Tabletop Game Review: Codenames

Tabletop Game Review: Codenames

 

This spy-thriller game designed by Vlaada Chvatil and published by Czech Games pushes your mind into thinking creatively and hoping your partner is on the same page as you race against your opponents to find your agents before they find theirs. But watch out, as there is an assassin looking to take either team out of the game and innocent bystanders may get in the way.

Codenames can be played a number of ways, but requires at least 2 players. It is recommended for players ages 14&up, and takes about 15 minutes to play a game. It doesn’t require much table space, so your drinks can fit on the table (if your gaming group allows this). Codenames has a neat replayability factor snuck in there, and the quickness of each game gives you plenty of time to try out the other creative ways to play this game if you have a bigger group.

So give Codenames a whirl this weekend if you’re on the fence about this game as it has a low barrier to entry being a very affordable game. Just make sure to watch out for the assassin.