In uncharted waters, the ship, Santa Timea, has collided with a reef, and the sailors set off in the old lifeboats for a hair-raising journey to sheltering shores. As the lifeboats move closer to the islands, water rushes in and sailors get thrown overboard. But it's all done democratically and the majority rules - unless you happen to play the Captain's Hat at the right time to overrule everyone.
In Lifeboats, players use their cards to vote for which boat moves closer to safety, which boat springs a leak and who gets thrown overboard. Negotiation skills are a must and backstabbing will not be uncommon - after all, you will do whatever is necessary to get your sailors to shore... and so will everyone else!
Originally released as Rette Sich Wer Kann.
Designer: Ronald Wettering
Contents: * 1 Gameboard * 6x3 Captains Hats (3 for each of the player) * 7 Lifeboats * 6x7 Color Cards (1 for each player in each boat color) * 30 Sailors (5 of each color) * 12 Officers (2 of each color) * 1 Start Player Marker * 15 Leaks
Boardgamegeek rating: 6,62
Number of players: 3-6 Ages: 12+ Playing time: appr. 90 minutes