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These People Are Selling the CIA's Internal Board Game to the Public

•, Michael Gaynor

Last month, a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to the CIA unearthed a trove of documents related to the agency's in-house board games, used to train agents in intelligence gathering and other clandestine activities. The documents included detailed rulebooks and pages of cut-out components and cards, and it seemed only a matter of time before gamers with a printer and some scissors started playing the once-classified games themselves.

Yesterday, the blog Techdirt and Diegetic Games took it one step further. They've announced a Kickstarter campaign to produce their own version of one of the CIA's games, Collection Deck. Retitled CIA: Collect It All, it's a card game that agency documents say is akin to Magic: The Gathering, with players using different tactical cards to solve various global crises.

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