Will you help Bucket water? You'll be helping the ship by removing water cards from the ship, but you may also luck out in finding a rare gem or useful item.
Will you Patch breaches and cannons? You'll help prevent breaches from spilling water out each turn. You'll need help from the crew to patch larger breaches. You can also fix cannons which will add to the overall firepower against the enemy.
Will you Fire cannons at the enemy? You'll have to sacrifice items from your hand to shoot at the enemy. In return, you'll get to roll cannon dice and hope for a hit or even a double hit!
Will you take advantage of the crisis to Loot items? If you're the only one who loots, you get ALL the items. But you will have to split items evenly if other loots. If EVERYONE loots, all the items are washed overboard while you all fight over them!
We’re Sinking is a 3-6 player, semi-cooperative, prisoner’s dilemma, hand management, and secret action-taking survival game.
In We're Sinking, players take on the roles of pirates on a ship under siege. As the ship takes damage, the crew must work together to defeat one of the mischievous Sea Monsters while keeping the ship from... well, Sinking!
The game is played in turns, each presenting a new set of obstacles. As time passes, water will rise, breaches will burst through the ship's hull, cannons will break down, all while precious gems and useful items float above the rising water nearby. Hmmm, tempting!
Each turn, players will have to choose one of four actions using their dials to help the crew or themselves.
Players will discuss the best course of action to keep the ship afloat and declare one of the four actions they plan to take by placing a secret action dial on top of it.
Once dials have been locked-in, flip them simultaneously, revealing who told the truth and who double-crossed the crew.
In the end, a pirate's life is all about the treasure, or surviving to tell the tale! Turn yourself into a legend by defeating the enemy, saving the ship, and having the most valuable hand. In the case of a sinking ship, be the one who survived to tell the tale by having the least amount of cards in your hand so you can flee in the lifeboat.
Either way, players constantly make tough decisions as they change their strategies based on how close they think the ship is to sinking or how trustworthy their fellow mates ar(rrr)e.