- Mechanics: words Association, deduction, team play
- Theme: spies, agents, revealing secret identities
- 2 to 8 or more players, ages 14 and up
The picture version of the Spiel Des Jahres winning Codenames
The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 Agents. Their teammates know the Agents only by their code names. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their Agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple pictures on the board. Their teammates try to guess the pictures of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Code names pictures: win or lose, it’s fun to figure out the clues.