The captainā€™s been killed, the engines are dead, and aliens are at the front door just waiting to come in and make a bloody mess. New board game The Captain Is Dead is basically what you get when you fast-forward to the final disastrous minutes of any Alien movie.

The latest board game from the Game Crafter, The Captain Is Dead is a cooperative game where players try to escape an alien attack after the captainā€™s been killed off. The mission is to get the shipā€™s engines online in order to escape the hostile alien ship thatā€™s trying to blow you out of the sky, with each player having special abilities and skills to help the team. The struggle is trying to balance getting the shipā€™s systems online while battling the aliens, who keep trying to muck things up.

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The board game was released today, a couple of years after its successful Kickstarter campaign. Itā€™s for two to seven players, and features some gorgeous illustrations from Italian artist Gaetano Leonardi. You can check out some of the artwork and gameplay below.

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[The Game Crafter]

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