_Espionage_ is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players
(either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by
returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12
agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier
agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not
unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to
terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the
agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined
with points for recovered film canisters and surviving agents are tallied for
the final score.
The board is viewed from above. It does not fit the screen all at once, so
scrolling is necessary. The game offers a hint function (indicating what the
computer thinks is the best move to take) as well as the option to show the
last move made. The game ends through an (optional and adjustable) time limit
or when all film canisters have been retrieved.