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Players: 2-8

Age: 14+

Teaching Time: 5 mins

Playing Time: 15 mins

Setup Time: 2 mins

Value For Money: Low

Luck: Mid

Complexity: Low

Strategy: Low

Price: £20

Recommended: No


The story of Codenames’ creation is that its designer Vlaada Chvátil knocked it together out of some scrap paper over a few hours of brainstorming and very little changed before it got to the table. That take could be apocryphal, and I’m not knocking Vlaada Chvátil, with Mage Knight, Space Alert and Galaxy Truckers to his name he’s clearly shown that he can p