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Deep Sea Adventure (2014) is a pocket-sized strategy game where you dive into the sea to bring back treasure. It’s unusual because although you compete with other players for treasure you share the same limited air supply.

Play involves rolling a dice to move along the stepping stones to the treasure. The deeper you go the higher the value of the treasure pieces. Each piece of treasure you carry means you use one oxygen and deduct one from your movement. As you progress you develop tactics to manage the risk-reward aspect. This changes over the three rounds because the track shortens and higher-value items are more accessible.

This results in a game you can play almost anywhere. It teaches players to observe, strategize and calculate the odds of success. The thrill of each move is deciding what to do; retreat to the safety of the submarine or risk travelling further in search of higher rewards.

Our examiner, Rich Adams, first checked Deep Sea Adventure 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Rob Prior and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Push-Your-Luck and Traversal game with Strategy elements. You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room. Best with fewer than 4 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 15 minutes to learn. Playing through one round with a couple of people enables players to grasp the movement cycle, use of oxygen and penalty for carrying treasure.

The first time you play the game, these things can help:
  • Try it with two people.
  • Put one player in charge of oxygen counter.

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete. The game is played in three rounds, each taking about 10 minutes.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to think ahead and weigh up the risk of picking up more treasure which also slows you down. Additionally, the game's main strategy involves the shared supply of oxygen that players can both preserve for their own use but also deplete to cause opponents to drown.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 7+ years-olds. Although the game does have a play mechanic where you run out of oxygen and drown, there is no depiction of these deaths.

CostsCosts

Deep Sea Adventure usually costs £15.95 to £20.
 

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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2014

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 2-6

Genres: Push-Your-Luck, Traversal and Strategy

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Dice and Placeables

Developer: Oinkgms (@Oinkgms)


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