Codenames: word game

Codenames is a card game for 4–8 players designed by Vlaada Chvátil.

Two teams compete by each having a Spymaster give one-word clues which can point to multiple words on the board. The other players on the team attempt to guess their team’s words while avoiding the words of the other team. In the 2–3 player variant, one Spymaster gives clues to the other player or players.

15 minutes

 14+

2 – 8 players

Skills

  • words association
  • deduction
  • team play

Contents

  • 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