Trying to Resist the Ludology of Codenames


Codenames & Codenames Pictures

Game Developer: Vlaada Chvátil

Publisher: Czech Games

Designer: Vlaada Chvátil

Illustrators/Artists: David CochardJana KilianováTomáš KučerovskýFilip NedukMichal Suchánek.

Rulebook can be found, here.

Rules and Mechanics:

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.

In Codenames, two 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 – 2016 Spiel des Jahres (Game of the year), the most prestigious game award worldwide.
  • Codenames Duet won a Golden Geek award for the best two player game of 2017.


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