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My cards will go on

SOS Titanic is a 1-5 player Patience-style card game in which you are trying to save as many passengers as possible from the Titanic before it sinks. The game was originally published in 2013 and has now come back in a deluxe edition by TGG Games. You can order a copy from their website.

Image source: TGG Games website

To set up the game, you will open the spiral book on the first page that shows the ship at the beginning of its sinking. There are four compartments at the bottom of the page, each carrying a specific number of passenger and lifeboat cards. In the solo mode, you will select one crew card that gives you a special ability and also receive as many Action cards as your crew member allows.


On each turn, you can Move the passengers, and then either play an Action card, or Set up the passengers' rescue. To Move passengers, you first check the revealed card(s) of each compartment and see if you can move one or more passengers to another compartment if they fit a numerical order (e.g. 6,5,4) and they are of the same class (first and second class passengers cannot mingle). You may also move passengers to an empty compartment, if the highest 1st class passenger is number 13, or the 2nd class passenger is number 17. If a lifeboat is revealed, you can start a new group of passengers underneath it.

Image source: TGG Games website

If you choose to play an Action card, you simply execute its instructions and discard it. If you choose to Set up the passengers' rescue, you draw as many passenger cards from the main deck as your crew member allows and check if any of them can be placed in a compartment. If so, you place only one of them. If not, you haven't saved anyone and you have to flip a page from the Titanic book. In compensation for your failure, you draw one new Action card.


As the Titanic sinks further and further, compartments will start to flood. This means you have to transfer the passengers of a flooded compartment into the adjacent one by shuffling the two stacks together. The game ends either when the Titanic sinks completely or when you manage to save all passengers. In case of the latter, you may calculate your score according to the instructions in the rulebook.


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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
2022년 7월 29일

It's finally available! Here's one place. Publisher here.

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
2021년 8월 20일

This game is still gnawin' away at me. I played it with my GP way back, and I liked it (although, it wasn't great). Now it's gonna be so much prettier, though. 😍 Well, there's no hurry, as it's not releasing till next year. 🙁

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
2021년 7월 23일

I watched this (well done, IMHO) Video (Gameplay kicks-in at around 35 seconds), and now I want the game even more. 😄 Once again, I may give-in to the slick mind-manipulation of Ad Executives and Senior Marketeers.

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The Master Of Sinanju
The Master Of Sinanju
2021년 7월 19일

This one has been on my "wish list" for a while and the new version looks so much better graphically. Unfortunately, even though this has been in the works for years, the makers have decided to to sell it themselves and are taking pre-orders. I say unfortunately because they have yet to sort out any distribution for it and want over $50 to post a $35-40 game themselves! Could be a giant waste of all their time and effort in rereleasing the game!!!



By the way the office my wife works in is actually by the quay from where the Titanic sailed....



The view from her office window, not bad eh?

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Athena
Athena
2021년 7월 19일
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Nice view indeed! I'm guessing the company was mostly interested in a US release, at least for now.


I saw on their website that they will bring Tournament Fishing to KS sometime soon, by the way.

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
2021년 7월 18일

Are you supposed to save the men, but only if they're dressed like a woman? 🙂 Although this game doesn't seem stellar in any way, it's been halfway on my Wishlist for years. Now if this deluxe version had a 3D Titanic... There's a board game about a submarine (but I can't remember the name of it) that has this totally cool 3D submarine that's 'cut away' so you can see the inside of it. Anybody know of it?


The price of this is equal or less than what a used, original version would cost me, so the temptation is high.

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
2021년 7월 19일
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You may wanna check-out Queendomino (played it with my GP), too, as there's a bit more to it than Kingdomino. I played Scarabya with my GP as well, and I liked it.

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