I'm not much for party-type games, and when people described Codenames to me I didn't really get it. But after playing, I loved this game. In fact, everyone loved it and rushed to get a copy of their own. It's such a simple idea, yet absolutely works. I've been cool on Chvatil for some time, often feeling like he never knows when to edit a game down, so it's nice to see such a straightforward design coming from him.