Survive: Escape from Atlantis.

Are you one of the many Atlanteans hoping to escape your lovely islands doom? well you’re in luck, boats are standing by at the shore lines, just scramble on down hop a boat to the main land.  Just remember to avoid whales who will smash your boat to smithiens, giant squid who will sweep you off of both your boat or the island and devour you, Sharks in the water that do what man eating sharks do, oh and did I mention the oceans are crawling with sea monsters too?!  Remember it’s not all bad, there are dolphins that will help you get to land faster, and in all honesty your whole tribe doesn’t have to make it to the main land, just the most important members… assuming you can keep track of them as the land sinks, whirlpools suck in people, and monsters eat your tribesmen. And it’s not like the island will explode killing all those on it as well as at sea… oh right well good luck.. you’ll need it.

Survive is a cutthroat game where players seek to evacuate their pieces from an island that is breaking up, while remembering where their highest-valued pieces are located to maximize their score.

An island made up of 40 hex-tiles is slowly sinking into the ocean (as the tiles are removed from the board). Each player controls ten people (valued from 1 to 6) that they try and move towards the safety of the surrounding islands before the main island finally blows up. Players can either swim or use boats to travel but must avoid sea serpents, whales and sharks on their way to safety.

Survive is very similar to Escape from Atlantis with some key differences.

The Gameplay:

Players go in order, removing tiles from the island and flipping the, some leave behind sharks, others dolphins, others still give you one off powers. 

The review:

Let me preface this by saying if you do not enjoy a “take that” style game this will not be for you. the whales, Sharks, monsters, etc do not move via programing but instead are moved by the players.  You will be killing you opponents meeples.  now I really enjoy this game, I’ve played with kids and adults and everyone has the same kind of fun experience.

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Author: Chris

I'm an avid board game and cooking enthusiast.

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