The Captain Is Dead
60m - 90m
2 - 5 Players
Card drafting games are games in which players pick cards from a limited subset, such as a common pool, to gain some advantage (immediate or longterm) or to assemble hands of cards that are used to meet objectives within the game.
Hand management games are games with cards in them that reward players for playing the cards in certain sequences or groups. The optimal sequence/grouping may vary, depending on board position, cards held and cards played by opponents. Managing your hand means gaining the most value out of available cards under given circumstances. Cards often have multiple uses in the game, further obfuscating an "optimal" sequence.
Wasn't thrilled with the theme - and there didn't seem that the events/actions would change much between games. Just didn't find what I was doing interesting.
Similar mechanics to Pandemic, but very different theming. Learning curve for grasping what all the things on the board do and mean.
I'm looking for the new version. (I know it's still a pre-order! Some day this comment will be relevant...)