Survive space together in “The Crew” from Kosmos

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“The Crew” is a cooperative card game which sets players as Astronauts on uncertain space adventures. The game is designed by Thomas Sing, with art by Marco Armbruster, and is published by Kosmos. Its designed for 2-5 players, aged 10+, and plays in about 20 minutes. A 2-player variant is also included.

There are over 50 missions where players undertake common, individual tasks in order to complete the mission. Communication is essential in order to overcome the more varied challenges. The team only wins when every single player is successful with their tasks. The game becomes more difficult with each mission but can be paused after the completion of successful missions.

“The Crew” was released as “Die Crew” in Germany, and made many want lists during Essen Spiel 2019, though it does not yet have an English version.