Codenames is fast paced party game that's sure to keep the whole group entertained, great for families, friends, and total strangers alike. It comes in a compact box which can travel very easily to parties.
Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames.
To win the game, your team will need to contact all of your agents in the field before the other team finds their own agents.
Spymasters take turns giving one-word clues. A clue may relate to multiple words on the table. The field operatives try to guess which words their spymaster meant. When a field operative touches a word, the spymaster reveals its secret identity. If the field operatives guess correctly, they may continue guessing, until they run out of ideas for the given clue or until they hit a wrong person. Then it is the other team's turn to give a clue and guess. The first team to contact all their agents wins the game.
And watch out for the assassin – meet him in the field and your team is done!
This game is quick to pickup, and can be played with 2 players in an altered format, or in a family or party setting with up to 8 Players.
Enhance your board game experience with the gadget!
Codenames Gadget is a companion app for Codenames that provides a random key card generator and timer with voiceover alert