The Captain is Dead Coming This Month From AEG

The captain is dead! Long live the captain! Well, that captain won’t live long, either, unless we can repair this spaceship and also fend off this band of attacking aliens. That’s the story behind The Captain is Dead, a new cooperative board game coming this month from AEG.

From the website:

It’s the last 10 minutes of your favorite sci-fi TV show…

Except that this time things have gone seriously wrong and The Captain Is Dead!

The Captain is Dead is a frantic and fun cooperative board game that puts you and your friends in the role of crew members on a besieged starship. You must work together to repair critical systems and fend off hostile aliens, or you will share the captain’s fate. From the chief engineer, weapons officer, and visiting admiral, all the way down to the ensign and the ship’s janitor, you must combine your unique talents to avoid utter annihilation in the cold depths of space!


  • This is the 2nd edition. It was originally published through the game crafter in 2014. There are expansions also that AEG may be publishing too.

  • Selwyn Ward

    This is a great game – one of the best pure co-ops around – but it would be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison of AEG’s version and the original. If I can get hold of a copy of the new version, I will post a comparative report.