Your engines are malfunctioning, murderous aliens are attacking—and The Captain Is Dead! In this dazzling digital version of the best-selling board game, it takes laser-focused wits to fix your spaceship and warp to safety.
How it plays: Choose four characters—maybe the Soldier, Cyborg, Counselor, and Chief Engineer—and get busy repelling the invaders. Use each crew member’s unique skills to move around the ship and activate or repair critical systems, like sensors and teleporters. But be quick: If your shields drop to zero before you get the jump core up and running, you’re finished!
Why we love it: With a constant barrage of threats and alerts, every game is a stellar thrill ride. The Ensign has been wounded! The torpedoes are offline! Aliens have beamed onto the bridge! No two games play out the same way.
Don’t miss: Check the storage pod in the cargo hold—you’ll find tools to quickly fix damaged systems and weapons that’ll keep enemy parties at bay.
Meet the creator: Montreal-based Thunderbox Entertainment specializes in digital board games. Their catalog includes the dice game Roll for It! and the stone-sliding game Tsuro.