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Reef Encounter

Retail: $49.99
Price: $33.99
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Publisher: Z-Man Games

BGGID: 12962

Reef Encounter Board Game


Drake says: "Reef Encounter is an advanced 2-4 player game, themed after a coral reef ecosystem. Players must manage a range of game elements, grow corals and consume a greater amount of the most valuable types of coral. The player with the most points wins!"


John says: "This game is visually stunning, while the rule book is lacking and may be a little confusing. Reef Encounter plays extremely well with 2 players and is among the best of the heavier games. Highly recommended."


Richard Breese


Reef Encounter is about life on a coral reef! Using polyp tiles, players grow different types of corals, which they can protect from being attacked by other corals through judicious placing of their four wooden shrimp. To be successful players must consume polyps from neighboring corals in order to acquire the ‘consumed’ polyp tiles that are the key to the game. The consumed polyp tiles have a myriad of uses. Most importantly they can be used to flip over or lock the coral tiles, which determine the respective values of the different types of coral at the end of the game.

  • 16 Wooden Shrimp
  • 20 Wooden Alga Cylinders
  • 50 Wooden Larva Cubes
  • 200 Polyp Tiles
  • 10 Coral Tiles
  • 4 Parrotfish Containers
  • 4 Coral Reef Boards
  • 1 Open Sea Board
  • 4 Player Screens
  • 4 Turn Action Cards
  • 1 Cloth Bag
  • 1 Rule Booklet

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GAMES Magazine Best Advanced Strategy Game 2007

IGA: Best Strategy Game Nominee 2005

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