Codenames has become quite the hit during game nights, spawning a number of spin-offs including Codenames Pictures, Codenames: Duet, Codenames Disney Family Edition, and even Codenames Deep Undercover. USAopoly knows how to capitalize on the synergy with Disney with the release of Marvel Codenames Card Game.
The Marvel edition of codenames combines the hit social word game with 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.
A Key Card, visible only to each team’s Director, corresponds to the 25 card grid showing which images belong to their team. It’s up to the Directors to give clever but well thought out clues to their team’s “Agents” by saying just a single word followed by a number of cards associated with the clue. Agents must be careful not to decipher a code incorrectly because a wrong guess could belong to the opposing team! Also hidden in the grid is an Assassin card. If an Agent picks that card its game over and the other team wins!
I’ve played Codenames a couple of times, and it is always a lot of fun, and with 200 cards included in the base set, there’s a good chance you’ll be playing Marvel Codenames again and again. And it looks like USAopoly has learned something from previous releases as you can play using either words or pictures in this edition.
USAopoly Marvel Codenames Card Game is available now for a SRP of $24.95, but I know you can find it cheaper if you know where to look.