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Cryptozoic and Hobby World Announce the Release of Spyfest™

Cryptozoic and Hobby World Announce the Release of Spyfest™


Spinoff of Popular Spyfall Series Features Two Teams Trying to Guess the Identity of a Spy Disguised as a Memorable Character from Fiction or History

Lake Forest, CA – November 10, 2020 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Hobby World, leading Russian publisher of tabletop games, today announced the November 20 release of Spyfest™.

A spinoff of the international smash hit Spyfall series, this detective party game takes two teams to a super-spy convention where one player is a Spy disguised as a memorable historical or fictional character. The Spy’s goal is to describe their character using subtle references to a Keyword only known to their teammates, so that their team identifies the character before their rivals. The 4-10 player game features over 70 original comical illustrations and characters like Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and Zorro.

Spyfest is an exhilarating party game that rewards quick-wittedness and imagination,” said Eric Moss, Director of Product Development at Cryptozoic. “Each round, the Spy player gets the fun of taking on the role of a classic character. Make your character’s identity too obvious and you risk the opposing team guessing it first! For fans of the Spyfall series, Spyfest provides a whole new experience with the same fast pace and humorous style of art.”

In Spyfest, the Spy talks about themself as the Character while utilizing the Keyword that only their team knows. The other players do not know which Character the Spy is, but they have the full Character list on their sheets as they try to figure it out. Any player may ask the Spy a question, but the Spy chooses whether to answer.

Moreover, each team has a set of seven Action cards that each provide a significant one-time advantage, such as forcing the Spy to answer a question or a team making two guesses about the Spy’s identity while having it only count as one attempt.

The round ends in one of three ways: The Spy’s identity is guessed correctly by a team, both teams fail to guess the Spy’s identity after three attempts, or the Spy completes their description of themself and has not added any new info for one minute. The sooner the Spy’s Character is guessed, the more points the winning team scores and the further their standee is moved along the Red Carpet. Whichever team makes it to the last card of the Red Carpet first wins the game.

Spyfest will be available November 20 at retailers across the U.S. for a retail price of $25.

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: 4-10 Players
  • Ages: 12+
  • Playtime: 30+ min
  • Game Design by Alexander Ushan
  • Art by Uildrim

Contents Summary:

  • 28 Non-Fictional Character cards
  • 28 Fictional Character cards
  • 2 Blank Character cards
  • 24 Keyword cards
  • 14 Action cards
  • 16 Red Carpet cards
  • 2 Spy standees
  • 2 standee bases
  • 2 dry-erase markers
  • 2 double-sided Character sheets
  • 2 double-sided Keyword sheets
  • 1 Rulebook

For more information, check out the Spyfest™ 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 for more information and sign up for the company’s Mailing List to receive the Fans First Newsletter and updates about products and events.

About Hobby World

Hobby World has published Russian and foreign board games since 2001 and is the leading Russian board game publishing company by the number of printed games per year. Hobby World published Russian versions of these great games: Agricola, Bang!, Carcassonne, Descent, Dominion, Eldritch Horror, Munchkin, Runebound, Robinson Crusoe, Catan, Ticket to Ride and many other games and expansions. Hobby World is the official Russian distributor for Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop Ltd., Asmodee, and other top industry companies. Original games created by Hobby World are Spyfall, Master of Orion, Bronze, Viceroy, Hollywood, Metro 2033, World of Tanks: Rush and lots of other titles. Hobby World is based in Moscow, Russia and has branches in Kiev, Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus, with board game shops all over these countries.

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