Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Yet More Research

After completing a little more research into similar games, we found another James Bond game the was strikingly similar in many components to our game. The games title is James Bond 007 - Das Agentenspeil, which is a German game that involves 3-6 players and created for ages 10 and up. A description of the game is provided by

"Players are secret agents who try to be the one who defeats the evil guys located on an island in the center of the board. To do this they've to arrive there with a certain (secret) combination of microfilms (every player starts with 10 microfilms in his own color - different colors can be acquired by fighting other players). Agents travel around the board rolling a die and using transportation cards to acquire equipment cards and transportation cards to fight other players. Fights are resolved by secretly choosing up to two equipment cards - better equipment (total number) wins."

The similarities predominately stem from the "transportation and equipment cards" as well as fighting other players. This was the first game we discovered that gave its players such a similar array of accessories. However, we still believe our game has a very unique concept and game play (our fight concept and missions especially), and it wouldn't be our style (tough) to have a completely equal game out there.

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