Being a spy would be pretty interesting right? im sure you are thinking James Bond and all his gadgets, but i think more of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, with its more "realistic" approach to the world of spycraft. I cant think of many games about being a spy to be honest, but came across Codenames Pictures......
Its a team based game from 2 players to well.... as many as you want really!
What are these strange symbols on the map? They are code for locations where spies must contact secret agents!
Two rival spymasters know the agent in each location. They deliver
coded messages telling their field operatives where to go for
clandestine meetings. Operatives must be clever. A decoding mistake
could lead to an unpleasant encounter with an enemy agent – or worse,
with the assassin! Both teams race to contact all their agents, but only
one team can win.
Whats in this little box then? and how does it play??
A suprising amount of goodies lurk inside actually.... you get a couple of little catalogues about other goodies from CGE in them, worth looking at as i had never heard of them before, and they are fairly prolific.
in solid card you get red agents, blue agents, one double agent, civilians, and an assassin. You get a load of double sided cards with the code pictures on them, and a deck of cards that show the agent layout. With that many layouts, and all the double sided cards replayability is high.
All in all, nice presentation, and a really simple fun multiplayer game that's easy to transport and gets everyone talking. A good icebreaker game as well for those office parties.
Also took it in to work for some lunch time gaming, and it does play fast, and went down very well with the people i "volunteered" into testing it.
You can pick up your own copy for the RRP of £15.99 at your Local Game Storeand join in the fun!