|Players:||2 - 5 players|
In the co-operative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. What about the rumors about the unknown planet about? The eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions. But this game can only be defeated by meeting common individual tasks of each player. In order to meet the varied challenges, communication is essential in the team. But this is more difficult than expected in space.
With each mission, the game becomes more difficult. After each mission, the game can be paused and continued later. During each mission, it is not the amount of tricks, but the right tricks at the right time that count.
The team wins only if every single player is successful in fulfilling their tasks.
If you've played games like 500, Euchre, or Hearts, then you're familiar with trick-taking games, they tend to be fairly competitive, but now take that concept, make it cooperative and it changes EVERYTHING. In each mission certain players will be assigned cards they will have to win during the trick that they are played, later on stipulations will be added, they have to be won in a certain order, things like that. As someone who grew up playing a lot of 500 with my Dad, this melts my brain as I have to try and unlearn how to play a winning game, and yet, I love it. Fantastic game!
In this fast, abstract cooperative game, you are trying to win tricks. You will have certain criteria about who must win which cards in tricks, and in which order, and must work together with limited information to solve the puzzle. We had a lot of fun playing this. There was a good range of different levels, and the difficulty ramped up slowly but steadily throughout the campaign. Recommended for lovers of logic puzzles.
Crew is a co-op trick-taking card game with a ton of variety.
All players work together to ensure the given tasks for each mission are completed successfully by the group.
There’s a lot more depth to the game than what we thought. And we’re hooked!
This game is a corporative game but it plays quick with several scenarios. Great group game for sure. Highly recommend it!