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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 3 2015

Privateers! The Golden Decade (Canceled)

The project will be relaunched early November, anyone who pledged a game copy now will have a very special pledge level at the relaunch

Privateers! The Golden Decade (Canceled)

The project will be relaunched early November, anyone who pledged a game copy now will have a very special pledge level at the relaunch

€11,026
pledged of €25,000pledged of €25,000 goal
225
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 3 2015

About

 
Privateers! The golden decade is a competitive board-game for 2 to 5 players that takes the life of 18th Century's piracy on your table.
Players will impersonate a pirate sailing the high seas among isles to conquer them all. Pirates will hunt treasures, loot merchants and sell goods to the colonies, avoiding dangerous storms, reefs and shoaly waters.

They will trade ships for better and bigger ones or improve them with sails, crew and weapons in order to fight each other.

WHAT DO THEY THINK ABOUT US

"Pirates and board games, a combination that can not watering at the mouth." by Francesco 

"Overall Privateers! The Golden Decade will not be a pirate game amongst many, it has its own strength and differs enough from other games in this genre to convince the players to try it out!“ by Pascal

  

"L’autore ha cercato di presentare un titolo solido, dall’ambientazione sicuramente accattivante e che può interessare sia ai giocatori più esperti che non."   by Daniel

"I am really looking forward to getting this game. This is going to be a big box game!"   by Patrick

"Overall I found that Privateers: The Golden Decade has quite a few interesting mechanics that helps it stand out in an otherwise crowded genre. I really enjoyed sailing around the archipelago and collecting loot to be delivered to various ports."   by Tony

Privateers! The golden decade offers high longevity thanks to the modular composition of the table and the always changing events that the players will face constantly.

An average game lasts 60 to 120 minutes.

The aim of the game is to become the most powerfull pirate of the seven seas... ehm... seven modules!

The board is made by seven modules that can be used front or back and can be rotate to have a different board every time, with the only rule that the module with pirate islands have to be always in the centre.  

On the central module there are: 

  • (1) pirates home islands, with harbors where the pirate ships will start sailing; 
  • (2) the Wind Rose, that will indicate the directions of wind, when the first player activates the Wind Rose cardboard to let colonial ships and pirate ships (only if they are on sea tiles) moving; 
  • (3) the lire of Kraken; 
  • (4) the start of the storm.
On the other modules there are: 
 
  • (1) the national harbors of France, England, Spain and Holland, where a pirate could dock with special documents (letter of marque tokens) or if there is in play a truce token with one of the nations; 
  • (2) special sites as bays, headlands, caves and forts where a pirate can freely, during the sailing, rescue men for the crew or pick up canvas, goods and, sometime, treasures; 
  • (3) special grounds as shallows, that reduce the movement of pirate ships, and rocks, that damage pirate ships hull.
Every pirate will start the game with:  

  • (1) a standard ship of 100 doubloons value with: movement of six, basic weapons, one crew man to repair the damaged tokens and empty slots where to put markers of canvas (the upper lines) or every other markers in the hold (lower lines); 
  • (2) twenty doubloons; 
  • (3) a command token, that let the pirates do special action during the play; 
  • (4) a load pawn and a ship pawn; 
  • (5) four pirate coves tokens, to put on the national flags when a pirate has conquered that national city.
During the play, each pirate can do special missions. The missions are in the same numbers of players and are composed by three markers: the action, the object and the destination. When a pirate has carried out a mission, he gains one or two rewards, as written on the action token, and he'll take objects and doubloons indicated from the stock.

Sailing around the modules, every player can freely attack the colonial ships, that are moved by the wind, or the other players, to steal doubloons or equipment tokens. The attack start when two ships are on the same tile. Every contender takes his three combat cards, that match the weapon token on his ship (or the basic weapon) and chose secretly one of them. When both the contenders had chosen their card, they flip them at the same time and they compare the two cards as in the following example:

1- The Attacker will receive three hull damages, the Defender will receive two sail damages. 
2- The Attacker have 4 plus 0 for the basic weapon, the Defender have 2 plus 1 for the weapon token, so the Attacker wins the fight.
At the end of his own turn, each player has to generate one of the six events spinning the Wind Rose and immediately has to perform the related action: Diplomacy, Kraken, Castaway, Buried Treasure, Storm, Colonial Ship.
In order to finally prove his own supremacy as a pirate, every player have to change his ship, sometimes more than once, transport and sell goods to buy more and better weapons and obtain national cities, remembering that the time is limited, because the game will end after 15 rounds or when as many cities are conquered as the number of players plus one.
Once the game ends the scores are assigned to the players according to the following conditions: 
  • Retained doubloons;
  • Owned ship;
  • Retained command tokens;
  • Owned cities
  • Equipment tokens, even if damaged
The player who has got the highest score is the winner.

COMPLETE RULE SET

You can download the complete ruleset at the following links:

Language ENGLISH:

Language: ITALIAN 

PLEDGES

€1 or more: Support "Privateers! The Golden Decade" and follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates. If you like, your name will be added to our page as a founder. Thank you for your support!

€10 or more: One "Privateers! The Golden Decade" T-shirt. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €7 to USA, €7 to Canada, €5 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€35 or more: One Early Bird copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" all unlocked stretch goals included. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €15 to USA, €15 to Canada, €15 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€45 or more: One copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" and all unlocked stretch goals included. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €15 to USA, €15 to Canada, €15 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€55 or more: One copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" - One "Privateers! The Golden Decade" T-shirt - All unlocked stretch goals included. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €15 to USA, €15 to Canada, €15 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€75 or more: One deluxe copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" (with wooden box). One "Privateers! The Golden Decade" T-shirt. All unlocked stretch goals included. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €20 to USA, €20 to Canada, €20 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

 €125 or more: Three copies of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" each with its all unlocked stretch goals included. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.
Perfect choice if you have two pirates friends eager to get their own copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" Kickstarter edition.

Shipping: €40 to USA, €40 to Canada, €40 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€180 or more: One deluxe copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" (with wooden box). One "Privateers! The Golden Decade" T-shirt. Rules printed on real leather. All unlocked stretch goals included. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €20 to USA, €20 to Canada, €20 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€400 or more: One deluxe copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" (with wooden box). One "Privateers! The Golden Decade" T-shirt. Rules printed on real leather. All unlocked stretch goals included. Become part of the game with your pirate portrait printed on the back of a ship card. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: €20 to USA, €20 to Canada, €20 to Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

€1,000 or more: One deluxe copy of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" (with wooden box). One "Privateers! The Golden Decade" T-shirt. Rules printed on real leather. All unlocked stretch goals included. A real historical ship model customized by the authors. Gain access to all the backer updates. Follow along with the project progresses. Gain access to all the backer updates.

Shipping: Free to USA, Canada and Europe, please contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com if you do not live in an above mentioned country.

STRETCH GOALS

€35.000 Kickstarter Exclusive Famous Ships Bundle: An unique set of 5 famous ships, with original graphic and special attributes, will be added to every copy of the game obtained with kickstarter.

€50.000 Thermoformed token boxes: A practical plastic box with cover, shaped to keep all your doubloons and tokens in order, will be added to every copy of the game obtained with kickstarter.

€65.000 Kickstarter Privateers plastic doubloons: A full set of 3D doubloons to play like using real coins.
This includes 67 plastic coins in 4 different values, they will be added to every copy of the game obtained with kickstarter.

€85.000 Kickstarter Privateers plastic components I: A full set of 3D plastic pawns to populate your own piece of sea with amazing tiny ships.
Every ship can be customized assembling different pieces of hull and different shapes of sails. This includes extra pieces with a choice of different sterns, bows and sails to assemble 5 customized pirate ships and 12 customized colonial ships. They will be added to every copy of the game obtained with kickstarter.

€120.000 Kickstarter Privateers plastic components II: An additional full set of 3D plastic components including pirates coves, treasure chests and Mr. Kraken! This will be added to every copy of the game obtained with kickstarter.

SHIPPING INFO

Shipping to the European Union, United States and Canada include import duties.

Shipping to the European Union is limited to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Bulgar, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia.
For details on shipments outside the above mentioned countries please directly contact us at privateers.tgd@gmail.com .

Risks and challenges

Publishing board games is a complicated process, prone to many opportunities for mistakes, but we are doing everything we can to eliminate disappointments.

Here are the steps we are taking to prepare and reduce the likelihood of mistakes and delays:

1. ART - The game art will be fullfilled by the professional artist Fabio Porfidia (http://www.scrignodicarter.it/). 100% of the core game concept art is complete. 90% of "Privateers! The Golden Decade" final art is ready too, and will be completed as the kickstarter campaign concludes.

2. PRODUCTION - We have done significant pre-production. This includes having worked on the art and graphic. We have tested materials, proof printed the game and sorted out quality control issues. Our developing team spent countless hours to identify the best cost effective partners, able to carry on the job smoothly. The production quotes are in hand and ready to be initiated.

3. SHIPPING - Professional fulfillment is already in place, and we are proud to say it will be also handled by Amazon.

Again, this is not to say that this project won't experience mistakes, they happen to everyone but it does show that this road is familiar to all parties involved.
Our only foreseeable issue might be if the demand for the props exceeds our estimated expectations. In that event, we would change the completion deadline for any new order. Of course, we will honor 'first come, first served' so all the original orders will be shipped first, per current deadline.

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