Cryptozoic Announces Release of Spyfall 2 Card Game in early 2017

By Shahriar Fouladi

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, 2016 – 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. 

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: 3-12
  • Ages: 13+
  • Playtime: 10-20 minutes

Contents Summary:

  • 240 Game Cards
  • 20 Storage Bags
  • Rulebook

For more information, check out the Spyfall 2 product page.


About Cryptozoic
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.

About Hobby World
Hobby World has been publishing Russian and foreign board games since 2001 and is the leading Russian board gaming company, publishing more games per year than any of its competitors. Hobby World published Russian versions of these great games, among many others: Agricola, Arkham Horror, Bang!, Descent, Eldritch Horror, King of Tokyo, Love Letter, and Settlers of Catan. Games created by Hobby World include Hollywood, Metro 2033, Spyfall, and World of Tanks. Hobby World is the official Russian distributor for Games Workshop Ltd., Fantasy Flight Games, Days of Wonder, and other top companies in the industry. Hobby World is based in Moscow, Russia and has a branch in Kiev, Ukraine, with board gaming shops located in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and other cities.

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Shahriar's picture Shahriar Fouladi

Shahriar has been working as a writer and editor for Cryptozoic since 2014. When not berating people about incorrect usage of commas, he enjoys staring at walls, eating fruit, and telling toddlers he's taller than them. He also likes superheroes, comic books, TV shows, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. In his free time, you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Laura, enacting some sort of mischief together.