- 16 agent cards
- 1 double agent card
- 7 innocent bystander cards
- 1 assisin card
- 40 key cards
- 1 card stand
- 195 cards with 390 codenames
- 5 DIY codename cards
Players split up into two teams of similar size and skill. You need at least 4 players for a standard game.
Each team chooses one player to be their spymaster. Both spymasters sit on the same side of the table.
The other players, or field operatives, sit across from their spymasters.
Randomly deal 25 codenames between the two teams.
Each team take turns placing 1 codename on the table until a total of 25 codename cards are placed in a 5-by-5 grid. The remaining cards aren't used in the game. â€¦