Party board games are a great hit when you have friends or family over or are looking to break the ice when meeting new people for the first time. What could be better than a spy themed party board game? Spy themed games usually involve an element of bluffing, social deduction and intrigue. This video features a quick overview of some of my favourite spy themed party games.
A spy can be defined as a person employed by a government or other organisation to secretly obtain information on an enemy or competitor.
Party Board Games
Codenames is a deduction style party game where players compete against each other in 2 teams. One player in each team acting as the spy master and the other players acting as spies trying to make contact with their own operatives from the field. The team to make contact with all of their spies first wins!
Spyfall is a bluffing style conversational party board game where one player who is the spy has to try and narrow down the location that the other players are at before they accuse the spy of being deceitful and their identity is revealed.
Dead last is a ‘Survivor Reality Tv Show’ style social collusion game where players formulate and change alliances. Using overt or covert communication players try to eliminate the other players and be the last one standing. There is no hidden traitor, just diplomacy & politics. The player to get 25 gold bars first wins the game!
The Resistance is a social deduction party board game where a group of players play the role of resistance operatives and the others play the imperial spies. Players take on hidden role cards to decide their allegiances.
Coup is a memory style bluffing party board game. It is set in the future where players attempt to influence each other and thus gain greater political stature.
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