#32 – Spyfall


At a Glance: Spyfall is a great social activity with crafty questions and sideways glances.

Spyfall is a social deduction game for 3-8 players. In Spyfall, the cards are first separated into different sets that represent different hypothetical locations. A set is randomly chosen and everyone draws cards that depict the exact same location, except for one player, who is going to draw the Spy card. Then, players simply begin to ask questions to each other. The spy’s goal is to stay hidden and try to determine the location. Since the spy does not know the location, they must try to formulate unassuming, believable answers so they are not accused—very tricky! The other players’ goal is to ascertain who the spy is and unanimously accuse them. If the wrong player is accused, the spy wins. Also at any point, the spy can stop play and guess the location, and if they’re correct, they win. The other players win if they correctly accuse the spy.

Spyfall is one of those great games that can be played anywhere: lounging around a living room, at the airport, school, on a road trip, you name it. Just deal the cards out and start asking questions. There are no real limitations on the types of questions you may ask, so you can be pretty creative. The real trick is knowing what questions to ask that will not give away too much information to the spy, but that are also specific enough so you can find out who is safe and who is the spy. These could be “What’s the weather like here?” or “Are there any children here?” It is funny when everyone gets inquisitorial and paranoid about who the spy is. It is especially sweet when you are the spy and the others accuse someone else.

This is such a great social activity. Each set of cards comes with its own baggie, and the cards are pretty good quality. As you can see above, there are plenty of locations, but the cool thing is that even if you end up playing the same location multiple times, the questions and results are always going to be different. Cherry on top: it’s inexpensive and in-print. Check it out!

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