My words literally betray me.
My group and I have been using Apples to Apples word cards instead of the Codenames word cards. This works real well. Just as good and in some cases better.
Lots of fun.
Anyone else done this?
while i believe it would work, you likely have higher odds of the game setup strongly dictating which team should win. Due to the cards chosen in the main game, there is some wiggle room because many words are chosen due to multiple meanings or usages, which means more words are related. When it is near impossible to relate a bunch of words, it becomes a game of who got lucky enough to have really related words.