USAopoly Inc. announced a licensing agreement with Czech Games Edition to produce Disney, Disney•Pixar, and Marvel versions of the popular tabletop game Codenames.

Codenames Disney Family Edition will include characters and locations from iconic Disney and Disney•Pixar films. Codenames Marvel Edition will be a more traditional party game, geared toward Marvel fans, and will include characters and locations from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Avengers, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man.  Both games are for players ages 8 and up.  MSRP is $24.95.  Release is planned for Fall 2017.  The games will be sold exclusively to the North American market.

Codenames, designed by Vlaada Chvatil, was released in 2015, and won both the Spiel des Jahres (see “'Spiel des Jahres' 2016 Winner Announced”) and Origins Award for Game of Year in 2016 (see “2016 Origins Award Winners”). It was chosen for the most recent season of the  popular Tabletop internet series (see “'TableTop' Season 4 Games Announced”).  Two stand-alone series games have already been released (see “'Adrenaline,' 'Codenames: Pictures,' 'Alchemists' Expansion” and “New 'Codenames' Game a Target Exclusive”).