A telepathic party game
from the creators of
The Mind and Monikers
Wavelength is a social guessing game where two teams compete to read each other's minds. It’s a thrilling experience of TALKING and THINKING and HIGH FIVING that anyone can play—but it also has some of that deep word game sorcery, like Codenames, where your decisions feel tense, strategic, meaningful.
Wavelength is designed by Wolfgang Warsch, Alex Hague, and Justin Vickers. Wolfgang is the creator behind The Mind and won the Kennerspiel des Jahres award in 2018—basically the most prestigious award in tabletop games. Alex and Justin make Monikers, which the New York Times called “the perfect party game.”
Like the best party games, Wavelength is deceptively simple.
Each round, one team rotates a 3D dial to where they think a hidden bullseye is located on a spectrum:
The spectrum is completely hidden by a plastic screen, BUT one player on your team—the Psychic—knows exactly where the bullseye is. Their job is to get your team to guess the location by:
1. Drawing a card with a pair of words that represent two ends of a spectrum, like
2. Giving a clue that is *conceptually* where the bullseye is located between those two binaries
So if the card this round is “Hot - Cold,” the Psychic needs to give a clue ON THE SPECTRUM between extremely hot on the far left side to extremely cold on the far right side. And so in the example above they might give a clue like "coffee."
After the Psychic gives their clue, this when the real game begins: your team discusses where they think the bullseye is located and turns the dial to that location on the spectrum. This is when your team has a chance to think out loud, debate, and ponder extremely dumb questions—all while the other team tries to poison your brain with bad suggestions.
After your team “locks in” their answer, the Psychic DRAMATICALLY REVEALS the bullseye. The closer to the center you guessed, the more points your team scores!
Oh, and the opposing team ALSO gets a chance for points: before the reveal, they quickly discuss and guess whether the bullseye is to the left or right of your team's dial position and get 1 point if they're right!
It’s smart and funny and endlessly social.
Wavelength comes with 168 different spectrums, which combine with the randomized bullseye position in an infinite number of weird and challenging and interesting combinations.