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The Pacific Ocean is teeming with wonderful creatures  of all shapes and colours. In Reef Rescue, hop into your Dugong G3 and rescue marine life from the plastic abyss. But beware, even you aren't immune to the garbage that is destroying their fragile habitat!

Ages 7+  |  ~20 mins  |  2-5 players

Reef Rescue is a fish-finding, tile-switching, push-your-luck board game designed by Daryl Chow.

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Hop into the Dugong G3 and explore the Pacific Ocean using an array of devices attached to your sub.

Rarely seen and endangered sea creatures unique to Asia come alive in a splash of colours.

Beware the garbage patches that are dangerous to both humans and sea creatures.

What's In The Box:

  • 40 Ocean tiles

  • 10 Exploration tiles

  • 2 Rulesheets

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GAME SETUP

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  1. Lay the 40 tiles in a 8x5 grid face down in the middle of the playing area. This is called the Ocean.

  2. Each player receives 2 double-sided Action cards. Randomly shuffle these cards and place them face-up in front of each player side by side. 

  3. Determine a Start Player by any method, preferably the player who most recently visited the ocean. You are ready to begin!

 

FLOW OF THE GAME

Each player takes turns delving into the Pacific ocean to find different sea creatures. The aim of the game is to score the most points by rescuing Little Creatures and Gigantic Creatures. The game ends when there are only 10 or less Ocean tiles left.

FLOW OF A TURN

Beginning with the Start Player, players take turns in a clockwise order. On their turn, a player chooses one of their 2 face-up Dugong Action cards and executes the action stated on the tile. There are four different possible actions that you can take in the Dugong:

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i) Flip open up to 3 adjacent tiles in a row.

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Breakfast
Ideas

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Keep either the 2 matching halves of Gigantic Creatures or all 3 sections of the Great Coral Reef​...

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ii) Pick up any 3 Ocean tiles in the Ocean.

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Look at them secretly and place them back anywhere you choose in the Ocean. You will be unaffected by any Garbage Patch tiles.

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iii) Flip open up to 5 tiles, one by one. Your turn ends when either...

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a) A Garbage Patch tile is revealed. If this happens, all face-up tiles are flipped face-down and it is the next player’s turn.

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iv) Flip open up to 5 tiles, one by one. Your turn ends when either...

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A) a Garbage Patch tile is revealed. If this happens, all face-up tiles are flipped face-down and it is the next player’s turn, or...

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IMPORTANT!

After you have carried out your action, flip the action tile over. You will have different actions to choose from in the next turn.

END OF THE GAME

The game will enter its last round when there are 10 or less tiles in the Ocean. Play until each player has carried out the same number of turns. 

END GAME SCORING

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2 RP

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3 RP

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4 RP

+1 RP for every Little Creature

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10 RP

+10 RP for every Gigantic Creature

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15 RP

+15 RP for the

Great Coral Reef 

+10 additional RP for whoever rescued the most Ocean tiles with exactly 2 Little Creatures

The player with the most points is the winner!

Reef Rescue features vivid seascapes by Indonesian diver and illustrator @ashionglee

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