From the rulebook:
Disaster Strikes! is a game for 4-6 players about ordinary people caught up in a major disaster, and their struggle to save
themselves, their loved ones and innocent Bystanders from death or worse. It aims to mimic movies like The Towering Inferno,
Volcano! and Aliens. You’ll foreshadow the threat, escalate it almost to the point of total catastrophe, and see who can get out alive.
At the heart of the story are the Protagonists, characters of unusual competence, bravery and heroism. Only they stand between the threat and many innocent Bystanders. If they can’t save them, nobody else will.
The game takes about 4 hours to play and the only preparation is reading this book. You will need playing cards, some tokens or
coins and some paper to make notes.