Dead Men Tell No Tales is a cooperative game where players take on the role of a Pirate crew, boarding the doomed Skelit's Revenge for one purpose: to take the loot. You need to deal with the spreading fire and explosion potential as well as the enemies left on the ship. But what's a little risk for the plunder!
Each round you flip over a new tile to add to the ship and you also flip a card to show where the Skeleton Crew advances. You may then take a number of actions and use shared equipment to deal with the fire, your own fatigue, the trapdoors and guards on the ship. You can even pass some of your action tokens to the person to your left in case they need extra help this round.
Simple to resolve combat feels engaging without taking more than a quick die roll. You will be constantly gaining fatigue and you must manage your ability to keep going
For years you’ve been tracking Skelit's Revenge, the most notorious ship on the high seas, and now you’ve finally taken it. Your Captain has informed you that there are treasure chests hidden on board full of the most valuable treasure the world has ever seen. In spite of the raging inferno aboard the ship, your captain orders you and the rest of his crew to bring him every single one of those treasure chests or you’ll be taking a long walk off a short plank.
You and your crew will enter and search the Skelit's Revenge in an attempt to loot all of the Treasure. But beware, there are still enemy pirates lurking, and some nasty guards looking to make sure you don’t get out alive. Not to mention that you’ll be doing this while the ship burns. You’ll have to battle the flames, the guards, and your own fatigue.
Can you and your crew ensure that all of the treasure is recovered and receive more riches and glory than you ever dreamed? Only time will tell…
If you like such games as Pandemic, Forbidden Island/Desert, or Flash Point: Fire Rescue - you will love this game too.
For 2-5 players of 13 and older and plays in about 75 minutes.
1 Starting Tile (T shaped) with Explosion tracker
20 Room Tiles
7 Pirate Meeples
5 Player Boards with Fatigue Dial and Battle Track
30 Crew markers (wood skulls)
24 Fire Dice (12 red & 12 yellow)
1 Battle Die
20 Double Sided Tokens (6 Treasure/Guard, 5 Enemy/Swords, 3 Enemy/Rum, 6 Smoke)
26 Action Tokens
39 Cards (7 Character, 7 Items, 1 Dinghy, 19 Revenge, and 5 Player Aids)
1 Explosion Marker
2 Fire Tiles
1 Cloth Bag
5 Dial hand and axles.
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 31 August 2016