Do you desperately seek to find meaning where little to none exists? Are your conversations full of tangential side conversations? If you answered yes to either of these questions, congratulations! You have met all the requirements to become the world’s next elite secret agent. Codenames is a 4-8 player team party deduction game developed by the swiss army knife of game designs, Vlaada Chvátil. Produced by CGE, players can expect a tense race to divulge information efficiently, that will put everyone on the edge of their seat.
After each 15 minute mastermind showdown, players may experience the following (Traumatization, 5):
- Increased traffic to thesaurus.com
- Second guessing of your grasp on the English language
- Tense arguments on the etymology of words
- One word responses in daily conversation, possibly at the cost of relationships
- Insistence that your friends physically touch the items to which they are pointing
Need more? Check out the definitive list of food, drink, and music to feature while playing Codenames.
Food (Capers, 3):
- Airheads White Mystery Flavor
- Mystery flavored Oreos
- Mystery flavored Peeps
I think you get the point
Specialty Cocktail (James Bond, 1): Vesper Martini
“A dry martini. One. In a deep champagne goblet. . . . Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”
RDG’s Codenames Playlist will provide you all of the audio you need to provide your friends and family with thrilling edge-of-the-seat music to heighten the tension of each game!
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