2008/01/22

Game Review: Spy Alley

Do you like deduction games? If the answer is yes, you definitely love this game Spy Alley. It is quite a hard game to get and we only manage to get this set during a visit to Australia so do check it out!

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Spy Alley...how good a spy are you?

Overview
Spy Alley is an exciting game based on deduction and lots of bluffing. In this game, everyone represent a spy from one of the 6 countries. The objective is pretty simple. As a spy, you need to collect several items such as password, disguise, etc and deliver it to your country embassy.

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Your secret identity

The tricky part of this game is to keep your identity a secret and expose other players' identity. If your identity is exposed or you made the wrong accusation, then you will be eliminated from the game!

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Going around the board to get the required items

So the idea is to go around the board to get the items and head for your country embassy. However if you do it too obviously, your identity may be exposed and that would get you eliminated.

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Getting different items to confuse your opponent. Is he an Italian

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The dangerous spy alley

You can enter the spy alley and get a chance to guess other players who are in the alley for free. But take care not to end up as a victim yourself!

As this game is based on elimination, get eliminated too early in the game and you will just have to suck thumb and watch the rest continue with the game.

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A good read for those who are eliminated from the game

Conclusion

Spy Alley is a great game for up to 6 players. It is easy to learn and you get a lot of fun trying to figure out each other identity and keeping your identity from been exposed.

The board game components are also nicely designed. I particularly love the fact that the creator had used plastic cards for player's identity. It is definitely more durable and has less obvious marks that might give away your identity.

Although the gameplay isn't as meaty as most Euro games, it is still a great challenge when played with witty and cunning players. The only downside is that if you get eliminated too early in the game, it might turn out to be too boring for you. Also try not to play this game with females. Either they tends to have an amazing dose of sixth sense or i simply sucks at lying.

Spy Alley is definitely a game worth playing. So do check it out on your next visit to Pitstop Cafe.

New Games
Apart from Spy Alley, we are also very lucky to receive 2 games from the creator of Spy Alley, Bill Stephenson. Thanks Bill!

So if you like Spy Alley, do give these 2 games a try too!

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From the creators of Spy Ally, Simply Suspects and Bluff & Peg

Pitstop Cafe, be part of the fun!

Astro

1 comment:

m i n H u i said...

LOL. my friend gotta suck thumb coz he was eliminated after 2rounds! XP

 
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