Reviewed by Chris Wray
DECRYPTO (Iello Games, 3 to 8 players, ages 12 and up, 15-45 minutes; $19.99)
Decrypto made a prototype debut at the Gathering of Friends 2017, where it quickly became popular, earning repeated plays late into the night. More polished prototypes made appearances at Gen Con and Essen last year, building further anticipation for Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance’s word game. Publisher Le Scorpion Masqué recently began shipping the finished product and it has been rolling onto shelves under the Iello label for the rest of the spring. I’ve played Decrypto more than a dozen times in recent weeks, and I’m falling in love with this clever, codemaster-themed partnership game.