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Spyfall (2014) is a communication party game where you try and tell who is a spy by giving subtle clues to the innocent player's location. All of you know what the location is apart from the spy. It's clever because you have to share enough information to test other players, without oversharing and giving away the location to the spy player.

Play involves dealing out a series of cards to each play. Each round they display one of the game's locations: a casino, a travelling circus, a pirate ship, a space station and so on. However, the spy's card says "Spy" instead of the location.

You then set about asking each other questions to try and wheedle out who knows the location and who doesn't. The spy doesn't know where they are so has to listen carefully and try and contribute without giving themselves away. You each answer questions in the mode of the role on your card, and then get to choose another player to ask a question of.

Anyone can accuse another player of being a spy. If everyone agrees the accused player reveals their identity. If they are the spy everyone else scores points. If they are wrong the Spy scores points. The spy can guess the location at any point as well. If they guess correctly then only the spy scores points.

The result is a knife-edge game of guessing, suspicion and bluffing. The game ends after a few rounds and whoever has scored the most points is victorious.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Spyfall 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication game with Push-Your-Luck elements. You can play with 3 to 8 players in the same room. Spyfall 2 extends the maximum number of players to 12.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. It's a simple premise, but you should all study the different available locations.

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided younger players understand the need to be vague and are happy being called out if they are the spy, they can enjoy the game.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
Spyfall 2 offers the same gameplay as Spyfall with additions:
  • Enough location cards for up to 12 players.
  • Two spies can be found at each location.

You can play the game for free online
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2014

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 3-8

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Accessibility: 0 features documented


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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