Ici Londres

Secret Messages for the RÉsistance


WWII in France; the Résistance is communication via BBC Radio. As a member of the Résistance we must pass on coded messages to our fellow Résistance members without interception by the German Wehrmacht.

One player is first speaker, his neighbor is Wehrmacht, and all the others are Résistance players. Nine "Synthese" cards with four images each are placed in a 3x3 grid. Each player takes one Résistance card for a score marker, "0" pointing at players. 36 image cards are shuffled and stacked face-down.

The speaker draws two image cards and must enable Résistance players to identify the pictures without Wehrmacht cottoning on. The message begins with "Here London, French speak to French" and must then contain a subject, a verb and a supplement, including the necessary connecting words. So, for instance, a sentence for an image of a Cow with a Bell and a Door with a Key could be "Here London, French speak to French, Easter brings the solution, I repeat, Easter brings the solution" - Easter identifying the Bell, solution identifying the Key. Players now use one of four methods to point a finger or fingers to images on the Synthese cards - for a correct identification the speaker turns up his card. Wehrmacht scores 2 points for a correct identification, an identification by a Résistance player scores one point for both Résistance and Speaker. If you have a score of eight points, you win instantly, otherwise the player with most points.

An unusual game idea with an unusual and rare topic, as all such games it works best the better players know each other. Again a thrilling challenge for communication abilities and creativity.


Players: 3-6

Age: 8+

Time: 30+

Designer: Charles Chevallier

Artist: Laure Mascarello

Price: ca. 10 Euro

Publisher: Cocktail Games 2013


Genre: Communication

Users: With friends

Version: fr

Rules: fr it

In-game text: no



Very rare topic

Unusual game idea

Images totally language-independent


Compares to:

Communication games with guessing at contents


Other editions:

Radio Londra, Oliphante


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 3

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0