£65 - Tickets must be bought in advance from rogueeventsltd.com
About the event
Aces & Operatives is a 'Game Theatre' interactive espionage adventure where you will be cast into a renowned spy agency, such as British MI6 or American CIA (or a secret evil organization), to become an "international person of mystery" for one night only! The event is hosted at exclusive locations and features a compelling social design, where you (just like any good spy) will connect with others to learn who to trust (and who not to). The event also features classic casino gaming and cocktails. Aces & Operatives combines live action role-play (LARP) and social deduction gaming to create a heated spy vs. spy experience for everyone!
Aces and Operatives
As a LARP, Aces & Operatives will have you live out your spy role. You can act out your character in any way you like and can interact with Game Masters and Game Theatre casino "inter-actors", while you pursue your own unique objectives for the evening. However, as Game Theatre is a theatrical gaming experience the event offers additional design features to compel interaction. You will be immersed in is a large social deduction experience where your team will work together for a common goal, just like any good 20th Century spy novel, to save (or take over) the planet!
Central to the experience are "hidden roles". Players will be cast as either 'Aces' (Special Agents), or hidden 'Operatives' (members of an evil rogue organization), and friends and couples may or may not be on the same team. A good spy trusts no one at the start. Each agency team will consist mostly of 'Aces', whose goal will be to protect the world from evil organizations. However, within each team will also be secret 'Operatives' who appear and act like Aces but who are infiltrators from evil organizations. If you are an Operative you will secretly possess the desire for world domination and will seek to work with your hidden contacts before the Aces can stop you from failing the various global resolutions (game rounds). Meanwhile, if you are an Ace you will feverishly socialize to locate the Operatives and pass the resolutions before it's too late! If you are an Ace will you know who to trust, can you identify the Operatives and fulfill your mission? If you are an Operative will you be able to deceive the Aces and secretly plot with your other evil team members to make your organization's maniacal plans come true?
Social deduction has been one of the most popular game genres over the past twenty years, it's easy to learn and enjoyed by people from various backgrounds. However, most social deduction games are designed for 10 or less players and are incapable of being placed into a LARP styled event. The Game Theatre has completely remodeled social deduction with Aces & Operatives, creating a competitive spy vs. spy experience that can be played by countless guests. This is not your typical classic casino and cocktails night. Prepare to be ushered into a historic and picturesque venue, become someone new for a few hours, and help save (or take over) the world in one fateful evening by the decisions you make and the other guests you choose to trust...