From the back of box:
Play Password, an American original! For more than 35 years, Password has been challenging players' communication skills. Teams of two square off to see who can guess the secret Password first. But you've got to be clever when you communicate because players can give only one-word clues, and the fewer clues given the higher the score...
Sound easy? Give it a try! The Password is "game." What one word clue could get your partner to respond with the Password?
Careful! Your opponents hear your clue too. Take all the clues into account and guess the Password before they do. The team that guesses the most words with the fewest clues wins. It's that simple and exciting!