More Spies… More Players… More Locations… More Fun!
Cryptozoic Announces Release of Spyfall 2 Card Game in early 2017
Sequel to Award-Winning Party Game Features 20 New Locations and Up to Two Spies and 12 Players
Lake Forest, CA – January 27, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, announced the early 2017 release of the card game Spyfall 2. Developed by leading Russian game publisher Hobby World, the sequel to the hit 2015 social deduction party game will come to the U.S. courtesy of Cryptozoic.
The first Spyfall was a hit with fans and critics alike. In 2014, it won “Best Party Game” from The Dice Tower Gaming Awards and was nominated for “Best Party Game” and “Best Innovative Board Game” from BoardGameGeek’s Golden Geek Awards. In 2015, it won a “Major Fun Award,” which is given to games that are “adaptable, enjoyable, quality products.” In 2016, Spyfall was a Board Game Bento Selection, appearing in the box of carefully curated board games that are sent monthly to subscribers. In addition, it received the Recommended Award in 2016 from the jury of the Spiel des Jahres, the prestigious German award for tabletop games. Influential website Shut Up & Sit Down, which provides reviews, videos, podcasts and written features about tabletop games, gave the game its “Recommends” label and created a video review praising the game, calling it “clever,” “interesting,” and “funny.”
“Spyfall is a fantastic game that we were thrilled to release in 2015 through our partnership with Hobby World,” said John Sepenuk, Co-CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment. “Spyfall 2 is the natural evolution of this award-winning series and we know it will be a must-have for fans of the first game.”
Spyfall 2 expands the first game, featuring 3-12 player capability, up to two spies, and 20 new locations. It is a standalone expansion, meaning players can play it by itself or combine it with the first Spyfall to make the experience even more complex and challenging. The game’s 20 new wacky locations include the Retirement Home, Candy Factory, and Prison. Players who get location cards also receive suggested roles for those locations that they can utilize for added fun. Whereas the first game only allowed for one spy and a maximum of eight players, the sequel increases the possibilities with up to two spies and 12 players.
During play, all players receive secret location cards, except for the one or two players who receive spy cards instead. Players ask and answer questions to get information out of their fellow players. Non-spy players attempt to trip up the spies, while the spies try to gain enough clues to guess their location.
In each round of play, after the players receive their secret location and spy cards, they start a stopwatch that runs for a set length of time. The players then take turns asking each other questions and answering. It is a balancing act as non-spy players offer information about the current location to let the others know that they know where they are, without revealing the location to the spies. In contrast, spy players have to come up with questions and plausible answers to other players’ queries without knowing where they really are!
At the end of each round, players declare their suspicions and try to convince each other. Then, they start voting on each player’s guilt one at a time, beginning with the dealer. If enough players vote that someone is guilty, that player reveals his or her card and the voting is over. If the player is indeed a spy, the non-spies win. If the player is not a spy, the spies win. If no player is convicted after each player has been voted on, the spies win.
Spyfall 2 will be available at retailers nationwide on January 27 for a suggested retail price of $24.99.
240 Game Cards
20 Storage Bags
Number of Players: 3-12
Playtime: 10-20 minutes Ages: 13+
And hot on the heels of their Justice League Mighty Meeples Collectable tin we now have…
Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection to Be Released by Cryptozoic Based on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Classic Film Ghostbusters
Tin Depicts Iconic Vehicle from Original Ghostbusters Films and Stores the Included Six Ghostbusters Mighty Meeples Figures
Lake Forest, CA – February 1, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced this week’s release of the Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection.
The tin resembles the Ecto-1, the iconic vehicle belonging to the Ghostbusters, and provides a stylish home for the six included Mighty Meeples figures, all depicting characters from the original 1980s Ghostbusters films. The five 1-inch figures feature heroes Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore, as well as popular paranormal antagonist Slimer. The sixth figure, portraying the enormous villain Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, is appropriately larger, standing 2.5 inches tall. The Mighty Meeples can be collected for display or can replace pieces in any board game to upgrade the experience.
First appearing over 15 years ago, the “meeple”—short for “my people”—possesses a distinctive shape that has made it a popular choice for player pieces in a variety of games. Cryptozoic increases the fun with Mighty Meeples that are oversized (regular meeples are usually .75 inches) and portray some of the most famous characters in popular culture.
The Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection will be available at retailers nationwide starting February 1 for a suggested retail price of $14.99.
Tin resembles iconic Ecto-1 from 1980s Ghostbusters movies
Tin stores Mighty Meeples figures
Includes six wooden Mighty Meeples figures featuring Ghostbusters characters
Five 1-inch Mighty Meeples figures: Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore
One 2.5-inch Mighty Meeple figure: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man