2016 Spiel des Jahres Winner, Codenames, to Be Licensed For the First Time for Fall 2017
USAopoly Inc. announced today an exclusive global licensing agreement for the Codenames franchise with European-‐‑based Czech Games Edition. USAopoly will design and publish licensed versions of the highly acclaimed tabletop game as the exclusive global licensing partner for the Codenames brand.
The announcement is made by USAopoly’s President and CEO, John M. Davis, and Czech Games Edition’s CEO and Founder, Petr Murmak.
“We have one of the strongest licensing departments in gaming, and we recognized that Codenames was perfect for pairing with some of our great licenses. We are confident the licensing possibilities for Codenames will be exciting, and will complement our extraordinary portfolio of game brands,” noted USAopoly President and CEO John M. Davis. “It will be great to work with Petr and the Czech Games Edition team, as Codenames is wildly popular and well-‐‑regarded in the market.”
In 2016, Codenames was the winner of the board game industry’s most prestigious award— the Spiel des Jahres— in addition to numerous other accolades.
Two licensed editions of Codenames will be available in Fall 2017 and will retail for $24.95. Both games are targeted for players ages 8 and up and will be sold exclusively in North America.
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