Codenames – Board Game Analysis

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In the first week of our BCM300 class we were asked to put the tables together, get into groups, pick a game, and start playing. I was lucky enough to be in a group of three other students with similar humour and all get along. We chose the game ‘Codenames’; which also comes as a ‘picture’ version, but I’ll get into that later…

Codenames is created by Vlaada Chvátil and published by Czech Games. The art on the box is simple with red as the block colour (orange for the picture version) and black and white writing and drawings. The artists who created the design are Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovskÿ and Filip Murmak.


After a quick read through the rules we got the hang of it more as we played the game; looking back at the rules if there was anything we weren’t sure on. For example, we didn’t know…

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