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Don't Let It Die - Deluxe Edition

1-4 Player - Coop - Strategy - Save your tribe from extinction!

Lightning strikes a nearby tree. Fire! Your group of neanderthals must now endure mother nature and work together to keep the fire going long enough to learn its mysterious powers and destructive capabilities. You have 14 days to uncover its secrets before a massive flood drowns the valley and extinguishes humanity's one chance at becoming the apex predator and escaping extinction.

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"Don't Let It Die" is a cooperative survival game based on early humanity's struggles to cement their place at the top of the food chain. You will gather resources & food, fight deadly predators, and learn the mysteries of fire. Your task is a difficult one, but no matter what happens, remember: Don't let it die...

Designed from the ground up to offer a re-playable, interactive, strategic cooperative experience for 1-4 players. The key to victory lies in your group's ability to adapt to the ever-present and always changing threats of prehistoric life. Should you focus on hunting and foraging to feed your starving tribe? Or should you be more concerned with supplying the dwindling fire with more wood? Perhaps constructing a weapon or tool might ease the stress of gathering resources...

These choices and more await you in what will surely be the ultimate test of survival.

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Click here for a PDF of the Rulebook!


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17 UNIQUE CHARACTERS With 17 characters that all have unique skills and specialties, you'll have over 2,380 combinations of mix-and-match strategies to plan out. Try experimenting with different characters to find your group's favorite play style!

COMPLETELY COOPERATIVE Designed from the ground up to offer a re-playable, interactive, strategic cooperative experience for 1-4 players. The key to victory lies in your group's ability to adapt to the ever-present and always changing threats of prehistoric life. Should you focus on hunting and foraging to feed your starving tribe? Or should you be more concerned with supplying the dwindling fire with more wood? Perhaps constructing a weapon or tool might ease the stress of gathering resources... These choices and more await you in what will surely be the ultimate test of survival.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Brave the wilds to collect resources such as berries, plant fiber, rocks, meat, wood, hide and bone! Cooperate with each other by planning the best use of the scarce resources you find. Some characters have skills that will assist you to obtain resources more easily. Equip them with items and unlock new discoveries to uncover their true potential!

FIRE DISCOVERIES To win the game your tribe must investigate the fire to learn its secrets before it burns out. Each discovery will help you to survive another day, and unlocking the ultimate discovery, "Fire Starter," means victory! Fire Knowledge Points, or FKP, are earned by spending stamina to roll the Fire Die, which awards anywhere from 0-3 FKP tokens per roll. You may then spend your FKP on Discoveries which help the entire group.

MULTIPLE DIFFICULTIES The core box comes with 4 different Fire Knowledge Trees to play against, each one offering a different difficulty and new set of challenges to work through!

CRAFTING WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND BUILDINGS You will need to craft various tools, weapons, and buildings to be able to survive long enough to learn the fire's secrets. Tools will assist you in obtaining resources, while weapons will help you to survive encounters with Danger! cards, providing meat from killing the attacking predators and preventing some if not all damage taken from skirmishes. There are also extremely beneficial buildings you can craft to aid the whole tribe, but choose wisely: you may only build one per game!

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Every Deluxe copy of Don't Let It Die comes with the mini expansion called, Daylight.

New Rules -> Drawing a Nothing card from a resource deck triggers a Day Event. When an event is triggered, draw the top card from the Day Event deck. You must pick only 1 option, before choosing, read each option to see if it has a cost. Most Day Event cards have an event with 2 options to pick from.

New Resource -> Fish

Eating Fish restores Stamina instead of Health. Only Sig can catch Fish.

Daylight includes...

-1 Rule Card

-10 Day Event cards

-8 Fish Tokens

-1 Character Card, Sig

Requirements

60-90
1-4
12+

Components

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Vitals

Average Rating 3 reviews
Publish Date March 17, 2020
Edition First
Department Board Games
Genre Adventure
Theme Survival
Setting Prehistoric
Audience Casual Gamer
Primary Mechanic Co-operation
If You Like Pandemic
More Info Don't Let It Die - Deluxe Edition web site

Why buy this?

"Wow, I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but I'm very glad I took a look at it!"

  • 1-4 Player Coop Experience
  • 17 Different Characters
  • 4 Different Difficulties

Notes

  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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