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SONAR is the simplified version of CAPTAIN SONAR, for families and children, aged 8 and up, for 2 to 4 players.

Number of players
2 to 4 players
From 8 years
Less than 30 minutes
Roberto Fraga and Yohan Lemonnier
Erwin and Sabrina Tobal


The incredible sensations are still here and you will enjoy sinking your parent’s submarine !

That version is only available in the USA in TARGET stores. A European version has been developed under the name SONAR FAMILY, illustrated by Naïade.

SONAR FAMILY will be available in September 2018.

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How did I create the game?

After the huge success of CAPTAIN SONAR in the USA, ASMODEE NORTH AMERICA (the local distributor of MATAGOT) asked us for a family version of the game. A game that would be somewhere between Captain Sonar and Battleship.

It’s always a challenge to shrink a rich game such as Captain Sonar, but we eventually did it. Sonar Family provides very close sensations, and you realy feel the stress of the hunt.

A version called SONAR was released in the USA only for the supermarkets TARGET. The next year, MATAGOT decided to make a twin game,SONAR FAMILY for the rest of the world. We had the privilege to have Naïade, a great artist, to illustrate the game. Long story short : we are thrilled by the work done !