Barnes & Noble Announces Codenames as Their Inaugural Game of the Month

The clever social word game is fun for the entire family

New York, NY – WEBWIRE



Barnes & Noble has selected Codenames as its inaugural pick for its brand-new Game of the Month program.  The Barnes & Noble Game of the Month joins the Barnes & Noble Book Clubs, Discover Debut Authors and Monthly Picks to feature the books and games that booksellers champion across the country and make into bestsellers.


“We are thrilled to announce Codenames as our first ever Game of the Month,” said Marnie Lawrence, Senior Director of Toys and Games at Barnes & Noble.  “Codenames is a perfect game to play with those who enjoy word association, deduction and team play with a bit of strategy mixed in and is easy to learn for a variety of ages.  With a simple premise and challenging gameplay, it is the perfect game for summer road trips, outdoor gatherings or intimate game nights.”


In Codenames, players assume the mantle of spymaster and must work together to contact all their undercover agents in the field. The catch? Each agent has a unique codename that players cannot directly communicate. Instead, spymasters can only give clues to their teammates consisting of one word and one letter. The first team of spies to contact all their agents (without revealing themselves to the deadly assassin) wins. It is a delightful game that is easy to learn and challenging enough to maintain player interest.  


Customers can find the Game of the Month on display at their local Barnes & Noble and on bn.com. 


“We are overjoyed to have Codenames chosen as Barnes & Noble’s Game of the Month,” said Czech Games Edition partner, Publisher Services Inc.  “Codenames has been a fan favorite since its release, and we are thrilled that its reach will now expand so that more folks can add our game to their family game night collection.  We thank Barnes & Noble for their support of Codenames and for this wonderful honor!”


Barnes & Noble booksellers connect readers with the absolute best in publishing and take joy in helping customers discover their next great read and foster a life-long love of reading.  Like books, games stimulate minds and capture imaginations.  The bookseller is thrilled to continue offering a robust assortment of games and is eager to put Codenames into the hands of their customers.


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About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company has approximately 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as the Nook Digital business and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company’s website at www.bn.com.  

Barnes & Noble Opens Blue Springs Store on Wednesday, May 11th

Barnes & Noble Opens Blue Springs Store on Wednesday, May 11th


Local Children’s Author Kim Luke will cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the first new Barnes & Noble in the Kansas City area in 14 years


Press is Invited to Visit the Store and Take Photos and Videos of the New Barnes & Noble

BLUE SPRINGS, MO – WEBWIRE



Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce the opening of a new bookstore in Adams Dairy Landing on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The new Barnes & Noble displays a striking change in the bookseller’s appearance and features a cozy design with beautiful book rooms and a complementary assortment of stationery, puzzles, toys and gifts for readers. 


The new store will officially open to the public with a ribbon-cutting by local children’s author Kim Luke at 10:00 am. Ms. Luke is the beloved author of the Enchanted Farm at Fort Osage series. 


This new bookstore replaces Barnes & Noble in Independence which closed last February. Store Manager, Eric Fuchs, and his enthusiastic team of booksellers, most of whom are from the Independence location, have been hard at work curating a beautiful bookshop that is sure to appeal to the Blue Springs community.  


“Barnes & Noble is thrilled to be opening another store in the Kansas City area and is happy to be able to continue to open stores across the country. We have two new stores opening just this week, with many more planned in 2022,” says Amy Fitzgerald, who heads up bookselling at Barnes & Noble. “Store Manager, Eric Fuchs, and his team have built an enticing selection for the book lovers of Blue Springs, and we are very excited to turn the page on this new chapter of bookselling.” 


Barnes & Noble empowers each individual bookselling team to build their bookstore in a way that will best appeal to their local clientele, a practice that Barnes & Noble CEO and veteran bookseller, James Daunt applies to his own independent bookstore that he opened in 1990. This new approach to bookselling brings respect for local knowledge that is at the heart of the best bookshops and has led to the remarkable success that Barnes & Noble has enjoyed since changing ownership in 2019.  The Blue Springs team has been hard at work developing their bookstore and the result is a selection of books and merchandise that will appeal to the residents. Manga, Young Adult and Children’s Books will all have feature displays in this location, as will new fiction and non-fiction releases, the core strength of Barnes & Noble. 


“My team and I are so excited to be bringing the Blue Springs and Independence communities together by sharing our love of books with everybody. I am a Missouri native and am glad I can stay in my home state doing the job I love,” says Store Manager, Eric Fuchs. “Blue Springs is an area where everything is new and exciting. We are enjoying the thrill of tailoring our displays to meet our community’s desires.” 


Barnes & Noble Blue Springs is located in the Adams Dairy Landing at 1030 Northeast Coronado Drive and online on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching the handle @bnbluespringsmo. The press is invited to tour the store and attend the ribbon-cutting. For any questions, or to set up an interview with Amy or Eric, please contact Barnes & Noble at prelations@bn.com. 

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company has over 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as the NOOK Digital business and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company’s website at www.bn.com.