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About this project

2-5 Players                 30-45 min                 Ages 14+

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SHIPWRECKED:
the story continues at
https://elbowfish.com/shipwrecked/
New Kickstarter coming in Spring 2017

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Shipwrecked is an exciting new game based on an original concept by Matt Kirby, the designer of the the worldwide hit family game Apples to Apples®. Shipwrecked is a fast, fun game of bidding, bananas, monkeys and mayhem.

Our extraordinary team of experienced designers, artists and illustrators have created an auction and set-collection game with a compelling theme, tight design, and top-tier art and components.

To ensure that we can produce a quality game that will reach you before the holidays, we’re working closely with a U.S. based printer: DeLano Services. We’ll be shipping cartons direct from the manufacturer to fulfillment centers in North America and Europe.

To complete, manufacture and ship this unique and exciting project, we need your help!

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NEW! While a Print and Play version of Shipwrecked is available FREE for anyone to try (links below), all backers (and backers only) will have the opportunity to playtest the most current development version and provide feedback directly to the game designer via a special email address. As we finalize art & design in preparation for printing, we want you to be a part of the process and help us fine tune Shipwrecked so it is as great as it can be!

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Welcome to 

Your once proud ship is now a wreck on the shore of an uncharted island. And you are not alone: Battered and broken vessels litter the rocky shore. You and other survivors are all desperate to repair your ships and return to your homes.

Unfortunately, all the ships have been stripped of parts by a gang of motley monkeys, led by the wily Captain Coconuts. He’ll give you what you need - for a price! You’ll have to out-bid (and outsmart) the other castaways in the Captain’s auctions. Win what you need to rebuild your ship and you’ll sail away to victory!

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Art in progress
Art in progress

 

Art in progress
Art in progress

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 Component list:

  • 54 Cards
  • 5 Individual Player Mats 
  • 1 Auction-board + 5 Tier Indicators 
  • 35 Bid Tokens (5 player-sets of 7 each) 
  • 60 Bananas 
  • 10 Banana Fivers
  • 1 Turn Token 
  • A Very Brief Rulebook 
  • Loads Of Fun! 

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Art in progress
Art in progress

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NOTE: FOR BACKERS ONLY: If you pledge any amount to this campaign, you will have an opportunity to playtest the latest versions and correspond by email directly with the Game Designer to discuss your feedback! 

          Updated Print & Play files now available at:

          https://elbowfish.com/shipwrecked/

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Unique Symbols for Each Castaway (Player) - Art in Progress
Unique Symbols for Each Castaway (Player) - Art in Progress

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The extraordinary artists behind Shipwrecked's unique look:

Lee Moyer is a veteran art director, illustrator and designer for numerous games including 13th Age, The Doom That Came To Atlantic City, and licensed titles including Game of Thrones, World of Warcraft and Star Wars. He was also Concept Lead for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.

Lee Moyer: “It’s such a joy to be working with such an accomplished team. Integrating, art, theme, design and gameplay is crucial to creating an immersive and intuitive player experience. Happily, Elbowfish seems to have gathered the right folks to bring those elements together and make this game great.“

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 Lyla Warren is an experienced and multi-talented concept artist, character designer, illustrator, animator and sculptor. Her clients include Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony, Mattel, Zynga, Popcap, Mondo Media and Laika. 

Lyla Warren: "I've created art for a lot of games and I'm so impressed with Elbowfish's focus on creating a really fun, captivating game for players. The team assembled for "Shipwrecked" has executed that beautifully. I'm excited to see people play it! I also really appreciate the effort Elbowfish undergoes to make sure artists are recognized and involved. It’s such a breath of fresh air. This game has been a joy to work on.“

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Art in progress
Art in progress

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Bid Token Fronts - Art in progress
Bid Token Fronts - Art in progress

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Built on an original concept & game design by Matt Kirby, the inventor of Apples To Apples!

This is Matt's first game in over a decade, and he chose Elbowfish to develop and publish it!

Matt Kirby: “I am really excited about collaborating with the Elbowfish team. I have been working on new concepts for several years, and I have kept my eye out for the right publisher to bring my latest ideas to the gaming audience. David’s integrity, his passion for games, and Elbowfish’s innovative business model made it an obvious home for my new games.”

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Developed by Elbowfish, creators and publishers of Kickstarter-backed, award-winning games 

Elbowfish LLC is a Portland, Oregon based creative studio that designs, develops and publishes well-crafted games for a broad audience across all media. Original titles include IndieCade Award Finalist and IndiCade Festival Selection Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!) and JUX, a collaborative storytelling game for creative thinkers. Elbowfish games are available at brick and mortar retailers as well as on Amazon.

Elbowfish Founder & CEO David Galiel: “Shipwrecked is a well-crafted, engaging and accessible game for a broad audience, featuring high production values and a unique art style. Gameplay and theme are perfectly matched. I suspect that this is just the beginning for the wily Captain Coconuts and his gang of motley monkeys. P.S. Shipwrecked is fun as hell!”

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Game board - Art in progress
Game board - Art in progress

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Accessibility is Key

As with all Elbowfish games, special attention has been given to accessibility. We use "double coding" in all our games - that means that we never rely on color alone to distinguish between players or any components. For Shipwrecked, Lee created five different player symbols that help differentiate each players' bid tokens, in addition to different colors. Matching symbols appear on the corresponding player mat. 

Bid Token Backs - Art in progress
Bid Token Backs - Art in progress

Each of the five player mats also features a unique original ship illustration by Lyla.  

One of Five Ship Designs - Art in progress
One of Five Ship Designs - Art in progress

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Game Credits:

  • Producer: David Galiel
  • Illustrator: Lyla Warren
  • Lead Artist: Lee Moyer
  • Game Designer: Andrew Mayer
  • Original Concept and Game Design: Matt Kirby 

Kickstarter Video: 

  • Videographer: Tess Nelson 
  • Narrator: Tori Galiel
  • Castaway: David Galiel

Special Thanks To:

  • Deb Galiel 
  • Anya Drapkin
  • Venetia Charles 
  • Ken Vollmer for his invaluable input 
  • All of our Playtesters 
  • And, of course, Matt Kirby!

Shipwrecked is published by Elbowfish LLC and is manufactured in the US by Delano Service

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Please Spread the word about this campaign on social media!

Twitter: @ElbowfishPDX https://twitter.com/elbowfishpdx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elbowfish

Game Site: https://elbowfish.com/shipwrecked/

Elbowfish.com - Play Matters™

Elbowfish LLC is a Portland, Oregon based creative studio that designs, develops and publishes well-crafted games for a broad audience across all media. Original titles include IndieCade Award Finalist and IndiCade Festival Selection “Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!); and, “JUX”, a collaborative storytelling game for creative thinkers. Both games were funded on Kickstarter. in 2017, Elbowfish signed a publishing agreement to develop and release Shipwrecked based on an original design concept by Matt Kirby, award-winning creator of the mega-hit family board game Apples to Apples® (which has sold nearly 20 millions copies since its release). Shipwrecked is Matt's first new published game in over a decade. Elbowfish games are available at local games stores and online at amazon.com

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David Galiel

Producer for Shipwrecked

Elbowfish Founder & CEO David Galiel brings to Elbowfish more than 25 years of broad-based experience as entrepreneur, senior executive, strategic consultant and mentor. He has worked as transmedia storyteller, producer & executive producer, online community developer, game designer, and professional musician. David has designed and led integration of interactive entertainment into film, television and education productions. His extensive resume ranges from executive producer of a pioneering MMO game, Terra, to New Media Advisor for AIDS.gov; from online strategy consultant for US House and Senate campaigns, to leader of a global peace organization; from director of the Boston Computer Society’s pioneering Virtual Reality Group, to executive committee member of the nation’s first Creative Economy organization. David has mentored numerous social entrepreneurs, served as advisor and director for for-profit and non-profit organizations, and helped to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) careers to young people everywhere. 

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ART

Lee Moyer

Lead Artist for Shipwrecked

Lee Moyer is a veteran Art Director, Illustrator and Designer for numerous games including Cursed Court, 13th Age, and The Doom That Came To Atlantic City; as well as licensed titles including Game of Thrones, World of Warcraft, Star Wars, and many more. He also served as a Concept Lead for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition. Lee has created illustrations for top authors such as Alan Moore, Seanan McGuire, and Ray Bradbury. His cover art includes The Call of Cthulhu motion picture, two Laurel & Hardy boxed sets, and illustration for the Spider-man 2 special edition DVD. Lee also created world-premiere posters for Stephen Sondheim, Andre 3000, Stephen King, and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. His illustrations have been featured in Communication Arts, Design Graphics, China's Top Artist magazine; the New York Times, the Washington Post, and by the BBC. His work has been displayed at the Society of Illustrators, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum.

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Lyla Warren

Illustrator for Shipwrecked

Lyla Warren is an experienced and multi-talented art director, concept artist, character designer, illustrator, animator and sculptor. She’s worked for a variety of clients such as Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony, Mattel, Zynga, Popcap, Mondo Media, Laika House and Leap Frog, to name a few. Lyla has created sculptures for Disneyland and House Special (aka Laika House), and she is the creator of The Seedlings. No matter what medium she's using, her work focuses mostly on emotive characters and stories.

Apples To Apples® trademark and trade dress are owned by Mattel, Inc. No association between Mattel, Inc. and Elbowfish, LLC is implied or intended. Play Matters, Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!), JUX, Shipwrecked and Captain Coconuts are trademarks owned by Elbowfish LLC. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. 

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~This Kickstarter has been approved by Captain Coconuts~

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Risks and challenges

Elbowfish has successfully funded and shipped two games via Kickstarter: Antimatter Matters and JUX. For this project, we have the added benefit of an experienced game designer and veteran artists who know how to deliver.

We are manufacturing Shipwrecked in the US using an experienced game printer (DeLano Service) and shipping directly from the manufacturer to distributed fulfillment warehouses in North America and the European Union, in order to ensure that the game is delivered to you before the holidays.

All that is left is finishing the art, finalizing text, and continuing to playtest and refine the design until manufacturing time. We are confident we can fulfill all rewards on schedule.

That said, creating, manufacturing and shipping a board game requires a lot of things to go right, involving a lot of different partners coordinating a lot of different variables. We've done everything we can to anticipate and account for potential snags, and we've done this before, but monkeys do have a way of getting loose and throwing wrenches into things.

We will keep you constantly informed and up-to-date about our progress as Shipwrecked wends its way through to fulfillment. We pledge to remain transparent and up-front with you all the way through. After all, we literally cannot do this without you!

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