Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODE-NAMES.
The two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters gives 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. EVERYONE WANTS TO AVOID THE ASSASSIN!
And it's bigger now!
How big you ask?
Twice as big, which means double the size of the box and cards. Those hoping we would double the size of the timer for more time to think will be disappointed.
Just imagine, the party goes on and on, and you want to play Codenames with as many people as possible. Now everyone will see better thanks to the bigger word cards. Handy, isn't it?
Or, your granny visits you and it would be nice to play something that crosses generations. Was “Fun” meant for Clown or Library? Hard to tell. The sure thing is, however, that older people will read words on the bigger cards better and won't confuse desert with a dessert.
Codenames XXL edition provides all of the components nicely sorted in a special insert created for this and the others from the planned XXL product line (yeah, spoiler alert).