Czech Games Codenames seem to have an inconsistent difficulty

Caption of people playing Codenames.
Photo: JIP

Insight nr. Ⅰ
“Party game” has an average grade of 4,82 / 5 and an occurrence of 7% Sentiment was declining from 2015 until the trend turned in 2018, and has since then only increased. Related topics are “great” and “fun”.

Insight nr. Ⅱ
“Cards” has an occurrence of 6% and an occurrence of 4,49 / 5. The sentiment was decreasing from 2016 to 2018, but since has increased steadily. Related topics are “clues” and “guess”.

Insight nr. Ⅲ
The topic “challenging” has an average grade of 4,74 / 5 and an occurrence of 4%. Sentiment has been increasing since 2016. Related topics are “fun” and “easy”.

Caption of the topic “cards” from the dashboard of this analysis.


Czech Games’ Codenames is a great party game, according to its users. While still being challenging, many users claim it is up to luck what cards you are given, and as such how difficult the game is. While this inconsistency in difficulty might remove some of the fun for a game requiring skill, it makes it great for some friends or family to play just to have a good time. Apparently, all topics have high grades in our analysis, and the sentiment is on the rise in many of the topics. It seems Czech Games are doing everything right with Codenames!

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts analyzed in this article are collected from public online data published on Amazon.

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