Friday, December 26, 2008

Spy Alley

Spy AlleyDid you have a nice holiday? We've had a great week with friends, family and way too much food but one of my favorite things is this new game we got.

Spy Alley lets up to six players assume secret identities and the object is to be the last spy standing or to be the first spy reach your nation's embassy with all your spy gear in tact.

It's kind of a bluffing game because you're trying to keep other players from guessing your identity but it has elements of Monopoly because you go around and around the board buying up your spy gear but it requires a bit of strategy while it promotes good conversation, making it fun as a family or party game.

Lillian (age 6) has a bit of trouble with the strategy so it's not the easiest thing for small children but for the rest it's been terrific. We've been playing it most of the week and I think I've just about perfected my authentic Secret Agent accent.

So if you're aching to be Super Spy I'd suggest this--plus it's much cheaper than an Aston Martin.

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Kathryn said...

That looks like a fun game. We have a hard time finding games in our house because we are so competitive. Every time we play Risk, my hubby ends up sleeping on the couch. (We don't play it very often.) :-) I think we'll have to give Spy Alley a try.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

We were just talking about how there hasn't been a "new and decent" board game in a while! Thanks for the review - I'll look for it.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Sounds like fun. My kids are just starting to get into board games, which is a good thing for me because my husband doesn't like them at all.

Barrie said...

Looks fun. Thanks. We got Quibble. It's a fun word game.

Anonymous said...

We have this game and have enjoyed it quite a bit. We also enjoy ticket to ride and phase 10 twist. Have fun playing!

MaryAnn Johnson

Mercy's Maid said...

I was at Goodwill yesterday and spotted this game! I picked it up because I remembered you reviewing it and I only had to spend $2.99 (and it has all of the pieces). :)