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Extraordinary Adventures is a pirate adventure through the Caribbean, that uses a light deck-building mechanic to drive the movement in a tense race game. Plunder rich merchants, visit exotic ports, build your crew, and be the first to catch the Spanish Treasure Fleet to end the game.

  • Stunning game art by Disney artist, Mark Page (almost 100 unique images of pirates, towns, treasure, and ships)
  • Amazing map artwork by Jared Blando 

The Premium Kickstarter Edition of Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates! comes with all of the following (as well as the Stretch Goals Below):

Richard Ham, Rahdo Plays Through "It's fast. It's very fluid and a very solid deckbuilder with some very interesting decisions."

Mark Streed, Board Game Corner "This game truly is a race. It's not just a race across the board but it's a race to who can get the most treasure and port cards, and I really like that race pressure that it provides." 

Dan King, The Game Boy Geek "This is a family weight game that will appeal to casual gamers and families, but it will also land on the table for core gamers."

Ryan Schoon, Man Vs Meeple "The game forces you to make interesting decisions with multi-use cards. The stronger movement cards also have stronger abilities...some even give you permanent upgrades. You'll have to make difficult choices every time you play a card." 

Lance Myxter, Undead Viking "A beautiful pirate themed race game that abounds with nuanced strategy and planning. Great fun!"

Derek Funkhouser, Board Game Spotlight: "Who knew that plundering merchants and finding treasure could be so family friendly! You'll have a blast in this epic, deck-building race to Trinidad!"

Sara Meadows, Tantrum House: "The perfect deck-builder introduction game! With optional decks great for taking it from a gateway game into something experienced gamers will enjoy as well!"

Jonathan Liu, Geekdad "Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates is a hearty mix of deck-building and racing—finding the right balance between the two is the key to victory."

Naomi Laeuchli, Casual Board Game Revolution: Feels big but the rules are easy to learn, with great artwork, interesting strategic choices."

Benjamin Kochler, Everything Boardgames "Pirates takes a unique spin on traditional deck-building, bringing along set collection and race mechanics that opens this game up to a wide audience of gamers. There's something here for everyone."

Eric, What Eric's Playing "I've played a lot of deckbuilders, so I'm always looking for something new to hit the table, and Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates is just that. It's a fresh take on deckbuilding with an interesting racing component, fantastic art, and plenty of unique strategies to try and get you to Trinidad as quickly as possible. I've had a lot of fun with it."

Jeremy Howard, Jambalaya Plays Games " Its 45 to 60 minutes of straight up fun! I would take this to game next week and play it again."  

Nick Meenachan, Boardgame Brawl "It's very interesting that it has light deckbuilding and light pick up and deliver but together has something more strategic than you'd expect." 

AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps, Board Game Quest "Shiver me timbers – Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates! is a rollicking adventure in deck building that’s accessible to old and new players alike." 

Tony McRee, Rolling Dice and Taking Names “While Extraordinary Adventures looks like a beautiful, leisurely cruise through the Caribbean , you will be faced with tough decisions as you race to gather the needed booty to gain the most lucrative treasure making you the definitive Captain of the High Seas.” 

 Shipping will be collected after the campaign via our Pledge Manager and include a sizable subsidy from Forbidden Games to help keep your costs lower than they would be otherwise.  

*** $79 and $99 pledges shipping estimates will be slightly higher (based on weight and location) We estimate these to be around $7 more than the above single game price. 

 Countries Excluded: We are no longer able to ship to Brazil, Russia, Mexico, or the Middle East due to high postage prices, and lost parcels. If you live in one of these areas, we recommend you use a USA address and have the game forwarded to you via a relative/friend or postage forwarding company. We continue to work with different fulfillment centers all over the world to ensure better and more affordable delivery each campaign but none will guarantee delivery to these countries.      

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Game Designer/ Producer - Glenn Drover is the co-founder and president of Forbidden Games. His recent game designs include Railroad Rivals and Raccoon Tycoon. He was also founder and president of Eagle Games, Inc. from 2000 – 2006. During that time he ran the company while also designing and publishing several premium board games, including Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, Conquest of the Empire 2, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Attack!, Napoleon in Europe, War! Age of Imperialism, The American Civil War, and others. In 2007 under his private Tropical Games label, Glenn designed and published Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, which enjoyed great commercial and critical success.

Game DesignerDon Beyer is an award winning game designer and author. Don is the creative lead and founding partner of SDR Games whose first published strategy game Bootleggers in 2004 with Eagle Games has been reprinted, expanded, and continues to break up gaming groups to this day. Don has designed children’s games Kayak Chaos and the award winning Alphabet Woods published through SimplyFun. He also shares credits, albeit completely undeserved, on Galactic Rebellion with Glenn, and wrote creative content for Glenn’s massive Warquest. When not reading, drinking beer at the neighborhood brewery, or getting clobbered at board games he is out of town for work or half asleep on the recliner trying to figure out how he got so fortunate to have such an amazing, understanding wife and wonderful family.

Art (Cards, Cities, and Cover) - Mark Page graduated from Art Center School of Design in 1997. After which, he began an exciting career in the entertainment industry. Mark worked as a concept designer on such films as "The X-Files" movie and Disney's "My Favorite Martian". Over the years he has worked at such companies as Rhythm & Hues, Sony, and for the last 11 years of his career he has worked designing and art directing for the Walt Disney Company as an Imagineer. Mark has contributed to the design of many theme park attractions, Disney resorts, and the Disney cruise line.

Art (Map)Jared Blando is a professional freelance cartographer and conceptual artist who works in the RPG, book, and gaming industry. Though he is best known for his RPG fantasy maps, he is also prominent in the board-game and publishing industry. He has a penchant for historical works and miniature gaming, as well as cats and pizza.

Graphics - Jacoby O’Connor is a freelance graphic designer living in the far western suburbs of Chicago. He first started working on board game projects 18 years ago while working for a small graphic design agency where his first project was Glenn Drover's American Civil War followed by War! Age of Imperialism, Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, Conquest of the Empire 2, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Attack!, Napoleon in Europe, and others. Since then he has been the graphic designer on many other titles such as the North Star Games hits Wits & Wagers, Say Anything and Evolution. His latest projects were Glenn's WarQuest and North Star's Blurble.

Operations - Sean Brown - Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 13 years, half of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on Alien Uprising, Spurs, Realm of Heroes, Zothren Invasion, Posthuman, Days of Ire, Madness at Midnight, WarQuest, Liars Dice, Prospectus, Helionox, and Clockwork Kingdom as a designer, developer and/or graphic artist for Mr. B. Games since 2012 as well as the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm and all of its expansions, Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World and all of its expansions, Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.

Executive - Jason Kapalka is co-founder of Forbidden Games. Previously, and perhaps more famously, he was co-founder and chief game designer of PopCap, makers of video games such as Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs Zombies. PopCap was instrumental in creating the “casual game” genre, and was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011. Since his PopCap days, Jason has launched several bizarre new ventures, including the Storm Crow “nerd bars”, the Mysterious Package Company, and Blue Wizard Digital.

Publisher - Forbidden Games is a new board game developer/ publisher founded by two veteran game designers and entrepreneurs: Jason Kapalka, a co-founder and chief game designer at PopCap, makers of video games such as Bejeweled, Peggle and Plants vs Zombies, and Glenn Drover, the founder of Eagle Games and designer of numerous board games including the tabletop versions of Railroad Tycoon and Age of Empires III.

Distribution - Mr. B. Games is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. Mr. B Games will be handling Distribution of Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates.  

If for any reason, you find that after the Kickstarter has ended, you need to cancel, we will work with you to best make that happen. Email our CS for help (mrbgames.cs(at symbol)gmail). If you cancel within 30 days of the end of the Kickstarter, we are able to do a complete refund via the Kickstarter payments system (including KS fees!) After 30 days and up until the month before we ship the rewards, we are able to do a 90% refund (less Kickstarter and CC processing fees) via paypal. For a refund request after shipping addresses have locked (aprox. 2-3 weeks before shipping), we ask you email us at mrbgames.cs (at) gmail.com and we will try to work with you for a partial refund if possible, but you will be responsible for return shipping. If for any reason you feel you have a missing item or damaged item, please email us at simon (at) forbidden.games with photos of damage, your backer number, backer name, and complete address and we will work to replace the missing or damaged items ASAP. Do not post in the comments, or other forums as we may miss them or be delayed in replying. 

The following Terms are accepted by you, the backer when you pledge, so we can ensure smooth delivery for all. Surveys not filled in after 2 months of final delivery (from the "we are shipping" update) or missing reward requests after 2 months of your game shipment will be treated as a no reward pledge. Please help us get you your rewards by emailing our CS with any issues you may have in a timely manner and filling in your survey in a timely manner! Watch for updates on all shipping statuses. All our major communications will be via Updates. By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look and materials of the project and hence the rewards, are subject to change and may differ from what is presented while the Kickstarter campaign was active. If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the possibility of a general release copy. We will always do our best to provide exactly what was pictured, but sometimes small details change or a card is removed and replaced with another, ect. The above campaign depicts our plan, but all plans can change at a factory level. Pledge with confidence, as we rarely alter our contents, and to date have only updated or added from development.

PLEASE NOTE: Damage may occur during transit by the various shipping carriers used. We wish this was not the case, but it can happen. Shipping Carriers pass their fees along to us; we do not set high postage rates. We subsidize all shipping and handling costs from our profits to help lower these costs for you, our backers, because it is important to us to help spread the word about our project and help our games and our company grow. We are a small business who relies on shipping companies to fill our Kickstarter campaigns.  

PLEASE email our Customer Service (mrbgames.cs{at symbol}gmail.com) if you have major issues with delivery/loss/damage that cannot be resolved with the carrier (i.e. always try your local post office first) and we will help assist you in resolving them. We will need your backer number, address and backer name in the email. Customs Friendly? We will try to make the best shipping choices (i.e. EU/UK/CANADA friendly) for your rewards when possible, but reserve the right to ship parcels from the USA or China if quantities ordered outside the USA are not large enough to facilitate pallet shipments. We will let folks know via an update if we ship from the USA and offer invoices to help with customs if need be. In our experience customs rarely happens if we have to go this route, but we cannot 100% guarantee it will be Customs Friendly unless we hit a large enough shipment.

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Risks and challenges

With every project there are risks, but we hope that our past track record in publishing, as well as Sean's design and development work at his previous publishing jobs will put everyone's minds at ease. Forbidden Games, while a new company is not new to the industry. We are partnering with Mr. B. Games who has delivered on 13 of its 15 Kickstarter projects on time or early with only 2 being late (none more than 2 months). We are not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2001. With our previous experiences we can pool from the 15+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. We hope that you will help support us in our publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games and Forbidden Games !

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