July 4, 2015 by brennon
If you want to have a pretty authentic submarine commander experience then see what you make of Osprey Publishing’s joint venture with retired Royal Navy Officer and submarine commander Andrew Benford. They Come Unseen sounds like a deep tactical experience.
Some more on the game…
“They Come Unseen is an asymmetrical strategy game of bluff and deception that uses two boards, one for action on the surface, seen by both players, and one for movement underwater, only seen by the submarine commanders. The game also comes with specially designed control panels for each of the two to four players to help keep track of vital information such as fuel, ammunition and current cruising depth.”
- A3 Game Board
- A4 Miniboard for Submarines
- 4x Unique Player Control Panels (2 Freighters, 2 Submarines)
- 6x Poker Sized Island Cards
- 7x Wooden Ship/Submarine pieces
- A4 Counter Punch Board
- History & Tactics Book
I really like the sound of this! I don’t think there’s ever been a submarine game in the same vein as this so it will be fun to see how this grows and what it looks like inside the box. Asymmetry always rocks in my book too.
If you like the idea of Cold War intrigue and the period itself on the tabletop then I suggest that you check out Twilight Struggle which is another superb iboard game where you’re pitting the Americans against the Soviets. It deals with the more political side of things of course but it’s a good history lesson too!
Is this a game you’d keep an eye on?
"I don't think there's ever been a submarine game in the same vein as this so it will be fun to see how this grows and what it looks like inside the box..."