Saturday 3 September 2022

The Crew Mission Deep Sea - Thomas Sing - Thames & Kosmos

The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
Thomas Sing

This is another game my brother and his wife introduced us to. He has an epic game collection (see photo at bottom). Every time we are at their place, or they are at ours several games get played each day. This one he picked up while in town. They had already played The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, my brother, his wife, his daughter, and myself played several rounds of this one afternoon. I instantly fell in love with the game. I believe there are two games in this collection so far and some print and play add-ons. 

The games are:
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (2019)
The Crew: Mission Deep Sea (2021)

Print and Play extra missions:
The Crew: Flight to the ISS (2020)
The Crew: The Deimos Adventure (2020)

What I love most about this is it is a cooperative game. You win together or you all lose. What you get in the box is:

40 Large Cards
     36 Playing Cards
     4 Submarine Cards
5 Large Reminder Cards
96 Small Cards
6 Tokens
     5 Sonar Tokens
     1 Distress Token
1 Captain Token
1 Rulebook
1 Logbook

The game ranks 4/5 for strategy and 5/5 for teamwork. 
3-5 Players
Ages 10 and up
Play time is 20 minutes

The logbook for the Mission Deep Sea has 32 adventures or challenges. You can mark the number of attempts it took you to complete. Or use it to track with different groups of friends. The first time we played we completed 6 Mission, some on the first try, some after a few. The 6th as a complete surprise we completed. Each round a certain number of the small objective cards are picked, based on difficulty and number of team members.

Because of the goal’s and trying to take or not take tricks depending on the objective cards I described this game as a cooperative euchre with targets each hand. The description of the game is:

“The Crew: Mission Deep Sea is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the original cooperative card game, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine — winner of the 2020 Kennerspiel des Jahres (German for connoisseur game of the year) award. It is not necessary to have played one to play the other.

This new version of The Crew has the same innovative cooperative trick-taking mechanic as the highly lauded original game — but with some exciting new surprises!”

This game is super easy to learn, especially for anyone who has played euchre or bridge. It does require strategy, but also a little luck with the cards. It is an cooperative game. I enjoyed it so much that first time we picked up both versions.

It is a great game for a family game night or hanging with friends! And because the objective cards change every hand it is different every time you play, you can easily play through all the missions more than once.

Note: If you are local to Kitchener Waterloo you can get this and many other amazing games, puzzles and more at J & J Cards and Collectables! And you can check out my brothers game related posts via Linktree.

Games by Thomas Sing:
Miss Lupun (2011)
Tackle: Duell der Strategen (2012)
Kribbeln (2016)
Selfie Fox (2021)
Circles (2022)

The Key Games:
The Key: Murder at the Oakdale Club (2020)
The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land (2020)
The Key: Theft at Cliffrock Villa (2020)

The Crew Games:
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (2019)
The Crew: Flight to the ISS (2020)
The Crew: The Deimos Adventure (2020)

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