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Acquire, transport and secure your treasure on Tortuga before other pirates try and capture your retirement funds from you!
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In Tortuga you are a swashbuckling buccaneer trying to safely transport your acquired treasures to the legendary pirate haven of Tortuga before other buccaneers (your fellow players) try to capture them from you. The game plays in about 30 min and is for 2-4 players.

As the dice roll, you can almost hear the crash of the cannons and the smash of the sabers. Tortuga rewards players who exhibit traits of a good pirate (sorry, buccaneer!): adaptability, greed, decisiveness, and luck!

Roll, roll, roll and a bottle of rum!

To start a turn, roll your dice (a unique color for each player) behind your player screen and decide what resource to place on your player board. Do you want treasure (you have to find it before you can transport it!), crew (to carry the treasure from the island to the ships), ships (to transport the treasure from the island to Tortuga), cannons (to attack players' ships when they are at sea), or sabers (to attack players' crew when they are on land)?

Image is mock-up of dice. Dice will be made of wood.
Image is mock-up of dice. Dice will be made of wood.

Once you roll your dice, you must place at least 1 die on you player board. You can place as many of the same type as you wish (skulls are wild). After you and the other players have decided which resource (and how many of that resource) to place on your respective player boards, you roll your remaining dice and repeat the process. If you place all of your dice before the other players you lose the ability to adapt to what other players are doing, BUT you get a bonus token for each roll after you are done. The token adds +1 to one of your resources. So if you see Bluebeard loading up cannons, you may just want to add that token to your cannon section so that he has to think twice before targeting your ships and treasure.

A buccaneer's life for me!

Image is mock-up of treasure chests. Treasure chests will be made of wood.
Image is mock-up of treasure chests. Treasure chests will be made of wood.

I'm not just interested in the treasure that I find on the island. That lovely blue treasure you have on your ship would be even more lovely in my possession and completing my set. When a player has the most dice and tokens in the treasure category, the player receives a treasure chest from the bag and draws two gold treasures (coins of different values) from the island, keeping only one of the two gold coins. The treasure chests come in different colors: red, blue and green make a set, white is wild, and purple doubles the value of a set. So be prepared to defend your treasure and when the opportunity presents itself, to capture your fellow buccaneer's treasure. 

During cannon and saber combat there will be casualties (possibly on both sides). If the attacked player also has a cannon or saber, not only does the defender lose a ship or crew member (respectively), but the attacker does as well. So you will need to plan ahead as you determine your targets, because as you start moving your treasure, if you do not have enough crew or ships to transport your treasure, it will be lost on a remote island. 

Retirement? Guess so!!!!

Time is not something we buccaneers have a lot of, and the same is true in Tortuga. Once 6 treasures have been successfully transported to Tortuga, it is time to count our treasure, recount our adventures, raise a toast to the high seas and a life of adventure, and declare the winner!

                                    Early Bird    $39   350 Backers

                                               Standard   $50

                                   $70 Tortuga + Maharani

                                         $80   Tortuga + Edo

                                $80   Tortuga + Lost Legends

                                             $130    All In One

Our gift to you loyal Queen Game backers! Thank You.
Our gift to you loyal Queen Game backers! Thank You.

Dear buccaneers,  

Tortuga will be available in retail stores in Germany before it is available anywhere else. For backers everywhere but Germany you will receive Tortuga before retailers in your country.

If you back the game here on Kickstarter, you'll get a copy of the game and all the stretch rewards!

*While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later.

*See details in the shipping section at the bottom of the page.

All components of this game are language independent.

There will be only one international edition with printed rules in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish.

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SHIPPING

United States, Germany, NL, and BE

 Shipping is Free.

European Union, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain,  Hungary, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine

Please add $15 for shipping and handling charges.

Brazil  

Due to the high customs charges and delivery challenges we can no longer offer our Kickstarters to the Brazilian audience.

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES 

Please add $30 for shipping and handling charges.

All shipping charges are per shipment.

Disclaimer 

Tortuga will be available in retail stores in Germany before it is available anywhere else. For backers everywhere but Germany you will receive Tortuga before retailers in your country.

While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later. 

All additional costs that may occur because of custom duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.

Any Kickstarter Exclusives will only be available here on Kickstarter. Some exclusives will be made available at conventions or for promotions only.

Risks and challenges

Tortuga is one of our marquise releases for 2014 and we are very excited to present it here on Kickstarter.

Our toughest challenge with our previous projects has involved the coordination of production when a game is made with components from different manufacturers. This creates some logistics and shipping challenges that we want to improve upon. Going forward our plan is to minimize this situation so that we can better manage our production timeline and delivery. In the case of Tortuga, we have the component specifications and resources in place and ready so we are very excited about the expected turnaround time for this project.

From our previous projects what remains to be shipped are the new expansion characters for Dark, Darker, Darkest and that looks to be a March/April release and the very successful Fresco Big Box project and that release is scheduled for May 2014..

We have a new release policy for Kickstarter releases. Games will be released in the EU as soon as they are available. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch.

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    EARLY BIRD. You will receive a copy of Tortuga at a special "early bird" price! You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany,Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    SEA DOG. You will receive a copy of Tortuga at a special "sea dog" price! You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany,Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    CORSAIR. You will receive a copy of Tortuga at a special "corsair" price! You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany,Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    You will receive a copy of Tortuga, any stretch rewards we reach, and a copy of Maharani. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    You will receive a copy of Tortuga, any stretch rewards we reach, and a copy of Edo. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    You will receive a copy of Tortuga, any stretch rewards we reach, and a copy of Lost Legends. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    You will receive a copy of Tortuga, any stretch rewards we reach, and Fresco Big Box (with the funding reward board). Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    ALL-IN-ONE! You will receive a copy of Tortuga, any stretch rewards we reach, Maharani, Edo and Lost Legends. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    ALL-IN-ONE + ONE! You will receive a copy of Tortuga, any stretch rewards we reach, Maharani, Edo, Lost Legends and Fresco Bog Box (with the funding reward board). Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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