Wavelength is a unique and engaging social guessing game that requires players to tap into their ability to communicate and interpret conceptual clues. This game stands out for its emphasis on understanding and interpreting the perspectives of others, making it an ideal choice for groups looking for a fun and thought-provoking experience.

Gameplay Overview:

  1. Teams and Psychic Role: Players are divided into two teams, with each team taking turns to play. In each round, one player takes on the role of the Psychic.
  2. The Spectrum and Bullseye: The game revolves around a spectrum (e.g., HOT-COLD) and a hidden bullseye within that spectrum.
  3. Clue Giving: The Psychic, who knows the exact location of the bullseye, must give a clue that conceptually represents where the bullseye lies between the given binary options.
  4. Guessing and Scoring: The team then discusses and decides where on the spectrum the bullseye might be based on the Psychic's clue. Points are scored based on the proximity of the guess to the actual bullseye.

Player Experience:

  • Wavelength challenges players to think creatively and abstractly to give and interpret clues.
  • The game promotes team discussion and collaboration, making it a great social experience.
  • The concept of guessing along a spectrum adds a unique twist to the traditional guessing game format.

Strategy and Skills:

  • Success in Wavelength relies on the ability to think like your teammates, understanding their perspectives and thought processes.
  • The Psychic must be clever and creative with their clues, balancing between being too obvious and too obscure.
  • Teams must effectively communicate and reason together to make the most accurate guess.


Wavelength is a fantastic game for those who enjoy mind-reading, interpretation, and team-based guessing challenges. It's a perfect party game that combines social interaction, strategic thinking, and loads of fun. The game's simple yet innovative mechanics make it accessible to a wide audience, ensuring that each game session is filled with laughter, debate, and delightful surprises.

Nominated for 7 awards and won 5.

  • 2 - 12 Players
  • 30 - 45 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Immediately playable

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Wavelength

  • YouTube Review for the game "Wavelength" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

We like Wavelength so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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