CrossTalk is a party game of subtle conversation in which two teams race to guess secret keywords. Each round, teams choose a clue-giver, and those clue-givers are given knowledge of the same secret keyword. The goal of the clue-givers is to help their teammates deduce this keyword before the other team.
The round starts with both clue-givers writing a one-word clue to give their team in private. Then, clue-givers will then alternate providing one-word public clues to everyone — but there is a catch! After your team gives a public clue, the other team — and only the other team — can attempt to guess the keyword. Clue-givers will need to use their private clue to provide context in the future. This allows them to slip public clues by the other team.
The round ends when one team correctly guesses the keyword or both teams use up their guesses. Each correct guess is worth 1 point, and the first to earn 5 points wins.