Edit: Support The team at Czech Games as they have now released there own way to play the game Online Check out the Video Below or Check out how there new online platform coming soon at https://codenamesgame.com/
The world has changed dramatically in the last few months with people finding new and creative ways to play board games online. One of the biggest games to make the transaction to the digital world is Codenames.
What is Codenames
Codenames if you have never heard/played it before is a popular board game published by Czech Games.
In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first.
One player in each team is dubbed the Spymasters this player will give their teammate a one-word clue 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.
How to Play Codenames On Google Meet
Playing Codenames on google is Easy, with the following websites all offering the ability to stream the game across multiple computers.
Codenames Classic: https://www.horsepaste.com/
Codenames Classic Alternative: https://netgames.io/games/codenames/
Codenames Cooperative: https://www.codenamesgreen.com/
Codenames Pictures: https://codenames.dport.me/
Now that you have the game what next?
Once you have launched one of these websites head over to the https://meet.google.com website, This tool is only available for Gsuite Users and accounts, Other tools you could use are ZOOM, Free Conference Call, Discord, or Microsoft teams. Anything that gives you the ability to do video conferencing.
Once you have your conference tool locked in its time to invite your friends, Remember those people that you use to see in the world at cafes and bars or at the beach? yeah, those people. Well, give them a call or send them a message and get them to log in to there computer connect to the internet and join your video conference.
Once everybody settled and you have worked out why marys picture was upside down share the link to your game
You are now ready to play!
You are now ready to play codenames online so here are a few tips to make your online experience a success that everybody wants to come back again.
Mute your Microphones
Unless you are speaking keep your microphone muted there is nothing more distracting in an online conference call then hearing a plane fly over or a dog barking in the background or you own voice echoing in the speakers so stay on mute and keep that audio channel clear of clutter trust me your whole group will be grateful.
Be Comfortable and Present
Its is very tempting to spend a bunch of time working on other projects or having another tab open while playing, try to avoid this as you will find you will miss out, put your phone away close the other tabs and just enjoy yourself. Also if you work in your office at the moment why not move to another room to avoid your gaming time feeling like work?
Make a plan to do this again.
Make this a recurring thing, why not play each week or every fortnight there is no better way to stay connected then a regular event. There are heaps of other games you can try so why not check out some of our other posts and explore some other games you and your friends might enjoy.
During this time I have been playing with a few different groups a couple of times a week, I can’t make it every time but its always a lot of fun and I recommend it to everybody.