The best-selling co-operative game!

Designers: JT Smith and Joe Price
BGG:  JT Smith / Joe Price

Gaetano Leonardi, Scott Nicely, JT Smith
Web: Gaetano Leonardi 
BGG: JT Smith, Scott Nicely

It’s time for en episode of your favorite star roaming series – except this time after the cold open The Captain is Dead!

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 The Captainis Dead puts you and up to 6 friends onto your own starship, under atackfrom hostile aliens and systems going down left and right. It’s up to you and thevarious skils you bring to the table, to repair the ship enough to escape while also holding of the alien.
You have no Captain to help you!

Game Info

Players: 2 to 7
Ages: 14+
Playtime: 60 to 90 minutes


16 Battle Plan Cards
56 Alert Cards
18 Roles Cards
5 Upgrades Cards
6 System Cards
5 Tools Cards
48 Skill Cards
1 Orange Blocker Bar
2 Yellow Status Bars
7 Plastic Torpedoes
30 Laminated Pawns with plastic bases
1 Cardboard Game Board
1 Rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5897
UPC: 7-29220-05897-3
MSRP: $49.99
Case Count: 6

Game Expansions


The Captain is Dead: Lockdown can be played either as a stand-alone adventure, or, if you are up to the task, play the original The Captain is Dead and continue your experience with veteran cards in The Captain is Dead: Lockdown.

Dangerous Planet

After escaping the alien prison in Episode 2, the crew were assigned a new captain and a new mission: locate artifacts on a dangerous planet within the alien empire. 

The Problem With Priggles

Nobody knows what Priggles are or where they came from. What is known is that they don’t like the aliens. Or maybe it’s the aliens that don’t like them? Either way, who cares? The important thing is that they can be used against the aliens, and that makes them really handy.

How to play

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