Oceans depicts the interconnected ecosystem of marine life and combines it with the powerful mysteries of the unknown.
Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of tentacles, sharp teeth, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt in a continually changing environment. But this is just on the surface… Lurking below the surface lie mysteries so bizarre they hardly seem natural. The Deep is a deck of nearly 100 unique traits you’ll discover over the course of many games. These over-powered traits represent the unknown: the undiscovered wonders of the deep ocean.
The foundation of the oceanic food chain are billions of one-celled organisms called phytoplankton that capture the sun's energy through photosynthesis. Every other species in the ocean is a predator, each bigger than the next, all the way up to the dreaded Apex Predator. And even bigger than Apex Predators are enormous Whales that gently swim through the ocean scooping up everything in their path. This ecosystem mimics the known world near the surface.
But there is more if you are willing to dive deeper...
Oceans is an interactive engine builder, where players evolve their species in a continually changing ecosystem. Players must adapt their interconnected ecosystem to survive against the inevitable march of time (Aging), as well as a multitude of predators looking for food.
Oceans also includes a deck of 100 unique power cards called The Deep that represents the unknown. These powerful cards break the seams of the reality you've come to accept, ranging from astonishing things found in the ocean, to the fantastical Kraken or Leviathan.
Venture into the deep at your own risk!
Contains: 120 Surface cards, 89 Deep cards, 200 Population tokens, 25 scenario cards, 24 Species boards, 1 Reef board, 1 Ocean board, 4 Player screens, 4 Bonus tokens, 1 Cambrian Explosion card, and instructions.
Ages: 12+; 2-4 Players; Gameplay: 60-90 minutes.