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Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game Rulebook


Calling International Rescue!


Fireflash, the hypersonic airliner, has a bomb in the landing gear! The runaway Crablogger is out of control! Mutant alligators threaten civilisation! 

The world of 2065 is full of technological marvels, but when things go wrong and life is in danger, only the International Rescue team and their incredible Thunderbird machines can save the day. While in the shadows, their nemesis, the mysterious Hood plots his next evil scheme.

In the Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game, 1-4 players act together as the International Rescue team against the Hood, represented by the game’s mechanics. To win the game you take command of the iconic Thunderbird machines and play together to avert deadly disasters in the nick of time and thwart The Hood’s plans for world domination.

The exciting gameplay takes place in Gerry Anderson’s amazing Thunderbirds universe and features events from classic episodes of the TV show, as well as new approved content. The game contains models of six Thunderbird machines, as well as individual character models of the Tracy brothers, Lady Penelope and The Hood.

  • Co-operative play! No more arguments, one to four players work together to defeat the game
  • Quick to set up and learn, no complicated rules, just pure fun.
  • Play time: 45-60 minutes
  • Family friendly, four players aged 10 and up
This is a free copy of the rulebook so you can download and learn to play before deciding whether to pick it up
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John L April 30, 2022 5:02 pm UTC
This is a great game. Thanks for making the rules pdf available!
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Brian M July 15, 2016 12:08 am UTC
Just the instructions. Unless I'm missing something, they aren't much use without the game itself.

Pity...I really like Thunderbirds and was hoping for something cool.
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Chris B July 19, 2016 10:36 am UTC
Yep sorry can't give the game away for free ;-) The rules are for you to check out whether you'd want to buy the game in retail
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Jacob R July 14, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Wait, so this is the same as the commercially available board game? It's really cool that you're giving it away for free.
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Pierre S July 14, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Hahah. It's clearly just the game rules. Board game publishers often give the rules out for free, knowing that it's no use without the dedicated board and plastic components.

But if you send me $20, I'll make you some bad cardboard cut-outs for the game. What do you say? :-)
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Greg F July 14, 2016 9:19 pm UTC
Actually they don't put it out cause it is worthless, it is for marketing purposes and allowing people to have access to the rules that they can update. Marketing wise it is a great way to people who are interested to read the rules and see if it is a game they would like to play or purchase. For others it is great way to read the rules when you are on your way to work or to pass out to friends before playing it who are interested in how to play.
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Dominic L July 19, 2016 6:32 am UTC
Or sometimes you just lose your copy.
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Jacob R July 19, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
A reading of the rulebook did tell me that it's more complicated than I would want at my table. I like the Pandemic inspiration, but I'll stick with Pandemic and Firefly as my go-to games.
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David C May 06, 2020 4:08 pm UTC
I find it much easier and less fiddly than Firefly; plus it takes up a lot less space
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