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Board GameSpyfall Review
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Posted: 9 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Spyfall is a communication party game where you try and tell who is a spy by giving subtle clues to the innocent players 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 traveling 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.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 9-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2014

Genres: Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Players: 3-8



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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.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 3 to 8 players in the same room. Spyfall 2 extends the maximum number players to 12.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

9-12 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.


Spyfall 2 offers the same gameplay as Spyfall with addionts:
  • Enough location cards for up to 12 players.
  • Two spies can be found at each location.

You can play the game for free online.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Spyfall Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

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