Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Living Room, Jaws Gets Its Own Board Game
Jaws made countless viewers terrified of the beach when it swam into theaters in the summer of 1975. Luckily, you don't need to be anywhere near the water to play the Jaws board game from Ravensburger.
Jaws the board game recreates Steven Spielberg's nautical thriller on a tabletop in your home. It features the cast of the movie as playable characters, including Quint, Hooper, Chief Brody, and the great white shark that stalks the waters outside the Martha's Vineyard-inspired Amity Island.
Like the film, the game plays out in two primary locations: on Amity Island and onboard The Orca. For the first portion of the game, the human characters team up to take down the shark as it picks off Amity beachgoers. Flip the board over and it transforms into Quint's ship. For The Orca section, Quint, Hooper, and Brody try to defend their boat as the shark tears it apart. Players can either complete both acts or stick to one location for a shorter gaming experience.
The game is also a nostalgic collector's item for Jaws fans. Illustrations on the board and cards capture memorable scenes from the film, and the box itself is printed with the iconic poster art.
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