Each team has to find certain words, as these code names hide the agents of their color. Only the respective intelligence chiefs of each team know the words they are looking for and must put their team on the right track with clever clues. In doing so, however, they are only allowed to reveal a little. The team that finds all its agents first wins.
Codenames, which was awarded for Spiel des Jahres 2016, offers small and large groups fun with clever thinking around corners.
min. player count: 2
max. player count: 2
Complexity rating: Family and Friends
Topic: top secret, agents
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artists: Filip Murmak, Tomáš Kučerovský
Release date: 2015
Game components: 16 agent cards in two colors, 1 card double agent, 7 cards uninvolved bystanders, 1 card assassin, 40 code cards, 1 game rule, 1 stand, 1 hourglass, 200 cards with 400 code names