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Brave changing currents, perilous hazards, and the threat of attack from other pirates to salvage treasure from the shipwreck!

Disaster struck a pirate ship laden with treasure. Wrecked on rocks in the middle of an archipelago of islands, the pirates scattered to nearby islands on makeshift rafts. With the pirates on each island rising against the other islands to claim the treasure, you can train further pirates from your island's indigenous population and build rafts to navigate to and from the shipwreck. When navigating, you will follow currents, anchor, or bribe your pirates to paddle harder and deviate from the direction of the current. You will contend with various hazards including whirlpools, sharks and storms, attack other players, stealing their treasure and try protecting your own treasure. The winner is the player to get the most treasure back to their island. 

Pirate Shipwreck is a relatively light-hearted or family game for two, three, or four players. Regular gamers told us they enjoy playing the game as an opener to gaming evenings. Families also enjoy the game - adult players can scale the intensity of play to suit the age of children, whilst helping develop their spatial, communication and imagination skills.

Pirate Shipwreck has been developed over six years with hundreds of playtests and a limited self-assembled release at the UK Games Expo as 'Go With The Flow'. Pirate Shipwreck has a concise rules sheet, renewed artwork, and will be professionally manufactured in the EU and presented in a standard board game box.

Reward levels include one copy of the game for $59 Canadian Dollars (approximately $45 US Dollars, £37, or €42). All reward levels include FREE SHIPPING to the USA, CANADA and EU. Shipping to other countries is subsidized.

 On your turn you have three options:

 Navigating involves turning over tiles and following currents.

You can choose to follow the current, anchor and continue your next turn in the direction of the blue anchor icons; or bribe your pirate(s) to put in some extra effort and deviate from the current by following a gold arrow icon.

There are also sea hazards including whirlpools, still sea, sharks and storms.

When at sea you can attack other player's rafts using a simple but effective method of equal losses of pirates, allowing you to steal treasure and even take control of other player's rafts.

 The rules will be provided in more detail with the game:

 

All the components are wooden except the tiles which will be on thick 1.5mm punchboard with a varnished linen print on both sides. All components and the box itself will be made to a high quality standard within the EU (Germany, Poland and Czech Republic). The components will be provided with poly bags and an insert within the box to keep everything organized.

 

Back this project with a reward of one, two, four, or eight copies of Pirate Shipwreck. As shown in the table below, one copy of Pirate Shipwreck is £59 Canadian Dollars - approximately $45 US Dollars, £37, or €42. This includes free shipping to all EU countries, the USA, and Canada. Shipping elsewhere is subsidized to the same extent with additional costs indicated by Kickstarter.

Funds will go towards the manufacture of the game, taxes, shipping and postage. The funding goal set reflects the fact that shipping is included for the USA, Canada, and EU, and is subsidized elsewhere. Costs associated with artwork, prototyping and development have already been paid for with personal funds.

Games for backers in the USA will be shipped from within the USA and likewise for Canada and the EU meaning you should not incur further taxes when backing this project from the USA, Canada and EU.

We have several exciting stretch goals lined up which will be revealed upon funding.

The following is the Kickstarter version of the rules - subject to minor alterations, they also include some strategy tips!

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Risks and challenges

Although experienced at sourcing components from across the globe and compiling games independently, upon funding, this game will be manufactured and packaged within the EU, ensuring the quality of components and drawing on the experience of game manufacturers in the EU.

Our budgets for this game are robust. Quotes from several companies have been gathered to cover all elements of shipping / distribution / postage. Taxes associated with the US, Canada, and EU have also been considered and allowances have been made for small variations in currency exchange rates. All companies considered have been based on reviews and recommendations by other board game producers. In particular, we would like to thank Jamey Stegmaier for his recommendations.

This game has been extensively playtested by numerous individuals including Alena Streltsova, Ellie Hunter, Mike Oliver, Amber Winter-Moore, Matt Millard, Alexander Neskin, Adam Clawson, Nicola Mason, Hannah Latham, Emily Perry, Naomi Pippet, Warwick Jordan, James Beard, Mark Titley, James Titley, Tom and Esther Knight, Brett Gilbert, Alan Paull, Fred and Rosie Parkinson, Rob Fisher, Paul Allwood, David Brain, James Winton, Peter Chilton, Lisa Chilton, Shaney Orrowe, Laura Foster, David Wheatley, Geoff Thomas, Simon Church, Rob Neild, Shane Bennett, Chris Smith and many others.

We have been communicating with manufacturers regarding this project for over half a year and all artwork is ready to print. You will be kept informed of any risks of changes to the timeframe of the project and we will do our best to deliver your game on time.

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