The card says "You can choose another player to submit their Mission card face up."

If 4 people are on the mission, and 1 player has this card played on them, do the other 3 players get to see what card he played before choosing the cards they will submit?

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The player using In the Spotlight must announce their intent to use it immediately after a successful Mission Team Vote, and they must select the target player before any team member selects their Mission card. After the target has been chosen, each team member selects a Mission card and puts it on the table in front of them. The player who is the target of In the Spotlight then reveals their card to everyone. The leader then collects the other Mission cards as normal.

The other team members must select their Mission card before seeing the revealed card.

It's important to select the target of In the Spotlight before any team members have selected their Mission card, because it could affect the choice they make. For example, if a Spy selects a Fail card before In the Spotlight is played, they would have to pick up their card to change it. That would certainly be very revealing. The intent of In the Spotlight is that the target player knows they will have to reveal their card before making their choice.

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    If any team members have already selected their Mission card before In the Spotlight is announced, another option would be to require everyone to pick up their mission card, whether they want to change it or not. That way, someone that does want to change their card can do so without giving themselves away.
    – Todd
    Commented Dec 5, 2011 at 3:43
  • The interesting aspect of this is that, unless the spies are able to win on the current mission, this will effectively force a spy to play a Success card if a spy is targeted by it. Although I suppose a well-coordinated spy team could throw one spy under the bus if it builds trust for another spy.
    – asfallows
    Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 13:52

The way I read the rules, In The Spotlight is played on a player after all players have played mission cards, before they are collected an shuffled. After it is played, no player may change their card.

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    Sorry, I'm getting confused with the "Keeping an Eye on You" card.
    – xorsyst
    Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 11:24

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