The Captain is Dead 9+

Only YOU can save the crew‪!‬

Thunderbox Entertainment Ltd.

    • $9.99



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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!

Based on the frantic and fun board game, this turn-based, survival/strategy puts YOU in the Captain's chair...

You must co-ordinate the crew to repair critical systems and fend off hostile aliens, or you'll 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!

Step into the Captain's chair and command the crew! Each team member has a very particular set of skills that you'll need to leverage to the full if you want to survive, including...

ADMIRAL - A master of plans and evasion.
CYBORG - Immune to the mysterious forces of deep space.
CREWMAN - Gets killed very easily... good thing there is an infinite supply!
COUNSELOR - Can manipulate skills for the best chance of success.
ENSIGN - A fast learner, and even faster runner.
CHIEF ENGINEER - Can fix the ship real quick.
SOLDIER - An expert at taking out aliens.

...with more on the way!

Defend the ship against an unknown alien nemesis that will do everything they can to blast you to atoms! Fortunately you have state-of-the-art systems to help you out...

BRIDGE - Scan for threats, repair shields and communicate with your crew.
WAR ROOM - The Captain planned ahead, and left emergency dossiers to help you out.
ARMORY - Destroy alien ships with torpedoes, and activate auto-turrets to repel boarders.
CPU CORE - Power-up your crew with skills.
CARGO HOLD - Bust open the cargo pods to grab lasers, scanners, and other helpful gear.
INFIRMARY - He's dead, Jim! Oh wait... no... it's just a flesh wound. That can be fixed here.
SCIENCE LAB - Upgrade the ship, and research spooky, sub-space anomalies.
ENGINEERING - Fix the Jump Core to get the heck outta there!

If you can stay cool, repel the aliens, protect the crew, and keep the systems operational long enough to repair the Jump Core, then you can activate the engines and escape to Hyperspace!

Or is it Warp Speed? I can never remember...

What’s New

Version 1.52

New in this update...
- 1st Officer: the logical choice to save the ship, with his ability to divine the perfect plan at will.
- Janitor: fixes stuff with duct tape... a regular space MacGuyver.
- Maximum crew incresed to 7.
- Tactical HUD, for those of you with big, high-def screens.
- Leaderboards ... are you the top commander?
- Eco Mode: less graphics... more battery.
- Rule tweaks, bug fixes and more!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Vtyjdyjtdujyfuykyf ,

A solid game, but here’s a quick heads up.

I had not played or had even heard the original board game until I came across the AppStore port. I’ve only played a few games so far, and but I think it’s very solid. I haven’t encountered any bugs yet, the animations, graphics, and voice acting capture the original art style and tone of the game very well. The tutorial is good for teaching you the base mechanics of the game but it leaves the exact specifics and team synergies for you to figure out, which is something I really like. I think it’s very good game, but Moving onto that little heads up notice: there currently only seven crew members available, with devs planning to add more in the coming months. The currently available crew members are: the Admiral, the Chief Engineer, the Crew Member, the Soldier, the Cyborg, the Ensign, and the Councilor. This limited choice was actually helpful for me, as it didn’t have the overwhelming selection of the full crew. Just a heads up. All in all, I think it’s a good game.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words - so glad we helped you discover this fantastic board game! Your are spot on with the tutorial... happy to hear you are down for experimentation once the training wheels are off! We are absolutely bringing new crew... there are currently 16 available, and we are on track for delivering the whole gang by the end of 2021! 🖖😎

BrigadierBleu ,


Don’t expect to win every time you play!

TheDustyShadow ,

Give it a couple tries, then decide

I heard JT Smith in an interview with Gabe Barrett describing the development of this game. I was afraid the frantic nature of the alerts would drive me crazy, but after playing several games I found that the whole game really fits together well (the characters and their abilities, the systems, the ways to try to keep ahead of the alerts). And it is very satisfying to feel that you understand your options, have a strategy, and are able to move in the direction you want, despite the alerts.

I played the IOS game which is really a gem with very polished graphics and controls. The IOS version wasn’t clicking for me the first time through (even with its tutorial), but after reading the board game rule book, everything started to make sense, and I found myself playing game after game with harder difficulty levels.

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