Codenames

The name’s, Names. Codenames. The party word game for 2-8 players where you work in teams alongside other players and a spymaster to find your fellow agents, whilst avoiding innocent bystanders and the dangerous assassin.

Codenames

The name’s, Names. Codenames. The party word game for 2-8 players where you work in teams alongside other players and a spymaster to find your fellow agents, whilst avoiding innocent bystanders and the dangerous assassin.

2 - 8 Players
14+ Age
15 min Duration
Codenames

The name’s, Names. Codenames. The party word game for 2-8 players where you work in teams alongside other players and a spymaster to find your fellow agents, whilst avoiding innocent bystanders and the dangerous assassin.

2 - 8 Players
14+ Age
15 min Duration
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Stealth. Secret Identities. Suspense! If any of these elements sound exciting to you, then you should consider adding the Codenames board game to your next game night lineup.

Codenames is a widely-appreciated game of suspense that brings the world of secret agents and assassins straight to your sitting room. Created for 2-8 players, age 14 years and older, the Codenames game is a great option for a smaller family board game night, or for a larger game night gathering. It plays quickly within 15 minutes, but there’s plenty of fun packed into this short timeframe.

Skills you'll use

  • Creativity

    From telling stories to drawing pictures, these are the games where YOU get to create!

  • Teamwork

    Play together as a team! Intended or serving to educate or enlighten

What's in the box

Codenames
  • 16 agent cards in two colors
  • 1 double agent card
  • 7 innocent bystander cards
  • 1 assassin card
  • 40 key cards
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 card stand
  • 1 timer
  • and 200 cards with 400 codenames

Game's details

Stealth. Secret Identities. Suspense! If any of these elements sound exciting to you, then you should consider adding the Codenames board game to your next game night lineup.

Codenames is a widely-appreciated game of suspense that brings the world of secret agents and assassins straight to your sitting room. Created for 2-8 players, age 14 years and older, the Codenames game is a great option for a smaller family board game night, or for a larger game night gathering. It plays quickly within 15 minutes, but there’s plenty of fun packed into this short timeframe.

During this simple yet challenging game, players work in two competing teams, each led by a dedicated spymaster. The spymasters are the only players who know the identities of the 25 secret agents. It’s up to the spymasters to give clues to help reveal the agents’ secret identities to their teammates, who only know the agents by their codenames. These one-word clues point to multiple words on the game board, and your team’s challenge is to select the correct word card with your team’s colour without accidentally revealing the opposing team’s colour.

The overall goal is to guess all of your team’s codenames before the opposing team does. Did you know there’s a double-agent added into the mix to keep you guessing? Will your team be able to work together well, with the help of your spymaster, to divulge your team’s agents? Compete to be the team to make contact with all of your agents first. Be careful, however, as there is a sneaky assassin lurking about that could surprise you at any turn!

The Codenames game is a great game that combines the fun spy theme with communication skills, making it enjoyable for both kids and adults. Players won’t even realize they’re giving their brains a workout as they pull on vocabulary and word association skills in order to relate the word clues to the correct secret agent cards. Codenames’ small game box makes bringing the fun to a friend’s house or family gathering easy, so take the excitement of the spy world along with you and get ready for some spy-themed excitement!