Coming to a neighborhood near you!

F line 3872x2592We design a lot of urban spy games here at Foxhound.

Between the free monthly Jericho game we host via Meetup here in San Francisco and the customized Jericho games we make for our clients, we probably average 4-5 per month. Take into account that we’ve been in business for 6 years and …well this isn’t a math quiz, but it’s a substantial number. Added to that, Jericho is 25 years old this year and, that’s a lot of spying!

That being said, I’ve never seen the same Jericho game twice. Certain things work one time, and other times they don’t. I absolutely love when Murphy’s Law kicks in and the tables turn on the favored team to let the underdog win. Of course, it’s hard to spot the pattern for what makes a winning formula, but you know it when you see it. I’m always surprised and always delighted by what people can do to win.

The reason I bring this up is that we are doing something new. Something small. It’s Jericho with an added element. It is a bit of a risk, but we are still headed to the tennis court to take the training wheels off, if you know what I mean. It won’t be a sweeping change across all the different events that we host, It will simply be here, and then it will be gone. It might change the way we do things around here, or maybe not, and we won’t know until we try.

12 teams of four. 3 missions. 3 hours. All sharing the same neighborhood.The new thing … Jericho: Operation Dalet. 12 teams of four. 3 missions. 3 hours. All sharing the same neighborhood. How are we trying it out? Come Out & Play 2016 game festival. In partnership with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, CO&P is spotlighting a handful of games to be ticketed and we were invited. Mark the calendar. Saturday night, September 10th, 6-9:30pm

Of course, we are hard at work making this a Jericho game worthy of a paid ticket. Each participant will be issued a commemorative edition gun + ammo, Special Jericho bandana, and a 25th anniversary challenge coin. We even have a prize for the highest scoring team (first time we’ve awarded a prize!). Of course, that’s the easy part. We’re primarily putting our energy into mapping the missions, planning the exchange spots, balancing the teams, and buying disguises (fake mustache anyone?).

If you have three friends and would like to test your cunning, reflexes, & aim against the best amateur spies in the world, you should consider registering for Jericho: Operation Dalet on September 10th.


—The Chief