Deep Sea Adventure

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Publisher: Oink Games Designer: Jun Sasaki, Goro Sasaki

Players 2-6 Time:30mins Age: 8+

Greedy Divers, as it is affectionately known in my gaming circles, is a cute looking game in a cute looking box, but is it any good?

The idea is that you and your friends are a bunch of poor divers, that can't afford anything better than a single cheap submarine with one shared supply tank of oxygen. At first this isn’t a problem. On their turn everyone rolls a pair of dice (with only 1s, 2s, and 3s on them) moving them ever deeper into a submerged ruin. But then someone's eyes light up as they decide that they’re picking up some treasure.

Now this extra effort of hauling the precious shiny cargo, means the even more precious oxygen level that you all share, begins to dwindle. Pickup two treasures and your oxygen depletes even faster. Three, even faster still. Four, yeah you might as well move into the Titanic.

Basically, it’s a push your luck game where everyone wants to grab the best loot. Whilst players don’t consume the air supply so long as they don’t pick anything up; so you could dive all the way to the bottom of the sea floor to grab the best loot but you run the risk of having your fellow divers consuming all of the precious oxygen before you can ascend back to the safe haven of the sub. Maybe you'd be better advised to just dip your toe grab the first bit of cheap tat and jump straight back to the sub, and hope nobody else can rival whatever you haul back.

It might sound almost too easy, but there’s still a bit m