North Star Games

NSG530

Oceans

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
 
average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
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Reviewed by Asha M.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A brilliant and beautiful game!

Everything about this game is fantastic! The artwork is just superb and the gameplay never gets boring. There are so many combinations we rarely find that any game is the same - something which I really love in a game . It took us a couple of games to fully get a grasp on the rules, but it wasn’t overly complicated. Overall, lots of fun!

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Reviewed by Harry C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Depth beneath the surface

I love Oceans so far. If you have played Wingspan, imagine that but if you could eat your friends' birds.

We've played the 'Reef variant' to learn the game, followed by the full game. With the Reef variant you play with just the 120 surface cards which comprise 12 unique traits for your species with 10 copies of each in the deck. The Deep cards, that you can start using when you are comfortable with the mechanics, add a further 100 unique traits that offer powerful modifications to your species but at the cost of victory points.

Unlike other eurogames, the ability to eat other species (your own or your opponent's) encourages you to use the traits to interact with other players and create an ecosystem of point scoring. It's survival of the fishest.

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Reviewed by Tom
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Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great game

Fantastic game that well simulates the ecosystems in the ocean, creates a competitive AND colaberative gaming environment, aswell as introduces factastical/enormous deep cards to the mix. A great way to spend afew hours over lockdown.

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Three years in the making, Oceans is a stand-alone game in the award-winning Evolution series. With over 120 works of art, 40 scenarios cards, and more than 100 unique trait cards, Oceans is the most ambitious project North Star Games has ever tackled.

Oceans depicts the boundaries between the known world near the ocean’s surface, and the mysteries lurking in Earth’s deepest unexplored region. Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of sharp teeth, glowing eyes, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt to the unknown.

The foundation of the oceanic food chain are billions of one-celled organisms called phytoplankton that capture the sun's energy through photosynthesis. Every other species in the ocean is a predator, each bigger than the next, all the way up to the dreaded Apex Predator. And even bigger than Apex Predators are enormous Whales that gently swim through the ocean scooping up everything in their path. This ecosystem mimics the known world near the surface.

But there is more if you are willing to dive deeper...

Oceans also includes a deck of 100 unique power cards called The Deep that represents the unknown. These powerful cards break the seams of the reality you've come to accept, ranging from astonishing things found in the ocean, to the fantastical Kraken or Leviathan.

 

 2-4 PLAYERS  |  60-90 MINS  |  AGES 12+

 

REVIEWS

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    2 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
Customer photos and videos
3 Reviews
Reviewed by Asha M.
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Average play time
30-60 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Supporting Local
  • Reliable
  • Quick Delivery
  • Secure Packaging
  • Good Prices
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A brilliant and beautiful game!

Everything about this game is fantastic! The artwork is just superb and the gameplay never gets boring. There are so many combinations we rarely find that any game is the same - something which I really love in a game . It took us a couple of games to fully get a grasp on the rules, but it wasn’t overly complicated. Overall, lots of fun!

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Reviewed by Harry C.
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I recommend this product
Average play time
30-60 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Quick Delivery
  • Supporting Local
  • Reliable
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Depth beneath the surface

I love Oceans so far. If you have played Wingspan, imagine that but if you could eat your friends' birds.

We've played the 'Reef variant' to learn the game, followed by the full game. With the Reef variant you play with just the 120 surface cards which comprise 12 unique traits for your species with 10 copies of each in the deck. The Deep cards, that you can start using when you are comfortable with the mechanics, add a further 100 unique traits that offer powerful modifications to your species but at the cost of victory points.

Unlike other eurogames, the ability to eat other species (your own or your opponent's) encourages you to use the traits to interact with other players and create an ecosystem of point scoring. It's survival of the fishest.

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Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed by Tom
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I recommend this product
Average play time
30-60 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Reliable
  • Good Prices
  • Secure Packaging
  • Supporting Local
  • Hassle Free Shopping
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great game

Fantastic game that well simulates the ecosystems in the ocean, creates a competitive AND colaberative gaming environment, aswell as introduces factastical/enormous deep cards to the mix. A great way to spend afew hours over lockdown.

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Shipping

All online orders are picked from our warehouse. We always ensure that your games are well packed before leaving. Wherever possible we'll re-use a cardboard box that we received games in from one of our suppliers. We figure it's better that way for our planet. But we do also use new boxes and wraps. If you have a strong preference either way please let us know in your Order Comments. 

Our warehouse operates Monday to Friday, except bank holidays. Orders placed on a working day before 1:30pm will be packed and despatched that same day. All order are sent tracked via the Royal Mail. You will be able to follow your order from our warehouse to your delivery destination once your order has been fulfilled.

Postage is worked out by spend and delivery type. These options are listed below. There is also the option to collect your online order at our café, no delivery charge is made.  

Important note on shipping times: none of the below shipping times are guaranteed. From time to time unforeseen problems that are outside of our control can lead to postal delays. We do not accept responsibility for this these and will not refund shipping fees in these circumstance. If it is imperative that your order must reach reach you the next working day please contact us so that we can quote for a guaranteed next day postal service.

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EXPRESS SHIPPING: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 24 - UNITED KINGDOM 
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STANDARD SHIPPING: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 48 - UNITED KINGDOM 
This is a tracked service so you can check your delivery is on the way. Your order should arrive 2-3 working days from day of despatch. Deliveries are made on Saturdays. You will be sent an email or SMS message to confirm delivery. We charge a flat-rate of £4.00 for Tracked 48 orders, meaning you can order multiple items with no increase in shipping costs.

COLLECT AT THE CAFÉ 
At check-out you will to have the option to collect your order from our cafés in either Oxford or Bath and avoid the shipping charge. We will notify you by email as soon as your order is ready to collect. Allow up to 3 days for Oxford collection orders and 7 days for Bath collection orders. Orders will be held for a maximum of 21 days before being returned to our warehouse.

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