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Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

An underwater volcano has erupted and the island of Atlantis is sinking into the sea! Unless the people of Atlantis escape in time, all the inhabitants are doomed! Get to safety via boat if you can find one, but watch for the Sea Serpents, Sharks, and Whales!

Survive: Escape From Atlantis! is our best selling game, and in fact the #7 selling game overall in the hobby game market during Q1’2011, according to ICV2.COM, an industry watching website! Gamers and families have spoken! “Survive!” is a great light-strategy game for serious gamers, as well as a fun game to play with the family!

This is a true classic, originally released in 1982, and now brought back by Stronghold Games with completely upgraded components.

In Survive: Escape From Atlantis!, you try to lead your people from the sinking central island of Atlantis to the safety of one of four islands nearby. Your people can get there quickly by boat (if they find one) or more slowly by swimming.

But it will be a perilous journey as they must avoid Sea Serpents, Whales, and Sharks! When the volcano on Atlantis explodes, the game is over. The player with the most survivor points wins.

Survive: Escape From Atlantis! has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide in its previous versions, but has since been out of print for over 10 years. To illustrate the legacy of this great game, optional "Challenge Rules" and additional components (the cute little Dolphins, and the treacherous "Dive Dice") have been added.

All of the components have been upgraded to the highest-quality levels, including slotted wood boats to carry the wood People tokens, as well as Land Tiles of 3 different thicknesses to give Atlantis a 3-D look. The Beach tiles are 2mm thick, the Forest Tiles are 4mm thick, and the Mountain tiles are 6mm thick (first ever that thick in a board game)!

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37 of 67 gamers found this helpful
“Good Family Game... if you can take the heat”

This is a great looking game with fun little components that is very approachable to kids and families. But beware! This can can get very evil, as the main mechanism of the game involves picking on each other and feeding each other to the various sea creatures. If your family can enjoy the humour of feeding each other to a shark or a sea serpent, then this is the game for you.

 
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“This game is mean vindictive”

I just recently played my second game of Survive: Escape from Atlantis and all I can say is that this game is mean and vindictive. How could this possibly be a children’s game. What child would want to play this unless he was Vladimir the Impaler?

Okay it is not that bad but boy can people really be mean playing this game and you cannot make it too personal or you may lose a couple of friends. am not going to go into the basics of game play or the general components as this you can find this information in multiple areas. As you try to escape people roll a dice and attack their opponents. The issue I have had with this game is that I seem to be the one that everyone seems to want to attack. It could be that I am just poor at strategy and leave myself open to attack. Around the half way point I just became tired of playing and just wanted the game to end. Every turn people came after to me it was unrelenting terror. I as attacked by whales and sharks and whirlpools. Why, why, why.

Finally the game ended and low and behold. Three of my Atlantians survived and I ended up in third (out of 5).

Do I hate this game? No, in the end it is quite fun an I understand the next time I need to change my strategy to not be the one everyone attacks. I think it is far more fun being the attacker. they were all having a blast. So in the end I enjoyed this game ad will play again

 
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“A light game that would be good for family play”

It’s kinda interesting, but at the same time kinda boring. Not one I tend to pull out unless I’m looking for something colorful with simple rules. I do own the old one from 30ish years ago, and I hear the components in the new version are great, not sure if there were any rules changes that would spice it up a bit more.

 
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“Splish, Splash! ”

My gaming group loves this game and that makes me enjoy it. Everyone talks about how mean the game is, but it has nothing on Cutthroat Caverns in the ***** factor. Co-op games are very popular with my group which has given me this craving for “confrontational” games. Survive is fun, light, and mild in a**-baggery. If you really want to show everyone what a ******* you are, you’re better off with Cutthroat Caverns or Neuroshima Hex.

 
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36 of 77 gamers found this helpful
“Love this game-”

As long as no one has hurt feelings when you send a sea monster to crush their boat and sharks to eat their meeples while laughing manically, you should enjoy this one.

 
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36 of 77 gamers found this helpful
“Terrific remake”

I loved this game as a kid. Several years ago, I introduced my own kids to my old version, and it became an instant favorite. I was delighted to see the new edition with its MUCH-improved components.
Be sure to grab the 5-6 player expansion with the reprinted mountain pieces. The squid expansion is also great, but might add more complexity than you’d want for younger players.

 
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36 of 78 gamers found this helpful
“Great family backstabbing!”

Wonderful, fun, light game.

 
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36 of 78 gamers found this helpful
“Lighthearted family game”

No, don’t eat me!

 
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36 of 78 gamers found this helpful
“Great party game!”

Although this game is a bit on the light side (and heavy on luck), it is a surefire party-pleaser and fun to play with the family, assuming your family members don’t mind being eaten by sharks!

 
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36 of 79 gamers found this helpful
“Everyone loves this game”

This game is great for all ages and all experience levels. There is also an expansion available to allow up to 6 players instead of the standard 4.

 
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“Great for the Revenge Oriented”

I don’t know about anyone else, but I do enjoy a game where “what goes around, comes around.” I specifically liked the element of choosing who to work with… or epically going after someone who might dare to sink my ship with sea serpents.
Although probably best a family game, and kind of on the light end, this was very enjoyable to play.

 
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“Great Family game.”

This is a great game for families and children but still has enough strategy to please a hardcore gamer. Was surprised how good this game is to be honest, got to love watching your opponents men get eaten by a shark.

 
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36 of 143 gamers found this helpful
“lol”

i played with this one guy and screwed him up real bad i don’t see him around no more he was so sooo mad

 

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