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by Nicholas on June 23rd 2017

As far as party/word games go, this is the best I've ever played. It's really quick to set up and play, and quick to teach. The basic concept is to give a clue that helps your team guess the cards you want them to using word association. It's really simple, but it can be agonising (in a good way) thinking of a clever clue that links with several of your cards. It's fun to come up with clues for your team that will link with multiple cards, and just as fun to be on the team and puzzle out what the clues refer to. It has great component quality too with neat artwork. This is a game that everyone from average Jane, to grandpa Joe, to 'gamer' nerds can all thoroughly enjoy.

by Kyle on April 19th 2016

I must admit to being sceptical of all the hype going into this game but I have to say, for such a simple idea the Codenames delivers. 25 words in a grid, give one-word clues to your team to guess your teams words and not those of the opposition. One of the 25 words instantly causes either team to fail the game. That's about as complex as the game is. The real game is finding the right clues and how creative/abstract/tenuous you can be to make them to check off as many words as possible. A caveat must be made, that this game is ultimately made exponentially better depending on the people you play it with; with the wrong people Codenames would have the potential to be very dry, but that is the way with most party games.

by Michael on April 17th 2016

Heard a lot about this game when it made its rounds at conventions as it got rave reviews. Wanted to try it out with my gaming friends and the reviews were spot on. This game is a simple short word association game that is loads of fun. I find it works best with at least 4 players to 8. Once you get above 8 it starts to get bogged down and didn't particularly like the 3 player variant. Great party game.

by Ki on November 2nd 2015

Very fun word game. It is a deep game with simple rules, it’s tense and silly at the same time, and it’s fun when you’re winning and even better when you’re losing. It works great with 3 to 8 players but better with higher numbers so great for the end of the night with everyone together.

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