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Aces & Operatives: New York City

  • Grotta Azurra 177 Mulberry Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

Aces & Operatives

A Spy vs. Spy Team Role-Play Experience

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  • Doors 7:30 pm, game runs 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, close by 11:00 pm
  • Each player will be cast with a role and be placed on an agency team
  • Players can test their skills are classic card gaming (poker, blackjack) 
  • Private bar in thematic historic Little Italy venue, full menu available
  • Location: Grotta Azzurra, 177 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013 (MAP)
  • Entry is not the main entrance to the restaurant, there's a secret entrance below ground on Broome St. on the corner of Mulberry St. 
  • See photos from prior events HERE



Aces & Operatives is a 'Game Theatre' interactive espionage adventure where you will be cast into a renowned spy agency (such as British MI6 or American CIA) or be secretly cast into a secret evil organization, to become an "international person of mystery" for one night only! Set in the 20th Century the event is hosted at private locations and features a compelling social design, where you (just like any good spy) will connect with others to learn who to trust (and who not to). The event also features classic casino gaming, primarily poker and blackjack. Aces & Operatives combines live action role-play (LARP) and social gaming to create a heated spy vs. spy experience for everyone!


As a LARP, Aces & Operatives will have you live out your spy role! You can act out your character in any way you like and can interact with Game Directors while you pursue your own unique objectives. You will be immersed in a social deduction experience where your team will work together for a common goal, just like any good 20th Century spy novel, to save (or take over) the world!

Central to the experience are "hidden roles" -- a good spy trusts no one at the start. Each agency team will consist mostly of 'Aces', whose goal will be to protect the world from evil organizations. However, within each team will also be secret 'Operatives' who appear and act like Aces but who are truly infiltrators from evil organizations. If you are an Operative you will secretly possess the desire for world domination and will seek to work with your hidden contacts before the Aces can stop you. Meanwhile, if you are an Ace you will feverishly socialize to locate the Operatives before it's too late! If you are an Ace can you identify the Operatives and fulfill your mission before it's too late? If you are an Operative will you be able to deceive the Aces and secretly plot to make your organization's maniacal plans come true?


Social deduction has been one of the most popular game genres over the past twenty years, it's easy to learn and enjoyed by people from various backgrounds. However, most social deduction games are designed for 10 or less players and are incapable of being placed into an interactive event. The Game Theatre remodeled social deduction a few years ago with the launch of Aces & Operatives, thus creating a competitive spy vs. spy experience that can be played by many guests simultaneously. This is not your typical casino and cocktails night...

Be prepared to decide the fate of the world by the decisions you make and the other guests you choose to trust!

Earlier Event: January 12
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Later Event: March 10
Aces & Operatives: London