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Publisher
Year Published
1995
# of Players
4 − 12
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
Unplayable in another language
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Family
Primary Name
Alias
Alternate Names
Alias: Pasakyk Kitaip
Alias: sanaselityspeli
Original Alias
Uus Alias
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Alias consists of many cards, each card has 6 words written on it. Each word has a number, from 1 to 6. Words are various - from very easy to very hard. Some are made of several words defining one thing (example: "Silver Medal"). There is also a board with tiles. Each tile is marked with number from 1 to 6.

Alias is played in teams, usually in teams of 2, but more people are also allowed. The "explainer" must change every turn. Each team gets a figure representing them on the board. Their goal is to get through the board. Each time a figure stops one team member must take cards from the pack (not showing it to the other team member(s)) and explain the words on every card that have the same number as the space their figure landed on. The hourglass (also included) is set just before the team member starts explaining the word. (Looking at the first card and thinking about how to explain the word before the time is set is allowed.) The Player must get the other team member to say the word that is written on card by using sentences to describe the word. For example, if the word is "Silver Medal", a player can say "something that a sportsman wins at the Olympic games". But if other team member says just "Medal", it isn't correct. Then the first player must further define what the hint might be. Second player can answer as often as he/she wants until the time runs out. If time runs out or first player accidentally uses the word which is written in card, the team loses a turn. Variations: opposites and/or foreign words are allowed.

Based on Alias' success, Tactic has kept publishing re-implemented versions of the same basegame, such as Fame Alias, Junior Alias, Junior Alias: Travel, Muumi Alias, Family Alias, Party Alias, High School Musical Party Alias, and has also licensed Noteability as Musiikki Alias.

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Awards

  • 2009 BoardGamer.ru Party Game of the Year.

The game was originally published in 1989 by Tactic games (then under Nelospelit brand). Alias is one of the most sold games in more than 10 different countries and it is published in more than 15 different languages.

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Original Alias
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Swedish Third Edition
Publisher: Tactic
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Year: 2008
Product Code: 02129
Size: 15.08 x 5.79 x 2.60 inches
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Year: 2008
Product Code: 02260
Size: 15.08 x 5.79 x 2.60 inches
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Publisher: Tactic
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Year: 2003
Product Code: 02036
Size: 15.08 x 5.79 x 2.60 inches
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Dutch second edition
Publisher: Tactic
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Year: 1999
Size: 15.08 x 5.79 x 2.60 inches
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Russian second edition
Publisher: Tactic
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Year: 1999
Size: 15.08 x 5.79 x 2.60 inches
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6 Alias_ENG.pdf
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2009-07-28
6 Estonian rules in PDF now!
PDF version!
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2009-07-26
6 Rules for the NEW ALIAS in estonian
New Alias rules in estonian!
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2009-07-18
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 5015
Party Game Rank: 275
Num Ratings: 566
Average Rating: 5.78
Standard Deviation: 1.67
Num Views: 35046
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.3
Fans: 9
Personal Comments: 131
Users Owning: 594
Users Wanting: 3
Users Trading: 10 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 1129
Plays This Month: 0
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