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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
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 30, 2020, 11:12:46 am
Clearly Mail.

For 2, I'm thinking either London or Casino? Both don't love either. Nothing else seems to fit, at least at first glance.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 30, 2020, 12:55:38 pm
Letís lock in Mail

I need to run back over the crossover clues tho.

Could be leaf like maple leaf?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 30, 2020, 02:52:02 pm
I think mail could be our final one for filter also?

Not 100% but could be. I really have no idea what to do for the last leaflet though. I would be fine with Casino or London - agreed that they seem most likely. Unless you like my maple leaf theory.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on November 30, 2020, 03:09:58 pm
Mail is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 30, 2020, 03:30:42 pm
One more to go!

I'd say between London and Maple. (casino too much of a stretch)

The idea behind London is I feel they must have dropped leaflets over London at some point during the war... 🤷‍♂️

But I always did like Maple for filter*, and Maple Leaf -> Leaflet would be fairly clever.

* though as you point out could've been mail for that...

So let's ask this, given Maple and Mail, is there a better clue to give? Given Mail and London, is there a better clue?

Which do you prefer of the two?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 30, 2020, 04:11:01 pm
Maple and Mail would be hard to hit a better clue.
Mail and London has to have something there. I cannot think of it, but some post office or a term or something for london mail. IDK.

Good point though.

I am 100% torn between Maple and Mail both being potential filter vs Maple leaf AGAINST Mail and london probably having a easier clue.

I like Maple. Your call though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 30, 2020, 04:54:07 pm
Agreed on there probably could be a better clue for Mail and London (international? though then we'd be debating casino, as well, maybe).

Another reason it could be mail is just that leaflet is a type of paper which is made from trees.

So let's take out shot: MAPLE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 30, 2020, 04:57:22 pm
MAPLE is red. GG.

FYI, London was the assassin so that almost went very badly.

Red goes first
PRIVATECASINOSTADIUMMAILPIANO
BREAKFILMHONEYBEARKANGAROO
LONDONCANDLEMAPLESOUTHFINGER
COFFEELAWYERLOCKSHADOWROUND
SCREENTOOTHSWINGPAWLEMON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 30, 2020, 05:02:03 pm
Woohoo!

I think even if London had been neutral, blue would've gotten their last two. You could either have just clued Lemon and I think they would've gone private for their bonus.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on November 30, 2020, 05:03:53 pm
So @infangthief which were the words you actually meant for filter? (it's amusing that our last two words were both the ones we each wanted for it!)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on November 30, 2020, 05:39:39 pm
Weeeeee GG!

Who is up?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on November 30, 2020, 06:31:45 pm
Yeah. I knew cluing Bear and Lemon was a tall order. Gummy was the best I could think of, of course I totally missed the tooth connection.

Amusingly, Honey would have been the perfect clue for bear and lemon, except it was on the board!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 01, 2020, 02:52:14 am
So @infangthief which were the words you actually meant for filter? (it's amusing that our last two words were both the ones we each wanted for it!)
Filter -> Coffee, Screen, Mail (as in email filtering. I didn't think (or know) about filtering with Maple syrup. And I totally didn't expect Film there. I mostly just went with it because of how well my Filter: 4 clue had gone in Codenames XII; it seems to be quite a versatile word!)
The other clues went as intended.
I'd been planning a "Ragtime" clue for Maple, Swing and South, but had to wait for Piano to go first. And by then they'd hit on Swing for us too.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 01, 2020, 02:59:06 am
Very close anyway. Good guessing!
Who's up next, Galzria and Swowl?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 01, 2020, 10:08:20 am
Ah, I didn't even think about email - duh. Great clues from both teams this round.

Re: maple syrup filtering: https://youtu.be/BbQeETBQiVA
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 01, 2020, 10:14:10 am
My only disappointment was that Galz and faust didn't make the "private practice" connection. I was hoping our recent experience with lipstick had gotten us in the habit of checking for compound words/two-word phrases. Not that I blame you guys; pretty easy to miss and I'm not even sure it's a common phrase outside the US with our weird f'd-up healthcare system.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 01, 2020, 10:14:55 am
I'd been planning a "Ragtime" clue for Maple, Swing and South, but had to wait for Piano to go first. And by then they'd hit on Swing for us too.

love this. For those that aren't acquainted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMAtL7n_-rc&ab_channel=TJaep
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 02, 2020, 02:07:18 pm
Blue goes first
BERMUDAROOTINFLUENZAPLOTWHIP
PLASTICKNIFECROSSDEGREETEMPLE
OILFILMAFRICAMILKBUCK
WELLORANGEEAGLEBREADMARK
FILESCUBA DIVERMARBLEMAMMOTHBRAZIL
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 02, 2020, 02:31:05 pm
Peel: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 02, 2020, 02:43:07 pm
hmm... certainly Orange. Then it gets less clear...

Knife - used for peeling
Plastic - peel off packaging
Bread - deeply weird people peel the crust off of bread
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 02, 2020, 05:52:17 pm
Film maybe? If something has a film around it you might peel it off?

Iíd be fine to lock in Orange and Knife and then decide if we want to guess a third.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 02, 2020, 05:53:14 pm
Maybe root? You peel potatoes and carrots which are both root vegetables.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 02, 2020, 05:53:28 pm
Ginger too.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 03, 2020, 02:49:29 am
Orange -> Knife
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 03, 2020, 02:52:09 am
Maybe root? You peel potatoes and carrots which are both root vegetables.
I guess? It feels like a little bit of a stretch, but could be. Maybe we prefer to pass?

(Also, I don't usually peel potatoes or carrots)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 03, 2020, 11:03:39 am
Blue & Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 03, 2020, 12:37:09 pm
I vote we pass here. We can pick up the third one later when we know a little more.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 03, 2020, 03:54:47 pm
Fine by me.

Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 03, 2020, 05:35:58 pm
Bioterrorism: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 04, 2020, 02:52:56 am
Probably INFLUENZA, PLOT and something. FILE maybe?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 04, 2020, 10:46:02 am
I like the first two for sure (though slightly in the other order). Let's start with those:

PLOT -> INFLUENZA
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 04, 2020, 11:30:16 am
Both Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 04, 2020, 11:44:48 am
Good thing for you Orange was already out of the way.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 06, 2020, 12:50:46 pm
Bump?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 06, 2020, 03:14:14 pm
Sorry, yes, er, didn't understand the orange comment. Anyway, we could do FILE. Can you see any other possibilites Scola? Or we could pass. I think I'd prefer file rather than pass here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 06, 2020, 03:36:54 pm
oh I was thinking about Agent Orange. Bioterrorism.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 06, 2020, 06:06:16 pm
Why file? (like an FBI file?). Could be...

I feel like there could be some possibilities because it could be anything related to just bio or just terrorism.

But that said, I don't love any of the more bio (e.g. mammoth) ones.

Maybe something like Africa or Brazil (due to some terrorist groups there?)

I usually err of risking a guess. that way if we're on the right track we can get it in this or a future turn. So feel free to lock any of those in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 07, 2020, 03:37:01 am
Well, File then. FBI (or equivalent) file. I think file has been clued in similar ways recently.
Then pass.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 07, 2020, 02:35:31 pm
File is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 07, 2020, 02:39:37 pm
Jaws: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 07, 2020, 02:52:40 pm
UPDATED GRID:

BERMUDAROOTINFLUENZAPLOTWHIP
PLASTICKNIFECROSSDEGREETEMPLE
OILFILMAFRICAMILKBUCK
WELLORANGEEAGLEBREADMARK
FILESCUBA DIVERMARBLEMAMMOTHBRAZIL
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 07, 2020, 02:53:37 pm
Most likely Scuba Diver and Film, I should think. Bermuda also seems possible. Thoughts, faust?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 07, 2020, 02:54:29 pm
And I suppose if it's just jaws the plural noun and not Jaws the film that we should consider Mammoth, though I don't think it's a great fit.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 08, 2020, 01:10:24 am
Most likely Scuba Diver and Film, I should think. Bermuda also seems possible. Thoughts, faust?
If it's a movie then I don't know it... but given the plural form I doubt it should just point to jaw. So I'd leave this to you.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 08, 2020, 01:40:20 pm
Very famous film in the US.

Film
Scuba diver
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 08, 2020, 02:12:38 pm
Blue & Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 08, 2020, 03:10:30 pm
Assuming pass for yíall then?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 08, 2020, 04:07:46 pm
Very famous film in the US.

Film
Scuba diver
Yeah I've googled it; turns out I know it, but only by the German title which is so different that I didn't recognize it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 08, 2020, 04:08:35 pm
Assuming pass for yíall then?
Well we have a leftover clue, so I would like some discussion time at least.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 08, 2020, 04:13:05 pm
I might be in favor of a pass though, since if we search for the final Peel word we kind of need to include discussion on guesses for Bioterrorism... and I have a guess there that I don't want the other team to see.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 08, 2020, 05:20:41 pm
No rush. Got my games mixed up thought that was clue 1 for you.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 08, 2020, 08:09:26 pm
Very famous film in the US.

Film
Scuba diver
Yeah I've googled it; turns out I know it, but only by the German title which is so different that I didn't recognize it.

I'm curious, what's the German name?

I'm fine with one more pass.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 09, 2020, 02:49:51 am
BERMUDAROOTINFLUENZAPLOTWHIP
PLASTICKNIFECROSSDEGREETEMPLE
OILFILMAFRICAMILKBUCK
WELLORANGEEAGLEBREADMARK
FILESCUBA DIVERMARBLEMAMMOTHBRAZIL
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 09, 2020, 02:50:38 am
Very famous film in the US.

Film
Scuba diver
Yeah I've googled it; turns out I know it, but only by the German title which is so different that I didn't recognize it.

I'm curious, what's the German name?

I'm fine with one more pass.
"The white shark"

pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 09, 2020, 03:27:34 am
Very famous film in the US.

Film
Scuba diver
Yeah I've googled it; turns out I know it, but only by the German title which is so different that I didn't recognize it.

I'm curious, what's the German name?

I'm fine with one more pass.
"The white shark"

pass
In France it is something like "The Teeth from the Sea". Came up in a quiz a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 09, 2020, 03:16:04 pm
Petroglyph: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 09, 2020, 03:23:49 pm
Sorry about File!

Petroglyph, that would be like a rock character, or cave writing?
MAMMOTH? MARBLE? MARK? All the MA words then... any other possibilities?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 09, 2020, 03:46:17 pm
No worries on File.

I think petro could also point to oil. (like petroleum). I don't love marble.

I'd say Oil -> Mark -> Mammoth or Mark -> Oil -> Mammoth
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 09, 2020, 04:50:50 pm
I have qualms, but I suspect you might be right that Swowl is cluing OIL here, so happy to go with it.

Mark -> Oil -> Mammoth. I agree Marble is a weak one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 09, 2020, 05:27:34 pm
Mark is Red. Oil is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 09, 2020, 05:38:13 pm
Gah!
Any more words you'd like us to flip for you blue team?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 09, 2020, 05:39:54 pm
Pudding: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 09, 2020, 06:48:08 pm
Without knowing too much about pudding, I would think Bread, Milk and Whip. Bread pudding is a thing, and milk may be an ingredient in puddings and whipping may be part of the process of making a pudding.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 09, 2020, 06:49:23 pm
Aack! well, I guess that makes up for FILE. :(

So definitely Mammoth as a future bonus. If we get that far. And 1 more, + 1 bioterrorism...

Oh, just realized I have another thought I forgot to type on petroglyph...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 10, 2020, 05:19:28 am
Without knowing too much about pudding, I would think Bread, Milk and Whip. Bread pudding is a thing, and milk may be an ingredient in puddings and whipping may be part of the process of making a pudding.
One of these should also be the remaining word for Peel. I guess that would be Bread here. Milk is for sure a Pudding word.

There is no whipping involved in the making of Pudding. Some people might still like to have whipped cream with it. Alternatively it could be Degree, since you have to cook it.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 10, 2020, 05:21:38 am
(I really thought Oil would be the Bioterrorism word too, since it fits both Bio and Terrorism separately.)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 10, 2020, 08:41:22 am
Other possibilities: Marbleó this has a culinary usage but Iíve only seen it applied to cake

Plasticó thinking about little pudding snack packs you might put in a childís lunch.

Letís lock in Bread and Milk
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 10, 2020, 12:14:06 pm
Blue & Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 10, 2020, 12:29:39 pm
I think I'd go either Degree or Plastic out of the options we have. Plastic has the added benefit of potentially being a Peel word.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 10, 2020, 02:29:15 pm
Ok, I'm more comfortable with Plastic
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 10, 2020, 03:35:56 pm
Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 10, 2020, 03:48:50 pm
BERMUDAROOTINFLUENZAPLOTWHIP
PLASTICKNIFECROSSDEGREETEMPLE
OILFILMAFRICAMILKBUCK
WELLORANGEEAGLEBREADMARK
FILESCUBA DIVERMARBLEMAMMOTHBRAZIL
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 10, 2020, 04:17:02 pm
gonna need a moment to think this one out sorry - I'll get to it this evening.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 11, 2020, 02:53:23 am
Arab: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 11, 2020, 03:44:58 am
So we need to get 3 from Arab, and 1 more from somewhere else.
There are probably 2 remaining for Petroglyth (or 1 if PLASTIC was one of them).
There is probably 1 remaining for Bioterrorism (unless it was MARK or PLASTIC).
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 11, 2020, 03:53:23 am
Arab could be... AFRICA (probably), TEMPLE (possibly). Is an Arab CROSS a thing? Really not sure.
I still like MAMMOTH for petroglyph.
MARBLE looks possible still, for petroglyph and maaaaaybe Arab as well.
What else should we consider?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 11, 2020, 07:59:49 am
Thinking about it, a mammoth would likely have been a terror, of a biological sort, if you'd met one back in the day. So I like it for both bioterrorism and petroglyph.

So I'm favouring MAMMOTH -> AFRICA -> something -> something.

Need a petroglyph link for one of the somethings, and an Arab link for both of them.
For now I think MARBLE and TEMPLE are my favourites, though the Arab links are pretty weak. Some even more tenuous possibilities would be:
- BERMUDA: it's a type of sail-rig, and Arab Dhows were a thing (though I think not bermuda rig).
- ROOT: As in cultural roots. Though if it's both ROOT and AFRICA I'd have thought "Arabic" would be a clearer version of the clue. Unless the 3rd word needs it to be "Arab".
- WELL: As in oil well, and oil production is big in many Arab states.

The others are Eagle, Brazil, Buck, Whip, Cross, Degree.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 11, 2020, 08:02:13 am
What was your other thought on Petroglyph, Scola?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 11, 2020, 12:24:50 pm
It was in fact, Africa.

So yeah I'm happy to start with those two:

MAMMOTH -> AFRICA

then we can reevaluate.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 11, 2020, 02:04:49 pm
Mammoth red
Africa neutral


Good try yíall, not the best clues on my end.
Iíll let them hit their last one before breaking it down.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 11, 2020, 02:26:40 pm
Rio: 1
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 11, 2020, 03:27:38 pm
Must be Brazil, right?

Though I am confused about how Brazil relates to pudding. Maybe that is some culinary specialty that I am unaware of.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 11, 2020, 03:44:59 pm
Clearly it's wrong then. Don't guess it! :p
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 13, 2020, 12:08:49 pm
Letís just go for it, I donít really get it either.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 13, 2020, 04:10:14 pm
Brazil
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 14, 2020, 01:06:27 am
Brazil is blue!

GG!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 14, 2020, 08:25:41 am
Well done blue team.

Swowl, what are the Arab words?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 14, 2020, 10:11:19 am
Galzria, what does Brazil have to do with pudding? And what was the last word for peel?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 14, 2020, 04:09:11 pm
Sorry y'all that game was not a good one for me. Here is the board:

BERMUDAROOTINFLUENZAPLOTWHIP
PLASTICKNIFECROSSDEGREETEMPLE
OILFILMAFRICAMILKBUCK
WELLORANGEEAGLEBREADMARK
FILESCUBA DIVERMARBLEMAMMOTHBRAZIL

My clues:

Bioterrorism: 3 - Influenza, Plot, and then Mark (like a target)... probably should of kept that one at 2.

Petroglyph: 3 - Mammoth, Marble, and Temple was my intended 3rd target.

Arab 3: Yeah so this one sucked to try to piece together. I had to clue up for 4 words (so pretty much HAD to come up with a 3 clue, or go infinite I guess, but there was nothing there for that).... You had previously mentioned Mammoth and Marble, and then Temple had not come up. I still needed to clue Eagle just 100% all together, so that was the one I had to connect.
Also, since I was fairly confident you would open Mammoth like 100% of the time, I was thinking if I could find a way to throw Marble in as like an actual 3rd that would be great! That did not happen though.
Only thing I could think of was the Eagle on the Egypt Flag. I needed to clue Temple in to make sure you got it, and I was afraid by putting Egypt it would immediately lead to Africa. So from there it was just trying to come up with something that maybe possibly would beat an africa guess and get it to temple... but yeah. you all did great I just set us up for a hard spot.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 14, 2020, 04:53:45 pm
Peel: 3 - Knife, Orange, Oil. The first two you got. The oils of most fruit (especially citrus) are in the peels. Citrus oil is used in many things. Bread was on my mind as a far reach, but not enough to clue it.

Jaws: 2 - Film, Scuba Diver. This was risky with Bermuda being the assassin. Bermuda was very clearly the third most likely option here, so if you didnít get these in order... but you got it!

Pudding: 3 - Milk, Bread, Brazil. Brazil has a fairly popular Milk Pudding Dessert (Pudim de leite condensado). I wasnít certain either of you would know it, but I didnít want you looking for missed words if I only clued 2. Ideally, I was hoping you would go Whip as a neutral 3rd instead of landing on one of theirs. Ah well!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 15, 2020, 04:07:38 am
After the petroglyph => oil connection that Scola and I considered, what do people think about combining words to form a clue?

As a clearer example, if I wanted to clue SHEEP and ATTACHMENT, could I give the clue "Ramshackle: 2"? Ram=>Sheep and Shackle=>Attachment.
My view is no.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 15, 2020, 04:23:38 am
After the petroglyph => oil connection that Scola and I considered, what do people think about combining words to form a clue?

As a clearer example, if I wanted to clue SHEEP and ATTACHMENT, could I give the clue "Ramshackle: 2"? Ram=>Sheep and Shackle=>Attachment.
My view is no.
I'm not sure. I don't think there's that many cases where the singular components point to something that the compound doesn't already point to. To use another example from this game, how do you feel about the clue "Bioterrorism" being used to clue words for just the "Bio" or "Terrorism" parts?

I feel like "Ramshackle" shouldn't be allowed as you use it, but it's hard to draw a line of what is allowed. When in doubt, I think you should reach out to the other spymaster to see if they are okay with it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 15, 2020, 04:25:25 am
New grid:

Red goes first
SCALEGERMANYELECTRICSPINEBUFFALO
COTTONPOLECASINOPARKLEMON
TURKEYSHOTSQUAREMOUNTCANDLE
UNDERTAKERANGELTEACHERBREADPOST
WELLPALMCOFFEEBAYSATELLITE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 15, 2020, 08:02:33 am
After the petroglyph => oil connection that Scola and I considered, what do people think about combining words to form a clue?

As a clearer example, if I wanted to clue SHEEP and ATTACHMENT, could I give the clue "Ramshackle: 2"? Ram=>Sheep and Shackle=>Attachment.
My view is no.
I'm not sure. I don't think there's that many cases where the singular components point to something that the compound doesn't already point to. To use another example from this game, how do you feel about the clue "Bioterrorism" being used to clue words for just the "Bio" or "Terrorism" parts?

I feel like "Ramshackle" shouldn't be allowed as you use it, but it's hard to draw a line of what is allowed. When in doubt, I think you should reach out to the other spymaster to see if they are okay with it.
For me, I think the key is having a "semantic link" from the clue to the target.

A semantically compound word will always have semantic links with its component words. I would be fine with "bioterrorism" being used to clue a purely biological word, although I think such a connection would be fairly weak. It is noteworthy that Swowl didn't try to include Mammoth in that clue.

In the previous game I used Leaflet=>Maple. The connection I intended there was purely semantic: "Leaflet"=>"Compound leaf"=>"Leaf"=>"Maple", which was fairly weak, but hopefully stronger than anything else on the board. Of course, I had noticed that "Leaflet" contained the word "Leaf", and it was likely my team would notice that also; my biggest concern then was that my team would reject Maple if they felt Leaflet=>Leaf was only a non-semantic link.

At the end of the day, any such rules/precedents will both help and hinder a team. Just interesting (and helpful!) to know how people think about this. Also happy to play it a different way if the group wants to.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 15, 2020, 04:21:12 pm
I haven't looked yet at the board for this round, so as to not bias my thoughts any.

I agree that compound clues should be allowed if there's a semantic link. I might be more flexible in it being about the word origin (and not just meaning). So petroglyph I think is valid for oil, because both petroglyph and petroleum, come from petro-.

Ramshackle with comes from ransacked apparently, so has no etymological connection to ram would not be valid for lamb.

But I ado agree that the official arbiter of any clue is your opposing codemaster; if there's any doubt, just ask.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 15, 2020, 05:36:22 pm
BULL: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 15, 2020, 08:37:11 pm
Buffalo and Mount I think for sure yeah?

Electric bull is a fairly famous country bar thing. pretty solid on that being 3.

super not sure on a 4th though.

Shot could be good.
Teacher could be a far off reference.
Spine?

Anything pop out?

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 16, 2020, 03:32:58 am
Buffalo sounds good, mount probably ok.
I haven't heard of electric bull, but another thing is electric fences for fields with bulls in them.

Other ideas:
- Bull (vs bear) is a thing in stock markets. Not sure that points to anything here. Maaaybe COTTON? Is there a similar concept in CASINOs or something? No idea.
- Bulldog's have kind of SQUARE faces.
- In bullfighting do they tie anything to a POST or anything?

Buffalo -> Mount
Swowl, I say feel free to lock in electric if you're happy with it. After that I think probably pass?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 16, 2020, 03:44:18 am
Buffalo is red.
Mount is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 16, 2020, 10:21:54 am
I tend to take a very liberal approach to cluing so I am ok with these partial-word clues. They are just as likely to backfire as help I think.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 16, 2020, 03:44:01 pm
Electric


I was thinking could be casino.... bull is a term you can call a pit boss ... but probably passing if electric is a good call.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 16, 2020, 05:08:42 pm
Electric is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 16, 2020, 06:29:53 pm
ok thats cool.

I will let you lock it in to make sure you have not thought of something but I think I am good with passing here.

bullfighting (post/pole) - I have no idea. all I know about the sport is that they start in a fenced in cage and then they let them out and the dude holds on for as long as they can. Pole could be possible here because I want to say they have like a pole with a loop on the end of it they use to wrangle the thing or whatever at the end of the contest. post I have no clue about.

I think things like cotton or casino are off the table for now.

so yeah your call.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 17, 2020, 03:33:50 am
Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 17, 2020, 04:31:42 am
Cemetery: 5
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 17, 2020, 12:37:46 pm
Ok, gimmes: Undertaker, Angel

Strong contender: Park

Other possibilities: Spine (bones in a cemetery), Candle (vigils for the dead), Shot (a way to die), Square (graves are rectangular, but close enough, and plots might be square)

Galz, feel free to lock in those first three and weigh in on any others

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 17, 2020, 12:39:19 pm
Not to get too Macabre, but a lot of death did famously happen in Germany in the Holocaust/WWII so I could see a connection there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 17, 2020, 12:39:35 pm
And WWI for that matter.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 17, 2020, 10:04:22 pm
Undertaker -> Angel -> Park,

And I think I like Spine/Candle next. The others feel a little more stretched. If those first three are right, I think we should do one of Spine or Candle, then possibly consider passing, unless youíre really feeling the other.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 17, 2020, 10:48:53 pm
Undertaker is Blue.
Angel is Blue.
Park is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 17, 2020, 11:12:26 pm
Spine
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 18, 2020, 01:24:50 am
Spine is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 18, 2020, 09:16:49 am
Oops
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 18, 2020, 09:28:57 am
SCALEGERMANYELECTRICSPINEBUFFALO
COTTONPOLECASINOPARKLEMON
TURKEYSHOTSQUAREMOUNTCANDLE
UNDERTAKERANGELTEACHERBREADPOST
WELLPALMCOFFEEBAYSATELLITE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 18, 2020, 12:42:40 pm
SOLAR: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 18, 2020, 01:38:06 pm
sattelite and...?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 18, 2020, 03:38:55 pm
That's a hard one.

Could be satellite, but that's not straightforward so I'd like to think what the other one could be before we guess it.

I mean, there's a kind of link with north and south POLEs, but I don't think Solar would be the clue if we're thinking about the north pole and satellites; there ought to be a more obvious clue I think. Or maybe Solar is the best clue for that. Especially if we're meant to understand it as meaning Solar System.
PALM trees are associated with desert islands, which are also sunny.
CANDLEs burn, as does the sun.
There's probably some kind of SCALE for measuring solar events.
A POST or POLE can be used in a basic solar clock.
LEMONs probably need lots of sunshine to ripen.

I don't like any of these really. We must be missing something. Or how do you feel about Satellite and Pole?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 18, 2020, 04:41:55 pm
yeah I am good with that. Scale could be a good back up - though I admit I don't think I actually know anything about it or its existence, just agree that it probably does exist :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 19, 2020, 11:58:06 am
We'll try it.
Satellite -> Pole
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 19, 2020, 01:13:49 pm
Satellite is Red.
Pole is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 19, 2020, 10:20:16 pm
Sweet!
I think pass is the play here but your call.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 20, 2020, 04:23:23 am
Yes, pass. There's a reasonable chance Spine was the other Bull one. They have them.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 20, 2020, 04:32:14 am
Slaver: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 20, 2020, 11:41:15 am
Cotton is the only one that jumps out at me here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 20, 2020, 01:17:11 pm
Cotton is the only one that jumps out at me here.

Cotton, possibly, yes.

Thereís Slavers Bay from Game of Thrones.

A Teacher could be considered a form of slaver.

Germany might also fit here, with their interment camps.

Shot, maybe, but Iím not a big fan of it here.

Coffee/Scale/Well all are outside stretches, but not my first choices.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 20, 2020, 01:18:41 pm
Cotton is the only one that jumps out at me here.

Cotton, possibly, yes.

Thereís Slavers Bay from Game of Thrones.

A Teacher could be considered a form of slaver.

Germany might also fit here, with their concentration camps.

Shot, maybe, but Iím not a big fan of it here.

Coffee/Scale/Well all are outside stretches, but not my first choices.

EBWOP
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 20, 2020, 03:02:39 pm
let's lock in Cotton and Bay and then re-group
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 20, 2020, 04:12:36 pm
Cotton -> Bay
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 20, 2020, 04:24:10 pm
Cotton is Blue.
Bay is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 20, 2020, 04:30:23 pm
Given Cemetery is still missing 2... I think maybe I like Germany here next? Then either pass, Teacher, or maybe shot?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 23, 2020, 03:49:46 am
Bump
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 24, 2020, 10:39:47 am
Germany

Iím not quite buying teacheró seems like a stretch
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 24, 2020, 12:52:01 pm
Germany is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 26, 2020, 12:11:49 am
Merry Christmas all! I'll have a clue up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 28, 2020, 10:39:12 pm
STAMP: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 29, 2020, 04:07:25 am
Both spymasters seem to be trying to finish this fast...

Most stamps are almost SQUARE. But we should be aware the other team are considering that word also.
You'd need a stamp to send post to/from TURKEY. Bit tenuous. But in a previous game Scola suggested the use of a postal themed clue to get London, so maybe this is similar?
Oo, so POST, surely.
You weigh an item on a SCALE to determine what stamps it needs to be sent.
A TEACHER might use a stamp for marking. But probably wouldn't.
Is there a PALM connection? You use the palm of your hand with a stamper.

I would favour Post, then either Scale or Palm, possibly both, with serious consideration given to Square. Turkey as an outsider.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 29, 2020, 03:39:07 pm
Post 100%.

Lemme study the board for a minute
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 29, 2020, 04:09:49 pm
Post is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 29, 2020, 05:10:35 pm
SCALEGERMANYELECTRICSPINEBUFFALO
COTTONPOLECASINOPARKLEMON
TURKEYSHOTSQUAREMOUNTCANDLE
UNDERTAKERANGELTEACHERBREADPOST
WELLPALMCOFFEEBAYSATELLITE

updated grid:

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 29, 2020, 05:38:11 pm
OK well so here is where we are at. They need 3 more. They could have some overlap I suppose... maybe. Whatever, the point is, if we guess one of their words, all faust has to do is string together 2 words, so that is GG. We still are not looking great even if we do not hit a word imo... but hitting there word ends it. So I say we play for the win.

Also... just realized that we need 3 and they hinted 3. So, I had this whole thing typed up about overlaps... but if there were overlaps they could of just hinted a 2... so pretty much just looking at our remaining 2 stamp words.


SCALE - absolute favorite. for the reasons you listed.

I think words that are 100% off the table are - SHOT, CASINO, COFFEE, LEMON, CANDLE (I changed my mind on candle).

That leaves the remaining words of - TURKEY, WELL, PALM, SQUARE, TEACHER, BREAD
TURKEY, SQUARE - Pasta is sharp cookie. Stamp has... multiple meanings. They could of easily gone "package" or "parcel" or something like that. We still would of got post and scale (assuming correct).... and it would remove the other words off the table.

So yeah this is all based on the idea that SCALE is gonna be correct... but I wanna remove Turkey and Square for now, or at least discuss it. That leaves....

WELL - like an ink well that you have to dip stamps into.
PALM - use your palm to press down... kind of a similar mindset to well.
TEACHER - teacher grades papers with stamps all the time, I think this is a really potential good guess.
BREAD - I have recently discovered that when you stamp a company logo onto a block of ice, the tool is called an "ice stamp". Fancy bakeries often stamp their logo onto their product, I would assume that is called a Bread Stamp... but I will give you that is a reach.

So I guess it is 2/3 Scale, Well, Teacher. I guess I lean Scale... but honestly if you are good with choosing from those 3 I really don't know which I would like best last.

** final thought while I am thinking out loud.... If we go Scale, and are correct.... then I think we go WELL. A realllly good clue for POST-SCALE-TEACHER would of been "GRADES" (teacher because... teacher, Teachers post grades, and teachers often "scale" grades of a class). Might be over thinking it... but I think that means I like Scale -> Well.



Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 29, 2020, 05:38:27 pm
if you at least agree with scale feel free to lock it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 30, 2020, 03:48:19 am
I feel Scale is a bit of a stretch, but then they all are. Happy enough to try it though.

Scale
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 30, 2020, 04:23:01 am
Scale is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 30, 2020, 04:23:19 am
Columbine: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 30, 2020, 09:08:02 am
My best guess here is ďShot, teacher, candleĒ

Also, faust, you ok buddy? Cause these have been some dark clues!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 30, 2020, 12:23:27 pm
Shot -> Teacher

Agree with both - pretty straight forward there I think.

Why Candle? (Vigil?) - not that I think itís wrong. Donít know that I like anything better. Iím just not clear on the connection.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 30, 2020, 02:27:26 pm
Shot is Blue.
Teacher is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 30, 2020, 08:31:44 pm
Well it has a connection to cemetery. And there were a lot of vigils after Columbine. Iím open to other suggestions though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on December 30, 2020, 09:56:05 pm
Well it has a connection to cemetery. And there were a lot of vigils after Columbine. Iím open to other suggestions though.

Nah, I donít see anything better, and I agree Cemetery is our last connection, so:

Candle
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on December 30, 2020, 11:16:00 pm
Candle is Blue!

gg! faust brought his A game! :)

I'll throw up a post mortem some time soon. Feel free to guess our remaining 2 red words until then.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on December 31, 2020, 12:15:43 am
GG!

I mean given the info I suppose I would say Square, then palm/well.... probably palm.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on December 31, 2020, 03:56:37 am
"Columbine" is very similar to "Columbian", which would imply Coffee. I thought you were maybe going for that.

Square and Palm?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 31, 2020, 04:12:50 am
"Columbine" is very similar to "Columbian", which would imply Coffee. I thought you were maybe going for that.

Square and Palm?
Those are indeed the final ones! The complete grid:

SCALEGERMANYELECTRICSPINEBUFFALO
COTTONPOLECASINOPARKLEMON
TURKEYSHOTSQUAREMOUNTCANDLE
UNDERTAKERANGELTEACHERBREADPOST
WELLPALMCOFFEEBAYSATELLITE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on December 31, 2020, 04:27:16 am
Closing thoughts on the game:

I felt pretty lucky this time around with the first clue. Undertaker/Shot/Angel made it clear that I wanted something death-related. Cemetery was a rather clear way to get Candle and Park. Spine was a bit of a risk, but I couldn't not do a 5 clue.

It was tough trying to connect Bay to anything, but then I thought of Slaver's Bay, and that was a clever way of connecting Cotton/Bay. Teacher was a bit of a stretch here... I thought either Slaver -> Profession -> Teacher or Slaver -> History -> Teacher might get you there. Made it a 4-word clue just to make clear that Shot could reasonably be associated with both, in the hopes of making that final guess easier. Germany was an unfortunate distraction; I hoped that someone would point out that I, a German, might not necessarily have Nazi Germany as the first thing that comes to mind there. Oh well.

Finally I just needed to clue Teacher/Shot (was fairly confident that you'd find Candle) - well, that had the obvious, if dark, connection. It also worked with Candle, which was a bonus.

so joth - I'm alright  ;D The words I had just led to a darker set of clues this time around.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on December 31, 2020, 08:53:41 am
Good to hear. You know itís been a rough year for a lot of us so I was half joking but also half sincerely checking in. Good round!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 05, 2021, 05:28:16 am
Are we continuing this?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 05, 2021, 07:25:52 am
Are we continuing this?

I hope so!

Should be Joth & Fang up next, yes?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 05, 2021, 02:57:49 pm
Okey-dokey I can set up a grid. Standby.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 05, 2021, 03:00:36 pm
Red goes first
SCALEPALMATLANTISKNIGHTRING
TABLETSOLDIERSTREAMBUGPANTS
CONTRACTAIRLIFETEACHERBOARD
SCORPIONROPESETTLESLUGSOUL
HOLLYWOODFILMSMILECLOUDMOON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 05, 2021, 04:02:36 pm
Oh, right, I never did my post mortem:

Bull (4): Buffalo, Mount, Electric, Spine
Solar (2): Satellite, Square
Stamp (3): Post, Square, Palm

Square was hard to match with others... I was hoping Solar would make you think of Solar panels (which are at least rectangular). Had you gotten it I then planned to do tall for post, pole, and palm (or you still needed spine, columnar).

I was worried about scale for stamp, but I couldn't think of anything better for those 3.

But the credit goes to faust, whose strong, aggressive clues forced my hand having to try to finish it that 3rd round.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 06, 2021, 03:09:27 am
Serpentine: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 06, 2021, 12:01:38 pm
Snakes have scales (and maybe rings)... BUT
I think I like Scorpion / Slug / Stream best

Scorpions sting like snakes.
Slugs slither like snakes.
And stream because they have serpentine shapes.

Not sure of my preferred order.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 06, 2021, 08:48:42 pm
also I think Serpentine is like essentially synonymous with "winding"... so stream would be my favorite.
Then from your list, I like scorpion over slug... but honestly I kind of like scale a bit over slug as well.

So actually Scorpion and Stream, I am good with both. just fenced on slug v scale.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 06, 2021, 09:23:14 pm
STREAM -> SCORPION
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 07, 2021, 03:09:36 am
Stream is red
Scorpion is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 07, 2021, 06:31:47 am

Red goes first
SCALEPALMATLANTISKNIGHTRING
TABLETSOLDIERSTREAMBUGPANTS
CONTRACTAIRLIFETEACHERBOARD
SCORPIONROPESETTLESLUGSOUL
HOLLYWOODFILMSMILECLOUDMOON

Job 3

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 07, 2021, 08:35:38 am
I feel like Contract/Teacher/Soldier is most likely... unless it's some sort of Bible reference.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 07, 2021, 08:37:42 am
Well, I don't know, job boards are also a thing... I'd think it's like Teacher + Soldier and then one of Contract/Board.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 07, 2021, 12:45:49 pm
I could see arguments for either Hollywood or Film as well. I think there are a lot of good fits for this clue.

I definitely like Teacher the most. Soldier, Contract, Board... ehh...

If you're feeling Soldier over Contract and Board, let's lock those in. I *think* I like Contract more than Board here though, so that would be my third.

Teacher -> Soldier
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 07, 2021, 01:45:28 pm
Blue and Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 07, 2021, 02:08:00 pm
I think I'd feel most comfortable passing for now.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 08, 2021, 01:47:57 am
pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 09, 2021, 11:25:41 am
Inhabit: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 12, 2021, 02:27:32 am
bump?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 12, 2021, 03:20:47 pm
Sorry about that... pretty distracted my things...

Let's see: I don't quickly three 3.

Probably SETTLE. Then maybe SOUL? (it inhabit's the body). And then one more? maybe something like life, or altantis, though I also could see MOON

I think I'd go with:
SETTLE -> SCALE (from last round) and then reevaluate the next 1 or 2 guesses.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 12, 2021, 03:57:30 pm
wow I missed this as well.

SETTLE -> SCALE

let's wait for those to come back and i will look at the board.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 13, 2021, 03:18:11 am
Settle is red
Scale is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 13, 2021, 11:25:10 am
@swowl, let me know when you have a chance to look at the board...

I think my lean is MOON next.

I think I still like SLUG to RING for Serpentine, but am unsure do to Scorpion being neutral. But I still might like it after MOON.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 13, 2021, 02:55:58 pm
SCALEPALMATLANTISKNIGHTRING
TABLETSOLDIERSTREAMBUGPANTS
CONTRACTAIRLIFETEACHERBOARD
SCORPIONROPESETTLESLUGSOUL
HOLLYWOODFILMSMILECLOUDMOON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 13, 2021, 02:59:55 pm
Yeah I like Moon for sure. let's lock in Moon

That would be 2/3 for inhabit... the last of which could be a lot of things, so I am kind of a fan on waiting on that one (assuming moon is correct).
We can try to clear all 3 for serpentine though, if you are good with it. we can take a shot at slug for our extra guess (again, assuming moon is correct). If we went red red we would be in a really good spot. And I doubt either are blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 13, 2021, 03:36:46 pm
Yeah, that's in line with my thinking.

Do you agree then that slug is the best serpentine one? (better than ring, or anything else)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 13, 2021, 10:28:25 pm
yeah slug is where I would be at.

Ring would be the one after slug for me. followed by... like a 5 way tie so hopefully it is just slug lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 13, 2021, 10:35:46 pm
Ok, if MOON is correct, then also -> SLUG
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 14, 2021, 03:39:26 am
Moon is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 14, 2021, 08:19:25 am
Lord 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 14, 2021, 04:53:12 pm
I think Knight and Ring for sure. Open to suggestions on the third.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 14, 2021, 04:53:49 pm
Maybe Life?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 15, 2021, 12:57:29 am
Knight -> Ring
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 15, 2021, 02:43:19 am
Knight is blue
Ring is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 15, 2021, 03:29:06 am
With the third word I am not quite sure. There is

Lord -> God -> Life
Lord -> of the Flies -> Bug
Lord -> ? -> Atlantis (I feel like there is some sort of book/movie called "The Lords of Atlantis", but I could be making this up.)

Maybe we'd be better off going after the last Job word?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 15, 2021, 11:44:18 am
SCALEPALMATLANTISKNIGHTRING
TABLETSOLDIERSTREAMBUGPANTS
CONTRACTAIRLIFETEACHERBOARD
SCORPIONROPESETTLESLUGSOUL
HOLLYWOODFILMSMILECLOUDMOON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 17, 2021, 01:00:49 pm
Sorry -

I have this strange attraction to Atlantis for Lord, but as I donít know what the exact connection my brain is making, I didnít really want to promote it.

I think I like Contract best here in going for the last Job. Iím then pretty equal on God & Atlantis, although I would lean God. Bug and Board would be my bottom two.

Iím good with whichever youíre feeling though. Feel free to lock one in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 18, 2021, 01:04:50 am
Contract
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 18, 2021, 02:57:46 am
Contract is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 18, 2021, 02:59:54 am
Handheld: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 18, 2021, 04:18:29 pm
Palm and Tablet I think 100% - lock in if agreed :)
Then the third one is weird.

We went first I think so should be 9 clued at this point. So if there is no overlap, we should have all of them out, but we can only guess 4 max. Assuming Palm and Tablet both good...

Serpentine 3: Stream, Scale, xxx (slug was where we were at before)
Inhabit 3: Settle, xxx, xxx
Handheld 3: Palm, Tablet, xxx

... So, unless anything else pops out at you, I think slug is a good 3rd. And then actually I think a good overlap potential word for handheld and inhabit is BUG.

What you think homie?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 18, 2021, 07:34:37 pm
I like TABLET -> PALM

For a 3rd handheld, I could maybe see film (as in camera), rope, maybe bug? But probably prefer slug as our 3rd guess. Or maybe Atlantis.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 18, 2021, 11:41:27 pm
cool cool cool.

I think Slug for sure if we are right on these two... then, just playing the odds, I guess it would be best to go for an inhabit word if we guess again, just cuz it sets up a good crossover for potential final clue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 19, 2021, 05:08:01 am
Tablet is red
Palm is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 19, 2021, 10:48:56 am
SLUG
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 19, 2021, 10:55:04 am
Slug is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 19, 2021, 11:15:20 am
OK! 3 left, assuming no crossover, 2 are inhabit words and 1 is handheld.

So what do we like? I'm in meetings much of the day, but can take a look a little later.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 19, 2021, 02:52:47 pm
SCALEPALMATLANTISKNIGHTRING
TABLETSOLDIERSTREAMBUGPANTS
CONTRACTAIRLIFETEACHERBOARD
SCORPIONROPESETTLESLUGSOUL
HOLLYWOODFILMSMILECLOUDMOON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 19, 2021, 03:05:52 pm
meh yeah I mean sweet we got it. But without saying too much, everything I like I think has crossover with blue words.

pretty much I do not get how we could of got inhabit (since moon was blue) if it is not Atlantis and Hollywood. I think Atlantis is safer, so I would say we go Atlantis. Lemme know when you have time to give it a glance.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 19, 2021, 05:14:12 pm
ATLANTIS
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 19, 2021, 11:34:54 pm
Atlantis is Blue

Game 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 19, 2021, 11:40:35 pm
lol we are good at finding those blue ones though :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 20, 2021, 12:12:17 am
If it's blue though, how are there 3 left for Blue? Didn't we go first?

So is it actually maybe red?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 20, 2021, 12:47:07 am
we will let them double check but there could be a reason for it. probably talk about it after the game just to be safe, assuming it is blue ofc.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 20, 2021, 01:38:37 am
Atlantis is blue is correct.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 20, 2021, 02:08:24 am
Iím confused about the 3 clue from Joth then, but perhaps itís just a mistype?

Either way, I think Job[Board]Game and ďGame of [Life]Ē, yes?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 20, 2021, 03:57:17 am
Yes, that seems fairly straightforward.

Board -> Life
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 20, 2021, 04:37:23 am
Board is blue
Life is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 20, 2021, 05:14:45 am
Wow. This game is a rollercoaster!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 20, 2021, 08:18:12 am
I did mess up. I was thinking when I was planning my turn during the other turn that we had three left. And then, when you guessed one of ours, I failed to adjust down to two.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 20, 2021, 08:33:04 am
Suicide: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 20, 2021, 10:56:54 am
Ah, right. Somehow it didn't occur to me that the 3 was supposed to be a 2.

So, wow, we have a chance!

For Suicide, I think Rope, Soul, and Air are best.

Assuming life was one of the inhabit words, that leaves 1 inhabit and 1 handheld.

So then Inhabit, Suicide -> Soul, and Handheld, Suicide -> Rope.

(I guess there could be an argument that life could've been handheld, somehow, and then since Air fills a space, it could be Inhabit; but seems too much a stretch for me)

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 20, 2021, 02:24:55 pm
Yeah i mean we would of got a clue for Hollywood if it was Hollywood i thibj here.... so inhabit is weird but souls makes sense and matches with suicide.

Just kinda weird clue but i canít see what another angle would be so i am good with soul and agree that rope makes the most sense

So Iím good with that if you are
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 20, 2021, 03:01:21 pm
Plus I think Hollywood might be theirs...

SOUL -> ROPE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 21, 2021, 08:42:43 am
Soul is red
Rope is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 21, 2021, 08:45:31 am
SCALEPALMATLANTISKNIGHTRING
TABLETSOLDIERSTREAMBUGPANTS
CONTRACTAIRLIFETEACHERBOARD
SCORPIONROPESETTLESLUGSOUL
HOLLYWOODFILMSMILECLOUDMOON
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 21, 2021, 08:56:57 am
My first clue (Serpentine: 3) was actually intended for Stream, Scale and Rope. I considered making it 4, to try and include Slug, but thought that would be too much of a stretch. Glad you decided on Slug, though; Slug and Soul were tricky words.

Simultaneously with this, in Codenames XII I had a board where Cloud was one of mine and Stream was the assassin. Careful not to get them mixed up!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 21, 2021, 03:45:01 pm
I completely screwed up the Game clue. I thought, in the moment, late at night, that we had 3 left and Life was one of them, when in fact we had two left. A different clue there would probably have won us the game. My fault for not double-checking the grid like I normally do.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 21, 2021, 03:47:56 pm
Also, YES! Lord of Atlantis is a thing. It's a famous Magic: The Gathering card from the original run.

I wanted to use Stargate to clue Atlantis, Ring, and Soldier, but Hollywood and Film seemed likely to get in the way. I also thought about Wraith, which is both the villian in Stargate Atlantis and in Lord of the Rings.

Last thing I'll say is that the intended third for job was Knight. I thought you would pick the three clues that were jobs before looking at things like Contract and Board. But I guess since Knight is not a modern profession it didn't click, which makes sense.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 21, 2021, 03:54:36 pm
Yeah we got lucky from your mistake.

(For just Board and Bug, there should definitely be clues that get those just two. (maybe termite? though life is still tricky there))

gg!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 21, 2021, 04:23:53 pm
wow we got lucky on that one! GG all
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 24, 2021, 03:09:05 pm
I think that puts it on Swowl & me?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 25, 2021, 02:21:11 pm
Blue goes first
MUGRAYPALMMODELLONDON
ROULETTEBELTCHANGEPASTEPOOL
HEARTBREAKIRONENGLANDPAW
COURTWATERDIAMONDPLOTCOFFEE
GRASSHORSESHOETOKYOTHEATERSPRING
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 26, 2021, 03:42:28 pm
Cup: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 26, 2021, 03:51:22 pm
Seems like an easy MUG, COFFEE, WATER. faust?

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 27, 2021, 12:34:31 am
Seems like an easy MUG, COFFEE, WATER. faust?
Not sure about Water. I think I would like England more.

Mug -> Coffee
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 27, 2021, 12:49:56 am
Both Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 27, 2021, 02:25:25 am
Thinking some more... maybe Water is the better guess after all.

I can imagine that it's not Water, but that's a word galz would definitely have checked against, so I feel like it is at worst neutral, and England may be a riskier guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 27, 2021, 04:48:46 pm
Whatís the connection with England?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 28, 2021, 01:07:41 am
Whatís the connection with England?
Tea?

There is also a weaker connection with World Cup.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 28, 2021, 11:25:06 am
True. I vote water, but I'll back you either way.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 28, 2021, 12:25:48 pm
Water
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 28, 2021, 12:53:45 pm
Water is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 28, 2021, 12:59:41 pm
Water is Blue

so it is. Pass.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on January 28, 2021, 05:54:10 pm
CUT: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 28, 2021, 05:58:39 pm
OK, here are some thoughts:
you cut the GRASS
to cut something you BREAK it
tools you cut with might be made from IRON or DIAMOND
In THEATER, the director might yell cut

Oh, cut and PASTE!

So I like PASTE and GRASS first. not sure for third, maybe BREAK or DIAMOND (I like that better than IRON, I think "the cut of a diamond" or "diamond cut" is a thing.

What do you think? (feel free to lock in any of PASTE, GRASS, DIAMOND)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on January 29, 2021, 03:54:44 am
A "cut diamond" is definitely a thing.

Grass -> Diamond -> Paste

Hope you don't mind me degrading paste to third place.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 29, 2021, 10:55:00 am
I'm hopeful they're all correct, so no worries. We'll find out once the West Coast contingent wakes up!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 29, 2021, 11:10:48 am
All Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 29, 2021, 11:22:16 am
Swim: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on January 29, 2021, 11:45:10 am
Nice!

Obviously (and already correctly assumed by Galz), PASS
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 29, 2021, 11:51:00 am
Nice!

Obviously (and already correctly assumed by Galz), PASS

I mean, youíre more than welcome to take a blind shot 😋
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 29, 2021, 03:05:59 pm
Updated grid:

Blue goes first
MUGRAYPALMMODELLONDON
ROULETTEBELTCHANGEPASTEPOOL
HEARTBREAKIRONENGLANDPAW
COURTWATERDIAMONDPLOTCOFFEE
GRASSHORSESHOETOKYOTHEATERSPRING
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 29, 2021, 03:09:42 pm
Well, I'd be happy to lock in Pool right away, but not sure about #2.

I guess you could also swim in a Spring. Palm has an association with resorts and Florida that sort of fits with swimming. Break, maybe? Like breaking waves? I think there might be horseshoe-shaped pools? Swimming is probably good for your heart, and I guess you use your palms to propel yourself. I feel like I'm missing something obvious.

Galz is a swimming teacher or coach if I recall correctly, so this could be a deep cut.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 29, 2021, 04:57:28 pm
Pool

Yeah, i am not really sure about the other one either, there is nothing that jumps out to me. I feel like there might be something points towards a certain kind of swimming technique, but I don't know their names in English (i hardly know them in German...).

Iron Man also involves swimming, right?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 29, 2021, 04:59:56 pm
Might be best to just pass. I don't see anything obvious and too many maybes.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 29, 2021, 05:03:47 pm
Pool is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on January 29, 2021, 09:08:24 pm
Oh I actually like that Iron Man idea. Iíd be willing to gamble on iron.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 30, 2021, 04:41:32 pm
Alright let's risk it  :D

Iron
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on January 30, 2021, 06:15:22 pm
Iron is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on January 31, 2021, 02:45:19 am
Neat! pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 02, 2021, 05:49:36 am
Bump
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 02, 2021, 02:55:07 pm
wooops sorry one sec!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 02, 2021, 03:03:21 pm
MUGRAYPALMMODELLONDON
ROULETTEBELTCHANGEPASTEPOOL
HEARTBREAKIRONENGLANDPAW
COURTWATERDIAMONDPLOTCOFFEE
GRASSHORSESHOETOKYOTHEATERSPRING

SPANKING: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 02, 2021, 03:17:29 pm
I'm thinking BELT and PALM here.

Not sure any others are even borderline...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 02, 2021, 03:34:32 pm
Belt -> Palm -> pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 03, 2021, 11:41:05 am
Both Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 03, 2021, 12:38:59 pm
Fin: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 05, 2021, 08:50:14 am
Ok. In order of likelihood:

Ray = as in manga ray or sting ray
Paw = theyíre both animal limbs
Plot = the way a movie might say ďFinĒ at the end
Court = Finland still has a royal court, right?

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 05, 2021, 08:50:45 am
*manta ray, not manga ray
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 05, 2021, 09:59:44 am
Ah, Ray is a good call, I did not make that connection and was pretty confused.

Finland doesn't have royalty I think; that would be Sweden you're thinking of. It is a pretty loose connection either way.

I'd certainly go Ray/Paw, Plot already seems like quite a big stretch.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 07, 2021, 03:01:20 am
There seems to be no opposition.

Ray -> Paw
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 07, 2021, 10:20:43 am
thumbs up
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 07, 2021, 10:47:48 am
Both Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 07, 2021, 11:23:11 am
pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 11, 2021, 09:31:04 am
BUMP
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 11, 2021, 02:11:07 pm
MUGRAYPALMMODELLONDON
ROULETTEBELTCHANGEPASTEPOOL
HEARTBREAKIRONENGLANDPAW
COURTWATERDIAMONDPLOTCOFFEE
GRASSHORSESHOETOKYOTHEATERSPRING

did not realize it was on me. will get one out this afternoon sorry!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 12, 2021, 03:46:44 pm
Money: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 12, 2021, 04:53:36 pm
CHANGE seems good. for #2 I like ROULETTE, since it's a gambling game.

You also need $ to go to the Theater, but that seems weak to me, as do some others.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 13, 2021, 03:54:05 am
Change -> Roulette -> pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 13, 2021, 04:42:06 pm
RED RED
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 13, 2021, 05:41:46 pm
Britain: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 13, 2021, 05:51:10 pm
Well I guess itís London and England. Feel free to lock in faust. Seems open and shut.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 14, 2021, 03:04:55 am
England -> London
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 14, 2021, 04:02:27 am
Both blue!

Good job team!

I shouldíve made the connection to England on Cup that Faust saw, but I was being dense.

You got Iron when I was looking for Ray, which made things really tricky as figuring out how to clue Paw and Ray was driving me insane. I told Swowl that I thought our entire game hinges on that connection being made and you got it!

England & London were a give-me at the end.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 14, 2021, 10:12:35 am
ha! I guess we really lucked out on iron.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 14, 2021, 04:18:15 pm
yeah sorry red team!

I just could not find a clue for all three of roulette change plot.

I wanted to go like "BOND" but with London and England on the board I thought it was a pretty long shot.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 15, 2021, 05:54:56 am
Ah, so we only needed 1 more. I didn't notice, or we should at least have had a discussion about whether we wanted to pick (almost) blindly for our last one. I locked in pass without thinking.

A game with no mis-hits by either side!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 15, 2021, 07:38:38 am
And the new one!

Red goes first
BERRYHAWKFILEBATTERYHAM
NUTLEPRECHAUNSCREENSHAKESPEARESILVER
LIGHTPALMPIESTAFFBELL
CARDCLOAKAMAZONPARTWIND
CIRCLEPLAYCELLSNOWMANCHAIR
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 15, 2021, 03:17:43 pm
Ah, so we only needed 1 more. I didn't notice, or we should at least have had a discussion about whether we wanted to pick (almost) blindly for our last one. I locked in pass without thinking.

A game with no mis-hits by either side!

I didn't see that other. But yeah we would've been blindly guessing if we had. No way of knowing their last 2 were so connected.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 15, 2021, 03:25:52 pm
ACTOR: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 15, 2021, 03:26:55 pm
Ah, so we only needed 1 more. I didn't notice, or we should at least have had a discussion about whether we wanted to pick (almost) blindly for our last one. I locked in pass without thinking.

A game with no mis-hits by either side!

I didn't see that other. But yeah we would've been blindly guessing if we had. No way of knowing their last 2 were so connected.

yeah like I said sorry on that one... I obv knew what they had left.... but I just could not for the life of me come up with anything lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 15, 2021, 03:29:06 pm
Ah, so we only needed 1 more. I didn't notice, or we should at least have had a discussion about whether we wanted to pick (almost) blindly for our last one. I locked in pass without thinking.

A game with no mis-hits by either side!

I didn't see that other. But yeah we would've been blindly guessing if we had. No way of knowing their last 2 were so connected.

yeah like I said sorry on that one... I obv knew what they had left.... but I just could not for the life of me come up with anything lol

No reason to be sorry... those three were really tough to put together. The only thing I can even think of is something like UNFORTUNATE. But I don't think we would've gotten that - just the best I can think of.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 15, 2021, 03:35:19 pm
Actor guesses:

PLAY, SCREEN, SHAKESPEARE, PART

In order of likelihood imo:

SHAKESPEARE - actors needed to preform. Think that is the obv choice... which obv leads straight to "play".. so...
PLAY - actors, plays... etc.
SCREEN - actors are seen on screens of TVs
PART - Actors audition of parts, or roles.


Other potential....  but I don't think I like any of them better than the first 4.
Silver - like silver screen
Light - lots of lighting on stages with actors
Staff - Actors are technically "staff"
Cloak - lots of actors in plays wear stuff like this.

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 15, 2021, 03:38:05 pm
Also Pasta.... 2 spots left in the Mafia game if you wanna play :))))
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 15, 2021, 04:41:02 pm
Also Pasta.... 2 spots left in the Mafia game if you wanna play :))))

I've been saving my mafia mojo for BSG, but if it doesn't fill up for you soon, I'll likely join in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 16, 2021, 04:56:38 am
I'm not sure which I prefer out of Part and Screen.

So I'll stick with your preference. Shakespeare -> Play -> Screen -> Part

Light, Cloak, Circle, Silver all seem reasonable links. Which is useful, because we might be able to rule out things like that once we've got the 4. Or might not.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 16, 2021, 04:57:21 am
and pass after that if they're all correct.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 16, 2021, 09:20:14 am
All red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 16, 2021, 09:23:56 am
BERRYHAWKFILEBATTERYHAM
NUTLEPRECHAUNSCREENSHAKESPEARESILVER
LIGHTPALMPIESTAFFBELL
CARDCLOAKAMAZONPARTWIND
CIRCLEPLAYCELLSNOWMANCHAIR

Ringtone: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 16, 2021, 10:22:40 am
Alright, a lot of options here

Cell, like Cell phone
Palm, like palm pilot
Berry, like Blackberry
Bell, like ringing a bell
Battery, connects to cellphones
Card, like SIM Card

I think Cell and Bell are pretty safe, then it's probably some 2 of the other 4.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 17, 2021, 10:43:28 am
Galz, thoughts?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 17, 2021, 11:43:09 pm
Cell -> Bell
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 17, 2021, 11:49:02 pm
I donít care for Card here. Not a huuuuge fan of Battery, although that could be one. I like Berry and Palm (Berry > Palm). File could be one (music file). Wind Chimes are a common ringtone. After that, very distant, I could stretch connections to Silver and Circle, but itís unlikely thatís what weíre looking for here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 17, 2021, 11:49:35 pm
Cell is Blue.
Bell is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 18, 2021, 08:07:09 am
Want to go Berry-Palm? Iím fine with that.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 18, 2021, 01:59:21 pm
Berry
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 18, 2021, 01:59:34 pm
Letís see where that gets us.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 18, 2021, 02:10:55 pm
Berry is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 18, 2021, 02:11:38 pm
DRUID: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 18, 2021, 02:22:24 pm
BERRYHAWKFILEBATTERYHAM
NUTLEPRECHAUNSCREENSHAKESPEARESILVER
LIGHTPALMPIESTAFFBELL
CARDCLOAKAMAZONPARTWIND
CIRCLEPLAYCELLSNOWMANCHAIR
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 18, 2021, 02:26:50 pm
Hawk - druids can change into animals in lots of games
Circle - Druid circles are also a common term in games and stories
Staff - like a magic staff
Cloak - like a cloak in a game or story
Wind - They are like" ones with nature" so maybe could be a connection here.

you got any others you see a connection to?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 19, 2021, 03:35:31 am
I don't really know anything about druids, nor about leprechauns, so I would associate them. Sort of a fantasy link? Or maybe really not. As I say, I know next to nothing.

Light? As a sort of opposite link?

If it was Cloak, would Scolapasta have given us 5 for Actor?

Very unsure about anything, so I'm happy for you to make the call here.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 19, 2021, 05:22:19 pm
light is possibly on the list.
Good point about cloak and actor though.

leprechauns could have a link I guess....

I think we should start with HAWK for sure.

staff would be my next one, what you think for #2?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 19, 2021, 05:45:11 pm
Hawk is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 19, 2021, 06:29:00 pm
well I am just destroying it over here  ::)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 19, 2021, 06:51:09 pm
Hawk is Blue.

😳
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 19, 2021, 07:16:16 pm
WAIT THAT"S WRONG! SORRY
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 19, 2021, 07:18:14 pm
Hawk is Blue.

FBWOP

Hawk is Red.


So sorry about that... now back to silent codemaster mode.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 19, 2021, 10:36:51 pm
ICING YOUR OWN TEAM PASTA!>!>! lol

ok cool what you think fang?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 20, 2021, 04:40:17 pm
you good with Staff next?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 21, 2021, 06:56:05 am
Staff
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 21, 2021, 09:01:59 am
Staff is red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 21, 2021, 02:13:38 pm
Nice. Circle would be the last one i am pumped on.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 21, 2021, 03:01:32 pm
I have no idea. Go for it if you like it. Or Cloak. One more correct would give us 7, which seems a good place to stop if we're not sure.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 21, 2021, 04:04:10 pm
slightly skeptical on cloak because of your point about cluing 5 for our first clue. But I agree stopping at 7 here is probably best.

let us try for CIRCLE
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 21, 2021, 04:15:42 pm
Circle is Red.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 21, 2021, 04:40:50 pm
awesomesauce. I see no reason to guess again here, so we are on the same page there.

PASS
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 22, 2021, 12:58:02 am
BERRYHAWKFILEBATTERYHAM
NUTLEPRECHAUNSCREENSHAKESPEARESILVER
LIGHTPALMPIESTAFFBELL
CARDCLOAKAMAZONPARTWIND
CIRCLEPLAYCELLSNOWMANCHAIR
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 22, 2021, 04:33:23 am
Apple: 5
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 22, 2021, 08:35:24 am
Ok, well this evokes the cell phone thing again, so Battery, Card, and Palm are still on the table. And maybe File.

But now Pie seems like a gimme. Nut is also a possibility, though I don't really think of pies as being nutty. There are peanut butter pies and pecan pies though.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 22, 2021, 10:29:49 am
I think we should open with battery and pie.

Assuming battery is correct (which I suppose it doesnít have to be), that leaves 1 word associated with ringtone left.

Palm, File, Card would probably be the leading choices there.

With battery and pie, we would have 4 of 8. With 1 more for ringtone, that leaves 3 words for Apple that DONíT have a strong association with Ringtone (else they wouldíve been clued previously).

Remaining words:
Nut, Light, Leprechaun, Cloak, Amazon, Snowman, Ham, Silver, Wind, Chair

Fruits & Nuts is a pretty common snack. I could see that connection.
Apples, like most things, need light to grow.
Apples maybe grow in the Amazon? I donít think so though.
Ham, Apples & Swiss is a somewhat common sandwich.
Wind could knock Apples down from trees.
You could use a Chair to reach Apples on a limb.

I donít see much for Leprechaun, Cloak, Snowman, or Silver.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 22, 2021, 03:12:59 pm
Snowman -> Snow White -> poisoned apple?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 22, 2021, 04:44:04 pm
Pie, battery
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 22, 2021, 05:09:37 pm
Pie is Blue.
Battery is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 22, 2021, 05:27:39 pm
What do you feel like next?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 23, 2021, 12:39:59 pm
Nut. Then idk.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 23, 2021, 10:05:27 pm
Nut
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 23, 2021, 10:35:30 pm
Nut is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 23, 2021, 11:32:26 pm
I think I like File for the last Ringtone/Apple connection word. Better than Palm and Card.

After that, my picks would probably be Ham & Wind, in that order... but none of these are slam dunks.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 24, 2021, 07:47:40 am
File
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 24, 2021, 07:51:15 am
File is blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 24, 2021, 07:58:57 am
What about Amazon the company? Itís a big tech juggernaut that often gets mentioned in the same breath as Apple.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 24, 2021, 10:34:20 am
What about Amazon the company? Itís a big tech juggernaut that often gets mentioned in the same breath as Apple.

I could see that. If you prefer it to either of the others Iím good with that. At this point I think most guesses are stretched connections. I doubt the board lined up so perfectly that they could get back to back 4 clues and we could get a 4 & a 5 - so I think we need to be a little creative here. Faust was pretty much backed into a corner by the other teams hot start.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 24, 2021, 10:37:34 am
Amazon
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 24, 2021, 10:48:04 am
Amazon is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 24, 2021, 10:54:34 am
BERRYHAWKFILEBATTERYHAM
NUTLEPRECHAUNSCREENSHAKESPEARESILVER
LIGHTPALMPIESTAFFBELL
CARDCLOAKAMAZONPARTWIND
CIRCLEPLAYCELLSNOWMANCHAIR
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 24, 2021, 10:56:09 am
TOPPLE: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 24, 2021, 11:01:37 am
Amazon is Neutral.

Drat.

Ah well - tough spot! Your team getting 7 of 9 in two guesses was impressive!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 24, 2021, 01:25:11 pm
Topple... not immediately obvious.
My favourites would probably be CHAIR (a stack of them could topple over) and CARD (a house of cards falls down), but surely there are more obvious clues for those two. "Table" maybe.

What else can topple?
SNOWMAN
A PALM tree
The WIND could make something topple

Anything else?

And one of these should probably have a druid connection.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 24, 2021, 01:27:06 pm
Possibly we maybe should be thinking about just "top" for one of them?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 24, 2021, 02:10:12 pm
is there a Druid card in Dominon?

If there is, then card -> chair I think I agree with. If no Druid card, then probably chair -> Wind. Wind being the connection word to Druid.

Do you play Dominion. I don't very much so my knowledge of it is pretty lacking.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 24, 2021, 02:45:41 pm
I don't think there's a druid card, though I'm not familiar enough with the Nocturne expansion to be totally sure.
In any case, I think chair / card is an unlikely combination. Would you really think of topple for that?
I like wind much more.

How sure are you about chair?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 24, 2021, 08:26:27 pm
I mean it like must be chair right?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 25, 2021, 03:50:16 am
Then Chair -> Wind
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 25, 2021, 04:01:34 am
Chair is neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on February 25, 2021, 04:03:02 am
Midas: 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 25, 2021, 07:05:58 am
I have a feeling it might not be chair.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 25, 2021, 09:31:31 am
Options:

Light
Card
Leprechaun
Palm
Cloak
Snowman
Ham
Silver
Wind

So, Midas is famous for his golden touch. Leprechaun and Silver connect to gold, while Palm connects to touch. Palm also connects to the other two clues.

So I think we start with Palm. Then we have kind of a 50/50 shot with Leprechaun and Silver.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 25, 2021, 07:33:56 pm
I have a feeling it might not be chair.

M to the B :/
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 26, 2021, 02:26:05 pm
Palm
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 26, 2021, 02:39:41 pm
If Palm is correct, I think Leprechaun is our last word.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 26, 2021, 06:06:36 pm
Palm is Blue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on February 26, 2021, 07:23:47 pm
Leprechaun
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 26, 2021, 08:24:56 pm
Leprechaun is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 26, 2021, 08:25:47 pm
POKER: 1
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on February 26, 2021, 11:15:25 pm
Ugh 😢

Really thought we were good. I remembered that Leprechaun Apples were a thing - theyíre a breed of Granny Smithís.

Sorry!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 27, 2021, 05:47:13 am
Ok, so that has to be CARD.

Then probably WIND - it was clear we were going that way and Scola hasn't attempted to reclue it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on February 27, 2021, 05:53:49 am
I have a feeling it might not be chair.

M to the B :/
What's M to the B mean? I was just posting that as a kind of joke, after the result; obviously I thought it was chair also, until the flip.

Anyway, luckily we get another go here.
Feel free to lock in Card and Wind, unless I've missed anything?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 27, 2021, 05:12:13 pm
I have a feeling it might not be chair.

M to the B :/
What's M to the B mean? I was just posting that as a kind of joke, after the result; obviously I thought it was chair also, until the flip.

Anyway, luckily we get another go here.
Feel free to lock in Card and Wind, unless I've missed anything?

lol m to the b means "my bad" and yeah its all good thankfully.
agreed.
CARD -> WIND
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 27, 2021, 06:26:34 pm
Card is Red.
Wind is Red!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 27, 2021, 06:39:26 pm
Full board:

Red goes first
BERRYHAWKFILEBATTERYHAM
NUTLEPRECHAUNSCREENSHAKESPEARESILVER
LIGHTPALMPIESTAFFBELL
CARDCLOAKAMAZONPARTWIND
CIRCLEPLAYCELLSNOWMANCHAIR
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on February 27, 2021, 06:44:43 pm
Wow, that was a stressful one! I was happy I had chances to come out with some strong (4) clues, but faust matched me each time (well done!). I though when my team guessed CHAIR we were done for.

Here's my post mortem:

ACTOR (4): Play, Shakespeare, Screen, Part
DRUID (4): Circle, Staff, Hawk, Wind
TOPPLE (2): Wind, Card
POKER (1): Card


OK, so Actor has probably one of the easier (4) clues I've been able to give; there were 4 pretty strong words and no real danger words. I briefly considered 5 to see if maybe something like Circle, or Staff or Card might be guessed; however I could also see Light there (fortunately not close enough to the top 4), so not worth the risk.

Then Druid seemed like a decent 4. I figured Staff and Circle would get guessed; a little less sure on Hawk and Wind, but thought there was a good chance (though Cloak was a little bit of a concern, as well as maybe nut or palm? since I associate Druids with forests. But a) I didn't think we'd necessarily get a 4th round, and b) at the time I didn't have any good word to associate Card with anything else. Since you had Wind as your fifth, I was kinda hoping you would guess Cloak, and then I could do Poker for the third round.

And then Topple occurred to me! I thought Chair (and to a lesser degree Snowman) could topple, but to me at least a single card is more likely to topple than a single chair (I did not consider a whole stack!). Additionally, if the last two were Wind and Chair, I was hoping you'd see that I would've had better options (e.g. Lift). (I find this guessing logic alwats tricky, because it's also possible the codemaster doesn't see these options, so assuming they could've can sometimes lead to missing a guess).

FYI, there is a Druid card in Dominion, but I knew swowl is not a Dominion player, and wasn't sure about infangthief. And was more worried a 5 there would lead to my team guessing a blue word, or maybe even Light.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on February 27, 2021, 08:50:37 pm
who be next up?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 02, 2021, 05:45:08 am
late to the party, but I'll still give my thoughts.

Ringtone (4): Cell, Bell, Palm, File
Apple (5): Pie, Nut, Silver, File, Battery
Midas (2): Palm, Silver

I realized that Ringtone could clue more than 4 when going for Battery, but I was worried that with too big a clue you might end up on LIGHT, the assassin. For the second guess I thought I would need to win that round as the other team had only 2 left. I thought for a while about what the best clue would be and Apple was the best I got.

Silver was there for the color of MacBooks, I suppose that never got across. On the final clue I was aware of the dangers of Leprechaun, but I thought that with the previous clues it would be clear that I wasn't going for that. Who could have known that there are Leprechaun apples :(

In retrospect, my last clue should have been Lining: 2, a clue I thought about earlier but then forgot when it actually came to it.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 02, 2021, 11:12:44 am
jotheonah and infangthief next?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 02, 2021, 11:26:27 am
Blue goes first
WINERIVERBRUSHMEXICOFLOWER
DANCEFILMJACKETMOONCHEST
TUBEBRAZILAPPLEWAVEFAIR
WITCHBOARDWORMNINJACHARGE
MINTGREECELOGSTICKWINTER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 02, 2021, 11:28:23 am
Tree 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 02, 2021, 11:41:31 am
Alright, so like, Apple and Log for sure, right? Feel free to lock these in.

Otherwise I think, in order of likelihood:

- Flower: different kind of plant
- Brazil: famously the home of lots of trees
- Stick: not quite a log, but still made of wood
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 04, 2021, 03:49:35 pm
bumpity
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 04, 2021, 04:52:54 pm
Whoops! Thought we were waiting for a clue still! My bad!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 04, 2021, 04:54:14 pm
Apple -> Log

I think Stick for sure as well.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 04, 2021, 04:58:35 pm
Brush & Flower are both connections, but are indistinguishable to me in terms of which would be better.

Rivers branch out, but I think he wouldíve gone Branch for the clue.

Boards are made of wood from Trees.

Trees Dance in the wind. They also Wave in the wind.

Brazil, as you say, has the rainforests.

Worms have association with Trees.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 04, 2021, 04:59:01 pm
I would go Stick next, then pass unless youíre confident on a fourth.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 04, 2021, 11:09:07 pm
Blue and Blue (for Apple and Log)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 05, 2021, 01:08:54 am
Stick
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 05, 2021, 03:34:51 am
Stick is blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 05, 2021, 03:56:51 am
Good!

I kind of feel like going for FLOWER, I feel like it would be at worst neutral and we could cross one option off the list.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 05, 2021, 06:11:40 pm
I guess Iím thinking more of flowers as in, like, lilies or roses. But Trees ďflowerĒ when producing fruit or new blooms, so yeah, Iím good with that.

Flower
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 05, 2021, 08:37:35 pm
Blue!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 05, 2021, 10:09:31 pm
pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 06, 2021, 03:38:27 am
Nice!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 08, 2021, 02:57:34 am
Grip: 4
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 08, 2021, 01:54:51 pm
WINERIVERBRUSHMEXICOFLOWER
DANCEFILMJACKETMOONCHEST
TUBEBRAZILAPPLEWAVEFAIR
WITCHBOARDWORMNINJACHARGE
MINTGREECELOGSTICKWINTER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 08, 2021, 01:57:40 pm
Grip ideas...

Chest - like heart attack gripping your chest.
Ninja - like kung-foo grip
Tube - you have a grip on a tube when you hold it
Brush - you grip a hairbrush or a toothbrush
Fair - like to have a fair grip... like legal in a sport or something?
Charge - gripping a sword or something when you charge into battle?

Wave? Idk if there is a term that grip goes with here. maybe a surfing thing like hang 10 or something?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 08, 2021, 02:45:57 pm
Also FILM? (a grip is some role I always see in the credits)

I like:

Film -> Brush (since they seem to have gotten all their clues) -> ?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 08, 2021, 10:39:01 pm
Yeah i got no idea about film. But i will take your word for it.

I think film Brush ninja x in that case.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 09, 2021, 10:58:14 am
Film -> Brush -> Ninja
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 09, 2021, 11:08:21 am
Film is red
Brush is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 09, 2021, 12:39:44 pm
Torso 2
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 09, 2021, 01:26:38 pm
Jacket & Chest, yeah?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 10, 2021, 01:36:50 am
Jacket & Chest, yeah?
Seems solid.

Jacket -> Torso -> pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 10, 2021, 01:37:31 am
Jacket & Chest, yeah?
Seems solid.

Jacket -> Torso -> pass
Oops. Was of course meant to be

Jacket -> Chest-> pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 10, 2021, 03:00:31 am
Both blue.

WINERIVERBRUSHMEXICOFLOWER
DANCEFILMJACKETMOONCHEST
TUBEBRAZILAPPLEWAVEFAIR
WITCHBOARDWORMNINJACHARGE
MINTGREECELOGSTICKWINTER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 10, 2021, 03:47:16 am
Foraging: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 10, 2021, 09:17:11 am
Winter, for sure. Worm possibly? River? (less likely brazil)

Plus we have our 3 more grips.

So we could go with Winter -> Ninja -> Worm -> ?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 10, 2021, 09:58:56 pm
so I actually think Winter Worm Ninja (in that order, just to be safe bc I think Worm is a for sure)

After that... we would have 1 more Foraging and 2 more Grip.

Interesting that it is forage-ing and not just forage.... wonder if there is a reason for that.

Anywhooo...

Last Foraging I def like River the best. Possibly Mint... like a mint plant. Let me look at it a bit, but I am totally down for

Winter - Worm - Ninja - River.... or really any of those 4 in any order.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 10, 2021, 11:12:10 pm
Yeah I also noticed the -ing, but wasn't sure what to make of it.

And also considered mint, but, I don't know...

Let's start with the three:

Winter -> Worm -> Ninja
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 11, 2021, 03:12:59 am
Winter is red
Worm is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 11, 2021, 07:16:29 am
Cucaracha 2

(I did consult both the rule book and infangthief and we believe this is an acceptable clue)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 11, 2021, 07:36:36 am
Oh my... this rings some sort of bell with me but I only have a hazy understanding of what it means.

I seem to remember that this was the title/refrain of some sort of summer hit? That possibly came with a specific dance?
I also seem to recall that it means "woodlouse" in some language... probably either Spanish or Portuguese.

So Worm is gone, otherwise that would have been a contender.
Dance seems reasonable.
I feel like it's supposed to point us to either Brazil or Mexico. Without more knowledge I would prefer Mexico out of these, as it seems like there are many easier ways to connect Dance to Brazil -  so many dances originate there.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 11, 2021, 10:31:46 am
Yes, I believe itís a Spanish/Mexican Song/Dance reference.

So letís go...

Dance -> Mexico

ďLa CucarachaĒ is definitely a Spanish Song that was popular in Mexico, which is the only main reference I know. I think it literally translates to ďThe cockroachĒ, and is often played with Maracas. Beyond that though, I couldnít tell you much about the song.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 11, 2021, 10:38:35 am
Both blue.

WINERIVERBRUSHMEXICOFLOWER
DANCEFILMJACKETMOONCHEST
TUBEBRAZILAPPLEWAVEFAIR
WITCHBOARDWORMNINJACHARGE
MINTGREECELOGSTICKWINTER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 11, 2021, 10:39:18 am
Circular: infinite
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 11, 2021, 10:42:41 am
Oh, sorry, I assumed pass there from blue team.

Should have held back, go on, take another guess at something...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 11, 2021, 11:03:10 am
Oh, sorry, I assumed pass there from blue team.

Should have held back, go on, take another guess at something...

I mean, with a 1/13 chance, why would we NOT?

Pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 11, 2021, 11:12:32 am
Oh, sorry, I assumed pass there from blue team.

Should have held back, go on, take another guess at something...

I mean, with a 1/13 chance, why would we NOT?

Pass
I feel like it would be possible to narrow down the field significantly given that we also have the red clue to work with... not saying that it would have been a good idea to guess, but I can imagine a situation where you'd want to do a "blind" guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 11, 2021, 11:46:16 am
Oh, sorry, I assumed pass there from blue team.

Should have held back, go on, take another guess at something...

I mean, with a 1/13 chance, why would we NOT?

Pass
I feel like it would be possible to narrow down the field significantly given that we also have the red clue to work with... not saying that it would have been a good idea to guess, but I can imagine a situation where you'd want to do a "blind" guess.

We couldíve somewhat, but we couldnít include narrowing clues based off their Circular clue - and while we may have been able to eliminate 5-7 tops, that would still leave us guessing amongst 6 unknowns with the assassin in play, so....
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 11, 2021, 12:41:31 pm
Oh, sorry, I assumed pass there from blue team.

Should have held back, go on, take another guess at something...

I mean, with a 1/13 chance, why would we NOT?

Pass
I feel like it would be possible to narrow down the field significantly given that we also have the red clue to work with... not saying that it would have been a good idea to guess, but I can imagine a situation where you'd want to do a "blind" guess.

We couldíve somewhat, but we couldnít include narrowing clues based off their Circular clue - and while we may have been able to eliminate 5-7 tops, that would still leave us guessing amongst 6 unknowns with the assassin in play, so....

Add to that, that we still need 6 correct guesses. So safe to assume the PASS is official and we're guessing?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 11, 2021, 03:48:36 pm
Yes, pass was official when Galz posted it  :) It's just fun to imagine a situation where you might do an unusual play like that.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 11, 2021, 05:33:10 pm
yeah I think you have a 1 in whatever chance at winning on the spot but the exact same chance of losing on the spot.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 11, 2021, 05:44:16 pm
yeah I think you have a 1 in whatever chance at winning on the spot but the exact same chance of losing on the spot.

Kind of. You can make educated guesses at what the assassin might be by what words have NO association with given clues. Assuming neither spymaster is risking a clue that MIGHT be close, you could probably identify a group of likely assassin words. The question becomes, can you isolate out a word that doesnít fall into that group, and doesnít have given associations with your own clues. After eliminating the words you think might belong to the other team, you might be left with a word that you feel is at worst Neutral, and at best your final one.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 11, 2021, 05:49:56 pm
for any given game someone on this forum is playing it two levels above me :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 11, 2021, 06:30:09 pm
OK, just making sure.

We need 6.
2 are definitely for foraging, and likely 3 more for Grip (is there any connection between Winter and Grip)?
And then < 5 for Circular or the clue would have been Circular:5.

But circular could overlap with others...

So Moon and Tube seem definite. I still like River and Ninja for Foraging and Grip. If you agree let's lock those in. Tube could also be Grip, so ostensibly that would leave one more foraging and one more grip (unless Moon is also foraging?)

The only other possible Circular, I could think of is Wine (for a wine glass?) but seems meh.

If we do go for those 4 and are right, I'm leaning wave and mint. But a) want to hear what you think, b) think about it some more...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 13, 2021, 12:46:34 am
I am here. Just kinda Vla the last few days. lemme check the board and see whats up.

I agree with you. I mean we are hail mary mode so its go for it time.

I would say like TUBE 100% bc of the overlap with grip.
I would then say MOON just because it seems to be the most obvious for Circular.

Then I return to MINT, which can be foraged and also can be a breath mint that are lots of the time circular.

River is then my favorite stand alone for Forage and Ninja my favorite for Grip.

That is Tube and Ninja for Grip. Leaving potentially 1 more.
That is Mint and River for Forage. I think that kills Forage.
And that is.... 3 for Circular?


Whatever.. point is I agree with you. plus/minus my mint concept. If you wanna do ...
Tube ninja river...
 though for now I am on board. I do think it could be wine, but I think that river/mint is a more likley combo then river/moon. and then I am pretty sure we need like 2 more lol
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 13, 2021, 01:00:22 am
In the end we'll have to guess all/most of these anyways. Interesting thought on Mints bring circular... sure why not:

Parsing what you wrote, I hope this is right?

TUBE -> MOON -> NINJA -> RIVER -> MINT

If those all happen to be right, we can revisit what fits what and try to figure out if we like Wine, Wave or something else...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 13, 2021, 03:13:24 am
Tube is red
Moon is red
Ninja is red
River is neutral
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 13, 2021, 08:06:20 am
Athens 1
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 13, 2021, 08:13:32 am
So, clearly Greece. I'll give you the opportunity to lock it in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 13, 2021, 11:04:17 am
Greece it is!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 13, 2021, 12:18:24 pm
Blue!

Hereís the full grid:

Blue goes first
WINERIVERBRUSHMEXICOFLOWER
DANCEFILMJACKETMOONCHEST
TUBEBRAZILAPPLEWAVEFAIR
WITCHBOARDWORMNINJACHARGE
MINTGREECELOGSTICKWINTER
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 13, 2021, 12:19:19 pm
You guys were so in sync with me. Got everything exactly as I thought of it. Maybe itís time to mix up teams.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 13, 2021, 02:17:02 pm
Nah hum bug! Good games!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 14, 2021, 05:59:38 am
Good clues Joth.

I found it very hard to link together the red words with any reliable clues. And after blue hit 4 on their first turn I knew we were getting maximum 3 turns, so I felt I had to go for larger more ambiguous clues.

White: 4 would have been nice (Moon, Fair, Winter, Mint) but Wine being the assassin put paid to that.

So team, thanks for trying to make the most of my ambiguous clues. It was fun watching the discussion! Here were my intentions:
Grip: 4 - Film, Winter (in the grip of winter?), Ninja, Tube
Foraging: 3 - Brazil (nuts), Mint, Winter
Circular - Moon, Tube, Mint, Fair (lots of rotating things at a fair, rather tenuous, but Fair had already come up in the discussion for Grip at least).

In retrospect, Foraging was a bad clue; I hadn't thought about Worm or River there. I suppose I was thinking of the picture on the Dominion Forager card, which shows someone picking fruit, so I was thinking about gathering fruit and nuts (Brazil) and picking plants (Mint). Maybe "Forager" might have been slightly better.

I had a feeling Joth was going to clue Mexico and Dance (and then he asked me in PM about cucuracha) so I felt I should hold back Circular until Dance had gone. But then if you had got Brazil, he could have gone for the more obvious Mexico-Greece link, so it was fairly hopeless anyway.

Anyway, it would have been nice to have been down to 5 words left and able to give Circular: 4 for my last clue, but it was never going to work unless you somehow changed your mind and prefer Brazil over River.

Good game!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 14, 2021, 07:16:20 am
I'm up for mixing up teams!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 15, 2021, 01:17:18 am
open to mixing it up if we all want to! either way works for me
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 15, 2021, 01:05:38 pm
open to mixing it up if we all want to! either way works for me

Either way for me too.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 16, 2021, 09:23:07 am
I suggest whichever spymasters are up next simply swap teams.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 16, 2021, 09:34:26 am
I suggest whichever spymasters are up next simply swap teams.
Sounds good!

That would be Galzria/Swowl I believe.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 16, 2021, 10:38:22 am
I suggest whichever spymasters are up next simply swap teams.
Sounds good!

That would be Galzria/Swowl I believe.

Perfect! We try to stay separate because of knowing each other irl.

Iím working on getting my vaccine today (fingers crossed), so if I canít get it set up hopefully Swowl can when he wakes up.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 16, 2021, 11:39:24 am
I suggest whichever spymasters are up next simply swap teams.
Sounds good!

That would be Galzria/Swowl I believe.

Perfect! We try to stay separate because of knowing each other irl.

Iím working on getting my vaccine today (fingers crossed), so if I canít get it set up hopefully Swowl can when he wakes up.

Welcome to team Red!

Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 16, 2021, 01:19:54 pm
I suggest whichever spymasters are up next simply swap teams.
Sounds good!

That would be Galzria/Swowl I believe.

Perfect! We try to stay separate because of knowing each other irl.

Iím working on getting my vaccine today (fingers crossed), so if I canít get it set up hopefully Swowl can when he wakes up.

Welcome to team Red!

Iím definitely going to confuse my colors at some point! 😋
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 16, 2021, 03:22:43 pm
Red goes first
PARTTRAINJACKCHICKPIN
GIANTPIEWHALESWITCHJACKET
DESEASEELECTRICOLIVEGAMESHIP
SLIPLIONWALLHELICOPTERPITCH
SILVERHEADTRIANGLELITTERSCREEN
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 16, 2021, 04:00:36 pm
Is "desease" a typo? Can we agree to change it to "disease"?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 16, 2021, 04:57:13 pm
hahah awesome.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Kuildeous on March 16, 2021, 09:42:18 pm
Is "desease" a typo? Can we agree to change it to "disease"?

Ha, ha, I just happened to wander by and see this. Fixed in the spreadsheet. Actually, I downloaded a list of the words on BGG from the base set and Duet. I added them together and uploaded all 827 of them to the spreadsheet. That nearly doubles what was there before. I chose not to add the Undercover expansion. It'd be easy enough to clone this spreadsheet and add it for groups that want sexy time. If this addition is not welcome, I can revert back to an older version.

I may come back to look at responses here, but I've been bad about that lately, so feel free to message me on Discord at Kuildeous#3231 if there are any obvious problems. You might want to spread the word among other Codenames players to let them know of this update. Or not. Surprise them with new CHEESE or JOAN OF ARC.


Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 17, 2021, 12:19:33 am
Is "desease" a typo? Can we agree to change it to "disease"?

Ha, ha, I just happened to wander by and see this. Fixed in the spreadsheet. Actually, I downloaded a list of the words on BGG from the base set and Duet. I added them together and uploaded all 827 of them to the spreadsheet. That nearly doubles what was there before. I chose not to add the Undercover expansion. It'd be easy enough to clone this spreadsheet and add it for groups that want sexy time. If this addition is not welcome, I can revert back to an older version.

I may come back to look at responses here, but I've been bad about that lately, so feel free to message me on Discord at Kuildeous#3231 if there are any obvious problems. You might want to spread the word among other Codenames players to let them know of this update. Or not. Surprise them with new CHEESE or JOAN OF ARC.

Doubling the # of words is awesome! Thanks!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 17, 2021, 04:08:52 am
Excellent! Thank you Kuildeous.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 18, 2021, 02:42:56 pm
Needle: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 18, 2021, 05:57:57 pm
PINs and needles?
DISEASE and medical needles?
Needles are SILVER in colour.
SHIPs steered by compasses which have needles.

There might be others, but I probably like the top three there most.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 18, 2021, 10:46:07 pm
I'm happy with PIN -> DISEASE to start.

After that I see both the ones you mentioned as the best guesses. Do Needles have heads? I don't think so...
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 18, 2021, 11:01:49 pm
Red -> Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 19, 2021, 02:56:17 am
Poacher: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 19, 2021, 04:14:47 am
So like
WHALE / LION - both endangered species that would be hunted by Poachers.
GAME - like in hunting; also the Dominion base game has a card named Poacher
CHICK - eggs can be poached
HEAD - like trophy hunting

I doubt it's Whale/Lion/Chick; the clue there could just have been animal. From that perspective, Game is probably one of the stronger guesses.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 19, 2021, 08:03:50 am
Maybe PART? As in animal parts, that poachers are after?

Iím good to lock in game and lion as the first two.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 19, 2021, 08:04:43 am
Iím hesitant on whale because Iíve never heard whalers referred to as poachers, though I suppose logically they are these days.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 22, 2021, 04:23:26 pm
bumpity
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 22, 2021, 04:37:37 pm
Joth said he was hesitant on whale... didn't realise quite how hesitant till now!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 22, 2021, 08:33:33 pm
I'm waiting on faust to lock in!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 22, 2021, 08:34:32 pm
you know what? Game - Lion
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 22, 2021, 09:07:12 pm
Blue blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 22, 2021, 09:38:58 pm
I'd go for head or part.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 23, 2021, 04:08:28 am
Sorry for slacking off! I got a bit overwhelmed by my modding responsibilities in the mafia forum.

Head
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2021, 07:06:25 am
Head is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2021, 07:07:05 am
Disney: 7
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 07:50:18 am
Red goes first
PARTTRAINJACKCHICKPIN
GIANTPIEWHALESWITCHJACKET
DISEASEELECTRICOLIVEGAMESHIP
SLIPLIONWALLHELICOPTERPITCH
SILVERHEADTRIANGLELITTERSCREEN
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 07:58:02 am
7!?

Head might have been a needle one. Maybe Silver for the other? Anyway, Disney apparently covers all of them now, so...

SCREEN
and I suppose SILVER screen
er...
GIANT?
I don't know much Disney, do they have a version of JACK and the beanstalk?

I suppose Lion King prevented this from being Galzria's first clue.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 10:39:57 am
A head for needle could make sense. SO we do still have one more of those and a whole lot of Disney...

Let's see there's the parks, there's Marvel, there's Star Wars, and there's Pixar...

SCREEN has to be.

After that, I don't actually see any that jump out at me... But we should guess something.

Jack / Giant seem decent in that they're fairly tale related. Also I could see part since so many of the movie series have so many parts?)

Train? because you use them to get between the parks?

Are dogs considered a litter? because of 101 Dalmatians?

and then also maybe game (and lesser, switch) because I know there's some vide game involving disney characters.

So lot's to choose from, not sure what I'd like best.

I think Litter (if it does apply to dogs), Giant, Jack, Train would be my top 4. then maybe game. But we could throw silver in there for needle, if we think that that could apply for both?

What's your preferred order of the possible ones?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2021, 10:50:21 am
Screen is red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 11:15:54 am
Disney films and Disney parks.

Silver has to be up there for silver screen for the films surely?

Litter is possible, but I wouldn't put it first.

Thinking about the parks, are there like rollercoasters, ghost trains etc? Train would seem good for that.
Electric seems quite likely there too.

So after Screen, I think I would go something like Silver -> Giant -> Electric -> Train -> Litter -> Jack. Oo, that's 6.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 11:31:24 am
SILVER

I'd prefer to move train up and electric back:

Train -> Giant -> Litter -> Jack ->Electric.

I would also be happy if we guess up to any of the first 3, then reevaluate. (among other things, see how many blue has left and if we can pass?)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2021, 11:39:09 am
Silver is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 11:45:43 am
Train -> Giant

I'm hesitant about Litter, because it's the kind of connection that might have been overlooked, so might be blue or even assassin.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2021, 11:46:22 am
Train and Giant both Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 11:51:19 am
So far so good.

Red goes first
PARTTRAINJACKCHICKPIN
GIANTPIEWHALESWITCHJACKET
DISEASEELECTRICOLIVEGAMESHIP
SLIPLIONWALLHELICOPTERPITCH
SILVERHEADTRIANGLELITTERSCREEN
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 11:56:18 am
So we're mostly considering Litter, Jack and Electric.

Also, you mentioned Switch and Part earlier.
Also, is there any connection with Chick? Donald Duck - duckling not chick, but is there another bird character?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 12:00:30 pm
So we have three left, and are thinking Litter, Jack, and Electric, in some order.
(and we, well I, also suggested maybe Part and Switch)

I could also see Jacket (I'm sure the disney store sold disney branded jackets). but I don't like it better than the other 3 we have.

They have 5 left, 1 of which is poacher.

We should guess at least 1 more I think. But possibly more as one reason to give a big clue is if you're worried about your opponents.

Electric could also have been for needle? Which either means one of the others wasn't OR it's not our clue as he would'be gone electric 4.

I hear your thoughts on litter, but another reason I like it is because I do associate it with the disney parks (well the opposite, thatt they are litter free). So that'd be another way to get there.

I still like Litter next, but if you don't; I'm also ok with Jack next. I'd also be curious to hear your thoughts on Electric for Needle, and whether that makes it more or less likely are word.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 12:02:27 pm
For chick? maybe? I'm sure there are plenty of other birds...

Iago the parrot in Aladdin. Finding Nemo has the seagulls. But nothing that immediately makes me think this would be it. (I was also similarly wondering about Whale)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 12:04:27 pm
What is the connection between electric and needle?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 12:08:50 pm
The needle on an analogue voltmeter etc? Or doing something electromagnetic with a metal needle?

I think if the connection is weaker than the connection between needle and disease then that would amply explain why Galzria didn't give us Needle: 4.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 12:33:30 pm
I was thinking a sewing machine, but yeah actually you're examples are great.

I'm ok with electric next. Still like Litter before Jack.

(watch them all be right and this debate is just torturing the spymasters :) )
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 12:46:31 pm
I want to just go for this. You can't give a 7 clue and then watch your team bail out after 4 or 5.

What could possibly go wrong?

Electric -> Litter -> Jack
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2021, 12:49:20 pm
Electric is Neutral.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 12:58:50 pm
Ha! (also, damnit!)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 23, 2021, 01:44:22 pm
OIL: 3
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 23, 2021, 02:23:53 pm
Rules question: are we allowed to continue to talk about our turn, when it's the other teams turn to guess? How about after your guesses but before our next clue?

I think the answer to both these is yes, but I wanted to make sure.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 23, 2021, 02:27:25 pm
Personally, I have always treated it as "don't talk until your turn". But I really do not care. As long as we agree not to WIFOM each other there is no harm in it :P
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 23, 2021, 02:48:51 pm
Olive seems pretty safe.

After that, there are some different ways to go.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 23, 2021, 03:06:36 pm
Rules question: are we allowed to continue to talk about our turn, when it's the other teams turn to guess? How about after your guesses but before our next clue?

I think the answer to both these is yes, but I wanted to make sure.
I think no. I mean, a simple reaction to electric being neutral is fine, but I don't think it's ok to say more really.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on March 27, 2021, 05:41:25 pm
Bumpity bopity boo
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 27, 2021, 06:04:08 pm
Sorry, I think the team swap still has me confused.

Olive

Otherwise, I kind of feel like Slip and then... Helicopter?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 27, 2021, 07:03:56 pm
Olive is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 28, 2021, 10:20:03 am
Two I want to think about are Pitch and Whale, both of which I can't quite see how to connect but I think must connect somehow.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 29, 2021, 02:50:53 am
Whale is also kind of a leftover from Poacher, probably. I'd be fine with that. I am not quite seeing Pitch here, but maybe I am missing something.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 29, 2021, 12:05:33 pm
pitch - tar - tar pits - fossil fuels.

yeah I could be way off base.

Whale
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 29, 2021, 12:29:36 pm
Whale is Blue
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 29, 2021, 03:25:34 pm
Alright. I think it would be best at this point to pass, right? We can't get everything this turn anyways, and I'm not really sure about the next guess.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on March 29, 2021, 03:27:06 pm
Yeah, that seems legit.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on March 29, 2021, 03:32:52 pm
Alright.

pass
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 29, 2021, 05:34:04 pm
Dalmatians: 0
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 29, 2021, 05:49:14 pm
Dalmatians: 0

Nice, so definitely not LITTER.

So we go back to our other list... And I do have a new one to consider SLIP. because if Cinderella and the glass slippers.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 31, 2021, 03:05:02 pm
Sorry, I forgot about this. Where are we?

Red goes first
PARTTRAINJACKCHICKPIN
GIANTPIEWHALESWITCHJACKET
DISEASEELECTRICOLIVEGAMESHIP
SLIPLIONWALLHELICOPTERPITCH
SILVERHEADTRIANGLELITTERSCREEN
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 31, 2021, 03:10:23 pm
So we have Jack left from earlier, and we mentioned Part, Switch and Chick. I feel Part has a chance but the others are unlikely.

Now why has Galzria given us a 0 clue instead of a 2 or 3?
Either it's really important we avoid Litter (Blue or Assassin).
Or we were right on track before, with the exception of Litter. But other than Jack, we hadn't been really clear about what we would go for next.
Or both.

Anyhoo, Jack for sure. Then two more Disney non-Dalmations ones.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 31, 2021, 03:13:00 pm
Slip, possibly, but very tenuous, and also faust considered that as one of theirs for oil. So that would be a risk.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on March 31, 2021, 03:30:11 pm
Is there a connection with Pirate SHIPs? As a ride at the park, or in some film?

Many Disney films are rated PG, which is in a TRIANGLE. Is that the same symbol in US?

What's the Disney logo like? Just the signature isn't it? No triangles involved??
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 31, 2021, 07:04:48 pm
Most Disney films here are G, and it's not in a triangle. The disney logo is a castle and signature, I can't think of any triangles.

Ship, maybe? Pirates of the Caribbean is Disney, I think?

BUT I could also see that being Oil. Slip is also possible Oil, that could be scary.

Let's try JACK
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on March 31, 2021, 10:20:12 pm
Jack is Red
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on March 31, 2021, 11:01:58 pm
So we have two more.

I think they only have one more oil left, do you agree? if so then it is possible that both (and at least one of) slip and ship are ours?

I was thinking ship is less likely to be oil AND I'm pretty sure there are Disney cruises. So I'd feel good about that one.

I don't really like Chick, Switch, or Part. (of those three part is the best, but it still feels meh).

I wish I had NOT seen a connection to Litter, and we could've gotten a real clue this turn. SORRY.

Is it possible that Dalmatians is warning us away from more than just Litter? (i.e could it be warning us away from Part, since there are 101 of them?) then again could our word actually be Chick because if it weren't, he could have tried to warn us away with something like Babies:0. THOUGH, now that I think if it, Jack is a baby in the Incredibles (Pixar), and he might have been worried we wouldn't go for that.  This is starting to feel like a mafia game!

Personally, I think I'd go Ship -> Slip even though it does feel risky. If you're ok with ship, go ahead and lock it in.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on April 01, 2021, 12:27:45 am
Ship
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on April 01, 2021, 12:36:31 am
Ship is Ship
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on April 01, 2021, 12:36:55 am
Err, Blue. You get the idea.

😭
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Swowl on April 01, 2021, 12:53:08 am
Baseball: 0
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: faust on April 01, 2021, 01:23:14 am
So, from where I stand, that is mainly a warning against Pitch? And possibly Jacket? There may be something I'm missing, I'm not well versed in baseball jargon.

I need to collect my thoughts regarding our next guesses...

Blue's clues:
Poacher: 3
Would be covered by Lion/Whale/Game. Outside chance of Part being the third instead of Whale.
Oil: 3
Definitely Olive. Whale and Ship vaguely fit, but that would imply that we have unclued words, and that doesn't seem to make sense. Two other Oil words we discussed were Helicopter and Slip.
Baseball: 0
Mainly a warning against Pitch I think.

Red's clues:
Needle: 3
Pin is one word there. Second might have been Head. Third... maybe Jacket? As in sewing?
Disney: 7
We have Silver, Screen, Giant, Train. Other options could be Part (Movie), Pitch (ptiching a movie idea), Chick (animal protagonists)
Dalmatians: 0
Warning against Litter.

Sooo... overall, I feel like Slip -> Helicopter, because I suppose the 0 clue is meant to tell us that we were heading in the right direction.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: jotheonah on April 01, 2021, 10:30:06 am
I concur.

Slip -> Helicopter
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on April 01, 2021, 10:36:31 am
Both Blue!

Congratulations Blue team!

Itís too early in the morning for me to write up my postmortem (especially as I havenít had coffee yet!), but that was a very entertaining game with a lot of fun clues & twists!

Iíll post the full board and thoughts a little later.

Swan & I are definitely in for the next one (not sure who spymasters rotate to).
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on April 01, 2021, 11:31:37 am
Good one!

I look forward to seeing what the other Disney ones were. And I will always encourage a 7 clue if you see a chance! :)

If we keep the same rotation faust and I are next up; if we want to switch it up, it could be faust and infangthief. One artifact of this, can't decide if it's good or bad, is both spymasters would be in the same time zone for all rounds (swowl and galz on the west coast; faust and infangthief in europe; joth and me in Boston)
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on April 01, 2021, 12:56:47 pm
Full Board:

PARTTRAINJACKCHICKPIN
GIANTPIEWHALESWITCHJACKET
DESEASEELECTRICOLIVEGAMESHIP
SLIPLIONWALLHELICOPTERPITCH
SILVERHEADTRIANGLELITTERSCREEN


Alright, postmortem:

The first connection that jumped out to me was Jack (& the Beanstalk), and Giant. That got me thinking of Fairy Tales or Fantasy. I recalled that Snow White baked Pies with the Seven Dwarves, and that pulled me towards Disney, whom I'm sure have covered Jack and The Beanstalk. Disney brought me to the Silver Screen, at which point I knew I had to run with that clue.

Actors roles in movies are often considered "Parts", and Movies themselves can come in "Parts", so I thought that was a good fit as well. The last connection I made was Train - I was thinking Polar Express, which isn't Disney, but I thought might get brought up under a clue for Disney.

That left Pin and Head as my last two words - I didn't see any connection to Disney or Films for those, so had to clue them separately. Needle seemed like a good choice to tie them together... I definitely overlooked Disease as a connection - it just (somehow) wasn't on my mind. Given Needle as a clue, I figured I would add Silver into the count as well - no reason not to.

I decided to start with Needle: 3 instead of Disney: 7 because there were a decent number of OTHER tie ins that could be made for Disney. In my head, the obvious list for Disney went:

Jack (& the Beanstalk), (James & the) Giant (Peach), (Movie) Part, Pie, Silver, Screen, (Movie) Pitch, Wall(-E), Ship (Pirates of the Caribbean), Litter (101 Dalmatians),  Train (Polar Express), Whale (Moby Dick).

I didn't consider Slip(per), or Chick (Chicken Little). Either way - at the time, while I didn't think Litter would come anywhere near the top of your list, I figured there were enough blue/neutral words in there that I wanted the other team to have a turn first - so I thought opening with Needle was better than opening with Disney.

Scola was pretty much reading my mind most of the time. He pushed hard against Litter (and even read it as possible assassin) early on - but it came WAY to close to being guessed the first time around that I HAD to clue you off it. Had you guessed Jack in the first round of Disney and left me with just Part & Pie, I would've run a 2 clue (Slice: 2, or something) for them - but based on your conversations, I couldn't bank on doing that, and then you guessing Jack over Litter as the final word.

I knew that Pie was higher up in my mind than it might be in yours - but I was hoping that on a 3rd round I would be able to clue back to it. Litter coming so high up on your list really threw off my gameplan. Ah well - It's not often you get a chance to run a 7 clue, and I felt pretty good about it all the way around! Unique game! Two 0's and a 7!
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: infangthief on April 02, 2021, 02:19:33 am
Thanks for the games. I'm going to take a break now though. Been good playing with you all.
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: scolapasta on April 06, 2021, 04:55:01 pm
So can we recruits a new player?
Title: Re: Codenames XI
Post by: Galzria on April 06, 2021, 05:08:34 pm
Def should try!