Board Game Bargain – Codenames Marvel
Are you looking for some cheap games on a budget well we have you covered with some great games that all cost under $40 USD this months game Codenames Marvel may be the game for you?
Playing Time: 15 Min
Codenames: Marvel combines the hit social word game Codenames, while featuring characters and locations from the Marvel Universe including, Spider Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers and Doctor Strange. Opposing teams, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra, compete to be the first to identify all of their team’s ‘field agents’ from 25 Code cards displayed in a 5×5 grid. Code cards contain pictures on one side and words on the other.
In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can guess all of their words correctly first — but those words are hiding in plain sight in a 5×5 grid that includes the words of the other team, neutral words, and an assassin that will cause you to lose the game immediately if you guess it. One person on each team is a spymaster and only these two know which words belong to each team. Spymasters take turns giving one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team — and everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
Codenames is a riveting party game for people who love intrigue and spycraft. Four or more players on two teams battle to interpret clever but exceedingly bare-bones clues. In each round of the game, players set up a 5×5 grid of plain ID cards with codenames like “Octopus” or “Undertaker.” Teams designate a single player to be the spymaster, who knows which eight or nine randomly selected codenames of the 25 belong to his or her team.
The spymasters take turns cluing in their team by saying just a single word followed by a number of cards associated with the clue. For example, you might say “Suit, two,” if your only remaining codenames in the field of cards are “Chauffeur” and “Card.” (Cards have suits, while chauffeurs wear suits.) Then you get to watch silently as your fumbling team decides your clue must be referencing the codenames “Chauffeur” and… “Watch.” We never promised it would be easy.
This game is sure to be a blast with your friends and at such a cheap price point there is no reason to add it to your collection
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