What’s the difference between Search Party and Alias and Alibi?

Search Party and Alias and Alibi are both super-fun games involving teams competing with one another, searching for clues and overcoming challenges. Both reinforce great team building fundamentals of communication, cooperation, relying on each others' strengths, and getting to know one another.

But they are very different games.

Search Party is a scavenger hunt-based game, although it's nothing like the ones you went on in kindergarten or summer camp. We're not asking you to bring back snails, pretty rocks or treasures hidden in a box in a field. Instead, you have to sharpen your collective wits to translate our cleverly-worded clues into meaningful English, then deduce what the heck we're really asking about... then go find that element in the environment. But you don't take it back with you. Once you figure out the answer, you simply write it down and leave it in place for the next group to discover... if they can! (Evil laugh... are they as smart as you?)

Alias and Alibi asks you to decipher difficult clues, too, but the difference is that you're not just "finding" stuff out for its own sake. Instead, you are on a mission to save the world! It requires you to deeply immerse into the role of James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Evelyn Salt (yes, all three) to thwart the mission of deadly enemies of civilization to save the world from a horrible threat. Threats like running out of marshmallows on the fourth of July, stink-gas chemical warfare, or something other equally horrible. One clue leads to the next, which leads to the next, and often requires you interact with shady double-agents from the underworld to obtain critical hints, without which the world is in deep doo-doo...

In short:  Alias and Alibi is more immersive and involves intense role-playing - and larger groups. Search Party allows you to be you, and can be played by as few as two people.

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