Czech Games Edition dealing with counterfeit Codenames games problem:

It's a sad day when a renowned board game publisher needs to post about the deluge of counterfeit copies of their games. Czech Games Edition is that publisher and Codenames is the game in question.

The hugely popular game is appearing on various websites including eBay, Alibaba, and other similar huge selling portals.

Counterfeit copies of Codenames include components of lower quality, misprints, or even some pieces missing. They harm both customers and the CGE brand as we are not able to guarantee the replacements since it's not really our game.

Buying knock-off games only harms publishers and our hobby, so if you see a deal that seems too good to be true, don't do it.

CGE put out great quality games at reasonable prices, so just pay for the real Codenames and enjoy a great game whilst supporting a fantastic publisher.

Don't be "that guy". (and by 'guy' we mean whatever jerk, regardless of gender).