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Players compete in two teams in Decrypto, with each trying to correctly interpret the coded messages presented to them by their teammates while cracking the codes they intercept from the opposing team.
In more detail, each team has their own screen, and in this screen they tuck four cards in pockets numbered 1-4, letting everyone on the same team see the words on these cards while hiding the words from the opposing team. In the first round, each team does the following: One team member takes a code card that shows three of the digits 1-4 in some order, e.g., 4-2-1. They then give a coded message that their teammates must use to guess this code. For example, if the team's four words are "pig", "candy", "tent", and "son", then I might say "Sam-striped-pink" and hope that my teammates can correctly map those words to 4-2-1. If they guess correctly, great; if not, we receive a black mark of failure.
Starting in the second round, a member of each team must again give a clue about their words to match a numbered code. If I get 2-4-3, I might now say, "sucker-prince-stake". The other team then attempts to guess our numbered code. If they're correct, they receive a white mark of success; if not, then my team must guess the number correctly or take a black mark of failure. (Guessing correctly does nothing except avoid failure and give the opposing team information about what our hidden words might be.)
The rounds continue until a team collects either its second white mark (winning the game) or its second black mark (losing the game). Games typically last between 4-7 rounds. If neither team has won after eight rounds, then each team must attempt to guess the other team's words; whichever team guesses more words correctly wins.
Pre Order Policies
All pre ordered sealed product must be picked up within 7 days of the product release. After 7 days we reserve the right to refund your pre order and sell the item at regular market price. Any pre order promo/incentive will be distributed starting with the first pre order and ending with the last person to pre order, while supplies last. If you pre order multiple copies/items, you will be eligable for only 1 promotional item.
In the event that a product is allocated from our distributors we will fulfill all the orders that we can starting with the first person to pre order. If we are unable to fulfill your pre order we will cancel your order and refund your money. For example, if we have 15 pre orders for a title and we only receive 10 units from our distributors. The first 10 customers to pre order will recieve a copy of the game and the remaining 5 unfortunately will be refunded their money.
Customers will be contacted via email when your pre order has arrived in store.
We will also not be extending any pre orders for items that are expected to arrive from November 15th to December 31st. This is due to volume at this time of year between our retail location and our online business and general lack of extra space to store pre ordered items at this time of year.
Please do not call the store for information on your pre order. There are many staff members and not all of them are able to answer questions about pre orders/arrival times of product. If you have any questions, please email info[at]boardgames.ca. This will be the fastest way to answer your questions.
Pickup Policy: The customer that is mentioned above must come in to pick up their pre order. ID will be required to pick up the product and must match the name on the pre order. Product must be picked up during regular business hours only.