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The Captain Is Dead

The last 10 minutes of your favorite Sci-Fi show that has gone so badly that The Captain is Dead!


NOTE! You can now get distributed AEG version of The Captain is Dead at your local game store! This is The Original Version, not the AEG version.

Attention Crew! The captain is dead! Our jump core is offline. There is a hostile alien ship off our port side. We need to get our jump core back online so we can get out of here. You have trained for this. You know what needs to be done. Go do it!

The Captain is Dead is a co-op game for 2 to 7 players. All you have to do is get the ship's engines (aka "Jump Core") back online and you win; but because there is a hostile alien ship trying to destroy you, that is easier said than done.

You have an impressive star ship full of useful systems that will help you fend off the aliens, and get the Jump Core back online. Each system gives you an advantage while it remains online. The assault from the hostile alien ship tends to keep knocking those systems offline however. So you need to balance your time between keeping the ships system's online, fending off the alien threat, and completing your objective.

Each member of your crew has special abilities and skills. You need to work as a group to maximize the potential of each role. If someone tries to be a hero, you'll all die.


Mini DeckMini Deck (1 deck of 11 cards)
Mini DeckMini Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
Mini DeckMini Deck (1 deck of 48 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 18 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 6 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 24 cards)
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Cool Factors

  • Co-op game play where every decision is life or death.
  • Feel the anxiety as the victory is only a wisp away.
  • Start off by deciding which crewman you should be.


DesignerThe Game Crafter, LLC
Average Rating (71)
Publish DateNovember 25, 2014
AudienceHardcore Gamer
Primary MechanicCo-operation
If You LikePandemic

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