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Game Salute is bringing SOS Titanic to the USA. Time is short, so work quickly to save as many passengers as possible!
279 backers pledged $7,351 to help bring this project to life.





At 23:40 on April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic, the R.M.S. Titanic strikes an iceberg. Water immediately floods into the liner's compartments and the ship is listing to starboard in a worrying way. There is no hope about the outcome. On board, there is widespread panic.   

Alone, or co-operating with other crew members, you must show presence of mind and do the right thing to save as many passengers as possible. Time is short...   

The card game SOS Titanic uses a mechanism similar to Patience, with the cards representing passengers who must be arranged on the decks, then placed in the lifeboats in a particular order. As one of the crew members, you and your teammates need to move and arrange these passengers as quickly as you can. Each section of the Titanic holds a pile of cards of which only the first is available.  

On his turn, a player draws a few cards from the main deck and tries to move passengers out of the sinking ship onto the lifeboats. Failing to move at least one passenger or needing to reshuffle the main deck might cause one section of the ship to sink, thus reducing the number of piles available as well as the hopes of those still on board. Players can also use action cards to step in at fateful times when things otherwise seem lost. The game ends when the ship has sunk completely or when all remaining passengers have been saved.

On the ship, the passengers are pictured on numbered cards: two sets of First class passengers and two sets of Second class passengers. They have to be guided and arranged in order and in class, in a line on the decks, so that they can board a lifeboat.

Each round, the active player can:  

  • Either try to set up the evacuation by taking passengers and arranging them in lines. If the player fails in setting up the evacuation, a page of the booklet is turned over - the shipwreck goes one step further, bringing the the end of the game end closer.  
  • Or perform a special action such as equalize the lines, look for a specific passenger in the pile or save time. Each player has a special ability that helps the party during the game.  

End of the game:

The game ends when either all the passengers are saved, or the last page in the booklet, the 12th stage of the shipwreck, is reached. The score of the team depends on the number of saved passengers.

  • 60 passenger cards
  • 20 action cards
  • 10 crew member cards
  • 1 beautiful spiral-bound notebook
  • Rules

Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that SOS Titanic will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with SOS Titanic  simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. 

With Game Salute Local Support you can pledge for SOS Titanic here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete your delivery survey and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game through the store. Start out by using to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at

To keep the shipping costs as low as possible, we ship packages via a variety of shipping services depending on your specific location. We use USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. You will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, or applicable taxes that may be levied after we have shipped your package. 

If you have any questions while our campaign is running or following the conclusion of the campaign, feel free to post on the main comments thread or email Our service team strives to reply promptly to all questions and comments (except for when we're sleeping or eating or other basic bodily functions, and sometimes even then!) 

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Thanks as always for your support! 

Designers:  Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc

Artist: Sandra Fesquet

Executive Producer: Dan Yarrington 

Campaign Manager: Jon Brunette 

Distributor: Game Salute

Publisher: Ludonaute

And a special thanks to all of our playtesters!

Risks and challenges

Game Salute is well versed in creating successful games and getting those games manufactured and distributed to the backers. With SOS Titanic, we are seeking to import an already existing product that has not been available in the USA before now. Because of this, shipping will follow quickly after the campaign has concluded with no expected delay!

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    Your Reward Package includes: one Copy of SOS Titanic PLUS The Bonus Score Book! Add $25 for each additional Reward Package. Shipping is included!

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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