A spunky group of treasure divers decide to pool their resources together to dive for rich sunken treasures and hopefully find the fabled lost Jewel of Zakarra. Armed with the state of the art Oxygenator and clues left by a great grandfather, they are now close to obtaining the last clues for the whereabouts of the Jewel. Though their diving fortunes are intertwined with each other's decisions, secretly, each of the divers want to end up with more treasure and all eye the Jewel of Zakarra for themselves. In this fierce struggle between cooperation and competition, will you emerge the ultimate treasure diver or will you just be another footnote in treasure hunting history? It is all in your hands, or fins.
Dive! Diver! Die! takes place over 4 diving expeditions. The object of the game is to survive and find the most treasures (and be envied by all).
For each expedition, players have to plan the amount of oxygen they wish to contribute to the common oxygen pool, the depth they want to dive to and the duration they will spend searching for treasure. The deeper the player dives, the more treasure the player can find, but the more dangerous the expedition.
Each player will take turns descending one depth at a time, rolling for Oxygen consumption each time a task is performed whether it be descending (submerging), searching for treasure (gold) or ascending (surfacing). Once a player reaches their designated depth, they will have to decide the duration that will be spent at that depth searching for gold. For each duration spent searching, they will receive an amount of gold proportionate to the depth that they dive to. After staying at the designated depth for the entire duration, they will start ascending one depth at a time, while drawing oxygen from the common pool, until they reach the surface.
Players will only keep the treasure from the expedition when they successfully reach the surface. At the end of 4 diving expeditions, the player with the most gold wins!
Contents: 1 game board, 1 oxygen marker, 2 10-sided dice, 1 6-sided die, 1 oxygen die, 110 cards, 132 tokens