Codenames : top secret word game
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[Czech Republic] : Czech Games Edition, [2015].
Ages 14 and up.


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[Czech Republic] : Czech Games Edition, [2015].
Physical Object
Physical Desc
1 game (16 agent cards, 7 innocent bystander cards, 1 assassin card, 40 key cards, 1 card stand, 1 timer, 200 codename cards, 1 rulebook) : cardboard, plastic, color ; in box 24 x 17 x 6 cm.


General Note
Game duration: 15 minutes.
General Note
For 2-8+ players.
Creation/Production Credits
A game by Vlaada Chvátil; illustration by Tomáš Kučerofský, graphic design by Filip Murmak.
"Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues"--Container.
Target Audience
Ages 14 and up.
Translated from the Czech by Jason Holt.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chvátil, V. (2015). Codenames: top secret word game . Czech Games Edition.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chvátil, Vlaada. 2015. Codenames: Top Secret Word Game. [Czech Republic]: Czech Games Edition.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chvátil, Vlaada. Codenames: Top Secret Word Game [Czech Republic]: Czech Games Edition, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chvátil, Vlaada. Codenames: Top Secret Word Game Czech Games Edition, 2015.

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