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Kickstarter Of The Week – Bridge Of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Welcome, fellow Spymasters, to the thrilling world of espionage, where intrigue and deceit take center stage! Get ready to embark on a heart-pounding adventure with 'Bridge of Spies,' the upcoming code-cracking bluffing game that's all the rage on Kickstarter. Designed by the brilliant mind of Johann Chipol, this game is your ticket to a spy-infused experience like no other. Set to release Mid-November, we are super excited about this release.

Imagine stepping into the shoes of a covert agent straight out of a 1960s spy thriller. The captivating Saul Bass-style artwork immerses you in a world of secrets and subterfuge, where every decision could be your last. 'Bridge of Spies' is not just your run-of-the-mill board game; it's a thrilling mission filled with strategic thinking and social deduction that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

What's The Mission, You May Ask

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to crack a concealed 6-symbol combination placed strategically on the world map. The catch? You'll have to earn valuable intel points along the way. Use currency cards and special agent cards to your advantage, and be prepared for some intense negotiations with your fellow players. Are you trustworthy, or will you bluff your way to the top? It's time to find out!

How To Play

Now, let's break down the rules of 'Bridge of Spies.' This game is all about puzzle-solving with a dash of spy gadgets and flair. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  • Start by unfolding the 'World Map' board.
  • Shuffle the Operative Deck and place 6 cards face down on the designated line, each with Intel points beneath.
  • Equip each player with a Spy Folder, Spy Chips, Reserve Tokens, and a starting hand of cards from the Starter Deck.
  • Shuffle the 7 Agent Cards into the Currency Deck. Your mission is about to begin.

Each turn kicks off with a player drawing a card from the Currency Deck. The card's value determines the actions they can take, such as inspecting a card on the board, playing a spy chip, reserving sections of the board, or swapping cards around. Remember, each action requires a separate payment, so strategic planning is key.

Yes, There's A Secret Weapon

Agent cards are your secret weapon. Use their special abilities to turn the tide of the game – skip turns, perform multiple actions without cost, clear the board of chips and reserve tokens, or throw a wrench into another player's plans.

Once you've gathered enough intel, it's time to initiate a Mission Run. Your goal is to decode the code on the line, one card at a time and in the correct order. A correct guess earns you Intel Points, but get it wrong, and you pass the baton to the next player.

When you need assistance with identifying an operative card, it's time for some good old-fashioned negotiations. Strike deals with your fellow agents using points, cards, information, or promises of future help. Keep in mind, an agent always fulfills their part of the bargain before revealing their answer. Will you uphold your commitment or go rogue?

After a mission run, the game board resets. Operative cards on the line and the seventh card are shuffled back into place. Intel points are replenished as before, but any leftover Intel Point tokens from the mission run remain on the line, adding an extra layer of intrigue.

The game continues until either the Currency Deck runs out, or there are no more Intel Points to replenish the board after a final mission run. Players tally their points, including both currency cards and agent cards in hand, and the one with the highest point total emerges victorious!

Final Thoughts

In the world of espionage, victory is just the beginning. True agents know there's always more to uncover, more targets to pursue, and bonus objectives to achieve. Our commitment doesn't end here; stretch goals are in place to ensure a higher-quality experience with top-notch materials. Who knows, there might even be a few hidden secrets along the way. Are you ready to unlock the targets and elevate your spy game? It's time to make history with 'Bridge of Spies.'