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A quick review of the games we have played, how they work, ease of learning and any key points you should be aware of.

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Survive - Escape from Atlantis

StrategyPosted by Sir Keith Sun, May 20, 2012 11:53:02

Boardgame for 2-4 Players, ages 8+, from Stronghold Games

Survive: Escape From Atlantis!™ includes: • 1 Game Board • 40 cardboard Land Tiles • 40 wood People tokens • 5 wood Sea Serpents • 5 wood Whales • 6 wood Sharks • 4 wood Dolphins • 12 wood Boats • 3 custom Dice • 1 cloth Drawstring Bag • Rulebook

An underwater volcano has erupted and the island of Atlantis is sinking into the sea! Unless the people of Atlantis escape in time, all the inhabitants are doomed! In Survive: Escape From Atlantis!™, you try to lead your people from the sinking central island of Atlantis to the safety of one of four islands nearby. Your people can get there quickly by boat (if they find one) or more slowly by swimming. But it will be a perilous journey as they must avoid Sea Serpents, Whales, and Sharks! When the volcano on Atlantis explodes, the game is over. The player with the most survivor points wins. Survive: Escape From Atlantis!™ has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide in its previous versions, but has since been out of print for over 10 years. To illustrate the legacy of this great game, optional \'Challenge Rules\' and additional components (the cute little Dolphins, and the treacherous \'Dive Dice\') have been added. All of the components have been upgraded to the highest-quality levels, including slotted wood boats to carry the wood People tokens, as well as Land Tiles of 3 different thicknesses to give Atlantis a 3-D look. The Beach tiles are 2mm thick, the Forest Tiles are 4mm thick, and the Mountain tiles are 6mm thick (first ever that thick in a board game)!

Giant Squid: Add even more peril by adding giant squids to the mix! They can replace or play along with the whale tokens for even more mayhem!

5 - 6 Player Mini-Expansion: Play with up to 6 players for a bigger and even more fun game of “Survive: Escape From Atlantis!” This “5-6 Player Mini-Expansion” includes: 60 Plastic People Tokens (10 People Tokens in 6 different colors) 1 Sticker Sheet Rules sheet 5 Mountain Tiles (to be used as replacements for tiles in the base game, if needed) This is a fun game that relly put Stonghold on the map! The contents scream quality, with thick card counters and wooden tokens. However be aware that the numbers on some of the original meoples are not clear and the stickers on the exapnsion to counter do not stick very well. However this is a minor moan for a game that is very pretty to see, has lots of counters but is easy to learn and play! To use the expansions however mean that you end up with a lot of minor booklets to refer to but the play is so simple i would recommend one play of the base game to get the flavour and then straight into the madness of everything in!!! Yes this game is fun for all ages so perfect for family play. There is also enough here for a game group to enjoy.

Play report - 5th April 2012

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