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Ravine (2017) is a cooperative strategy card game about surviving the aftermath of a plane crash. You make choices on how to spend your Heart tokens - forage for food, craft a fire or build shelters. You need to manage your resources and make group decisions about risks, but things are kept simple (and almost party-game-like).

You start by determining what items and injuries you escaped the crash with. Then, during the Day-Phase, you spend hearts to leave camp and forage for Supply and Food cards. At sunset, you decide how to share what you've found and whether to craft items. This (hopefully) prepares you for the Night-Phase where weather, wild animals and events put you and your team to the test.

A further twist is that if you get down to one heart you "go mad" which adds extra challenges (singing, dancing, staring thumb war challenges) to you and the group. Lose all of your hearts and you die. The group keeps playing without you.

The result is a game where you are forced to weigh up how to work together to survive. As different players lose or gain health, the balance of who needs equipment and sustenance the most changes. Into this, the Madness card injects fun and silliness.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ravine 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Strategy game with Action, Communication and Push-Your-Luck elements. You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 10 minutes to learn. It's quick to learn, although the fun isn't obvious until you get started.

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 12+ years-olds. The game is about surviving a plane crash. It doesn't graphically depict anything but some textual descriptions may unnerve sensitive players. There is the theme of madness, blood-sucking bugs, rabies racoons, wasps, and piles of bones.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 3-6

Genres: Collecting, Strategy (Action, Communication and Push-Your-Luck)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Stlr Fctry (@StlrFctry)


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