Quick Takes: 2 players 15 minutes Ages 12+ Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play, and FUN!)About the game:
Don't say volcano... don't say volcano... NO!
Don't know what we're talking about? Then you haven't played Codenames yet, and you definitely haven't played Codenames Duet. Codenames is a smash hit in the game world, selling more than 5 million copies to date. When we all go to parties again, this is going to be a hit. In the meantime, if you are in a pandemic bubble of two, Codenames Duet is for you.
In a twist on the original game where teams play against each other, this is a cooperative game. You are the spymaster who knows the secret identities of 25 agents. Your teammate knows the agents only by their codenames. To win the game, your team will need to contact all of your agents in the field before time runs out. And watch out for the assassin – meet him in the field and your team is done! Codenames Duet is at once a follow-up and a companion to the smash hit, Codenames.
You can play it as its own two-player game, or just use the card deck with the regular Codenames for 400 fun, fresh new words. Our Board's Edge Game families have both Codenames and Codenames Duet at our houses and reach for them often.Why we chose this game for Board's Edge:
- Easy setup - no need to set aside an hour of rule reading ahead of time
- 2 Player - works great for two players (not all games do)
- Cooperative - play with your friends, not against them
- GEEKS d'OURO Best Family/Party Board Game of the Year - 2019