Decrypto pits two teams against each other. The general idea of the game is to transmit information to your own team without the other team understanding. To win you have to walk a fine line: The instructions you give need to be clear enough for your teammates to understand, while at the same time obscure enough to baffle your adversaries!
Each round, both teams appoint one of their members to be the Encryptor, whose job is to transmit a secret 3-digit code to their teammates without the opposing team intercepting the code. If you succeed in guessing the opposing team’s code, you win an Interception Token. If you manage to get 2 Interception Tokens, your team wins!
Check out Decrypto: 5th Anniversary edition - same rules, all new words!
Check out Decrypto XL - same game, twice as big!
- 110 Keyword cards
- 48 Code cards
- 4 Miscommunication tokens
- 4 Interception tokens
- 2 screens
- 1 sand timer
- 50 player sheets
- 1 rulebook (download here)
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.1 x 2 in
Weight: 1.11 lbs
Release date: 2018
Awards & Reviews
2022 Popular Mechanics Best New Board Games
2022 Polygon Best Party Games
2018 Golden Geek Best Party Game nominee
2019 UK Games Expo Best Party Game People's Choice winner
2018 Tric Trac Nominee
2018 Lys Grand Public winner
2018 Cardboard Republic Socializer Laurel winner
2019 Gra Roku Best Party Game winner
2019 Guldbrikken Best Parlor Game winner
2018 International Gamers Award nominee
The Dice TowerWatch the full review
"Two big thumbs up from me. For a party game, the theme of [Decrypto] is spectacular."
Shut Up & Sit DownWatch the full review
"[Decrypto] is a game that allows you to be delightfully clever and throws you under a bus when you're being too clever."
Opinionated GamersRead the full review
"Decrypto is a fascinating and enthralling word game. It is one that rewards clever wordplay and clue giving, but you can’t be too clever because your team will lose the game if they can’t decipher your clues."
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