Captain Sonar (2016) - Board Game - £14.99 (Prime) / £19.48 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Captain Sonar (2016) - Board Game - £14.99 (Prime) / £19.48 (non Prime) at Amazon

£14.99£27.5146%Amazon Deals
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Found 10th Jul
At the bottom of the ocean, no one will hear you scream!

In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

All the members of a team sit on one side of the table, and they each take a particular role on the submarine, with the division of labor for these roles being dependent on the number of players in the game: One player might be the captain, who is responsible for moving the submarine and announcing some details of this movement; another player is manning the sonar in order to listen to the opposing captain's orders and try to decipher where that sub might be in the water; a third player might be working in the munitions room to prepare torpedoes, mines and other devices that will allow for combat.

Captain Sonar can be played in two modes: turn-by-turn or simultaneous. In the latter set-up, all the members of a team take their actions simultaneously while trying to track what the opponents are doing, too. When a captain is ready to launch an attack, the action pauses for a moment to see whether a hit has been recorded — then play resumes with the target having snuck away while the attacker paused or with bits of metal now scattered across the ocean floor.

Multiple maps are included with varying levels of difficulty.

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Incredible price! Hot
Great price for an excellently rated game.
Going to resist on this occasion; don't have enough players to get the most out of it.
i got caught up in the captain sonar panic 2 years ago, when all the reviews were saying it was excellent, and UK stock sold out before the game was released.

bought a copy from france, and subsequently I, and my friends, found the game to be one of the most unenjoyable games we've ever played.

good price, but it's basically a team based battleship, with little actual fun involved.
Not been below about £25 before according to 3camels. In a similar vein I noticed Betrayal at House on the Hill was only £21, again an all time low on Amazon.

Not sure if there's some kind of promotion on but I wouldn't have seen either if not for this post so thanks OP!
Battenberg4 m ago

In a similar vein I noticed Betrayal at House on the Hill was only £21, …In a similar vein I noticed Betrayal at House on the Hill was only £21, again an all time low on Amazon.


You should post that as a deal!

....and now I'm stuck scouring Amazon for other board game discounts!
TehJumpingJawa7 m ago

You should post that as a deal!....and now I'm stuck scouring Amazon for …You should post that as a deal!....and now I'm stuck scouring Amazon for other board game discounts!


I'm on my phone at work, too much of a faff hiding from the boss and getting links etc to work.

Edit: That said if you see any other good prices give me a shout
Edited by: "Battenberg" 10th Jul
TehJumpingJawa9 m ago

You should post that as a deal!....and now I'm stuck scouring Amazon for …You should post that as a deal!....and now I'm stuck scouring Amazon for other board game discounts!


Haha, I'm doing exactly the same because of this!
lastjunkie1 h, 42 m ago

i got caught up in the captain sonar panic 2 years ago, when all the …i got caught up in the captain sonar panic 2 years ago, when all the reviews were saying it was excellent, and UK stock sold out before the game was released.bought a copy from france, and subsequently I, and my friends, found the game to be one of the most unenjoyable games we've ever played.good price, but it's basically a team based battleship, with little actual fun involved.



Just for a bit of balance, but I managed to get 6 people together to play this and it was one of the most enjoyable games we've ever played.

The turn by turn rules are pretty boring, but the simultaneous play mode is excellent.
Torgo28 m ago

Just for a bit of balance, but I managed to get 6 people together to play …Just for a bit of balance, but I managed to get 6 people together to play this and it was one of the most enjoyable games we've ever played.The turn by turn rules are pretty boring, but the simultaneous play mode is excellent.


folk seem to love it, but we as a group, all didn't have an ounce of fun.

perhaps it's just us.....
lastjunkie40 m ago

folk seem to love it, but we as a group, all didn't have an ounce of …folk seem to love it, but we as a group, all didn't have an ounce of fun.perhaps it's just us.....


Maybe you could elaborate on why your group didn't find it fun?
Does your group play other team games like this that you do enjoy?
How many people did you manage to get playing it? I believe the optimal is 8.

What is most useful is if your group didn't enjoy it because of poor mechanics in the game, or simply personal preference.
I've just ordered, as can't miss it as this price, but I am curious how it'll play in my group.
I imagine it's best played with a few drinks in a casual atmosphere.
Edited by: "NitrousUK" 10th Jul
we play most weeks; competitive and co-op games.

we thought it'd be like a more fast paced space cadets, but all there was tension, and task completion with no actual fun.
played it sober and with a drink too.

we played it about 3 or 4 times with the smae core group, and it was 3 v 4 or 4 v4 each time.

The game played fine, just none of us actually enjoyed it, or wanted to play it again.

let us know how you get on.
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