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Randy Newnham
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I received this game as a Christmas gift, and somehow did not play it for a whole nine months. I'm glad I did, though; it's a riot! The theme is quirky and fun (drunk gnomes on a submarine!), and the gameplay is pretty quick, once you get the hang of how to use the time counters. There is a significant amount of randomness in the events (Eurogamers, beware!), but this is fitting with the theme. The fact that it is a cooperative game that scales up to eight players is great.

So, the story is that you are a bunch of Gnomes on a doomed submarine, the Red November. You are being pursued by the Kraken and everything is failing. The crew will be rescued when 60 minutes passes, but you have to work together to survive that long. Each player tries to avert disasters by attempting repairs or other actions, which take time. Gameplay passes, not in a typical clockwise fashion, but to the player whose gnome's time counter is furthest back on the time track. The designers really do an excellent job of making you feel you are working against the clock.

In short, the game is great. I highly recommend this if you are in the mood for a light, fast and chaotic good time.
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I can't wait to play this game, I should be getting it shortly!
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It rocks, I really like the whole time thing and how the fires and floods work.
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I found it sort of clever but it got boring really quickly. Traded it almost immediately after getting and playing it.
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It's usually more fun if it involves real life spirits (i.e. vodka).

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I play it solo.
It has a certain "Whack-a-Mole" feel to it, which reminds me of Pandemic.
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Holger Hannemann
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wytefang wrote:
I found it sort of clever but it got boring really quickly. Traded it almost immediately after getting and playing it.


Yeah, I sort of had the same experience. It's fun for 2 or 3 plays, but it gets old really quickly.
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The MatrixCube wrote:
wytefang wrote:
I found it sort of clever but it got boring really quickly. Traded it almost immediately after getting and playing it.


Yeah, I sort of had the same experience. It's fun for 2 or 3 plays, but it gets old really quickly.

That's why I haven't pulled the trigger on getting this for myself as well.
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Totally agree with the original post. This game is a riot. My son and I play it with two players and it plays fine. Awesome game that manages to be fun, even funny, yet intense at times. Easily a 9, perhaps a 10 when I get more plays!
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