Play as the Spy completing missions to score points, or as the Shooter observing the party guests and their movements on the game board to exclude suspects. Can you stay hidden or figure out who the spy is?

Add missions, quirkier characters and an inventive deduction system to Cluedo, and you might have A Spy Among Us.
Actually, comparing A Spy Among Us to a classic like Cluedo is unfair to both games. The theme and basic setup certainly begs for the comparison, but the two games play quite differently.


Title: A Spy Among Us
Players: 2-3 // Time: 30-60 min // Age: 12+


As the Spy, you must seduce targets, create diversions, steal information, signal outside companions, and more by moving the 8 game characters between areas on the board, including the Bar, the Windows, the Dance Floor, the Bathroom, etc.

As the Shooter, you must observe the movements of the party guests and based on the current mission (which is known to both players) you will be able to exclude some characters as innocent.

It is the goal of the Spy to maintain as many guests as they can as possible suspects each round, and the goal of the Shooter to limit the number of suspects thus getting closer to finding the culprit.


Each Mission Card presents a unique challenge depending on the current board layout and cards available to you, and you must adapt your strategy accordingly. Should you play it cool and hold the mission a little longer in order not to be too obvious, or should you go for it to score the necessary points even if it means reducing the pool of potential suspects?

Missions include moving certain characters to certain areas on the game board, having specific groups or pairs of characters meet, and so on. There are 10 varied missions worth between 1-3 points based on difficulty, each adding something new to the game. The Spy must score 6 points to have a chance to win the game.


The artwork for A Spy Among Us has been created by talented artist xxx. It includes 8 unique characters such as X, X and X. Ahead of each game, two characters are drawn at random: one is the secret Spy known only to the player of the same role, the other is the party Host known to both players and thus immediately excluded as a suspect.

Valentine's Day is a game with same sex and mixed race couples, celebrating love everywhere.

Avoid the Broken Heart

Brand new to the Highest Bidder game series is the Broken Heart, a special card that moves between players depending on events in the game. You do not want to be the player with the Broken Heart in front of you. If you do have it in front of you when you win a bid, the value of the card you won is cut in half.

The "Broken Heart" card replaces the "Half Points" effect card found in all other editions of the game series.


Don't just take my word for it:

"Highest Bidder is an intriguing game. It creates some entertaining and tense moments."

– TheIndieGameReport.com

"Lot's of fun! If there's something I didn't like about the game... No, there really isn't!"

– RollForCrit.com


"Great game! Easy and fast to learn with high entertainment factor. Can only recommend it!"

– Player on TheGameCrafter.com

"Quick, fun, different game where things can change quickly. I really enjoyed the variability in play."

– EverythingBoardGames.com

"I played this game at a party. The rules were easy and it's a perfect game to bring to events to lighten the mood."

– Player on TheGameCrafter.com


"Fun to look at, fun to play, easy to introduce to people."

– RollForCrit.com


A game for every occasion:

The Highest Bidder series of games has become known for its nail-biting decision-making and hilarious outcomes. The simplicity of the game makes it perfect for families while the strategic elements and social aspects make it a great addition to any party. Casual and hard-core card and board gamers alike will enjoy the complexity and depth. That's why you can get the game in a number of different themed versions, each with a few unique cards and rule tweaks.

Which one is your favorite?


Play Bid Cards from your hand to win point-scoring cards at the center of the table. Bids are placed face down and played cards cannot be changed — hilarious situations arise as players begin to reveal one card at a time around the table. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments guaranteed as cards interact in unexpected ways.


Art Auction is the most complete version of Highest Bidder. It includes all the cards of the base game along with separate "advanced cards", a second rule book introducing the new cards, and lots of room for customization. Pick and choose from all the available components to create the game that best fits your group of players.


Oh no, hungry sharks are lurking in the water and the adorable seals are frightened! In the cutest edition of Highest Bidder ever you must save the seals before it's too late. Stands out from the other editions as it includes no less than five Shark Cards that score negative points — avoid at all cost!


Celebrate Christmas with a hilarious, Christmas-themed card game that's suitable for the whole family. Christmas Spirit includes all the good stuff from the original Highest Bidder as well as the best of the advanced bonus cards from Highest Bidder: Art Auction. Watch out for the all-new Evil Elf!


Celebrate love with this super-cute edition of Highest Bidder. Bid using Kisses to score Hearts — the player with the most hearts wins! Includes all the cards from the original Highest Bidder plus a few advanced cards from Art Auction. Also includes the all-new Broken Heart, a card that moves between players as the game progresses.


As a porn movie director you're looking for the ultimate ensemble for your next project. Bid among a selection of 14 unique characters designed specifically for the game — 7 male, 7 female, aged 18-64 and from a wide range of national and ethnic backgrunds. Be the director to amass the most Star Quality to win the game.

Learn more about the game.


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This Game Comes With No Rules is a mental puzzle challenge in the form of an Escape Room. 34 cards, no rules, no instructions. Can you figure out how to beat the gam? For 1+ players.

Learn more about the game.


Tribal Hunt is a brutal two player card game in which you take turns playing as the Hunter and the Mammoth. Hunt down your prey and your village will live to see another day. Fail, and it will slowly give in to starvation. Features amazing custom artwork by Canadian artist Sonja Poon.

Passed The Game Crafter Art Test with a score above 90


Collect cargo, load it onto your train, then send the train off when the time is right to score points. Manipulate the market to your favor, use Effect Cards to bend the rules, and be the player to make the best out of the circumstances in this casual but complex card and board game hybrid. The biggest release yet by Sträckspelsfabriken. A STAFF PICK selection at The Game Crafter and with an ART TEST score by the community of 80+!

Selected as a Staff Pick by The Game Crafter


Triangles is a unique take on traditional playing cards. Combine pieces of triangles to build complete triangles. With 90 cards and downloadable rules for many different games a deck of Triangles playing cards is unlike anything else by Sträckspelsfabriken. This original deck features photography from three major world cities: Sydney, London and Los Angeles.


Oceans is the second edition to the Triangles series of playing cards. It includes 90 cards and introduces a brand new game, playable with any of the Triangles decks. The artwork features photography from below the surface of the sea: the anemone, the shoal and the jellyfish.


Beetles is the third edition to the Triangles series of playing cards. It includes 90 cards and printed rules to a brand new game, playable with any of the Triangles decks. The artwork is by Swiss artist Dominic Vonbern, featuring three of his pop-art beetle paintings. A unique collaboration!


Nudity is the fourth and most recent edition to the Triangles series of playing cards. It includes 90 cards and introduces a brand new game, playable with any of the Triangles decks. This mature edition features artistic black & white nude photography.

Learn more about the game.