Codenames is everything a social party game should be. Also suitable for large groups, teams compete to discover all of their secret agents before the other team does. Only the Spymasters know the identities of the agents and they can only communicate by the agents' codenames. Simple premise, challenging play.
2016 Winner Spiel des Jahres
Players: 2–8+ (competitive: 4–8+).
Time: 15 min.
Author: Vlaada Chvátil.
Theme: spies, agents, revealing secret identities.