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Codenames Board Game

Codenames Board Game

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Codenames is a game about intrigue, secrets, and deduction. Players will take on one of two agent teams (Red or Blue) and must work to figure out which of the listed code names on the board are members of their team. By avoiding bystanders, the other team, and the assassin, players can achieve victory by naming their whole team, or being the last team standing.

Note: This drop is limited to 80 games.

Codenames Board Game


In Codenames, players are trying to make contact with their fellow teammates. However, if they contact an assassin or members of the other team by mistake, they suffer penalties. There are two spymasters for each team, which are given a grid that helps them determine what code names refer to what team color. The spymaster gives a clue in the form of a word and a number. The word must relate to the code names on the table, and the number relates to how many words refer to the code name. Players then guess which code names belong to their team. If the other team is killed by the assassin, or all team members are named, that team wins. For more information on gameplay, watch the video below.

Codenames Board Game
Codenames Board Game


  • Designed by Vlaada Chvátil
  • Produced by Czech Games
  • Players: 2 - 8
  • Playing time: 15 minutes
  • Recommended for ages 14 and up


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 9, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.