17, 2020, 10:07:33 pm
Yeah no i get your point i just think that because there are not like ď3 obvious onesĒ for attack anyways, it is unlikely missile is not blue.
If there were like ďoh man these 5 could all be attackĒ then yeah.

If we are both good with missile then

Missile
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 18, 2020, 12:47:44 pm
Missile is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 18, 2020, 01:14:20 pm
Ok, sorry for my missile doubt.

So we (unless overlap):
Have 2 left for ballroom, 1 for rust, 1 for attack

I'm still on board with either table or time, probably time a little more.

(I've been thinking about it with rust and the reason I like time, is if the words were iron and nut, there are probably more precise clues)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 18, 2020, 04:06:47 pm
Ok, sorry for my missile doubt.

So we (unless overlap):
Have 2 left for ballroom, 1 for rust, 1 for attack

I'm still on board with either table or time, probably time a little more.

(I've been thinking about it with rust and the reason I like time, is if the words were iron and nut, there are probably more precise clues)

Yeah you are right. I am good to gambol on Time.

Leaving us with 1 Attack, and 2 Ballroom (assumed).

Last attack is gonna make me puke, but weather or not we go Crown or something else for one of the Ballroom clues, I agree that our next guess would be Table regardless.

So if you are on same page still, go ahead and lock in Time and Table if you are ready :))))
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 18, 2020, 04:20:01 pm
TIME -> TABLE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 18, 2020, 05:22:56 pm
Time is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 18, 2020, 06:47:44 pm
Time is neutral.
Well bleh lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 18, 2020, 08:28:44 pm
CURSE 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 19, 2020, 03:06:09 am
So that would be Aztec/Luck? There's an outside chance of Calf, as a sort of blood sacrifice thing.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 19, 2020, 04:47:22 am
So that would be Aztec/Luck? There's an outside chance of Calf, as a sort of blood sacrifice thing.

I think I agree. Aztec (Cursed Gold type stuff) is the thing that first springs to mind. That leads me to Thief being possible as the second though (Thinking like, Indiana Jones stealing cursed stuff) ... but Luck(y) is the opposite of cursed, which is a decent connection as well.

So then I'm wondering what word I would give if the clues were:

Aztec/Thief: Idol? Treasure? Grail? Gold?
Aztec/Luck: .... Curse? I mean, I don't know that I can think of a better connection, whereas I CAN for Aztec/Thief.

So...

I'm good to lock Aztec/Luck if you are!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 19, 2020, 07:09:09 am
Sure!

Aztec -> Luck
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 19, 2020, 09:45:56 am
Aztec is Blue
Luck is Blue

Blue Wins!


Good job team. You were basically always where I wanted you to be. I was a little worried about Missile and Crash and I was also worried about Crash and Court (because traffic court) but no one made that connection.

Full Grid:

DEATHAZTECENGINEMISSILECOURT
NUTPIZZATHIEFHELICOPTERHOLE
TIMETABLECLOAKRULERSCORPION
PIANOSQUAREPANCALFLUCK
SPOTDANCECROWNFORESTIRON

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 19, 2020, 09:47:26 am
Aztec is such a hard word to work with.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 19, 2020, 10:53:49 am
Sorry y'all, I dropped the ball on that one.  :-\
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 19, 2020, 02:38:33 pm
Sorry y'all, I dropped the ball on that one.  :-\

I blame joth - we should have had their set of words! :p
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 19, 2020, 03:01:48 pm
Haha gg!

Everyone good to roll again?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 19, 2020, 05:25:15 pm
Whatevers assuming yes lol

New grids sent. Me and Galz are up.

RED goes first
CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 19, 2020, 05:44:59 pm
Glimmering: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 19, 2020, 08:03:19 pm
Gold is my #1.

Then probably skyscraper and crown? Unless I missed something better.

Also, amusing that PASS is a word. We'll have to be careful to differentiate from guessing it vs, actually passing.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 20, 2020, 01:36:22 am
Gold

It could possibly be fire or bomb, but definitely crown over those two.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 20, 2020, 01:29:46 pm
Gold is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 20, 2020, 02:27:48 pm
CROWN
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 20, 2020, 03:08:46 pm
Crown is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 20, 2020, 04:34:19 pm
Good start!

I prefer skyscraper to fire or bomb (I can see fire maybe, but not bomb).

But maybe it's a bad choice. (I'm thinking of the reflections glimmering off skyscrapers)

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 20, 2020, 08:28:42 pm
Alright, let's try it. Skyscraper
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 20, 2020, 08:49:16 pm
Skyscraper is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 20, 2020, 11:19:38 pm
pass the turn?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 20, 2020, 11:40:58 pm
PASS (the turn, not the word!)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 21, 2020, 01:18:14 am
Elphaba: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 21, 2020, 02:19:59 pm

CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 21, 2020, 02:22:58 pm
Witch and Green 100%

After that, Opera makes sense because it's pretty close to a musical. Tale for fairy tale. Fire for "How 'bout a little fire, Scarecrow?"

Oh and Cap, though that's sort of a deep cut into Wizard of Oz lore. But in the original book, the Witch uses a magic cap to control the flying monkeys.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 21, 2020, 02:25:07 pm
Oh wait, DANCE. The Act II finale of Wicked is a dance at the Ozdust Ballroom.

Galz is freaking out right now because he was hoping I would know something about Wicked but it turns out I know way too much about Wicked.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 21, 2020, 04:05:41 pm
Oh it's Wicked is it? I'm afraid I won't be any help this time around.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 21, 2020, 04:07:43 pm
However I would point out that it seems all the suggestions you have made seemingly would have also worked with the clue Wicked: 3.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 21, 2020, 04:16:20 pm
Elphaba makes it clear we're talking about the musical (and the person, the Wicked Witch of the West, across all the media in which she appears) rather than just word wicked. In particular, it doesn't point to cat, which most generic witch words would.

Are you ok with locking in Witch and Green?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 21, 2020, 04:23:05 pm
If witch and green aren't ours, Galz is an absolute madman and we deserve to lose.

Witch, then Green
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 21, 2020, 04:25:06 pm
Witch is Blue

Green is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 21, 2020, 04:31:20 pm
If anyone needs to make a case that Galz is a liar in a future mafia game, you can quote the above post where he says Green is Blue.

faust, I'd be happy to take a chance on OPERA or DANCE here. Given they're at 3 I'm inclined to do it rather than to pass. Maybe slight lean toward DANCE, since it could also just be a reference to the fact that it's a musical, as well as a plot point within said musical.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 21, 2020, 04:56:49 pm
frikin skum!galz over here...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 21, 2020, 05:10:02 pm
frikin skum!galz over here...

Iím not the one whose alignment is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 22, 2020, 03:12:24 am
I think both DANCE and OPERA are strong enough connections that Galz would have considered them, so they're probably at worst neutral. I'm fine with another guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 22, 2020, 08:30:55 am
Dance
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 22, 2020, 12:36:44 pm
Dance is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 22, 2020, 12:46:30 pm
PASS (the action, not the word)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 22, 2020, 04:20:24 pm
CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 22, 2020, 04:45:45 pm
TELLER: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 22, 2020, 04:51:19 pm
I think Tale (as in a storyteller) and check (as in a bank teller) are pretty obvious here, but I'm not seeing a clear third.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 22, 2020, 06:59:54 pm
Let's lock in TALE.

CHECK is a good 2nd.

Another for bank teller, FIGURE, since they work with numbers.

Then there's also Penn and Teller, so something magic related, like RABBIT.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 22, 2020, 07:25:59 pm
Tale is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 22, 2020, 07:41:22 pm
Check

I like figure as a third. I don't know who Penn and Teller are, so I'm no help on that one. Would Swowl know who they are?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 22, 2020, 08:11:31 pm
check is red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 22, 2020, 08:47:27 pm
they are pretty well known magicians - vegas, tv specials. You've really never heard of them? Penn is a big guy, Teller is small and he never talks.

I think they're well enough known (that I'm surprised you've never heard of them).

Just not sure if I like it enough for a guess. Maybe we go figure first, and save rabbit as a future bonus guess?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 22, 2020, 10:02:06 pm
they are pretty well known magicians - vegas, tv specials. You've really never heard of them? Penn is a big guy, Teller is small and he never talks.

I think they're well enough known (that I'm surprised you've never heard of them).

Just not sure if I like it enough for a guess. Maybe we go figure first, and save rabbit as a future bonus guess?

Yeah. I don't think figure is blue or the assassin, at least. Figure
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 22, 2020, 10:09:16 pm
Figure is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 22, 2020, 10:40:56 pm
Clock: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 22, 2020, 11:02:51 pm
CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 22, 2020, 11:03:24 pm
CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 01:14:31 am
I think I like Wall, Bomb, Cycle... but it can only be 2 of those.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 03:42:28 am
Oh, or Rabbit, as in Alice in Wonderland.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 23, 2020, 07:40:57 am
Or Round, since clocks are often round and the hands go round and round.

Or Pass, because time passes.

I like WALL - ROUND actually.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 08:16:21 am
Or Round, since clocks are often round and the hands go round and round.

Or Pass, because time passes.

I like WALL - ROUND actually.
Oh yeah, round  :D That makes sense...

I don't know, Wall - Round could just as well have been clued with Drill.

I think I would go with Round, but I am not really certain enough to think that a second guess is worth it after that.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 08:24:06 am
By the way, as I have been wondering, and not being a spymaster seems like a good time to ask this: Do we have a consensus on whether full names are allowed as clues?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 23, 2020, 08:42:20 am
Round
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 23, 2020, 10:13:59 am
By the way, as I have been wondering, and not being a spymaster seems like a good time to ask this: Do we have a consensus on whether full names are allowed as clues?

My vote is no. One word only.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 23, 2020, 10:45:09 am
I think it creates a weird slippery slope where I could say Bob Miller Green, which is plausibly a name, when really I just wanted to give the clues bob, miller, and green which point to different words in the grid.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 11:09:22 am
I think it creates a weird slippery slope where I could say Bob Miller Green, which is plausibly a name, when really I just wanted to give the clues bob, miller, and green which point to different words in the grid.
I mean, I trust everyone here enough to believe it wouldn't be abused. The opposing spymaster could always challenge such a clue. Right now, I could also say "Apym", which is plausibly a name, but I just want to clue Apple, Paper, Yacht, Mice.

But I am also okay with disallowing it; I just wanted to have a ruling one way or the other, as the official rules don't give a definite ruling.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 23, 2020, 11:36:07 am
By the way, as I have been wondering, and not being a spymaster seems like a good time to ask this: Do we have a consensus on whether full names are allowed as clues?

My vote is no. One word only.

What about 2 word concepts? Like giving the clue New York, you couldn't give that clue with just York or New because those are completely different things.

I mean, I trust all of us not to abuse the rules like joth pointed out, so my vote is probably yes. Though I'd be okay with a no ruling if that's what the consensus is.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 23, 2020, 12:01:11 pm
I think it creates a weird slippery slope where I could say Bob Miller Green, which is plausibly a name, when really I just wanted to give the clues bob, miller, and green which point to different words in the grid.
I mean, I trust everyone here enough to believe it wouldn't be abused. The opposing spymaster could always challenge such a clue. Right now, I could also say "Apym", which is plausibly a name, but I just want to clue Apple, Paper, Yacht, Mice.

But I am also okay with disallowing it; I just wanted to have a ruling one way or the other, as the official rules don't give a definite ruling.

Well apym is strictly against the rules, not because it's not as name, but because you can't clue based on the letters in a word.

By the way, as I have been wondering, and not being a spymaster seems like a good time to ask this: Do we have a consensus on whether full names are allowed as clues?

My vote is no. One word only.

What about 2 word concepts? Like giving the clue New York, you couldn't give that clue with just York or New because those are completely different things.

I mean, I trust all of us not to abuse the rules like joth pointed out, so my vote is probably yes. Though I'd be okay with a no ruling if that's what the consensus is.

I will also go with consensus, but still prefer to be strict and not allow any spaces. (for new york, you'd just come up with something like Manhattan)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 23, 2020, 01:59:32 pm
Round is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 03:51:20 pm
I think it creates a weird slippery slope where I could say Bob Miller Green, which is plausibly a name, when really I just wanted to give the clues bob, miller, and green which point to different words in the grid.
I mean, I trust everyone here enough to believe it wouldn't be abused. The opposing spymaster could always challenge such a clue. Right now, I could also say "Apym", which is plausibly a name, but I just want to clue Apple, Paper, Yacht, Mice.

But I am also okay with disallowing it; I just wanted to have a ruling one way or the other, as the official rules don't give a definite ruling.

Well apym is strictly against the rules, not because it's not as name, but because you can't clue based on the letters in a word.
Well yes, but so is joth's example:
Quote from: Codenames rules
Spymasters  should  not  be  allowed  to  make  up  names,  not  even  names  that  turn  out  to  be  real. Sue Mee is not avalid clue for CHINA and LAWYER.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 23, 2020, 03:52:40 pm
I am still in favor of passing by the way. We have two words left unclued, I figure we'll be in a stronger position if we pass now and try to guess the rest next time around.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 23, 2020, 04:09:00 pm
I think it creates a weird slippery slope where I could say Bob Miller Green, which is plausibly a name, when really I just wanted to give the clues bob, miller, and green which point to different words in the grid.
I mean, I trust everyone here enough to believe it wouldn't be abused. The opposing spymaster could always challenge such a clue. Right now, I could also say "Apym", which is plausibly a name, but I just want to clue Apple, Paper, Yacht, Mice.

But I am also okay with disallowing it; I just wanted to have a ruling one way or the other, as the official rules don't give a definite ruling.

Well apym is strictly against the rules, not because it's not as name, but because you can't clue based on the letters in a word.
Well yes, but so is joth's example:
Quote from: Codenames rules
Spymasters  should  not  be  allowed  to  make  up  names,  not  even  names  that  turn  out  to  be  real. Sue Mee is not avalid clue for CHINA and LAWYER.

Good point.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 23, 2020, 08:01:21 pm
I really think we should guess Wall. Very straightforward clue for clock.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 24, 2020, 12:48:52 am
I really think we should guess Wall. Very straightforward clue for clock.
How does it help us to do this now rather than next turn?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 24, 2020, 08:43:03 am
How does it help us to do it next turn rather than now?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 24, 2020, 10:23:47 am
How does it help us to do it next turn rather than now?
Well, revealing it now gives the other team more information for their next move.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 24, 2020, 11:20:40 am
Alright, we'll pass then (again, not the word)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 24, 2020, 04:23:54 pm
FANCY: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 24, 2020, 09:33:41 pm
3, huh?

I'm thinking OPERA and that CAT (Cat Fancy, isn't that something?)

Not sure what could be third. CYCLE? (some people have fancy bikes)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 24, 2020, 11:44:49 pm
CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 24, 2020, 11:46:02 pm
Opera for sure.

I see CAP before CYCLE since fancy hats are more common than fancy bikes. OLIVEs are sometimes considered a garnish for a "fancy" meal.

I'd probably do CAP next, then a tie between olive and cat.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 25, 2020, 12:17:39 am
Opera is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 25, 2020, 12:37:42 am
We also still have one for teller. (unless opera was)

If we assume they will get a clue for the last unclued words, they could win.

But we can win out if we get both fancy and 1 teller.

My issue with cap, is that while there are fancy hats, caps are generally not fancy.

I kinda do like Olive, thinking of Olive oil, as well. (though I wouldn't call the Olive Garden fancy!  ::))
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 25, 2020, 08:12:15 am
Someone didnít grow up in the suburbs!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 25, 2020, 10:34:49 am
Then let's lock in Olive next.

We can go with Rabbit, as well, for the Teller clue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 25, 2020, 10:53:59 am
OLIVE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 25, 2020, 02:04:12 pm
Olive is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 25, 2020, 04:16:01 pm
Rabbit?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 25, 2020, 05:33:18 pm
I don't know. I know the one who suggested it, but it still seems meh to me. (I mean Teller is a magician and magicians are associated with rabbits, but I'm not sure if Teller himself is specific to rabbits).

There's also Wall, which could be there's for clock, but could be ours for Teller, i.e. ATMs are often built into walls.

And for fancy in in addition to cat and cap / cycle, I just noticed PIN, which are often worn when dressing up more fancy?

OH and another reason for Cat - Fancy Feast is a brand of cat food!

So, in summary, we need two and these are all possible:
Cat
Cap
Cycle
Pin
Rabbit
Wall

I think I like cat next best of all those. Or Pin.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 25, 2020, 10:06:35 pm
Alright, let's try it out. Cat
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 26, 2020, 12:28:49 am
Cat is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 26, 2020, 12:39:04 am
Crater: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 26, 2020, 04:40:03 am
That would be Bomb/Dinosaur, right?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 26, 2020, 04:41:37 am
+Wall and that should be it hopefully.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 26, 2020, 11:26:41 am
Yeah, you could make a case for Pitch or Fire, but I think Bomb and Dinosaur make the most sense. Feel free to lock in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 26, 2020, 11:54:55 am
Bomb -> Dinosaur -> Wall
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 26, 2020, 12:08:50 pm
Bomb is Blue
Dinosaur is Blue
Wall is Blue


Whoo! What a tough set of words! I did NOT figure a way for us to get there - well, until they flipped Ďfigureí for us. I completely missed the opportunity to put ĎBombí on the clock clue, and was slapping myself when faust brought it up. While it wouldíve worked out, it couldíve left me with a much harder final pair... and worse, I worried that seeing ĎBomb/Dinosaurí for Crater night then make you reconsider the unguessed ĎWallí for clock.

Faust - Sorry about the Elphaba clue. There were a lot of words I didnít want you to hit that couldíve been considered had I just said Wicked. Cat, Cap, Opera were all words I needed to avoid. I wasnít trying to clue just to Joth there, but while I didnít know if you would have any knowledge of the musical, I was certain Joth would, and I needed to thread a very touchy three words there.

Full Board:

CATCAPRABBITBARKFIGURE
TALEWITCHIRONWALLGOLD
BOMBDINOSAURPITCHDANCESKYSCRAPER
OLIVEROUNDGREENCROWNCHECK
OPERAPINCYCLEPASSFIRE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 26, 2020, 12:16:27 pm
Oh don't worry, it's hard to guess what the other players know, and in the end if one teammate gets it that's mission accomplished!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 26, 2020, 02:49:09 pm
so close. good job to my team on that one for figuring out what you did from the clues. That was a rough one!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 26, 2020, 03:58:58 pm
so close. good job to my team on that one for figuring out what you did from the clues. That was a rough one!

OH, I just realized PIN could've been for Teller (you have to input your PIN when you use an ATM)

Was that it, then? And Cycle for Fancy?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 26, 2020, 04:19:27 pm
I clued 3 for teller thinking TALE and CHECK would be solid.
Then was also like ďright after they do teller of tales they may think operaĒ and same as ďright after they do bank teller they might think PINĒ so i clued it as a 3.
I did not foresee all the things with rabbit happening so that is probably mb lol

Then i knew Galz had Dino and bomb left. Assumed they would get wall. So fancy was to get olive and opera out the way while leaving 1 for final clue to match fancy.
But it was dependent on Galz having them hit fire first so womp womp
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 26, 2020, 11:06:37 pm
I didnít know I had made my musical theater bona fides known on this forum lol. Maybe itís just a personality read.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 27, 2020, 12:28:38 am
Believe pasta and Faust are up!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 27, 2020, 12:28:48 am
I didnít know I had made my musical theater bona fides known on this forum lol. Maybe itís just a personality read.

I have you on Facebook - it wasnít a huge leap to make. 😋 I think my knowledge would surprise more people than yours!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 27, 2020, 03:29:45 am
Blue goes first
DEATHSNOWMANDAYWAVEBOOT
MAJORBACKPLATYPUSMARCHAMERICA
CHOCOLATERACKETVETHAWKCANADA
MILLIONAIRETHIEFPYRAMIDDOCTORDUCK
FINGERHEADTURKEYSHOEPART
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 27, 2020, 03:50:53 am
Beak: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 27, 2020, 10:10:07 am
I think I see what he's doing here. He's trying to clue Turkey and Hawk without cluing Duck (which is also a bird, but has a bill, not a beak).

OR he's considering a bill to be a subset of beaks and he's trying to clue Turkey, Hawk, Duck, and Platypus. That actually seems more likely because if it's the first one I don't know how we get up to four!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 27, 2020, 10:11:13 am
Well, it could be Turkey, Hawk, Part, and Head actually.

I think it's either Turkey, Hawk, Duck, and Platypus or Turkey, Hawk, Part, and Head.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 27, 2020, 12:28:26 pm
My initial read was: Turkey, Hawk, Head, Duck -> but I didnít see Platypus. While a Platypus or Duck might be referred to as having a Bill, a Bill and a Beak are actually synonymous.

Turkey -> Hawk either way.

I think we do Duck next, then gamble on Platypus or Head -> If itís Part, I think we can circle back around to it later on.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 27, 2020, 01:36:09 pm
My only reservation is if the clue was specifically trying to exclude duck it could be the assassin.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 27, 2020, 01:40:21 pm
My only reservation is if the clue was specifically trying to exclude duck it could be the assassin.

Maybe... But thatís incredibly, incredibly risky - far beyond what I think faust would do on the opening clue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 27, 2020, 04:16:35 pm
Turkey is blue
Hawk is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 27, 2020, 05:52:31 pm
@faust, when you can you check your PMs?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 28, 2020, 12:56:07 am
@faust, when you can you check your PMs?
Oh crap, I messed up  :( Not sure how that happened. Anyways I gave a clue for red words for some reason, which there are fewer of... I don't think this is salvagable.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 28, 2020, 01:19:22 am
Ah, drat. Thatís ok - just reset!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 28, 2020, 01:26:41 am
@faust, when you can you check your PMs?
Oh crap, I messed up  :( Not sure how that happened. Anyways I gave a clue for red words for some reason, which there are fewer of... I don't think this is salvagable.

Yeah, no worries. I PMed first in case we could salvage (but agree, not really possible). So yeah, feel free to reset and resend to me.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 28, 2020, 06:02:05 am
Okay, sorry about that, here's the new attempt:

Blue goes first
CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 28, 2020, 06:03:08 am
Manslaughter: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 28, 2020, 01:49:28 pm
So the first two that jump out:

- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Court (Where you would go on charges of Manslaughter)

After those, in a not-so-distant third:

- Knife (Weapon -> Manslaughter)

And in a slightly more distant fourth:

- Club (Weapon (Bludgeon) -> Manslaughter)

Do any other clues jump out to you?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 28, 2020, 02:42:29 pm
ok, but just because I need to know -- what were you trying to clue with Beak? Was I on base with either of my guesses?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 28, 2020, 02:45:08 pm
Copper, as in old-timey slang for a policeman.

What would the word be for vehicular manslaughter? Garage? Park? Horse?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 28, 2020, 02:45:44 pm
Oh, or VAN, duh. there's also Trunk. So a lot of car-related words.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 28, 2020, 03:41:38 pm
ok, but just because I need to know -- what were you trying to clue with Beak? Was I on base with either of my guesses?
Duck, Hawk, Turkey, Platypus.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 29, 2020, 01:48:42 pm
Oh, or VAN, duh. there's also Trunk. So a lot of car-related words.

haha - sorry. Yes, I meant Van. My brain had already converted Van to vehicular.

So I prefer:

Van
Court
Knife

And then probably Club... I think I like better than Copper - although I get what you're going for there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 29, 2020, 02:14:46 pm
Van - Court - Knife

what about FILE? As in filing suit?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 29, 2020, 02:16:59 pm
I like File more than Copper, on par with Club.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 29, 2020, 02:34:07 pm
Van is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 29, 2020, 04:11:31 pm
neato :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 29, 2020, 04:25:55 pm
neato :P

That's not neato! That's not neato at all!

Oooh, that's awkward. Here I went and got my games mixed up. I was waiting for the other guesses to flip! Hrmm....

Sorry faust/joth!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 29, 2020, 04:48:01 pm
FARM: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 29, 2020, 05:16:42 pm
So HORSE is obvious.

Other connections I see, in no particular order:
You could grow ROSEs on a farm
A barn is kinda a GARAGE for animals.
GUITAR, for the country music connection
PRIVATE since farms are usually in remote locations
SOUL, also for the country music connection, though I'm less sure on this one.
FLY as an insect that infects farm animals.
KNIFE as a maybe maybe maybe.

Out of those, I think we could go Private -> guitar -> rose -> garage -> fly, I think is my preferred order.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 29, 2020, 05:41:50 pm
So, I think

Horse - 100%. Lock in HORSE

but also I think

Rose - 100% - Rose Farms are fairly well known to be a thing. We have a giant one right out here in San Jose, and I am like 99.99% sure they are all around.

I think the next should be either Guitar or Fly (you can pick which, I like them equally). But then I think it should be the other for guess number 4. Actually it should be Guitar first I think because of other potential pairings it could of had. But your call.

I agree with the rest of your words, I just think they are more of stretch then the 4 listed.
If there was a #5 I guess it would b e Garage or Private imo.




Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 29, 2020, 05:43:37 pm
do you "farm" copper? is that a thing? no right? you mine copper yeah?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 29, 2020, 06:09:04 pm
Horse is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on September 29, 2020, 11:19:39 pm
do you "farm" copper? is that a thing? no right? you mine copper yeah?

Yeah, you mine copper.

Rose -> Guitar -> Fly
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 29, 2020, 11:30:13 pm
Rose is Red.
Guitar is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 30, 2020, 05:21:01 am
Fairy: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 30, 2020, 10:39:45 am
I like TOOTH and FLY

After that, maybe Moon? Maybe Rose?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 30, 2020, 12:42:25 pm
I like TOOTH and FLY

After that, maybe Moon? Maybe Rose?

Roses are Red. :P

I like Tooth for sure.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 30, 2020, 12:44:24 pm
CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 30, 2020, 12:45:25 pm
Atlantis or Night might be good options as well.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on September 30, 2020, 02:57:29 pm
van was red correct?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on September 30, 2020, 03:01:53 pm
Tooth is blue!

Also yeah, Van was red.

CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 30, 2020, 03:54:29 pm
van was red correct?

My mistake.

Fly
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 30, 2020, 04:11:32 pm
Fly is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on September 30, 2020, 05:59:09 pm
I think we should guess Court next, since it plausibly connects to both words (thinking of the court [in the King and Queen sense] of the faeries in A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 30, 2020, 06:01:54 pm
Court
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on September 30, 2020, 06:18:30 pm
Court is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on September 30, 2020, 06:29:46 pm
I think we should try Knife as our fourth guess. A lot of options for the third Fairy (assuming Court *wasn't* it), and I think we're better off trying to pick up another Manslaughter.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 01, 2020, 07:36:04 pm
bump
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 02, 2020, 01:45:35 am
Knife good with you Joth?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 02, 2020, 09:24:33 am
ok, let's do Knife
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 02, 2020, 10:07:16 am
Knife is blue!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 02, 2020, 11:22:20 am
I believe that is a mandatory pass for us.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 02, 2020, 12:33:16 pm
CRATER: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 02, 2020, 12:46:03 pm
Definitely MOON, probably BOOM (large explosion leaving a crater).

Got any ideas for a third?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 02, 2020, 12:47:11 pm
We also still have 2 words for farm, which I think PRIVATE is for sure one of them.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 02, 2020, 03:36:12 pm
CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 02, 2020, 03:46:56 pm
Crater 1 and 2 should be first.
And I agree with you that is Moon and Boom first and second this round imo.

Then we have (pending no overlap) 2 for FARM and 1 for CRATER.

For the last CRATER I think I like PARK or COPPER. They are both stretches but IDK what to make of any of the others. Copper would be like a mining accident or something, and PARK is like there are national and state parks that have craters as attractions in them.

For FARM:
Private - Still think that is a good call, we should do that probably as number 3.

Then we can either guess at last CRATER, last FARM, or pass.

I think the last FARM is PAN, but I am open to whatever.

So I think it should be MOON - BOOM - PRIVATE - ?

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 02, 2020, 06:09:26 pm
Agreed. Moon -> Boom -> Private
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 02, 2020, 06:22:00 pm
Moon is Red.
Boom is Red.
Private is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 02, 2020, 08:44:01 pm
cool.

So they have come up with 5 words to win on next turn and we have 2 left on the board.

We have some potential overlap with FARM guesses and their MANSLAUGHTER clue. Like literally all 3 of the ones I would want to go for FARM could possibly be a MANSLAUGHTER word.
FAIRY is safer in terms of overlap... but I have no idea what the last CRATER is.

So it is your call. If you have a read on CRATER I do not, we can go that. Otherwise, unless you really really really wanna gamble on the FARM word here... I think the play is to force them to guess it out.

They have 4/9 now. They need 5. Either 2/5 or 3/5 of those words are hinted on the board for them right now. So in order for them to get a hint with a number that allows them to guess at all 5 they either will have to get a negative hint or a hint of 4+.

I think we put the ball in their court. Keeps another word from being filled in, and if they don't sweep us on the next one we probably got it.

What you think?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 02, 2020, 11:08:44 pm
I've been looking over the board and I can't see anything jumping out at me for farm or crater, so let's pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 03, 2020, 03:37:35 am
CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH

Jazz: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 03, 2020, 01:39:25 pm
Pretty darn sure: CLUB and SOUL
Possible: TIE (jazz band outfits often include a tie), NIGHT (when you usually go to a jazz club), COPPER (related to brass I think), PAN (Iím thinking about Tin Pan Alley, which I really wish I could Google, but memory says itís an old genre that might be related to jazz)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 03, 2020, 06:19:05 pm
Club -> Soul

My next thought was TRACK, as in an Album Track.

Copper was my next gut guess (Copper similar to Brass), but I could see TIE maybe.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 03, 2020, 07:22:38 pm
Club is Blue.
Soul is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 03, 2020, 11:35:14 pm
Oh, duh, PAN is probably ours. Peter Pan -> Tinker Bell -> Fairy
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 04, 2020, 12:09:55 am
Ooh dang. Yeah. Better late than never.

Pan
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 04, 2020, 12:10:55 am
I like Track too.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 04, 2020, 02:38:07 am
Pan is blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 04, 2020, 02:46:44 am
Let's go Track then, and hope we're down to just one!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 04, 2020, 02:49:18 am
Track is blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 04, 2020, 02:59:04 am
Alright - sorry to leave everyone in suspense, but it's midnight for me right now and today was a long day. I don't have the headspace to think about what our last clue might be (and what associations it might have with previous clues). I'll check in in the morning though and run through our options.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 04, 2020, 10:59:49 am
Manslaughter 4: Knife, Court, Club, ?
Fairy 3: Tooth, Fly, Pan
Jazz 4: Soul, Club, Track, ?

We still have Night, which is reasonable for Jazz and I suppose possible for Manslaughter. The fourth for Manslaughter might have been Tooth I suppose.
And then there's Copper, which is plausible for Manslaughter or for Jazz, albeit somewhat of a stretch for both. I suppose Tie could fit for Manslaughter: tying people up feels like an alternative to killing someone, but oftentimes it ends up being a prelude to it...

It's probably Night or Copper? Idk, what do you think.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 04, 2020, 01:42:21 pm
Manslaughter 4: Knife, Court, Club, ?
Fairy 3: Tooth, Fly, Pan
Jazz 4: Soul, Club, Track, ?

We still have Night, which is reasonable for Jazz and I suppose possible for Manslaughter. The fourth for Manslaughter might have been Tooth I suppose.
And then there's Copper, which is plausible for Manslaughter or for Jazz, albeit somewhat of a stretch for both. I suppose Tie could fit for Manslaughter: tying people up feels like an alternative to killing someone, but oftentimes it ends up being a prelude to it...

It's probably Night or Copper? Idk, what do you think.

CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH

Alright, from the top:

Manslaughter: 4 {Court, Knife, Club ??}
Fairy: 3 {Fly, Tooth, Pan}
Jazz: 4 {Club, Track, Soul, ??}

IF Manslaughter's 4th word is {Fly, Tooth, Pan, Track, Soul}, THEN we are only looking for a Jazz clue reference.
- All 4 have some stretch possibilities to Manslaughter. Pan, like Club, could be another blunt instrument. Track, as in Tracking a murder. Soul as in death. None of them seem particularly likely, though, so let's operate under the assumption that there's still another answer for Manslaughter out there.

It seems most prudent to search for the Manslaughter answer here. Either it matches as a Jazz answer as well, or Pan was meant as the last Jazz answer, and the final Manslaughter answer stands alone.

Glass - Not seeing a strong tie to Manslaughter here.
Garage - Not seeing a strong tie to Manslaughter here.
Trunk - Trunk of a car. Common place to put a body in movies. Any Jazz connection?
Tie - Tie up a person? Not a strong Manslaughter reference. Might have a Jazz connection.
Ship - Throw someone off a ship? Probably not. Any Jazz connection?
Atlantis - Not seeing a strong tie to Manslaughter here.
Night - Possible connection to Manslaughter and Jazz.
Copper - Possible connection to Manslaughter and Jazz.
File - File a case. Could have a similar connection as Court did to Manslaughter. Any Jazz connection?
Park - Could be a location answer for Manslaughter. Many park musicians play Jazz music.

I think we're looking at... {Night, Copper, Tie, Park} as our final answer. Would faust have seen "Copper" and thought of the old British/American (European?) slang term for Police Officer, and then also thought of it's connection to Manslaughter? I like Copper better than Night as a Jazz answer, but I think I like Night better than Copper as a Manslaughter answer. It's really close though.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 04, 2020, 05:20:42 pm
Yeah, I am so torn on copper vs. night. But I think we just have to pick one. Iím leaning Copper but Iím fine with either.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 04, 2020, 06:44:46 pm
Copper
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 05, 2020, 12:28:13 am
Suspenseeeeeee
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 05, 2020, 12:42:17 am
Copper is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 05, 2020, 12:44:43 am
CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 05, 2020, 12:29:02 pm
DOSSIER: 1
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 05, 2020, 01:43:52 pm
ok so that is a hint at specifically FILE and specifically for only 1.....

It has been a few days I need to go back and check what we are missing for the last one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 05, 2020, 05:42:34 pm
I don't know what Dossier is so that's all you.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 05, 2020, 08:27:32 pm
itís like an information packet to the best of my understanding

FILE

So then the question is if we get it right.
1- did we have an overlap word for crater/farm
2- if not then which does file belong to
3- wtf is the last word lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 05, 2020, 09:04:08 pm
File is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 06, 2020, 11:15:24 am
Possible matches for Farm: Garage, Park.
Possible matches for Crater: Atlantis?

Well, there's also Crater National Park in Idaho. So Crater could be for Park as well.

I think park is our best bet, actually.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 06, 2020, 02:16:59 pm
Yeah and i mean i donít see any overlap - so file had to be either farm or crater.... and i do t get either.... so park for crater is fine with me unless you come up with something crazy in the twelfth hour lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 06, 2020, 02:35:41 pm
Alright, here goes nothing: Park
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 06, 2020, 02:59:41 pm
Park is Red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 06, 2020, 03:05:58 pm
noooooooo is that game over?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 06, 2020, 03:14:51 pm
noooooooo is that game over?

Yes (it was subtle, but I used an exclamation point instead of a period).

Full board and post mortem from me coming soon (in a meeting now).
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 06, 2020, 03:20:32 pm
Woot gg! Hell of a round!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 06, 2020, 03:21:14 pm
Ah, wonderful. Great clues Scola!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 06, 2020, 03:58:00 pm
Full board:
Blue goes first
CLUBCOURTTIEATLANTISFILE
HORSEGARAGEVANMOONPAN
GLASSBOOMPRIVATESOULROSE
TRACKFLYSHIPNIGHTPARK
GUITARTRUNKKNIFECOPPERTOOTH
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 06, 2020, 04:07:55 pm
Post mortem:

FARM (4): Horse, Rose, Park, Private
CRATER (3): Moon, Boom, Park
DOSSIER (1): File

So I wanted to try to connect Horse, Rose, and Park. I considered FIELD, but Track was one of their words. Also GRASS, but wasn't sure it would really work. Then hit on FARM, which also allowed for Private, but didn't realize it was actually further from Park that natural. (i.e. in my mind, I connected FARM to FIELD, and didn't think further). I didn't even consider that you would somehow think Guitar there...

When I had CRATER in mind for Moon and Boom from early on, when it was clear to me that you weren't necessarily getting Park from FARM, I realized there must be some park somewhere named after a crater, so I threw a 3 on there instead of a 2. And luckily, there is!

Lastly, I couldn't think of a good clue for File and Park, so had to hope that you'd get Park from the other two. I did consider X (as in X Files and X marks the spot, which maybe for park), BUT was afraid you might think Atlantis, since it no longer exists. Also something like CARFAX, but the problem with anything car related was garage. (It really helped that they got Van for us).

Generally, I had to avoid anything transportation related due to Ship being Assassin.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 06, 2020, 04:12:06 pm
Yeah, that was a close one. "Vehicular manslaughter" got me... because that thing isn't classified as manslaughter but rather as negligence in Germany. My manslaugther words were Court, Club, Knife, Pan. (Pan was admittedly a stretch)

I'm glad the Fairy -> Pan clue worked out though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 06, 2020, 04:15:02 pm
Your team were so close with Night vs Copper at the end there. Stressful to watch as a codemaster.

Fairy was a great clue!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 07, 2020, 01:19:52 pm
Ok, new Grid:

Red goes first
FINGERFENCEMINTSETTLEGUITAR
ANTARCTICASTICKPENGUINBRICKROCK
SHOEBOOTHOSPITALPIPEAMAZON
CHOCOLATESATELLITEBOXNOVELBOTTLE
DECKLOCKPLATEOPERALIGHT

Mail-mi, you're up!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 07, 2020, 02:10:36 pm
Snow: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 07, 2020, 02:16:08 pm
Antarctica
Penguin

Boot - like snow boot
Light- like snow is light and fluffy
Settle - like snow settling on the ground?

There are others too, but i think first two are for sure.

Then next for me is boot. What you see pasta?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 07, 2020, 02:30:22 pm
I saw same ones but also SHOE.

ANTARCTICA -> PENGUIN

I'd vote Shoe before Boot, but am fine the other way too, if you prefer.

If any are wrong, I like Settle more than Light.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 07, 2020, 03:27:19 pm
I saw same ones but also SHOE.

ANTARCTICA -> PENGUIN

I'd vote Shoe before Boot, but am fine the other way too, if you prefer.

If any are wrong, I like Settle more than Light.

Duh snow shoe def better than boot

SHOE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 07, 2020, 03:44:50 pm
Red, Red, and Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 07, 2020, 03:48:25 pm
Nice!

Swan, OK with Boot next? Lock it in if you are.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 07, 2020, 07:20:05 pm
Yeah. I mean it could be others but at the minimum if we are wrong i doubt it would be blue.

BOOT
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 07, 2020, 11:06:57 pm
Boot is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 07, 2020, 11:09:58 pm
Woot! Great start.

ObviPASS.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 08, 2020, 02:21:29 am
Woot woot!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 08, 2020, 08:50:12 am
Red goes first
FINGERFENCEMINTSETTLEGUITAR
ANTARCTICASTICKPENGUINBRICKROCK
SHOEBOOTHOSPITALPIPEAMAZON
CHOCOLATESATELLITEBOXNOVELBOTTLE
DECKLOCKPLATEOPERALIGHT
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 08, 2020, 08:53:09 am
Radio 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 08, 2020, 09:39:40 pm
Bump
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 08, 2020, 11:35:08 pm
Satellite -> Rock
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 09, 2020, 12:04:28 am
You could dial a radio with your finger.
A cassette deck is found in old stereo radios.
A stereo box (or beat box) could fit for radio.
You could possibly listen to opera on the radio.
And then obviously guitar is a possibility.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 09, 2020, 01:18:47 am
Sorry for failing to post... (I would still have liked to give input before submitting a guess)

Box feels that most like the third word to me.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 09, 2020, 01:46:25 am
Sorry for failing to post... (I would still have liked to give input before submitting a guess)

Box feels that most like the third word to me.

Oh crap - completely my mistake! Iíve had a long couple days and absolutely spaced on having a partner in this one! I came in, saw the bump, and just thought action was waiting on me. Iím so sorry!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 09, 2020, 03:29:28 am
No worries, it happens. And at least you guessed words that I would also have guessed  :)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 09, 2020, 08:13:20 am
Blue and Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 09, 2020, 11:13:50 pm
Box or pass? A lot of options possible that could flip in time.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 10, 2020, 02:14:34 am
I kind of want to push forward since we're behind, but I'm not actually sure how useful that would be.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 10, 2020, 10:12:47 am
I donít think being behind is crazy important - lots of ways and opportunities to catch up - and I generally like the idea of leaving the board more open as it makes the other teams clueing and guessing slightly more difficult.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 10, 2020, 03:48:32 pm
That's also true.

Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 10, 2020, 11:39:25 pm
Theater: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 11, 2020, 01:48:17 am
Opera and ??
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 11, 2020, 02:00:46 am
FINGERFENCEMINTSETTLEGUITAR
ANTARCTICASTICKPENGUINBRICKROCK
SHOEBOOTHOSPITALPIPEAMAZON
CHOCOLATESATELLITEBOXNOVELBOTTLE
DECKLOCKPLATEOPERALIGHT
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 11, 2020, 02:12:18 am
So yeah 100% on Opera. Lock in OPERA

Second word choices:

Favorites:
Deck - Theaters have decks (like for seating)
Box - Like "Box Seating". I think that is a think in Theater, like the fancy booths way up high that are private. I know that is what it is called in Sports.

Middle:
Novel - Lots of adaptations and such from Novels into Theater.

Bottom:
Light - Lots of lighting used in theaters
Hospital - This is a stretch, but Operation Rooms back in the day were referred to as Theaters.
Chocolate/Mint/Bottle - Concession Stand purchases.

I cannot think of any connections worth while outside of that.
I kind of want to rule out Novel... just because I feel like I can come up with a few pretty standard "better" words for Opera/Novel as a 2 clue.

IDK - Super on the fence here. My gut says to go with Box. What you think?


Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 11, 2020, 10:53:20 am
Opera is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 11, 2020, 01:02:33 pm
There's also military theater, but I don't think any of the words point to that.

And Amazon has released some movies to the theater (in the before times). But too stetchy.

I like box. They ae definitely box seats in a theater.

I'm going to assume you're happy with your gut and just lock it in:

BOX
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 11, 2020, 06:40:57 pm
Box is Blue

Unfortunately, I may not have time to post my next clue until late tomorrow.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 12, 2020, 08:56:03 am

FINGERFENCEMINTSETTLEGUITAR
ANTARCTICASTICKPENGUINBRICKROCK
SHOEBOOTHOSPITALPIPEAMAZON
CHOCOLATESATELLITEBOXNOVELBOTTLE
DECKLOCKPLATEOPERALIGHT
[/quote]
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 12, 2020, 09:04:14 am
Silver 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 12, 2020, 10:40:17 am
Well deciding to pass turned out pretty nicely.

Silver to me looks strongly like Plate/Mint.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 13, 2020, 11:27:16 am
Bump
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 13, 2020, 02:19:45 pm
I like your line of thought here - However, I could also see Finger (Silver Ring), and Lock (Silver Lock). But I prefer your two and then those if we're wrong.

Plate -> Mint
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 13, 2020, 02:28:34 pm
Blue and Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 13, 2020, 02:32:14 pm
Sweet, that's a pass then, yeah?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 14, 2020, 02:20:09 am
Yep. Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 14, 2020, 09:06:11 am
Heart: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 14, 2020, 11:24:47 am
My first thoughts are Chocolate (like Valentine's) and Hospital.

We also still have one for Theater.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 14, 2020, 01:43:41 pm
lol hilariously I would of gone nirvana with it and said BOX again for heart... so good thing that one is gone.


I like Hospital.
Chocolate probably good second.

I think Deck is a good third (like hearts in playing cards). Or possibly Lock? like a locket shaped like a heart.

Thing is if we get it with Deck... that is kind of where I was at with Theater for the next guess. So dunno what to do about that.


HOSPITAL

if you good with chocolate we can do that next.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 14, 2020, 01:54:24 pm
-> CHOCOLATE

Yeah, I see enough reason for both with deck, so I like it 3rd.

But I'm with you, I don't know if we then make another guess or not??

Well, let's see if we get there first.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 14, 2020, 02:31:55 pm
Both red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 14, 2020, 03:07:38 pm
Sweet. Then i suppose...

DECK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 14, 2020, 04:12:36 pm
Deck is Blue

Instrument 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 14, 2020, 04:28:00 pm
Guitar & Pipe for 8?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 14, 2020, 06:24:32 pm
Sounds good.

Guitar -> Pipe
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 14, 2020, 07:56:22 pm
Blue and Blue! gg
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 14, 2020, 10:18:03 pm
ahhhh good to the games for sure!

Who is up?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 14, 2020, 11:18:07 pm
I think you're swowl.

So what were are actual words?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 14, 2020, 11:50:23 pm
Money is on lock and light
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 15, 2020, 12:00:33 am
Full grid:

Red goes first
FINGERFENCEMINTSETTLEGUITAR
ANTARCTICASTICKPENGUINBRICKROCK
SHOEBOOTHOSPITALPIPEAMAZON
CHOCOLATESATELLITEBOXNOVELBOTTLE
DECKLOCKPLATEOPERALIGHT

Great job faust and Galzó I felt we were vibing throughout, and we got a lot of help from the other teamís unfortunate guesses, and also the elimination of OPERA as an option.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 15, 2020, 12:03:20 am
Not much commentary to offer except that I switched to silver from Gold at the last minute after realizing that Gold Bricks are a thing, but silver bricks not so much.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 15, 2020, 12:01:39 pm
Money is on lock and light

You were right. Theater was not the best clue, though I didn't want to do heart until after Box was taken (chocolate heart boxes) but we got box anyway lol. I never saw deck coming from either of those clues, though.

Gg still! Ready for the next!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 16, 2020, 01:06:12 am
Blue goes first
SOULBERLINGAMEBOARDENGINE
CENTAURSHOPGLASSWALLPIRATE
DICENEEDLECRASHBOLTANGEL
GUITARSPRINGFIGUREMAPLEKEY
TRAINLUCKTAGICESOLDIER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 17, 2020, 04:04:27 pm
Ambulance: 6
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 17, 2020, 05:31:50 pm
Wow. This is a little overwhelming...

In order of confidence:
CRASH

ENGINE
NEEDLE

ANGEL

TRAIN

And then there's a bunch of things that could be the final one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 17, 2020, 10:29:47 pm
I agree totally with Crash, Engine, Needle (Locking those in)

After that I would go with LUCK or BOLT maybe?

Bolt meaning to get somewhere fast,  like an ambulance, or an ambulance might respond to someone being struck by lightning.
Luck because you're lucky if the ambulance arrives in time.

Why ANGEL and TRAIN?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 17, 2020, 10:34:10 pm
Crash is Blue
Engine is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 17, 2020, 10:40:59 pm
FREEZE: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 18, 2020, 12:39:37 am
Clearly, ICE.

Really not sure on a 2nd one, though - maybe SPRING? but normally that feels like it'd be a 3rd of 4th word for me, so 🤷‍♀️
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 19, 2020, 12:59:31 am
Ice

Yeah, spring feels like the best shot
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 19, 2020, 01:03:38 am
Ice is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 19, 2020, 10:17:18 am
SPRING
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 19, 2020, 02:42:52 pm
SPRING is Neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 19, 2020, 03:04:51 pm
Darts: 0
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 19, 2020, 03:49:59 pm
That would be... Game/Board/Needle? So not those.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 20, 2020, 08:14:27 am
I agree. I'd start with Needle. Feel free to lock in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 20, 2020, 10:58:34 am
I agree. I'd start with Needle. Feel free to lock in.
What? No! These are the words that Galzria doesn't want us to guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 20, 2020, 01:52:32 pm
Oh. doy. I did not see that zero.

Ok, so we need to make some ambulance guesses.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 20, 2020, 01:55:05 pm
So here are the ones we suggested:

CRASH
ENGINE
NEEDLE (not blue)
ANGEL
TRAIN
BOLT
LUCK (possibly also ruled out by Darts?)

So possibly he's just telling us to use our guesses before minus needle and luck -- so Angel, Train, Bolt. What do you think of that?

DICE is another distant possibility -- thinking of those fuzzy dashboard dice.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 20, 2020, 03:32:45 pm
I think Luck is still possible, Darts is a skill game after all.

Not sure if you have a proposed order for the guesses, i would maybe go Train -> Bolt -> Angel and then reconsider.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 20, 2020, 10:18:58 pm
Why train?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 21, 2020, 02:00:53 am
Why train?
Because on the one hand it's also transportation and on the other you need special training to work at an ambulance.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 21, 2020, 09:20:30 am
Hmm. Ok. I think I still think that's the weakest. I would say Angel - Bolt - Train.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 21, 2020, 09:36:24 am
Alright then.

Angel - Bolt - Train
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 21, 2020, 03:15:31 pm
Angel is Blue
Bolt is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 21, 2020, 03:27:22 pm
SOULBERLINGAMEBOARDENGINE
CENTAURSHOPGLASSWALLPIRATE
DICENEEDLECRASHBOLTANGEL
GUITARSPRINGFIGUREMAPLEKEY
TRAINLUCKTAGICESOLDIER


thought I had my word but I need to think for a sec. uno momento
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 21, 2020, 04:02:46 pm
PLANK: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 21, 2020, 04:57:52 pm
Board and Maple? Other possibles could be Guitar and Wall, but I like the first two I suggested by a mile.

Also, I think I may have figured out our other FREEZE - could it be Tag, as in "Freeze Tag"?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 22, 2020, 02:58:45 pm
bump
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 22, 2020, 04:39:14 pm
I'll give mail-mi some more time to respond to my thoughts, if not I'll lock something in tomorrow.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 23, 2020, 02:25:04 pm
OK, let's go ahead and lock BOARD in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 23, 2020, 02:27:31 pm
Board is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 23, 2020, 02:39:06 pm
Ooooh...

I was just about to lock in Maple, when I said to myself, "Self, isn't Pirate one of the words?!"

And sure enough, there it is.

PIRATE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 23, 2020, 02:44:37 pm
PIRATE is RED!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 23, 2020, 03:14:50 pm
OK, let's go with my Freeze idea, then.

TAG > Forced Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 23, 2020, 04:05:01 pm
TAG is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 23, 2020, 04:06:42 pm
SOULBERLINGAMEBOARDENGINE
CENTAURSHOPGLASSWALLPIRATE
DICENEEDLECRASHBOLTANGEL
GUITARSPRINGFIGUREMAPLEKEY
TRAINLUCKTAGICESOLDIER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 24, 2020, 12:11:17 pm
Sorry Scola, I've been super busy the past few days. Thanks for looking in the words!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 24, 2020, 02:07:02 pm
No worries; I'm just glad I made good guesses!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 26, 2020, 08:22:52 am
Galz?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 27, 2020, 02:49:32 am
Drums: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 27, 2020, 05:58:09 am
I would think Soldier/Guitar?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on October 27, 2020, 08:05:58 am
That sounds good. And then maybe train as the bonus?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on October 28, 2020, 01:54:15 pm
Alright then.

Guitar -> Soldier -> Train
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on October 28, 2020, 01:57:25 pm
Guitar is Blue
Soldier is Blue


Train is Neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 28, 2020, 03:11:15 pm
SOULBERLINGAMEBOARDENGINE
CENTAURSHOPGLASSWALLPIRATE
DICENEEDLECRASHBOLTANGEL
GUITARSPRINGFIGUREMAPLEKEY
TRAINLUCKTAGICESOLDIER

VETRINARIAN: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 30, 2020, 04:43:10 pm
@mail-mi - you around? If not, I'll make a guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 30, 2020, 06:56:06 pm
@mail-mi - you around? If not, I'll make a guess.

I'm here!

Needle and centaur would be my guess, I don't really care which order.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 30, 2020, 10:12:49 pm
I'm happy with CENTAUR.

If it's right I want to take a look at the board before 2nd guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 31, 2020, 01:49:07 am
Centaur is RED
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 31, 2020, 12:09:50 pm
OK, I don't see anything else it could be. (though a little worried it could fit their first clue).

NEEDLE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on October 31, 2020, 12:12:09 pm
Well, they've given enough to us, we can be nice back lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on October 31, 2020, 02:19:11 pm
NEEDLE is red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on October 31, 2020, 03:45:02 pm
Woohoo!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on November 01, 2020, 12:28:47 pm
We don't have any more we need to guess, right? That's a pass?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 01, 2020, 12:52:53 pm
We don't have any more we need to guess, right? That's a pass?

I'm pretty sure it's a WIN! (we went 2nd, right?)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 01, 2020, 01:03:29 pm
Oh yeah!
That is a win for red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: mail-mi on November 01, 2020, 03:28:42 pm
Sweet!

I'm getting more busy with school, and my wife is about to have a baby, so I'm gonna step out of this next round. Thanks for the games!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 02, 2020, 04:58:14 am
I'm getting more busy with school, and my wife is about to have a baby, so I'm gonna step out of this next round. Thanks for the games!
Congrats!
Can I step in? Codenames VIII seems to be going on nicely without me.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 02, 2020, 03:06:31 pm
Yeah sure.
You can take yams spot!

Congrats yams!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 03, 2020, 12:24:55 pm
Are we all set? I would start the next round tomorrow then.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 03, 2020, 02:54:36 pm
yep appears to be all good!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 03, 2020, 03:09:47 pm
Yeah, I'm not going to have any brain for this tonight.

Welcome to the game and the team, infangthief!

Where are you located?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 03, 2020, 03:19:38 pm
Yeah, I'm not going to have any brain for this tonight.

Welcome to the game and the team, infangthief!

Where are you located?
In the UK, 5 hours ahead of forum time.

People seem reluctant to start right away. Seems like something else must be occupying everyone's attention at the moment...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 03, 2020, 03:26:49 pm
Yeah, I'm not going to have any brain for this tonight.

Welcome to the game and the team, infangthief!

Where are you located?
In the UK, 5 hours ahead of forum time.

People seem reluctant to start right away. Seems like something else must be occupying everyone's attention at the moment...

hmmm what ever could it be... :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 04, 2020, 10:23:27 am
I've lost track: who's up?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 04, 2020, 10:46:52 am
Red goes first
SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 04, 2020, 11:27:07 am
I've lost track: who's up?
Looks like it's faust and somebody.
<Checks messages>. Not me. Scolapasta or Swowl go team!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 04, 2020, 02:37:12 pm
It's me - I won't get to this until late tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 05, 2020, 10:40:09 pm
lol no updates until midnight - bumpity bump! give us something to pass the time with :)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 06, 2020, 02:21:01 am
lol no updates until midnight - bumpity bump! give us something to pass the time with :)
You mean other than frantically refreshing the news?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 06, 2020, 04:13:10 am
lol no updates until midnight - bumpity bump! give us something to pass the time with :)
You mean other than frantically refreshing the news?

So... little... sleep...

Tuesday was 4:30am-7:00am. Wednesday was 2:00am to 7:00am... And now itís 1:15am, and Iím beat!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 06, 2020, 10:29:06 am
lol no updates until midnight - bumpity bump! give us something to pass the time with :)
You mean other than frantically refreshing the news?

So... little... sleep...

Tuesday was 4:30am-7:00am. Wednesday was 2:00am to 7:00am... And now itís 1:15am, and Iím beat!

Same here!

I'd be curious to know who people here were supporting... though worried to open up that can of worms.

Either way, I will have a clue later today for sure.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 06, 2020, 10:45:56 am
Perhaps we should play this round with green and yellow instead of red and blue.  :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 06, 2020, 06:19:56 pm
Perhaps we should play this round with green and yellow instead of red and blue.  :P

ha!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 06, 2020, 06:23:49 pm
Same here!
I'd be curious to know who people here were supporting... though worried to open up that can of worms.


Yeah... probably best to not touch that one. At least here in this thread.  :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 06, 2020, 06:39:40 pm
BURNING: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 07, 2020, 12:08:55 am
Match- oil- star?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 07, 2020, 03:04:02 am
sounds good match oil star
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 07, 2020, 04:04:39 am
Match is red.
Oil is red.
Star is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 07, 2020, 04:22:37 am
I'm gonna go ahead and assume a pass here.

SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK

Lip: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 08, 2020, 12:41:44 pm
Sorry, missed this -

When I think Lip, I think three things:

Lips (body part)
The lip, or edge, of a cliff.
To give lip, or attitude. To talk back.

Nothing here really stands out for me though.

You could *drop* off the edge of a cliff.
You could have a lip of a *glove* maybe.
A *rock* could have a lip, or edge.
Buffalos have lips... yeah? Are Buffalo Lips a term?
Unicorns probably have lips... right?

Uhh... yeah. Thereís nothing I really like here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 08, 2020, 08:00:53 pm
I go to Bark and Spell personally. Spell = lip read. Bark is also mouth-related.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 08, 2020, 08:04:15 pm
Chocolate also, is something you eat. And tick could be like a thing with your lip if it's like a terets tick
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 08, 2020, 08:04:36 pm
oh wait. Lipstick. STICK is where we start.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 08, 2020, 08:31:53 pm
Stick
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 08, 2020, 08:34:26 pm
I donít know why I didnít think Horse might be an option. Horse Lips would be a thing before Buffalo Lips. At least horses are kinda somewhat known for having large lips.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 08, 2020, 10:47:54 pm
Stick is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 09, 2020, 09:23:49 am
I like Spell the best I think. And then Chocolate. Would also be OK passing here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 09, 2020, 12:45:20 pm
Hmm....

I donít really see Spell, but itís early and we can recover a potential miss, so:

Spell
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 09, 2020, 02:03:37 pm
Spell is blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 09, 2020, 02:17:01 pm
Nice.

Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 09, 2020, 04:56:02 pm
we'll take it!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 10, 2020, 12:40:50 pm
RETURN: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 10, 2020, 01:55:47 pm
Trip and back?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 11, 2020, 02:09:06 am
Back -> Trip -> (pass)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 11, 2020, 02:33:14 am
Back is red.
Trip is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 11, 2020, 02:33:29 am
Vaccine: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 11, 2020, 02:36:16 am
For reference:

SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 11, 2020, 06:34:49 pm
I donít think Joth will mind my locking in Lab.

Beyond that:

Cold should be a good choice.

And then...Drop? Tag? Note? Tick?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 11, 2020, 07:01:18 pm
Lab is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 12, 2020, 03:18:50 pm
I'm very tempted to go with Cold but of course there is no vaccine for the common cold, somewhat famously. But maybe that's an overthink?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 12, 2020, 03:21:09 pm
Other possibilities... glove (vaccine administrators might wear gloves), horse (I believe racing and working horses get vaccines for stuff, and they might use horses to help making them, I know they use cows somehow)

I think cold, tick, and glove are my picks though I'm not in love with any of them.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 12, 2020, 10:47:45 pm
Cold
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 12, 2020, 10:48:22 pm
I'm very tempted to go with Cold but of course there is no vaccine for the common cold, somewhat famously. But maybe that's an overthink?

I think youíre overthinking it. Yes, there is no vaccine, but the association is still there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 12, 2020, 10:52:30 pm
Letís pass after that.

I think I like Tag (as in ID) best, but could consider tick or glove instead. Theyíre probably not going 4 though, so letís see what happens.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 13, 2020, 03:39:15 am
Cold is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 13, 2020, 01:56:07 pm
CASH :2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 13, 2020, 01:56:30 pm
Whoops, forgot my usual bolding:

CASH: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 13, 2020, 03:26:52 pm
SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 13, 2020, 03:34:00 pm
NOTE for sure right?

then maybe ...
DROP - like a cash drop?
TAG - like a price tag?
POLE - like yeah... ya know lol probably not that.
HORSE - like betting on a horse?


IDK. I think NOTE is 100% but I will let you lock it in. Assuming it is, I think I like DROP next... except weird we did not get like a "music themed" clue to tie together DROP and NOTE. if that is the case at least.

You see anything else?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 14, 2020, 03:27:12 am
Note

How about SUB, as in paying your subs?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 14, 2020, 04:19:34 am
Note is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 14, 2020, 12:45:38 pm
I don't really like DROP here. I think I like SUB best, but could agree with HORSE or TAG.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 14, 2020, 03:38:09 pm
Sub is subcontractor in this tense - or different meaning i am in aware of?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 14, 2020, 03:41:10 pm
It was cash, not like money... or dollar, I r you know something like that. Makes me think the context of it being physical cash is important- which is my thought behind drop. But if you donít like drop i am open to horse.

Pending an explanation of sub OFC.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 14, 2020, 05:45:06 pm
Sub is subcontractor in this tense - or different meaning i am in aware of?
When I was like 10 I went to this youth group and had to pay £0.20 "subs" each week. I think I've come across it in other contexts, like I think it's subs you pay for being in a sports club.
I assume it's short for subscription.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 14, 2020, 05:57:17 pm
I'm happy with horse if you don't like my sub case.
Drop does seem good, but it's too close to the vaccine clue for my liking. Maybe next time.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 14, 2020, 07:25:39 pm
Aright fair enough. Letís go for subs. Good note on drop.

SUBS
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 14, 2020, 08:31:47 pm
Sub is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 14, 2020, 11:38:50 pm
Ah! I was actually thinking that it he was gonna be good after the explanation!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 15, 2020, 04:16:59 am
Instagram: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 15, 2020, 01:29:18 pm
Tag, obviously - which Iím pretty sure was also a Vaccine answer. That leaves one for Vaccine and Two for Instagram.

Buuut.... beyond Tag, Iím open to suggestions here!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 15, 2020, 03:21:59 pm
Could be Note.

Could also be unicorn. Not sure if Instagram is/was a unicorn (billion dollar valuation) but it's very possible.

I'm fine to lock in Tag
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 15, 2020, 03:30:34 pm
Tag is blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 15, 2020, 05:24:29 pm
Could be Note.

Could also be unicorn. Not sure if Instagram is/was a unicorn (billion dollar valuation) but it's very possible.

I'm fine to lock in Tag

Well, Instagram is owned by Facebook, so..,
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 15, 2020, 05:25:23 pm
Unicorn or Note? Iím good with either.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 15, 2020, 08:26:16 pm
Letís try Note first then Unicorn
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 15, 2020, 10:01:56 pm
NOTE is ALREADY Red (post #647).

Please confirm next guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 16, 2020, 02:38:53 am
Ah, sorry. Missed that.

Unicorn
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 16, 2020, 08:57:31 am
Maybe Jacket or Glove? Instagrammers are often off style influencers.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 16, 2020, 10:36:29 am
Unicorn is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 16, 2020, 11:28:44 am
CHEROKEE: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 16, 2020, 11:48:40 am
SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 16, 2020, 11:51:50 am
I don't know what cherokee is. Swowl?

We have 3 to get. All related to Cherokee. And 1 of them should have a Cash link.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 16, 2020, 02:30:52 pm
ok.
Cherokee is a type of North American Native Indian.

Buffalo is 100% one of them. Their is even a song about that connection.

I wanna say they rode horses? Which could be our overlap word with CASH as well.

So I think Buffalo -> Horse -> ? is best.

For ?, it cannot be chocolate, glove, missile, Jacket.... just none of those make any sense.
Drop and Tick really do not have any connection either.

That would leave us with....
Ground - They lived on the ground in tents and all that. Also, ground as in like ownership... we can to their grounds and like stole it from them, so maybe that.
Bark - while I dunno exactly, lots of stories of indians and explorers using tree bark as medicine
Pole - to hold up a tent?
Rock - just cuz rocks.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 16, 2020, 04:04:00 pm
I am just gonna go ahead and lock in the first one because there is no way that is not one of them. Just to keep things moving. Forgive me if I am somehow wrong :P

BUFFALO

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 16, 2020, 04:18:29 pm
Buffalo is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 17, 2020, 03:28:00 am
Cherokee is a type of North American Native Indian.
Ok, thanks, sounds familiar now. Good cases on all those words you suggest. I think GROUND sounds marginally best, but I'm not knowledgeable on this.
Horse then Ground?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 17, 2020, 01:46:20 pm
Horse
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 17, 2020, 02:06:51 pm
Horse is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 17, 2020, 03:14:39 pm
Ground
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 17, 2020, 03:16:04 pm
It might be pole.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 17, 2020, 03:38:36 pm
Ground is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 17, 2020, 04:01:55 pm
SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 18, 2020, 12:56:10 am
Cliff: ∞
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 01:23:39 am
Rock & Drop, most likely.

Drop could be a word for Instagram as well (Drop a Like).

That would leave 1 word for Vaccine still, and 1 word for Instagram. Those COULD overlap, but... I dunno.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 01:24:43 am
Pole is almost certainly their last word, so 2 of:

Tick, Chocolate, Glove, Bark, Missile, Jacket
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 01:29:20 am
I would guess that maybe you want/need a Jacket on a cliff (cold, wind) - and that might double as the last Instagram word too.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 01:33:11 am
But for the last Vaccine... I have no idea!

Tick is my gut word, but I would happily hear arguments for Chocolate, Bark, Glove or Missile.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 18, 2020, 01:38:41 pm
Ok but wait.

What if Rock is their last one? For like Standing Rock? Which I'm pretty sure is not Cherokee but it is a mainline association between rocks and Native Americans.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 01:51:46 pm
I donít think we wouldíve gotten Cliff as the final word. 😋
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 02:03:58 pm
And that would move Pole into play instead of Rock - which I guess.... maybe like a hiking pole to climb a mountain?

But then why Cliff and not Mountain for the code word?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 18, 2020, 04:54:33 pm
let's guess Drop, that seems safe
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 18, 2020, 06:23:20 pm
Drop is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 18, 2020, 07:46:48 pm
I think we guess rock and then jacket. Galz?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 10:33:10 pm
Itís all or nothing! Letís hope for the best and then pray we can get the last one!

Rock, Jacket
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 18, 2020, 10:33:35 pm
🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

Hope Iím right on Rock!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 18, 2020, 10:50:16 pm
Rock is Blue.
Jacket is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 19, 2020, 12:19:46 am
Blaaaah.

Iím 50/50 on Tick (carry Lyme disease) and Glove (sanitary gloves worn when giving shots).

Iím almost, maaaaaybe, leaning Glove, but really a coin flip honestly.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 19, 2020, 07:20:36 am
so what about chocolate?

I think Chocolate lips might be an obscure candy.

Chocolate Clif bars are definitely a thing.

No connection with vaccine though, and we did need one more for vaccine.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 19, 2020, 07:22:12 am
Honestly I'm leaning toward glove too. It might even connect with cliff, since there are special rock climbing gloves.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 19, 2020, 07:05:34 pm
Alright.

One shot, one opportunity.

Glove
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 19, 2020, 07:24:16 pm
Glove is the ASSASSIN!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 19, 2020, 07:24:53 pm
(Before I post the full board, does my team want to take a crack at our last word (without another clue?))
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 19, 2020, 08:09:01 pm
Oh. My.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 19, 2020, 08:09:33 pm
Gross... i woulda gone glove in their spot lol

I would of gone pole i think.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 19, 2020, 09:27:42 pm
Here's the full board - post mortem coming later.

Red goes first
SUBLABSTICKMISSILEBACK
BUFFALOTICKGLOVEPOLEHORSE
MATCHTAGUNICORNDROPSTAR
GROUNDOILBARKNOTEJACKET
SPELLCHOCOLATETRIPCOLDROCK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 19, 2020, 10:52:33 pm
GGs!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 19, 2020, 11:50:12 pm
Nooooo - shouldnít have convinced myself away from Tick. Glove just seemed like the stronger guess! SadPanda
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 20, 2020, 12:35:58 am
Everyone down for another?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 20, 2020, 03:27:48 am
Everyone down for another?
Yes.

Glove seemed most likely to me also, I was hoping they were going to talk themselves out of it again!
Didn't understand where jacket came from here?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 20, 2020, 08:30:24 am
I haven't struggled to come up with clues as much as in this game for a while. The board always seemd to work against me.

I'm down more more games!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 20, 2020, 02:42:14 pm
I'm in for more.

My post mortem:
BURNING (3): Match, Oil, Star
RETURN (2): Trip, Back
CASH (2): Note, Buffalo
CHEROKEE (3): Buffalo, Horse, Pole

First two clues were fairly straightforward (there were several words to worry about for burning, like stick, lab, bark; but I felt confident that the top 3 were the ones you would guess and you did).

For the 3rd clue, I avoided tying just horse and buffalo together because I couldn't think of anything for pole and note. So I went with CASH, thinking of buffalo nickels (and forgetting that my newest partner is not American!). I also, of course, considered COIN, but was worried about drop.

My plan was to end with JOUST - 2, but since it was clear that buffalo was nowhere near your radar, I had to adjust. I hadn't thought of the Native American theme before, but was thinking poles for the teepees. (I was hoping that you would realize if Ground was the third clue, I could've gone with something like PRAIRIE or GRASSLANDS i.e. there was something specific about the Native American theme to pick up on here :)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/NNC-US-1913-5C-Buffalo_Nickel_%28TyII-line%29.jpg/950px-NNC-US-1913-5C-Buffalo_Nickel_%28TyII-line%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 20, 2020, 10:54:50 pm
coolio.

I think fang and pasta would be up next as masters?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 20, 2020, 11:11:31 pm
coolio.

I think fang and pasta would be up next as masters?

Um, we're on the same team! (and I was just spymaster)

I think you meant the other Cantibrigian: joth.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 21, 2020, 12:25:33 am
coolio.

I think fang and pasta would be up next as masters?

Um, we're on the same team! (and I was just spymaster)

I think you meant the other Cantibrigian: joth.

Wooops! Yeah dang and Joth mb
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 21, 2020, 12:26:13 am
Also i know Galz is good to go again so if you guys are letís do itttt
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 21, 2020, 02:21:55 am
Red goes first
PRIVATECASINOSTADIUMMAILPIANO
BREAKFILMHONEYBEARKANGAROO
LONDONCANDLEMAPLESOUTHFINGER
COFFEELAWYERLOCKSHADOWROUND
SCREENTOOTHSWINGPAWLEMON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 21, 2020, 02:59:00 pm
Filter: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 21, 2020, 04:53:05 pm
Coffee filters.
Screen and Film can both serve as filters.
Mail is filtered by like zip code and stuff.
Maple and Honey probably have some form of filtration process.

I like coffee the best to start though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 21, 2020, 05:22:47 pm
faust, what were you going for with those clues lol?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 21, 2020, 09:31:49 pm
Definitely COFFEE.

I like the idea of Film as the 2nd clue, not sure the for 3rd...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 22, 2020, 03:59:30 am
Coffee is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 22, 2020, 02:13:17 pm
Coolio Iím down with FILM
Then we can see what happens and take it from there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 22, 2020, 03:05:29 pm
Film is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 22, 2020, 03:12:25 pm
Whoops
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 22, 2020, 05:11:06 pm
Practice 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 23, 2020, 03:53:07 am
faust, what were you going for with those clues lol?
I think you almost had them?

Vaccine was Lab, Tick, Drop.
Intagram was Tag, Jacket, Rock (via rock star -> celebrity)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 23, 2020, 03:54:47 am
Practice 3
For this, I think Lawyer and Piano are good. And the third one... possibly Stadium, or Casino?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 24, 2020, 04:38:10 pm
Sorry, weekend got away from me and I was just out of it yesterday.

I like your first two, and I like Swing for the third (Practice Swing is a common baseball term)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 24, 2020, 04:54:28 pm
Letís lock Lawyer -> Piano. Faust can confirm on third when he checks in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 25, 2020, 02:01:18 am
Lawyer is blue
Piano is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 25, 2020, 06:58:59 am
Well, I'm not particularly convinced by my alternatives, so let's try

Swing
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 25, 2020, 09:01:12 am
Swing is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 26, 2020, 03:05:58 pm
Australia: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 26, 2020, 05:12:01 pm
Gotta be Kangaroo, and probably South?

Assuming you agree, I like Screen because as a verb, to screen can be to filter.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 26, 2020, 06:00:44 pm
Kangaroo -> South

I think those are a must.
I also agree with you about screen, however, I have stumbled on one more for Filter I like as well - PRIVATE. like a privacy filter on a computer or something.

We have two left for that one though so whatever you like.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 26, 2020, 06:00:54 pm
happy turkey day!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 27, 2020, 03:45:36 am
Kangaroo is red
South is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 27, 2020, 03:02:21 pm
Let's go with screen this turn. If it's right, next turn we can debate private vs maple.

SCREEN
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 27, 2020, 03:09:00 pm
Screen is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 27, 2020, 05:27:17 pm
forced pass for us btw.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 27, 2020, 05:31:11 pm
Updated Grid:

PRIVATECASINOSTADIUMMAILPIANO
BREAKFILMHONEYBEARKANGAROO
LONDONCANDLEMAPLESOUTHFINGER
COFFEELAWYERLOCKSHADOWROUND
SCREENTOOTHSWINGPAWLEMON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 27, 2020, 06:11:56 pm
Halftime 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 27, 2020, 06:14:33 pm
Break & Stadium?

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 27, 2020, 06:18:07 pm
Also, Practice round is probably our other practice.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 28, 2020, 03:33:45 am
Hmm, that sounds about right.

Break -> Stadium -> Round
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 28, 2020, 04:29:24 am
Break is blue
Stadium is blue
Round is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 28, 2020, 04:30:59 am
Flickering: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 28, 2020, 12:46:23 pm
Candle shadow?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 28, 2020, 01:08:21 pm
Agreed on those.

CANDLE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 28, 2020, 01:19:20 pm
I also have changed my mind on PRivate i think it could be there last practice
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 28, 2020, 02:05:28 pm
Candle is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 28, 2020, 06:29:19 pm
SHADOW
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 28, 2020, 08:07:18 pm
so assuming we get a red on Shadow, we gotta decide between passing or not.
If we pass they have to get both of a 2 clue, and grab their last clue for "practice".
If we go for it, we cannot win right now. We could only get a max of 8 and we went first, so we need 9. So... if we were to pass or go for it... either way they kind of have to win it next round... cuz if we pass with 7 we just have to get a 2-clue... which I assume we should be able to do.


the words we have to choose from for Filter are:

No's = london, casino, bear, paw, tooth

Maybe's =
- Lock; like to lock something down, or with a password, like to filter a computer for a child. You also have to practice lock picking... so wait if it is our pick.
- Private; I really like this one... but due to the potential of it being PRIVATE PRACTICE for them, if it is the one we go with... we should probably wait.
- Finger; like if you give someone the finger on TV and they filter it out with a blur? pretty safe if we chose to do it. but not my favorite.

Top Choices=
- Honey, Lemon, and Maple: The reasoning is roughly the same for all three. However, I am a HUGE favorite on Honey if we choose to go this way. Good news is that all three are safe of there clues, but I still would say HONEY the best.
- Mail; I actually "like" mail better than honey, but I know we are not eye to eye on that, so I could go honey first if insisted. 

Anything in there you disagree with?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 28, 2020, 08:42:36 pm
Most of what you say is good - except that I prefer Maple to Honey, as when you make maple syrup, filtering is a big step in the process.

You're right we cannot win this round. My only reason to lean to guessing is in case it's hard to give a 2 clue, then we get one guess out of the way for filter... BUT on the other hand, leaving an extra word on the board could make their round harder.

why do you prefer honey to maple?

FYI, your reasoning on private is exactly what I thought, but was trying not to say aloud. That's actually one more reason NOT to take the extra guess, I guess (pun!). Since private could be either for filter or practice, it's also a dangerous for them... i.e. if we guess maple, honey, or mail and it is red, then private is a safer guess for them.

So I may lean to no guess.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 29, 2020, 06:03:53 am
Shadow is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 29, 2020, 02:11:02 pm
Honey was same concept as maple. I didnít know anything about maple.

I am a fan of a pass here
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 29, 2020, 03:33:52 pm
PASS
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 29, 2020, 07:18:43 pm

Updated Grid:

PRIVATECASINOSTADIUMMAILPIANO
BREAKFILMHONEYBEARKANGAROO
LONDONCANDLEMAPLESOUTHFINGER
COFFEELAWYERLOCKSHADOWROUND
SCREENTOOTHSWINGPAWLEMON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 29, 2020, 07:24:09 pm
Gummy 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 30, 2020, 02:00:58 am
Certainly Bear. And probably Tooth?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on November 30, 2020, 02:42:22 am
Agree 100% with Bear.

Tooth might be the next best guess. Iím trying to think of a better word to tie the two together and not really coming up with anything.

Maple/Honey could have a gummy consistency (more so Honey, I suppose) - but I think there are better clues than Gummy for those.

There are gummy fruits, and lemon could fit there. Not sure how you pair Lemon/Bear, but Iím also not sure thatís better than Tooth.

None of the others have any connection I can see.

So, yeah, think Iím good with Bear & Tooth.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 30, 2020, 03:09:01 am
Bear -> Tooth

we also still have the last word from practice remaining (assuming it wasn't Stadium). Given the state of the board, I think we're going to need to take that guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on November 30, 2020, 03:18:38 am
Words I could see for practice:

Private - as discussed by the other team, but could also be the word for Filter.
Tooth - would be via dentist, but of course Tooth is already clued from Gummy.
Casino - I guess it takes practice to win at the Casino? Though most things are more Luck-based, so it's not a strong connection
Bear/Paw - both kinda work via veterinarian but it's fairly weak
Finger - NSFW
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 30, 2020, 03:29:09 am
Bear is blue
Tooth is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 30, 2020, 03:30:20 am
Leaflet: 2