Fuse is an easy-to-learn, real-time co-operative game that employs 25 dice and 65 cards. Each game is set to a ten-minute timer, and players must work together in that ten minutes to defuse all of the bombs. Each bomb is represented by a card which needs a certain combination of dice in order to defuse it. A player will draw a number of dice equal to the number of players out of a bag and roll them. Players must then decide who will get which dice, but each player must take one and only one.
It’s a simple task: maximize the potential of your dice among all of the players. The problem is that you have only ten minutes, and there are more than twenty bombs on your ship. You don’t have time to think through every option. You barely have time to yell at Grandma as she reaches for that red die you need.
Can also be played solo, or with up to five players, age 13+. Plays in 10 minutes because that’s how long the bomb timer is set for – there is an accompanying App Store and Android app that provides the countdown and sound effects to add extra drama.
See a solo playthrough here: