Reviewed by Chris Wray
THE CREW: THE QUEST FOR PLANET 9 [DIE CREW: REIST GEMEINSAM ZUM 9. PLANETEN] (Kosmos/999 Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 20 minutes; 12.99 €)
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine is a cooperative trick-taking game with 50 different missions. Designed by Thomas Sing, it was released at Essen 2019 under the German name Die Crew. It was a star of the show, earning the highest rating on the FairPlay list, plus a mention on the BGG Geekbuzz list. The Crew has earned considerable acclaim from game critics in the weeks since, and it is surely a leading candidate for the 2020 Spiel des Jahres.