Codenames DuetCompany: Czech Games
Category: Games and Puzzles
Review Number #3504
PRICE: $19.99 (subject to change)
RECOMMENDED AGES: 12+
You and your partner are on a secret mission to a crowded city. Your objective: to contact 15 agents while avoiding a band of enemy assassins.
You know the agents that your partner can contact safely. Your partner knows the agents you can contact safely. By giving each other one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board, you try to find all the agents before your turns run out.
Codenames: Duet includes 400 new words so you do not need any other Codenames game to play. On the other hand, if you own the original Codenames, you can use the word cards from the two games interchangeably.
15 green agent cards for cooperative play
100 Duet key cards, double-sided so you and your partner can give each other clues
11 timer tokens to keep the pressure on
1 assassin card (Oh no!)
1 pad of mission maps
1 card stand
200 cards with 400 new words compatible with the original Codenames word game
This is our third experience with Codenames. This time we are checking out the Duet version. Nine turns for you and your partner (no longer an opponent) to find the 15 hidden agents, using a deck of 400 word cards. Each side has 3 assassins to lookout for, while working thru the card grid. Challenging? You betcha! However, that challenge is what drives us to play again and again. We cannot get enough. This game is that awesome and I know you will feel the same as you try it.
Game play took about 20 minutes per round. This game is a 2 player version, however, you can add more players if you so desire. The big difference in this version, from the other versions we have played previously is this game has all players working together, rather than against one another. You are all trying to find the 15 hidden agents to successfully complete the game. Once you have successfully completed this mission you can mark it on the mission map and choose another mission with different parameters, until you have completed them all.
SO much fun! You will be hooked once you have tried it and we would love to hear your experience.