Who doesn’t want to be a secret agent? We all love a good undercover spy, and Codenames gives everyone at the party the chance to be their own James Bond for the night. Contact your agents and make sure to avoid the assassin with this fun board game that’s perfect for parties.
Rules of The Game
Codenames is a game for 2-8 players age 14+. Gameplay lasts around 15 minutes, so it’s a great choice for a quick bit of fun to spice up the night. In Codenames, two teams compete to be the first to make contact with all their agents. One spymaster for each team knows the secret identities of 25 agents, while the other team members only know their codenames.
The 25 codename cards are laid out in a 5 x 5 rectangular grid. Some cards are red agents, some are blue, and some are just innocent bystanders. The one card everyone wants to avoid is the assassin, which will immediately end the game once identified. The teammates try to guess their team’s words while avoiding the other team’s words. The first team to find all of their agents wins the game!
Codenames is a game for anyone who loves deciphering clues. There are multiple sequels available that contain extra cards with different themes such as Harry Potter or The Simpsons. If you’re looking for a fun board game that both teenagers and adults alike can enjoy, you’ll love Codenames.
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