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Loot Pirates: Deluxe - Tabletop Party Game

Loot Pirates is a table top party game of aiming guns at other players in order to determine who gets a share of the pirate booty.

Loot Pirates: Deluxe - Tabletop Party Game

Loot Pirates is a table top party game of aiming guns at other players in order to determine who gets a share of the pirate booty.

$3,273
pledged of $85,000pledged of $85,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, September 20 2016 6:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 20, 2016

About

 

Loot Pirates is a Pirate-Themed party game for 3 to 10 players.  The players each take the role of a Pirate with one player acting as Captain.  They have just collected a large booty and it is now time to divvy the loot the Pirate way.  Each round, players roll their dice then aim their guns at each other, with the goal of being the player with the most loot after it is all distributed.  If a player successfully shoots another they take part of his treasure and prevent that player from enjoying a share of the loot that round.  But players can bargain and negotiate with each other in attempts not to get shot, or even pay someone to shoot their enemy in another round.  Beware, the players are Pirates and not always true to their word.  Play continues until the loot is all gone, and the Pirate with the most loot is the Winner and the Captain for the next game!  

Loot Pirates Deluxe Five Player Set
Loot Pirates Deluxe Five Player Set

 

Typical game scene
Typical game scene

 

Note: All components are pre-production and subject to change of comparable or superior quality
Note: All components are pre-production and subject to change of comparable or superior quality

We hope to create a Deluxe version of Loot Pirates and are offering it here.  100 metal coins instead of chipboard.  Metal cups instead of plastic.  Wooden pop guns instead of plastic or foam.  High quality bags for the game and the coins.  Generally these high quality components shall be too expensive to offer in mainstream stores and the entire product can be considered a Kick Starter exclusive (except for extras created for replacements or spares).   

Demo Game components:

Metal Cups - Wooden Guns - Metal Coins
Metal Cups - Wooden Guns - Metal Coins

 The wooden Pop Guns:

Working Pop Guns made of Wood or Bamboo
Working Pop Guns made of Wood or Bamboo

 

Premium Metal dice rolling cups
Premium Metal dice rolling cups

 

Custom bag of 100 metal coins and acrylic gems
Custom bag of 100 metal coins and acrylic gems

 

Corsair Pledge with First Stretch Goal
Corsair Pledge with First Stretch Goal

 

Sample coins from the Factory.  The design shall change.
Sample coins from the Factory. The design shall change.

 

Gems are worth 5 Doubloons each
Gems are worth 5 Doubloons each

Closeup of our cord stoppers:

Pirate Skull Metal Cord Stoppers
Pirate Skull Metal Cord Stoppers

While these components may change upon production we have found suppliers for each of them and hope to have these or equivalent parts in our release to you.  

 

Over 5 years of refinement at Game Stores, Conventions, Events, and Game Nights
Over 5 years of refinement at Game Stores, Conventions, Events, and Game Nights

In Loot Pirates players aim guns at each other in order to divvy up a pile of booty. Each round the Captain says "Ready, Set, Aim!" and the players simultaneously aim their guns at one another. Players can then negotiate to try and avoid being shot, perhaps they pay the other pirate a doubloon not to shoot them, or maybe they agree not to shoot each other. After negotiations are complete the Captain calls out "Ready, Set, Fire!" and each player either shoots their gun, drops their gun and run away to avoid being shot, or raises their gun up and holds their fire (when they have been paid not to shoot and are honorable). If a player shoots at another player who has not run away, she compares her attack dice against his defense dice. If the attack is higher the shots hits the pirate and he must pay the attacker 2 doubloons. If the target ran away no shots are fired at the target and they are safe from attack. After all shots have been resolved, any pirates left standing who were not successfully shot and did not run away get a share of the booty. Play continues until all the booty has been divvied up. The pirate with the most loot wins!

 

Loot Pirates is fun to play most anywhere
Loot Pirates is fun to play most anywhere

 

Unlock these enhancements as funding increases
Unlock these enhancements as funding increases

The first stretch goal unlocks an additional player bringing the game to 6 players for the First Mate and Buccaneer pledge levels and 8 players for Corsair pledges.

Gun, Cup, and Dice for an additional player
Gun, Cup, and Dice for an additional player

 

Upgrade the bag logo to Leather or Pleather (mockup shown)
Upgrade the bag logo to Leather or Pleather (mockup shown)

 

Upgrade half of the coins to Bi-Metal doubloons (factory sample shown)
Upgrade half of the coins to Bi-Metal doubloons (factory sample shown)

 

Half the cups upgraded to copper or gold color
Half the cups upgraded to copper or gold color

 

If we reach this stretch goal we shall ask you, our backers what type of dice are preferred for this upgrade; wooden, metallic, or maybe those with custom pips.  

Upgrade the dice to either wood or metallic, or customize the pips
Upgrade the dice to either wood or metallic, or customize the pips

 

Our highest planned Stretch Goal is spare parts for 2 players (2 spare guns, 2 spare cups, 4 spare dice).  If these spares were used for active players that would bring the player total up to 8 players for First Mate and Buccaneer pledge levels and 10 players for Corsair backers.  That is a well-crewed ship and makes for a rousing good time.  

Enough spares for 2 additional players
Enough spares for 2 additional players

 

All prices in USD  -  Additional shipping required
All prices in USD - Additional shipping required

$25 Ships Crew Expansion:  Adds 2 additional players to the game including guns, cups, and dice.  

A larger crew for more action!
A larger crew for more action!

$40 Additional Bag of Coins: Add in a second pouch of another 100 Metal coins (in 2 denominations) and 8 acrylic gems.  

More loot to use in your other games!
More loot to use in your other games!

 Please add an additional $8 shipping for each add-on desired.  

 

Loot Pirates is very easy to pick up and get into and takes minimal time to explain to Pirate recruits.  Here is a quick synopsis of how to play Loot Pirates.  

Summary of Loot shares
Summary of Loot shares

 Video of the Loot Pirates Rules:

Complete rules are available on our Website:  Loot Pirates: Rules

 

 J.R. Gracen and Flex Dolphynn initially designed the game while Pirate Camping with over 1000 others dressed as Pirates (think Pirate-themed SCA).  We adapted the core gun mechanic from Cash 'N Guns and applied a strong Pirate theme with extensive player interaction.  Over the years we refined the game more and more at various conventions, events, game stores, and game nights.  The gameplay is stable, tested, and polished. 

J.R. is an avid gamer and game developer.  He has an extensive collection of pirate based board games.  

Flex is a programmer working in the computer games industry.  He has written 3rd party D and D books, as well as developed various tabletop games over the years.  Flex is a manager of the Oregon Pirate Party FaceBook page.  

 

Shipping is expensive.  Our product is mostly metal and wood and quite dense.  We went to DHL, Fedex, and USPS to get prices to ship globally from the US.  Unfortunately the default rates quoted are not viable ($126 - $150 to ship one game from Eugene, Oregon USA to Sweden for example).  Checking into some of the distribution shippers, it seems they can have a bad reputation and though their prices shall be less, it appears that there is a much greater chance to suffer problems or neglect.  

Our current plan is to ship directly from Hong Kong (likely via Hong Kong DHL).  While not cheap, their prices are far more reasonable than the US mailers.  If feasible, we shall endeavor to send tracking numbers to each backer.  

Supporters are responsible for any customs duty or import fees for their games.  Hopefully, everything goes smoothly.  We shall encase each game in a waterproof bag as well to help ensure each game arrives in pristine condition.  

 

Risks and challenges

Chinese Suppliers - Dealing with Chinese suppliers has cultural differences. Often timelines are missed, quotes are inaccurate, and samples are of higher quality than the actual delivered goods. We have gone to China twice in order to arrange various suppliers and factories, and shall go to China again to oversee production this Summer until the product is complete.

Shipping - Shipping is expensive and problematic. We have taken our prototype to domestic US shippers to get estimates but their default shipping rates are exceedingly high. Reshipping companies can provide a better price but often have bad reviews. Currently we are planning on shipping from within China or Hong Kong and it is unknown if their mailing is reliable, as we have not used them before. We plan on shipping out a few copies of the game initially as they are produced to test the reliability of our chosen shipping companies.

Inexperience - This is our first game of this volume so we lack experience on things such as how many spare parts should we make for replacements, how often are packages returned or misplaced, and other areas.

Pop-Guns - Similar pop-guns we have tested have had high failure rates. In order to help alleviate this we plan on hand testing each gun ourselves and returning defective guns to the manufacturer.

TERMS and CONDITIONS

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    One copy of Loot Pirates: Deluxe for 5 players and all unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    One copy of Loot Pirates: Deluxe for 5 players and all unlocked Stretch Goals.

    Plus design one of the Faces of our metal coins (subject to approval). Your single design shall be included on at least 10 coins in each game.

    The design must be suitable for period gaming and a coin. No advertisements, nudity, or modernity. We can work to convert your picture or image into a suitable look.

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