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Lifeboats (1993)

Average Rating: 6.64/10
Board Game Rank: 891
Strategy Game Rank: 512
Family Game Rank: 214
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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1993
# of Players
3 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6 players
Recommended with 5, 6 players
(44 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(8 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(8 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Lifeboats
Alternate Names
Every Man for Himself
Rette Sich Wer Kann
Sauve qui peut
Seenot im Rettungsboot
救生艇
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Also known as 'Rette Sich Wer Kann' ('Each Man for Himself') and often times referred to as 'The Lifeboat Game,' this pure negotiation game puts a different spin on the typical ocean catastrophe. There's been a boating accident, and a rag-tag group of six lifeboats is trying to make its way to one of several islands just over the horizon. However only one boat will make any forward progress in a given turn, so players try to convince everyone to vote for his particular favorite. To further complicate matters, the sailors can't seem to decide which boat they want to be in, so they're constantly jumping out of boats to swim to another one. As if all that wasn't enough, one of the boats springs a leak each turn. If the boat is at maximum occupancy when the leak occurs, then players vote to decide who to toss to the sharks!

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Lifeboats
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Z-Man English Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2006
Product Code: ZMG 7013
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 1.97 inches
2.39 pounds
English, German
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Argentum Verlag German Edition
Publisher: Argentum Verlag
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2006
Product Code: ZMG 7013
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 1.97 inches
English, German
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Walter Muller's First Edition
Publisher: Walter Müller's Spielewerkstatt
Artist: Wolfgang Steinmeyer
Year: 1993
Size: 14.00 x 10.62 x 2.00 inches
German
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4 Russian short rules | Русские правила
Translated short rules by Benjamin Maggi
Russian
2012-03-13
1 Lifeboats Greek Rules
Lifeboats Greek rules in .pdf format.
English
2011-05-01
9 Lifeboats - Rules (2 page summary)
Lifeboats rules in English, (Version 4.0) This document contains the complete rules for Lifeboats, including the "stick rule" that was present in the German version of the game. I printed these out back-to-back, laminated it, and keep it in my game as a quick reference. It is blue to keep with the nautical theme! Version 4 clarifies one of the voting rules.
English
2010-10-08
3 Anchor Markers in Six Colours
It's true - it can be difficult to remember your colour. These markers, in six colours, have improved graphics.
English
2009-09-16
2 Teaching aid for Lifeboats- in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
Hebrew
2009-05-01
2 Teaching aid for Lifeboats- in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
Hebrew
2009-05-01
22 English Rules [incl German Rules Stick variant]
PDF file of existing english rules (from publisher site) edited to include the stick rules from the German Rules (added to last page of PDF in previously blank area). This should make this easier to find out the stick rules referred to in the forums
English
2009-02-28
2 Lifeboat Rules in Korean ver1.0
Translated in Korean
Korean
2009-02-16
6 Lifeboats Greek Translation
For Z-Man edition, based on a text of Shawn Low.
Greek
2009-02-15
2 Rette Sich Wer Kann - Portuguese Translation
Tradução para Português da primeira edição.
Portuguese
2008-04-13
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 891
Strategy Game Rank: 512
Family Game Rank: 214
Num Ratings: 2568
Average Rating: 6.64
Standard Deviation: 1.43
Num Views: 175455
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.8
Fans: 34
Personal Comments: 942
Users Owning: 2761
Users Wanting: 295
Users Trading: 91 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 4
Want Parts In Trade: 3
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Total Plays: 4031
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GameBreak Audio: Episode #007 - Let's Make a Deal
54.74 MB
2010-11-09
The Messy Game Room Episode 11
99:06
45.37 MB
2010-01-03
BGWS 038 – Lifeboats
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2007-02-21
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