5 second rule is a fast, funny, family board game based on a series of videos from Ellen Degeneres. It’s a party game very similar to 30 seconds. In 30 seconds you have to answer 5 questions in 30 seconds, in 5 second rule you have to give 3 answers to a single question in 5 seconds. Easy, right?
I was going to start this review with the Lumberjack Song lyrics from Monty Python, but I don’t think it’s actually appropriate for what is essentially a family game 😉 This is a dexterity game where you have to try chopping the bark off of the trees without actually knocking off the trunk.
Planet Earth, Terra, has a rich history. How much of it do you know? How much of it do you have some idea of? There are quite a few general knowledge games out there and often players find themselves skipping them because they don’t know everything there is to know and the smarty-pants in the group always wins. What if you had a trivia game where you could win by being almost right?
Vlaada Chvatil has been known to make some great games. Often they have complex and highly thematic rules, and sometimes a second book which teaches you how to teach the rules! Codenames is not one of those games. It’s actually deceptively simple.
There once was a land filled with adventure. Where aspiring heroes could perform great deeds of valour and earn their just rewards. Over time they drove off the monsters and the land became peaceful.
So they packed up and left.