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90
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7
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12
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Description

Imagine that you are one of the crew in your favorite science fiction TV show. Now imagine that in the last 10 minutes of the show things have gone so badly that the captain is dead and you and the surviving members of your crew have to pull together and save the day yourselves!

The Captain Is Dead is a co-op game for 2 to 7 players. All you have to do is get the ship's engines (aka "Jump Core") back online and you win, but because there is a hostile alien ship trying to destroy you, that is easier said than done.

You have an impressive star ship full of useful systems that will help you fend off the aliens, and get the Jump Core back online. Each system gives you an advantage while it remains online. The assault from the hostile alien ship tends to keep knocking those systems offline however. So you need to balance your time between keeping the ships system's online, fending off the alien threat, and completing your objective.

Each member of your crew has special abilities and skills. You need to work as a group to maximize the potential of each role. If someone tries to be a hero, you'll all die.

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The Captain is Dead Board Game Review
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January 25, 2019 8:11 PM
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The Captain is Dead Board Game Review

The Captain is Dead Board Game Review

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Stats: No. of players: 1-7 Amount of time to play: 90 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 5 min The Captain is Dead is a sci-fi themed cooperative board game. Aliens have attacked your ship, the captain has been killed, and now you need to fix the jump drive to avoid imminent death.
Stats: No. of players: 1-7 Amount of time to play: 90 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 5 min The Captain is Dead is a sci-fi themed cooperative board game. Aliens have attacked your ship, the captain has been killed, and now you need to fix the jump drive to avoid imminent death.
The Captain is dead in about 3 minutes
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The Captain is dead in about 3 minutes

The Captain is dead in about 3 minutes

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Spice it up: The Captain is Dead — Lockdown
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October 2, 2018 1:02 PM
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Spice it up: The Captain is Dead — Lockdown

Spice it up: The Captain is Dead — Lockdown

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So, I was pretty excited whenever The Captain is Dead: Lockdown showed up on my doorstep. A co-op game with a sci-fi theme that’s advertised as being pretty challenging, with lots of cool special powers that can play up to seven players? Sign me up, right?

Let’s find out.

So, I was pretty excited whenever The Captain is Dead: Lockdown showed up on my doorstep. A co-op game with a sci-fi theme that’s advertised as being pretty challenging, with lots of cool special powers that can play up to seven players? Sign me up, right?

Let’s find out.

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