This Kickstarter is for a board game called Pirate Den, which looks like an awesome bluffing board game! It’s designed by Richard James (Mr. Card Game) and developed and published by Boyan Radakovich (producer for TableTop and owner of the publishing company Gamesmith). It’s illustrated by Tod Harris (Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw).
“Pirate Den is a pirate-themed bluffing game for 3 to 5 players ages 14 and up that plays in less than 30 minutes. It’s ideal for casual gamers looking for a fun time as well as deeper strategy players looking for a quick filler. Adding rum to the mix makes for a great evening of gaming with a truly fun and engaging pirate theme!”
Each player gets to be their own legendary pirate captain and sail the high seas plundering loot during the golden age of sail. It’s when The British East Indies Company, the Dutch East Indies Company, and the Spanish-Portuguese Empire all sailed the great blue. But beware! Your fellow pirate captains can also loot you!’
Check out the video below to learn how to play:
They also have some pretty cool stretch goals, most of which include making different promotional pirate player mats and pirate decks. Their celebs on tap include pirate metal band The Dread Crew of Oddwood; geeky sister songwriters The Doubleclicks; steampunk performance group The League of S.T.E.A.M.; geeky comedy folk duo Paul and Storm; and amazing fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss.
Here’s a look at their pledge levels:
$25 – A shiny copy of Pirate Den to call all your own, plus free domestic shipping. Nice and simple.
$50 – Upgrade your Pirate Den experience by adding the following Kickstarter-exclusive upgrades — one custom bag, 120 gemstones, all of the promotional pirate captain player mats, a custom Pirate Den challenge coin, plus your favorite promotional pirate deck added to your set. Also, free domestic shipping.
$75 – Pirate Den with all the awesome deluxe Kickstarter-exclusive upgrades — one custom bag, 120 gemstones, all of the promotional pirate captain player mats, a custom Pirate Den challenge coin, plus ALL of the promotional pirate decks that are unlocked. As we announce and unlock more promo captains, your deluxe upgrade continues to grow without any additional costs. Also, free domestic shipping.
$165 – For the collector in all of us! One copy of Pirate Den with all the normal Kickstarter-exclusive upgrades — a custom bag, 120 gemstones, all promotional pirate captain player mats, and all of the promotional pirate decks, plus a custom Pirate Den challenge coin — with two amazing upgrades. 1) All of your promotional pirate captain player mats will be AUTOGRAPHED by our captains. 2) And to make this the ultimate collectors experience, a customized pirate chest to keep Pirate Den safe from plunder. Free domestic shipping only.
So, go check it out! Pirates + board games = awesome. The Kickstarter ends Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM CDT.