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Collection Deck

CIA designed, Geek Approved

Collection Deck is a training game designed by the CIA to teach employees about various collection capabilities. Students playing the game use cards representing various collection techniques to solve intelligence problems, but their efforts to do so may be hindered by other players using cards representing challenges or obstacles that analysts face when driving collection. Collection Deck has been described as a cross between classic card games like Bridge, Hearts, and collectible card games like Magic: the Gathering and Pokemon.


Original Game Design: David Clopper, CIA Senior Collection Analyst

Collection Deck was initially published through a freedom of information request by Mitchell Kolter and Douglas Palmer. Which put the game in the public domain. Significant redactions required additional creative effort on the part of Aretskin-Hariton Games, CC BY 2018

Original declassified files are available here.


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Why buy this?

  • CIA designed board game!
  • Compete with other players to complete intelligence missions
  • Counter players actions to prevent them completing missions!




Average Rating 2 reviews
Publish Date April 01, 2018
Edition CC-BY
Department Board Games
Genre Abstract
Theme Technology
Setting Modern / Present
Audience Casual Gamer
Primary Mechanic Strategy
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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.


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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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