"This is my favorite game of the last few years, for groups big or small, in the same room or even over zoom. A game of deduction and teamwork, the game asks you to get your teammates to say a word or several words, using only a one word clue. The concept is simple but challenging, you must avoid them guessing the other team's words or the forbidden word. What single word will cause your teammates to guess "Antarctica" and "pole" without guessing the opposing teams' word "penguin"? You are limited only by your imagination and the connections you can create." - Rachel.
Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging gameplay.
The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.
The 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 recommended for ages 10+ and 2 to 8 players.