Oceanos is a joy to play, gorgeous on the table and perfect for families while still having enough meat on the bones to appeal to hobby gamers. The various ways you can upgrade your ship are interesting and thought provoking and the card drafting/selection gives the player significant agency.
Number of Players: 2-5 Players
Play time : 30-45 Minutes
Difficulty level: Easy
Categories: Card Game
Oceanos is a game of underwater exploration with an original take on card-drafting.
Each player pilots her own submarine trying to spot the most underwater species and the largest coral reef, sending scuba-divers after forgotten treasures, collecting precious crystals to upgrade their ship and escape the fearsome kraken's gaze...
Each submarine is divided into five parts, each of them independently upgradable from level 1 to level 3 and each one of them controlling a different ability of the player (however, there are no different abilities from one player to another). As there are multiple ways to score points and multiple takes on the submarine-upgrading order, the game offers several ways to win. The whole game takes mere 15 turns, each one of them simultaneous between all players, which makes it a fairly quick family game.
Even though the submarines have the same abilities game-wise, each looks differently, and special attention was obviously given also to the depiction of marine life.