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Dead Man's Chest is a dice game of cunning and bluff for 3 to 8 Pirates. Lose a challenge - lose a Gem. Last Pirate standing wins!
Dead Man's Chest is a dice game of cunning and bluff for 3 to 8 Pirates. Lose a challenge - lose a Gem. Last Pirate standing wins!
Dead Man's Chest is a dice game of cunning and bluff for 3 to 8 Pirates. Lose a challenge - lose a Gem. Last Pirate standing wins!
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DEAD MAN’S CHEST is an exciting and fast dice game of bidding and bluffing for 3 to 8 pirates. To win, you must be the last Pirate standing. Designed by Paul Jefferies. Grog not included!

Dead Man's Chest - Cardboard Edition
Dead Man's Chest - Cardboard Edition

 TO START A ROUND

A Pirate rolls the dice in the Treasure Chest and passes it closed to the next Pirate while claiming a value.

CLAIMING A VALUE

You always read the two dice by declaring the higher die first, for example, a 1 and a 5 would be claimed as 51. The claims ascend from 31 to 65 and then through the doubles from 1's to double 6's. The highest claim is Dead Man which is a 2 and a 1.

Claims Chart
Claims Chart

WHEN RECEIVING A CHEST

A Pirate has the following Options

1) Challenge the claim and open the Treasure Chest to reveal who wins the challenge.

2) Instead of challenging a claim, a Pirate may instead shake, peek, and pass a higher claim. You may never peek first as that is automatically a challenge!

3) A Pirate may even receive and pass the closed Treasure Chest without ever shaking or peeking as long as she makes a higher claim when she passes.

                          Lose a challenge and you lose a gem!

                           Bluff and deception are encouraged


Complete Rules: EGGRules.com

The 1-Pip is designated by the Skull & Crossbones
The 1-Pip is designated by the Skull & Crossbones
  • Shaker Treasure Chest (Cardboard or Wood)
  • 2 Black 6-sided Dice with Skull & Crossbones for 1's
  • 8 Player Charts (with the rules on the back of the 8 cards)
  • 24 Ruby Red Gems
Dead Man's Chest - Wood Edition
Dead Man's Chest - Wood Edition

The E•G•G Series (currently #1-5 & 7) is a brand new series of small box (5.75" by 4.25") games being published by Eagle-Gryphon Games (E•G•G). You can pre-order the games here or Add On any or all of them below.

Coming to Kickstarter this year - Wharfside at #8 and a new title TBA Late Summer 2014.

  • #1 - Eggs and Empires
  • #2 - 12 Days of Christmas
  • #3 - King's Kilt
  • #4 - Krakatoa
  • #5 - Dexikon
  • #6 - TBA - Coming to Kickstarter late summer 2015!
  • #7 - Seven7s
  • #8 - Wharfside - Coming to Kickstarter July 18th!

 Add-On #1 -- Eggs and Empires, $15 plus shipping

Eggs and Empires is the first title in our E•G•G Series, designed by the talented Fleet duo of Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback. Eggs and Empires was released in December, 2014 and quickly won Geek Dad's Game of the YEAR for 2014! More information here!

Add-On #2 -- 12 Days of Christmas, $9 plus shipping

12 Days of Christmas by Dr. Gordon Hamilton. It's designed for 2-8 players, ages 8+, to be played in 20-30 minutes. Simple enough for the whole family to play, yet strategic enough for the game geeks in the family to enjoy along with everyone else! A fast, fun, holiday treat! More information here!

Add-On #3 -- King's Kilt, $9 plus shipping

King's Kilt depicts intrigue and treachery among the Scottish clans vying for the crown. Clans ascend the pyramid of cards, rising from the bottom three rows of commoners, through the ranks of noblemen and guardians, until one finally gains the crown and is named King of Scotland. Once a king is crowned, clans can only continue to advance by committing acts of betrayal against their neighbors. Players continue by playing influence cards until everyone has passed, thereby ending the game. More information here!

Add-On #4 -- Krakatoa, $14 plus shipping

Krakatoa is a celebrated dice game by highly-awarded veteran game designer Joli Quentin Kansil. The contents of Krakatoa include: Nine specially-molded and hand-painted 12-sided dice; a special score pad; 4 over-sized reference cards for the players; and the rules. More information here!

Add-On #5 -- Dexikon, $12 plus shipping (*Q4 2015)

Dexikon is a deck-building card game by Andrew Rowse for 1-5 players (or up to 8 with a second deck). Players take turns using cards from their hand to spell words, allowing them to buy more powerful letter cards that, while creating a deck that makes it harder to spell with, also makes spelling words more lucrative. More information here! This item will be shipped separately in Q4 2015. Please see the special note at the end of Shipping.

Add-On #6 -- Wharfside, $12 plus shipping (*Q4 2015). Coming to Kickstarter July 18th!

Wharfside is a new light card game based on Fleet and Fleet: Arctic Bounty by Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback. Players compete to complete contracts by selecting contracts from the Market and by collecting fish from their Fleet at the Wharfside. It's what happens when the Fleet comes home! More information here! This item will be shipped separately in Q4 2015. Please see the special note at the end of Shipping.

Add-On #7 -- Seven7s, $9 plus shipping

 Seven7s is a card game for 2 - 4 players by Jason Tagmire. The magic number 7 holds meanings, powers and coincidences dating back to the dawn of time. In Seven7s you have the powers of 7 of the most famous 7s in history. Use these powers carefully to defeat your opponents.  More information here!

 Pledge Level Shipping

Shipping for the pledge level is automatically added to your pledge based on the country you are shipping to:

  • USA shipping is $4 for the "Buccaneer" & "Corsair" levels
  • Canadian shipping is $10 for the "Buccaneer" & "Corsair" levels
  • Australian shipping is $10 for the "Buccaneer" & "Corsair" levels
  • United Kingdom shipping is $10 for the "Buccaneer" & "Corsair" levels
  • New Zealand shipping is $12 for the for the "Buccaneer" & "Corsair" levels
  • Please understand, Shipping Costs to other countries can be very expensive, especially for single games. Please click the pledge button to see the shipping cost for your country. If you would like to arrange a group shipment of the game, or if you are purchasing Add Ons with the game, we may be able to give you better shipping rates than what is shown. Please use the "Contact me" button and talk to us!

ADD ON SHIPPING

If you are adding on additional games outside what is included in your pledge level, you will need to increase your pledge by both the cost of the game (noted above in the Add-On section) as well as the extra shipping costs below.

We will send you a survey after this Kickstarter project ends that walks you through a breakdown of what you pledged for the base game, any Add-Ons, and shipping.

USA

  • $4 extra for shipping 1 Add-On
  • $7 extra for shipping 2 - 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

CANADA

  • $2 extra for shipping 2 - 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

  • $4 extra for shipping 1 Add-On
  • $5 extra for shipping 2 Add-Ons
  • $6 extra for shipping 3 Add-Ons
  • $7 extra for shipping 4 Add-Ons
  • $8 extra for shipping 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

UNITED KINGDOM

  • $1 extra for shipping 1 Add-On
  • $2 extra for shipping 2 Add-Ons
  • $3 extra for shipping 3 Add-Ons
  • $4 extra for shipping 4 Add-Ons
  • $5 extra for shipping 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

OTHER EU LOCATIONS

  • $5 extra for 1-5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

OTHER LOCATIONS

If you are ordering Add-Ons to another location, please contact us for details using the blue "Contact Me" link near the top of the page.

Dexikon and Wharfside Shipping Note

Dexikon and Wharfside will be shipped separately in Q4 and the shipping cost to add for those two games is the cost to ship 1 Pledge + 1 Add On for your location. If you have questions, please contact us.

In USA it will be $4 + $4

In Canada $10 + $2

In Australia $10 + $4

In New Zealand $12 + $4

In United Kingdom $10 + $1.

Contact us for other locations.

Risks and challenges

Eagle-Gryphon Games stands by our products. If there are issues with your game, please contact our customer service department within 90 days of receiving your copy of Dead Man's Chest. We will take every step necessary to get you exactly what you pledged for.

Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the US. We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.

Eagle-Gryphon Games has completed 46 Kickstarter projects to date. 37 of those projects have completed delivery. Nine projects, successfully completed on Kickstarter within the past 14 weeks, are all on track to be delivered on or ahead of schedule by or before July 2015. These include 12 Days of Christmas, King's Kilt, Krakatoa, Dexikon, Seven7s, Taluva Deluxe, Tumblin' Dice, Empires: Age of Discovery and Clockwork Wars.

We keep Backers notified by Updates about the status of their projects. We deliver on our promises reliably and usually on time (the very few delays we have ever had were related to production schedule issues and/or transport issues such as dock strikes, which we have only, at best, partial or NO control over).

To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.

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