Detailed Game Information

Depth Charge (Issue a New Challenge)

Designer/Publisher: PyroMyth Games
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2006 Nov 11
Boardgame Geek Entry: 22496
SDG Wiki Page:
SDG Rank: 42 (9 points, 12 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Deduction/Induction, Hidden Information, Unique Board
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
156 15 moves 22d:16h:19m:20s 55.13% 156 games

Its time once more for Naval exercises on Lake Ashtapada to test what the new crewmen have learned about using sonar. They will be split into two teams red and black and will set targets to represent mines for each other to find. The first team to find the others mines wins the trophy the other will be scrubbing toilets.

This implementation is played on a 12x12 board, 5 mines, and allows for islands to be placed.

Username Rating Comments
Draw5PlayAll 2 Like battleship but better. The boat is too slow on 3, but good in 5.

Interference is a good variant. Maybe more interactions between the players?
Lexicon 2
Uglyfoot 2
Aaron 1 I prefer this game with the islands as it keeps things a little more manageable.
bigby 1 Great if you like deduction games. No room for error though, which leads to some very short games.
CDRodeffer 1 Tempo probably gives the first player a slight advantage, but it's a fun deduction game with a well-integrated theme. Limiting the number of sounding charges, tracking fuel use or number of turns, or even an all-or-nothing Clue-like announcement of where all the remaining mines are located are variants that would not complicate the game too much, yet might provide additional replay value.
Joe_Hill 1
Keith 1 An enjoyable deduction game. Reminds me a bit of Battleship meets Black Box. I prefer it with islands and fast boats. The built in map marking is very helpful.
Laurie_Menke 1
unic 0 Not sure how much game there is here, and how much of it is solitaire. Need to play more, and to try out more of the variants.
Cerulean -1 I'm not eager to play this again. There's too much bookkeeping and too little margin for error. Probably a real hassle to play in person. Feels more like a time-trial solitaire puzzle than a game.
jonah -2

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