One good thing that has come out of the pandemic is the super-fun game, Codenames. (If you haven’t played it yet, what are you waiting for?! Learn how to play here.) 

I thought it would be fun to make an e-learning version, and this is what I came up with. If you’re familiar with the game, you’ll notice I’ve taken some creative liberties, but hopefully you’ll recognize some of the major mechanics of the original game. And whether or not you’re familiar with the game, I hope you and your learners will enjoy my take on it.

Animated GIF showing a preview of the Storyline template

Explore this project.

Like the theme music? Get it for free from And if you’re looking for the other sound effects, head over to All the sound effects in this template are royalty- and attribution-free.

Need help customizing this template? Check out this article for some tips: How to Customize This Codenames-Inspired Storyline 360 Game.