As we wind down today from all the excitement that was GenCant.... and GenCon i wanted to do a quick overview of Outpost Siberia.
Outpost: Siberia is a fully cooperative, survival game that plays with a single deck of cards. Using an inventive dual-facing system, a single card in Outpost can be anything from life-saving supplies to cataclysmic catastrophes. By enduring relentless weather and defeating untamable beasts, players are rewarded with the much-needed tools and food to continually resupply their resources.Outpost: Siberia keeps the tension high, as players will need to collect their wits and ration their supplies in order to make through the perpetual perils that lie ahead!
Right off the bat i want to say this game is difficult. Each explorer has a special ability and some are better than other, but in turn those explorers generally have less health. Resources are the key in this game because if you don't have them, you will have to sacrifice health and unlike some other recently released co-op games, if ANYONE on the team dies, you lose.
I like the dual use of the cards quite a bit. The supplies are on the bottom of the cards upside-down and easily to distinguish on the table. I lost quite a bit when i played and only won when we moved it down to the easy level. If your looking for a quick, challenging co-op Operation Siberia fills that niche.
PS - I did not put up pictures of the survivor cards in respect to the dead.
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