Codename from first glances can look like a muddled board of confusing random images but the more you delve into the game, it becomes a game of master spies and code deciphering. Codename: Pictures is a follow up title to the previous game Codename by Vlaada Chvátil. The biggest difference between the two games is the original is played with words but the latest title is played via pictures.
The aim of the game is pretty simple, lead your teammates as the “spymaster” to the correct titles which correspond to your team colour. You must do this without accidentally making them land on your opponent’s colour or worse, the assassin card which ends in instant failure.
To further breakdown the gameplay, two teams play on a grid of 5 by 4 which totals 20 different cards. One team is the Red team while the other plays as Blue. Each team then has a Spymaster who is able to see which pictures belong to his team and his opponents with the “key” card. The team which goes first is the one whose colour is on the outside of the key card.