Adam J Purcell

Codenames

Codenames BGG link

Players
2 to 8
Play time
15 minutes
Designer
Vlaada Chvátil
Publishers
Czech Games Edition, Bergsala Enigma, Boardgame Space, Brain Games, Broadway Toys LTD, Cranio Creations, Cuaca Cerah Games, Devir, DiceTree Games, Fantasmagoria, Feelindigo, GaGa Games, Gém Klub Kft., Golden Egg Games, Heidelberger Spieleverlag, Hobby Japan, IELLO, Kaissa Chess & Games, Land of Beautiful Mind (سرزمین ذهن زیبا), Lex Games, MINDOK, More Fun Co., Ltd., Nordic Games GmbH, One Moment Games, Ponva d.o.o., Pridemage Games, Rebel Sp. z o.o., TWOPLUS Games, White Goblin Games
Year
2015
Rating
7.63 (BGG average)

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Description

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.

In Codenames, two 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 board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.