Our Game of the Week from the weeks U.K. new releases is The Captain is Dead - a cooperative game, maybe not the most innovative - but we really like the artwork and isometric design of the space ship on the board and the theme looks like it comes through nicely.
The way the ships systems go offline and are unable to be used until repaired and the threat of aliens boarding the ship looks like they'll give a real sense of emergency and tension. There are lots of different characters to play, giving plenty of replay value and a variable difficulty of how hard it is to repair the jump drive - for when you get really good!
We like a lot of coop games, so definitely looking forward to giving this one a go from AEG, it's designed by Joe Price and JT Smith and illustrated by Gaetano Leonardi - it was originally web published by The Game Crafter, but has now been picked up by AEG - there's a couple of expansions Episode 2: Adrift and Episode 3: Lockdown (The Game Crafter) hopefully they'll be coming along through AEG in the future.
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