Ares Games announces the acquisition of the international rights to publish a new edition of the classic board game Inkognito – Conspiracy in Venice, created by Alex Randolph and Leo Colovini. First published by Hasbro under the MB brand in 1988, and later by Winning Moves, the game won the Spiel des Jahres Special Award "Beautiful Game" of that year, and it has been played and appreciated by millions of players all over the world.
Inkognito is a deduction board game for 3 or 4 players. Players take the role of secret agents during a Venetian carnival. Wearing a mask, they move stealthily through the city’s streets and canals, searching for top secret information.
This unique spy game is played in pairs, but players don’t know who their partner is. Each player must discover, using a card-based deduction system, which of the other players is his partner, and then work together with him or her to accomplish a secret mission – or try to bluff and lure his opponents into thinking that he is a friend, to spoil their mission…
“We are proud to announce this agreement to bring back Inkognito to the market. It’s a splendid spy game created by the “Master” Alex Randolph and Leo Colovini. We will work closely with Leo to publish this great game in an improved version, preserving all the qualities that conquered millions of fans all over the world in the previous editions”, said Christoph Cianci, CEO of Ares Games.
“I'm very glad that Ares game, this new publisher with lot of fresh ideas, after the forthcoming release of Aztlán will republish also my most successful game. I'm really confident that the big success it had 25 years ago can be renewed", commented the author Leo Colovini.
The new edition of Inkognito will be published by Ares Games in 2013.