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Game Preview: Jaws, or Please Stop Boat-Shaming Quint!

W. Eric Martin
United States
North Carolina
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Board Game: Jaws
Summer has just started in the northern hemisphere, so it's time to break out your fake fins and start terrorizing others when you visit the beach.

Alternatively, you can get your fill of sharky fun with JAWS, which debuts on the shelves of the Target retail chain on Sunday, June 23, 2019. As with 2018's Villainous and Jurassic Park: Danger! Adventure Strategy Game, JAWS is being brought to market by Prospero Hall (the pseudonym of Forrest-Pruzan Creative) and Ravensburger.

In this 2-4 player game, one player takes on the role of the shark, while the 1-3 other players represent Brody, Hooper, and Quint, with all of the humans being part of the game no matter how many players you have. The complete game is played out over two acts, with Act 1 taking place on Amity Island, with the shark trying to eat as many people as possible before the humans can impale it with two barrels. The more the shark eats, the more abilities it has in Act 2 and the less gear the human crew has available to itself for the final face-off on the Orca. If the humans can deal 18 damage to the shark before it either kills all the humans or completely destroys the boat, they win.

At least for now. You know the sequels are inevitable, right? I can't wait to make psychic attacks against Michael Caine!

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