Codenames: Pictures... It has more pictures
Codenames Pictures is the much-anticipated follow-up to Vlaada Chvátil’s Codenames, winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres. Czech Games Edition released the game at Gen Con, where it was piled high and selling well. Codenames Pictures topped the Geekbuzz leaderboard for the convention, and it seems like this game is on its way to being a hit.
If you know how to play Codenames, then you already know how to play Codenames Pictures. The only differences are that the game is played with pictures instead of words, and the grid is now 5×4 (instead of 5×5). If you’re unfamiliar with Codenames, however, both it and Codenames Pictures are easy to learn. Dale wrote a review of Codenames last year.
Two teams play around a 5×4 grid of 20 pictures. One team is the red team, and the other is the blue team. Each team has a “spymaster” who knows which pictures belong to his team, as shown on the “key” that is facing only the spymasters. The other players on each team are called “field operatives.”
This is a short preview of a review made by opinionatedgamers.com