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Survive: Escape from Atlantis 30th Anniversary Edition

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"Best game I have played since Catan"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Easy to learn and easy to explain to others. This is a great strategy game. I really enjoy playing it and am very pleased with my purchase and with Mighty Ape.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Reprints are no accident"
5 stars"

This game, from what I can tell is a reprint from 1982 (redone in 2012) Does it stand up to today's modern stands- I totally think so. The game is a mix of very “almost” team work, boats, whales crushing boats, sharks nabbing swimmers and the odd sea serpents crushing everything and everyone. Your people are worth varying points, so you have to remember which one is worth which…but don't let anyone else know you care about them! Each term is simple enough, moving your people off the central island, onto boats and avoid hazards as you go. However at the end of your turn, you take a piece of the island away, potentially dropping a friend/foe into the Ocean. This reveals a benefit or perhaps a new creature to join the fray. Trying to Survive your escape from Atlantis while either helping or hindering your friends do the same. To play and to behold on the table, it may have a simple but eye catching appeal, but it has a brutal edge that is an absolute blast to play with friends. It plays quick and plays a little different each time. My only warning would be, due to it's high direct spite, it can upset either young children , or more sensitive older souls. So choose your players carefully. This is a classic game, which is immensely popular, for all the right reasons. One that has a pride of place in my collection!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Good fun!"
4 stars"
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This game is a great game with so many fun memories to be had! Every game is slightly different and the balance of randomness and strategy is good enough to make us come back for another game! Must pick up if you looking for a simple, exciting gateway game :)

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It's early in the 20th century – a time of exploration and adventure. The mysterious island of Atlantis has been discovered in the middle of the ocean, and there are rumors of great riches to be found there! After reaching Atlantis, the explorers are ready to return home with treasure and artifacts. But Atlantis begins to sink!

In a panic, the adventurers try to avoid a terrible fate. The luckiest will find a boat to return home while the less fortunate will have to try to swim for it. But nobody will be safe from the Sea Monsters, Whales, and Sharks that live in the ocean around Atlantis!

Who will reach dry land with their riches? Who will Survive!?

Gamers and families have spoken! “Survive!” is a great light-strategy game for serious gamers, as well as a fun game to play with the family! Over 1.25 million copies have been sold since it was first published 30 years ago!

This is a true classic, and now brought back by Stronghold Games with completely upgraded components, and now in a 30th Anniversary Edition!

In “Survive”, you try to lead your Explorers from the sinking central island of Atlantis to the safety of one of four islands nearby. Your Explorers 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 Explorer points wins! As compared to its previous versions from other publishers, all of the components for “Survive” have been upgraded to the highest-quality levels, including slotted wood boats to carry the Explorer tokens, as well as Land Tiles of 3 different thicknesses to give Atlantis a 3-D look.

Survive: Escape From Atlantis! 30th Anniversary Edition includes:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 40 cardboard Land Tiles
  • 40 plastic Explorer tokens
  • 5 wood Sea Serpents
  • 5 wood Whales
  • 6 wood Sharks
  • 12 wood Boats
  • 1 custom Dice
  • 1 Rulebook

Players: 2 – 4
Complexity: Easy
Ages 8 and up
Play Time: 45–60 mins

Release date NZ
July 23rd, 2012
Board Game Type
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