Author: Vlaada Chvátil & Scot Eaton
Players: 2 (or more)
Time: 15–30 min
Theme: spies, agents, avoiding assassins, revealing secret identities
Mechanics: cooperative play, clue giving, word association, deduction
Awards: 2017 Seal of Excelence by Dice Tower 2017 Major Fun 2017 Spiel of Approval 2017 Family Review Center: Seal of Approval
2017 Best 2-player Game by Game Boy Geek 'Just The Two Of Us' Award by Rolling Dice & Taking Names 2017 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Game Winner 2018 DuAli – Das Beste 2-Personen-Spiel
2018 iMagination Gaming – Family Gold Award 2018 Casual Game Recommended 2018 International Gamers Award winner 2017 Game Boy Geek – Saxophone Serenade, Keeper!
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
80 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
also in version XXL: CODENAMES DUET XXL