In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first while avoiding the assassin who automatically kills the team who finds him. The first team to find all their hidden agents from the clues provided before the other team wins. In this game two rival spymasters are the only ones who know the secret identities and codenames of all 25 agents. The Spymasters must give one-word clues to their teammates to help them to find their teams agents, while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team, innocent by-standards, and the dreaded assassin.
For the Spymasters this game is all about giving the best clues for your team so they can find multiple friendly agents on their turn.For the agents it is all about trying to figure out the clues your spymaster is giving to find your friendly agents before the other team finds theirs. Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues you need as a team to communicate who are your teams friendly agents.