Adrift: Lost at Sea is a challenging, 2 - 4 player, cooperative card game that focuses on bringing people together. It’s like the Oregon Trail meets a 16th Century shipwreck - As you make the journey back home on the unforgiving tides, your table becomes the lifeboat and you become the survivors. Plus, at the end of the game, you'll get a unique sea shanty about your voyage to sing (or chant) together and reminisce about your adventure!
On this journey home, you'll endure storms, navigate the seas, balance and repair your tiny lifeboat, fish for sustenance, and work together to help each other survive!
At the bottom of every Sea Card and Storm Card is a unique sea shanty verse! String all the cards you played together at the end of the game to get your very own song of survival. And, with 53 unique verses, there's over 35 trillion different sea shanties to be sung to your favorite nautical tune!
True Co-Op Gameplay
Unlike the oodles of games that pit players against each other, Adrift is all about working together and helping one another. There are no hidden identities or secret objectives. It's just you and your friends versus the sea! With so many games that define winning by beating someone else, Adrift is a game that redefines what winning is.
(Author's note: I asked the designer about the co-op elements and potential alpha players on Twitter and they gave me a comprehensive breakdown.)
Founded in Historical Fact
Throughout the game's development, the team communicated with maritime historian Manuel Minero, of the Museo del Mar in Puerto Rico, to ensure that Adrift had a strong historical foundation, and that maritime history/tradition could be found in every corner of the game.