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You are shipwrecked... to survive, you must compete head-to-head in a bid for food, shelter, water, and friends. These entertaining contests require strategy, intuition, and nerve to determine who survives and who doesn't. Fun, quick, and innovative, Shipwrecked will keep everyone on edge until the very end. Perfect for game lovers and castaways everywhere!
- Bid Board
- 24 Bid Cards
- 24 Resource Cards
- 65 Gemstones
Average Rating: 4 in 7 reviews
This game is fun, fast and interesting! It's totally unique. You need to have bidding skills, psychological skills and plenty of guts to play this cool game! It keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end... it really sucks you up into it. Get it, people!
It's always refreshing to pick up a little game that doesn't cost a lot, but manages to keep you occupied for a long, long time. Shipwrecked is one of those games. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but, trust me, this one will grab your attention fast once you start playing.
For a little game, the components are very nice. The artwork is somewhat comical, and the cards are thick and high quality.
Shipwrecked is a bidding game - pure and simple. You try to outguess and outbluff your opponents to secure particular types of resources. The bidding mechanic is done with different cards - each card signals a particular event in the bid - but you only have so many of each type of card so decisions must be made carefully. It would be wrong to call this a strategy game so much as it's a test to see how well you can anticipate the moves of the other players. Keep your poker faces on - the more players, the tighter this game gets.
My only complaint is that the rules are a bit confusing in places. Initially there is a lot to remember - but once you walk through it a few times the game flows nicely. Also, I'd love to see this game for as many as six or eight players. That could get very interesting.
You certainly get more than your money's worth from Shipwrecked.
There's a little more strategy with Shipwrecked but it's also tougher to learn because of the extra complications. Experienced gamers can figure it out quickly but the average party guest might be scared away. Unlike Raj and Hol's der Geier, it takes more than a minute to teach.
Out of the Box's other games live up to their name but this one might send your guests running for Scattergories.
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Richard may have been able to survive on a primitive island, but can he last through this quick, treacherous little bidding game? Better yet, can you? Maybe--if you can obtain sufficient resources such as food, water, shelter, and friends. You get gemstones to pay for them, as well as a set of bid cards (one Strike, two Stop, and three Pass). A resource card is turned faceup and everyone plays a bid card facedown. Anyone who played a Stop card may stop the bid. If that happens, the bidding cards from that round are turned faceup. A single Strike wins the bid; otherwise, a single Stop wins. If the bid continues, there can be up to six bidding rounds, with the price of the resource card (initially five gemstones) decreasing by one in each round. Although some cards provide income, bankruptcy is an ever-present threat. Rely on your shrewdness and a bid of luck.