Codenames Pictures (2016) – Accessibility Teardown – Meeple Like Us

Codenames Pictures (2016) – Accessibility Teardown
by Michael Heron on 31/12/2016 in Accessibility Teardown, Board Game Accessibility

Table of Contents

  • Version Reviewed
  • Introduction
  • Colour Blindness
  • Visual Accessibility
  • Cognitive Accessibility
  • Emotional Accessibility
  • Physical Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Socioeconomic Accessibility
  • Intersectional Accessibility
  • Conclusion

Game Details

Codenames: Pictures (2016)

Meeple Like Us

Light [1.26]

BGG Rank
326 [7.25]

Player Count (recommended)
2-8 (4-8+)

Vlaada Chvátil

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Version Reviewed

English First Edition


One of the things I often say during these teardowns is ‘there isn’t a game that I’ve looked at where I can say it’s just like another game’. That’s no longer true because as we discussed in the review Codenames Pictures is just like Codenames, but with pictures. To be fair, my general maxim remains in effect – we’re not really looking at a different game. Not really. It’s the difference between playing Texas Hold ‘Em and Five Card Draw. It’s still, in the end, playing poker.

That means that large chunks of this teardown are going to be identical to those of the Codenames teardown. However, that added element of pictorial representation changes the results in number of the categories. To find out which ones we’ll need to grab our truth [...]

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