designer Redmond A. Simonsen
Gerard Christopher Klug
publisher SPI
released 1983
players 1
playing time 60 minutes
rating none

Damocles Mission

Quick look by Moritz Eggert

A strangely dry experience compared to other similar paragraph games that have been published by Ares, but still an interesting design that has you rooting for a dwindling group of explorers with the hopeless task of turning sections of an alien ship "on" for no discernible reason whatsoever (you might find out if you play this for a loooooong time, but still the notion seems strange - wouldn't simply exploring the ship be the first priority???). The Simonsen graphics are especially sparse here, but it doesn't matter, as more is left to the imagination. Not a difficult game, but very difficult to win if playing by the rules, a slight turnoff being that to win you mostly have to roll the dice very well!

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