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A STORYTELLING BOARD GAME SET IN THE 1970s COLD WAR ERA.

SMERSH is a portmanteau of two Russian words that translates to "Death to Spies." It operated as a counter-intelligence agency by the Red Army during the 1940s. Despite having had a large number of paid employees, little was known about the agency until recently when Russia opened their archives.

Agents of SMERSH is a cooperative Storytelling game that pits players as UN Secret Service Spies set in an alternate 1970s timeline against a newly formed and independent SMERSH. The game will be able to accommodate play with either The Encounter Book that contains over 1500 written encounters with a similar reaction matrix to Tales of the Arabian Nights - or played more simply with only encounter cards with shorter encounters and no matrix. Agents of SMERSH includes custom dice to determine success or failure of encounters, and more strategic play from what is typically expected of a Storytelling board game. There are plenty of James Bond gadgets, guns, cars, pop references and detailed artwork - not to mention a touch of humor. The game features the artwork of George Patsouras (The Resistance & Flash Point).

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COMPONENTS

  • Field Manual (16 pages, staple-bound)
  • Book of Encounters with over 1600 Encounters (viii+284 pages; 8.5x11 spiral-bound)

(Book is optional to play the game and may add 30 minutes play time)

  • Errata and additional components page (single loose leaf, two-sided)
  • 4 Henchmen mats (Pierre, Mr. Big, Fedor Maximov, Darling) (5" square)
  • 5 Character mats (Rocko Jurgen, Nika Shizuka, Dexter Kane, Dante Wright, Calli Dagger)
  • 6 Character tokens and 5 plastic standees (2 female, 3 male, 1 blank)
  • 112 assorted tokens
  • Group Reaction / Ocean Encounters sheet
  • 1 Villain Mat (Dr. Lobo) (10" square)
  • Mounted gameboard depicting a world map (approx. 25.5" × 17.5")
  • Dice bag (velvet, draw string)
  • 7 Custom six-sided dice
  • 1 D6
  • 34 white cubes, 4 black cubes, 1 large pawn

  • Over 300 Cards:
    • 22 Top Secret cards (mini-Euro size)
    • 4 Rules Summary cards (63.5×88 mm playing card size)
    • 44 Fate cards (id.)
    • 49 Status cards (id.)
    • 35 Villain cards (id.)
    • 8 Ocean Encounters cards (id.)
    • 30 Africa Encounters cards (id.)
    • 30 Asia Encounters cards (id.)
    • 30 Europe Encounters cards (id.)
    • 30 North America Encounters cards (id.)
    • 30 South America Encounters cards (id.)
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Publisher: 8th Summit
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10 Record sheet for Showdown
A record sheet to use instead writing in the Showdown campaign book.
English
2015-06-22
8 Improved End Game Variant
Among the problems with Agents of SMERSH is the pure randomness of the end-game conditions. You can do all your diligence and then flip over the Intel and find you didn't magically get the right combination and then the game is over. This variant gives a more structured and targeted end-game goal, greatly improving the game.
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2014-12-03
4 NEW OFFICIAL RULES VERSION 2.0 (Text Only)
A text only Word document version of the rules for Agents of SMERSH (http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/91647/new-official-rules-version-20).
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2014-11-15
7 Agents of SMERSH Tuckboxes 1.0
Tuckboxes for the following Card Decks (unsleeved): - Book of Encounter Cards - Deck of Encounter Cards (Available with V1.0 of AoS, or as an add-on for V2.0 of AoS) - Fate Cards - Status Cards - Top Secret Cards - Secret Mission Cards (promo item/Swagman's Hope) - Villain Cards - Swagman's Hope Cards (All cards from the Expansion) Permission received from Jason Maxwell/8th Summit Games Template from: http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/
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2014-10-23
21 Agents of SMERSH flowchart
Flowchart for basic Agents of SMERSH actions. Color coded phases, fixed error from previous versions and clarified some text.
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2014-02-14
7 Smersh status cards and skills
Improved overview with addition of some things to remember. When removing the VAC, remember to take out the injury-marked cards also (solo).
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2013-06-18
61 NEW OFFICIAL RULES VERSION 2.0
Reorganized and newly edited. All issues with previous rules addressed. Thanks.
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2013-06-11
10 Dr. Lobo bust
Richard Launius sculpted and painted a custom Dr. Lobo bust which can be used to track the villain plot. This is a capture made with 123D Capture. I've printed a half dozen of these (.15 or .20 layer height) and they print fairly well. The .stl file format is designed for a 3D CAD program. I've taken this file into Makeware and printed it with raft and supports on my wife's Makerbot. Admin note: Autodesk 123D Design is a free application available at http://www.123dapp.com/design Frank Note: The .stl file can be pretty much dropped into Makerware or ReplicatorG or a slicer of choice to generate a layer print file for any 3D printer. The actual layer settings are usually somewhat specific to the printer/humidity/temperature, so the community tends to share the .stl file.
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2013-03-06
16 Doctor Lobo Mini Board
This is a smaller Dr. Lobo tracking board when space is at a premium. Print on cardstock and laminate for best results.
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2012-12-20
34 Agents of SMERSH Modified Group Reaction Sheet
A modified group reaction sheet for Agents of SMERSH. It makes everything on one page and easily made to make copies so you don't have to pass around the sheet during the game. This way all players have a copy. There is also a list of Gambling Rules and a list of all the Advanced Skills. Makes it kind of handy to use and play with.
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