What did the spy do?? Allow you to look at a person's card? Or both of their cards?
The Spy originally allowed you to look at the Deck or one card (random) from someone.
- Then we reduced it to just looking at the deck.
- Then we introduced the Random Card Variant - (see http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/893534/variants-we-tested)
- Then we dropped it altogether and allowed the Ambassador to choose from 2 cards instead of 1.
Problem with the Spy is it was too powerful for 3 players and too weak for 6 players. (function of how many cards in the deck as a % of all the cards out) Also everyone clammed up once the spy started as it made bluffing much riskier.
it's a better game without it.