2015 | Card Game | Deduction | Party Game | Spies / Espionage | Word Game

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their colour while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. The game works very well with four players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion. There is also a co-operative variant where a single team tries to achieve the highest score they can by playing against the game itself.

No. of Players 2-8
Playing Time 15 min
Age 14+
Mechanics Memory, Partnerships
Designer Vlaada Chvátil
Artist Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský
Publisher Czech Games Edition, MINDOK
Amazon ASIN B014Q1XX9S

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