Codenames Added to the List of Awesome Board Games You Should Play

CodenamesCodenames is part Guess Who?, part Battleship, and way more awesome than those two games could ever hope to be. Working in teams, players will take turns deciphering their spymaster’s clues in order to correctly identify their fellow spies in the field. Guess wrong and you might identify an enemy spy, or worse yet, an assassin that will immediately end the game, causing your whole team to lose.

Playing as an operative, it’s a blast to try and guess the names based on clues that might be amazing or horrible from your spymaster. Being the spymaster takes the experience to another level, as it really takes some thought to craft one-word clues that apply to multiple names. Besides being a fantastic game in both roles, the game scales well to almost any player count beyond four, so it’s something that everyone at the party can (and will) enjoy. This one is fresh in my brain right now from having played a ton of it recently, but I really believe that this one is fantastic and one that will have staying power. Whatever you need to do to play Codenames, do it!

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4 thoughts on “Codenames Added to the List of Awesome Board Games You Should Play

  1. jsicktheslick September 22, 2015 / 3:16 PM

    We were at a Meetup this weekend and played this one. I really enjoyed it! I thought for sure my clue was good and in no way could my team confuse it, but of course they did, ended up picking the assassin, and we lost even when we were in the lead. It was awesome!

    • Jett September 23, 2015 / 3:44 PM

      Those are the best parts of the game! What else have you been playing of late tabletop wise?

      Also, if you’ve uploaded a Mario Maker level, send me the code! I want to follow you!

      • jsicktheslick September 23, 2015 / 6:32 PM

        I did! I’ll give it to you after work.

        And Laura and I have been enjoying Krosmaster: Arena. It’s a fun little strategy game with some cool characters and figures.

      • jsicktheslick September 25, 2015 / 2:10 AM

        Mario Maker level code:


        And of course it’s Mega Man themed.

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