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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 28 2016
$1,946
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 28 2016

About

 Ahoy Matey! 

Treasure or Treachery puts you in control of one of four factions vying for hidden treasure. Search and marauder on water and land to find or steal treasure, all while dodging fate and your opponent's attacks to be the first pirate to make it home with the booty.

Treasure or Treachery is easy to learn, and fun to play again and again. No two games are exactly alike with a variety of strategies to try and surprising bonuses and events that turn the tide of the game in an instant. You'll be on the edge of your seat while finding, stealing, and fleeing with the treasure... and if treachery finds you then you'll want to seek revenge in the next game!

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Thank you for taking a look at our game: Treasure or Treachery. What you see in the photos and videos is our completed prototypewhich has been in development since 2009. This is our first attempt to bring this brand new game to market, and the first game we've developed and play-tested as Aktion Games. We are doing a high-quality limited print run of the game with exclusive bonuses for kickstarter backers at the $50 and larger tiers: a pirate swag bag full of game enhancing goodies just for Kickstarter including: A Pirate Eye Patch and Special "Talk Like a Pirate Day" Rules, Stickers, a T-Shirt, and other pirate treasure. The Print and Play Version will feature the same full color artwork featured in the boxed game!

We are a new company trying to bootstrap our way to success in games. Funds earned from Kickstarter will go toward the production and delivery of the backer rewards including the Kickstarter Edition Print, and to accelerate the progress of the games we have in development including: I Bet You Can't!, Match Kingdom, and Whadjyacallit?

Treasure or Treachery is truly a labor of love, and we hope you enjoy playing it as much as we have.

- Ryan Hollander & Jason Ross
Co-Founders Aktion Games
http://www.aktiongames.com

Treasure or Treachery
Treasure or Treachery

Overview

Treasure or Treachery, for 2-4 players, puts you in control of one of 4 factions vying for hidden treasure. Moving your ship in the water, and your pirate on land, you seek treasure maps in each town which point to hidden treasure locations on the game board. Move your pirate to the location to claim the treasure and then back to the ship to stow it aboard. Collect 3 treasures on your ship and return to your home space to win. Attack other players to slow their progress or steal their treasure to get ahead. Fate may find you and give you an advantage, or Fate may foil your plans, altering the very outcome of the game! In the end its a tense race to the finish that will have you and your friends cheering, jeering, and howling with laughter as you battle it out for the win!

Contents of the Box

Please Note: What you see in the video is a prototype. Some of the items seen in the video may be somewhat different in the shipped game. We will post pictures of exactly what you will get in the box as soon as we have the final samples. We promise it will be great but if for some reason you are not satisfied please let us know!

Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Features: Backers from the $50 Tier on up will receive a pirate swag bag with game enhancing goodies including stickers, a pirate eye-patch, t-shirt, and specials including the "Talk Like a Pirate Day" rules.

1 large, quad-fold, high-quality gameboard!

Game Board
Game Board

30 large format Map Cards!

Stretch Goal - Kickstarter Edition Exclusive: 15 extra map cards (see below)
[ LOCKED! ]

Map Cards
Map Cards

26 playing card size Fate Cards!

Fate Cards
Fate Cards

7 golden Treasure Blocks!

Stretch Goal: custom treasure chests replace treasure blocks (see below) (Kickstarter Edition Only!)
[ LOCKED! ]

Golden Treasure Blocks
Golden Treasure Blocks

4 color-coded Pirate Figures!

Stretch Goal - Kickstarter Edition Exclusive: 4 custom molded pirate figures replace the off the shelf figures (see below)
[ LOCKED! ]

Pirate Figures (final versions will have color codes)
Pirate Figures (final versions will have color codes)

4 color-coded Ships (cards & stands)

Stretch Goal - Kickstarter Edition Exclusive: 4 custom molded ship figures replace the card and stand ships (see below)
[ LOCKED! ]

Ships
Ships

4 color-coded 6-sided Dice!

Dice
Dice

1 Instructions Booklet!

[ Not Pictured ]

4 player aid cards listing contextual rules!

[ Not Pictured ]

All in a large, attractive, and sturdy box with additional card boxes and part bags to keep your parts organized and in good shape!

All Game Parts
All Game Parts

Exclusive Kickstarter Edition Features:

Backers from the $50 Tier on up will receive a pirate swag bag with game enhancing goodies including stickers, a pirate eye-patch, t-shirt, and specials including the "Talk Like a Pirate Day" rules.

Reviews

Ahoy!
Ahoy!

[ Reviews are pending ]

Stretch Goals

  • Goal # 1 ~ $35,000 : 15 new map locations for a total of 30 new map cards! 15 new locations to find hidden treasure for a total of 30 locations and 60 map cards! Will be included in the Print and Play and boxed game rewards! (Kickstarter Edition Only!)
    [ LOCKED! ]
Example
Example
 
  • Goal #2 ~ $40,000 : 4 custom molded pirate figures!  Custom molded pirate figures replace the off the shelf figures. (more images coming soon!) (Kickstarter Edition Only!)
    [ LOCKED! ]
Example
Example
  • Goal #3 ~ $45,000 : 4 Custom Molded Ships! 4 custom molded ships replace the card and stand ships! (More images coming soon) (Kickstarter Edition Only!)
    [ LOCKED! ]

    [ Example Image Coming Soon! ]
  • Goal #4 ~ $50,000 : 7 Custom Molded Treasure Chests! 7 custom molded treasure chests replace the yellow treasure bricks! (More images coming soon) (Kickstarter Edition Only!)
    [ LOCKED! ]
    [ Example Image Coming Soon! ]
Please help us bring Treasure or Treachery to life! Every little bit helps, please back us and share with your friends!
Hidden Treasure
Hidden Treasure

Treasure or Treachery is our first game built on the Competitive Aktion Game rule set and may be adapted to new themes in the future. Please contact us directly about licensing opportunities at www.aktiongames.com

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Making The Video
Play Testing
Play Testing
Playing at PAX EAST 2013
Playing at PAX EAST 2013

Risks and challenges

One partner has run a few product businesses including overseas manufacture, fulfillment, and shipping. Where possible we are working with experienced agents and established relationships.

Both partners have been involved in business together before and we know we work well together. This experience on our team mitigates some of our risk. This is our first board game but not our first product.

We are committed to bringing this game to market and getting our name out as a trusted brand making fun games while providing excellent service.

We could see delays due to manufacturing or shipping from overseas. We'll take steps to insure shipments where we can, and we'll communicate frequently about any delays. We've left ourselves some extra lead time to mitigate the impact of any delays. We will simply have to work through any delays with our suppliers and shippers.

If we meet the stretch goals there may be some delays due to additional designs and molds needed. We've built in some extra time to account for this too. If we do have delays we'll communicate that as soon as possible. Our goal is to have the highest quality possible at a reasonable price, so where we have a choice we'll choose a reasonable delay to achieve quality that meets our standards.

Delays due to fulfillment and shipping: We have sufficient air-conditioned warehouse space and employees to fill orders and ship. We don't expect issues here and we have the facilities, experience, and people-power to handle any problems.

Some artwork may change and we'll communicate that. Will post pictures of new models and new artwork as it is developed, Additional artwork is under development to fill in some remaining gaps in the prototype, meet stretch goals, or enhance certain aspects of the presentation and bring all artwork and pieces up to our quality standards for the final product.

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    26 playing card sized Fate Cards
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    4 color-coded Pirate Figures
    4 color-coded Dice
    7 golden treasure blocks
    4 player aid cards listing contextual rules
    1 instructions booklet.

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    A beautifully printed large quad fold game board
    30 large format Map Cards
    26 playing card sized Fate Cards
    4 color-coded Ships (cards and stands)
    4 color-coded Pirate Figures
    4 color-coded Dice
    7 golden treasure blocks
    4 player aid cards listing contextual rules
    1 instructions booklet.

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    A beautifully printed large quad fold game board
    30 large format Map Cards
    26 playing card sized Fate Cards
    4 color-coded Ships (cards and stands)
    4 color-coded Pirate Figures
    4 color-coded Dice
    7 golden treasure blocks
    4 player aid cards listing contextual rules
    1 instructions booklet.

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    A beautifully printed large quad fold game board
    30 large format Map Cards
    26 playing card sized Fate Cards
    4 color-coded Ships (cards and stands)
    4 color-coded Pirate Figures
    4 color-coded Dice
    7 golden treasure blocks
    4 player aid cards listing contextual rules
    1 instructions booklet.

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    A beautifully printed large quad fold game board
    30 large format Map Cards
    26 playing card sized Fate Cards
    4 color-coded Ships (cards and stands)
    4 color-coded Pirate Figures
    4 color-coded Dice
    7 golden treasure blocks
    4 player aid cards listing contextual rules
    1 instructions booklet.

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    30 large format Map Cards
    26 playing card sized Fate Cards
    4 color-coded Ships (cards and stands)
    4 color-coded Pirate Figures
    4 color-coded Dice
    7 golden treasure blocks
    4 player aid cards listing contextual rules
    1 instructions booklet.

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