The game where cruise ships totally fight each other

First board game to win the Boston Marathon

2020 Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Board Games

The year is 2042. Due to The Unfathomable Events of 2037, madness reigns across the cruise industry. The four remaining cruise lines now pursue market share through warfare. As a result, cruises are more popular than ever, because everyone is nuts (due to The Unfathomable Events of 2037)…

The dumbest origin story

In March of 2019, I was among roughly 2,000 passengers aboard the JoCo Cruise, which sailed from Fort Lauderdale. Early one morning, we pulled into the port of Tortola, largest of the British Virgin Islands...


How to play

The "cruise" part: sail your fleet of cruise ships around the Caribbean, dock at various tourist traps, and return to your home port.

The "bruise" part: rival cruise lines are out to destroy your fleet via missiles, torpedoes, and maniacal passengers that love to brawl. Strike first!


Mass production copy approved

We are pleased to announce that another major milestone has been passed. Last week we approved the Mass Production Copy (MPC) of Bruise Cruise, a copy of the game that is nearly indistinguishable from the final product. 

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Just the "facts"

We all know Bruise Cruise is the game where cruise ships totally fight each other, but did you know it's also packed with semi-true Caribbean trivia? You can proudly show your love of Bruise Cruise "facts" by shopping our "facts" collection.


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