Oceans Full Board Game is here. Based on the hit board game, Oceans digital offers smooth, fast game play. The reef and 20 deep cards are completely free to play. The Full Game features 87 Deep Cards, 21 Scenarios, and multiple AI personalities for endless replay fun. The tutorial quickly shows you the basics so you can dive in. Upgrade to the Intermediate and Hard AI for a stronger opponent, to play against, or play Pass and Play with a friend.

Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of tentacles, sharp teeth, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt in a continually changing environment. But this is just on the surface… Lurking below the surface lie mysteries so bizarre they hardly seem natural. The Deep is a deck of mysterious traits you’ll discover over the course of many games. These over-powered traits represent the unknown: the undiscovered wonders of the deep ocean.

Venture into the deep at your own risk!

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

- AI Improvements and rule related fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
344 Ratings

344 Ratings

ACountB ,

Fun game. Crash issues after purchase

I enjoyed the basic game as a quick way to get some practice and better understand the rules. I recently purchased the Deep pack to have more deep cards, the pass and play feature, and the medium level AI. In the middle of the games with the medium AI, however, the game crashes. When I reopen the app, I am able to resume my game, but the played cards are different (often a tentacled is in place of a played deep card). After continuing, the game crashed again and this time I was unable to play cards after restoring the game. This has happened each time I’ve tried that mode.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're aware of an issue related to crashing resulting in unplayable cards. Our engineers are currently investigating the issue and are working towards a resolution. They already have a few promising leads. We'll get a patch out soon.

Madd0lexx ,

Great board game, incomplete video game

Oceans shot right up to one of my favorite board games immediately upon release. I had backed the game on Kickstarter, and had been looking forward to the video game that was advertised in the box. Took longer than was advertised, so long I forgot to keep checking and missed it for a while, but that’s to be expected with small studios and was not that big a deal.

As an adaptation it recreates the gameplay of the table very swimmingly, not a complete Deep deck, again not too big an issue with how long it takes to program a hundred unique cards into a game, but what knocks a star off is that the game is limited to two of players. When you have four it really feels like you have an actual ecosystem to compete in, with lots of species to interact with. One on one is still absolutely worth playing and a blast, but without at least the option for four players this just feels like it’s not the full Evolution series experience. If the Devs ever add 3+player options (I have the bonus options for my tabletop that allows up to six players! That’s a little past what I’m asking but would be so cool) I would immediately bump this up to a five star rating. Still going to enjoy it till then.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thank you for playing both the board game and digital versions of Oceans. We really appreciate your support, especially backing us on Kickstarter.

We think multiplayer would be a great thing to add one day.

Have fun in the reef!

Mindgamer79 ,

Good game, buggy app

I like the game, I find it a well woven web both enjoyably complex while being smooth and easy play. The mechanics used in the app work well, though there definitely could be an improvement in the explanation of the rules. The developers have made a few choices when writing the app for the various vagaries of play which are not explained or noted in the fairly short rules.

At that point I would have rated it a 5 Star happily. But as I was enjoying it I purchased the expansion, for the very reasonable price of a dollar. This gives you a few more cards for greater replay ability, but mostly a level higher AI to play. As the base AI’s are easy enough that you’d have to try to loose after you understand the basic gameplay. The Medium AI however is really unstable. As in at least half the time I try to play the game crashes, generally repeatedly. So it’s the main draw to buy the upgrade, but doesn’t work half the time! And I have a fairly new iPhone, so it shouldn’t be a hardware issue. That’s why I had to downgrade my rating. I hope the app team can get the app working better, and that the company as a whole can continue creating good games like this.

So in essence, get this app and try the game. But if you like it go get the physical game instead of trying to play it more on the app by upgrading.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Mindgamer79. Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate it. You address several issues our engineers are currently working on. Right now, they're updating the AI to give more consistent, challenging experiences. It should be a lot smarter after our next patch. In regards to crashes, the engineers will continue to work on improving the game's overall stability. We appreciate you playing, and the next time you encounter a bug, please let us know by filing an in-game feedback ticket. These tickets pack a lot of useful diagnostics our engineers can use to figure out what went wrong.

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