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Mini Game/ Icebreaker
Max. participants
Min. duration
20 minutes
Cost per head
Online, In-Person
Team phase

About the intervention

Two teams compete by each having a "spymaster". The spymaster gives one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. The other players on the team attempt to guess their team's spy-names while avoiding the spy-names of the opposing team.

How to set it up.

  • Select a time and date for play. 

  • Open the Codenames webpage and share the link with participants.

  • Split into two teams, either manually or automatically via the on-screen option.

  • One person will be the spymaster and others will be the operatives (spies).

What to do during.

  • Encourage switching spymaster and operative roles between rounds so everyone gets to play both!

How you can mix it up ...

We don't have any additional ideas. Do you? If so use the contact form to provide us with feedback!

Useful resources.

Play Codenames Online here.

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