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Come on a voyage with us in the Virgin Seas in this quick 2-4 player tile-laying area control game! NOW WITH SHIP MEEPLES!
Come on a voyage with us in the Virgin Seas in this quick 2-4 player tile-laying area control game! NOW WITH SHIP MEEPLES!
Come on a voyage with us in the Virgin Seas in this quick 2-4 player tile-laying area control game! NOW WITH SHIP MEEPLES!
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Virgin Seas by Grey Gnome Games

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Escape back to a time when sails were raised, and unknown lands were waiting to be discovered! In Virgin Seas you control a fleet of ships in a race to discover and control islands in the uncharted oceans. Confront, and seize control, of your opponents vessels in this quick and strategic game of area control. But you are not alone in the ocean! Deep below the Kraken awaits, and when she arrives the game ends!

Each player draws from their own personal fleet deck. Each fleet deck is the same. Most of these cards are ships, but there are three islands in each deck. Players control when and where these islands appear on the board and thus can place them to their own advantage. Islands simply have a set point value that players will score at the end of the game if they control the seas surrounding it. However, whenever you place an island card, you must draw an event card. Events often reward the player with a unique strategic action, but there are three Kraken cards in the deck, and when all three are revealed, the game ends immediately! 

More game info below in the Overview Section, including a FREE Print & Play, Draft Rules Download, and a Tutorial Video!

Why Pledge Now? 

  • Discount - By backing Virgin Seas you will get your copy at a nice discount. The MSRP for Virgin Seas will be $25, plus you are getting a $7 shipping credit (Free Shipping within the U.S.). That means that by pledging now, you will save more than 35%.
  • Backers First - We have made it a priority in the past, and will continue to in the future, to ship games to backers before we open up sales to the public. It is only fair that those that helped make the game happen get their copies first!
  • Your Feedback - We value your thoughts and ideas. Being part of the Kickstarter allows you to be heard. We have used numerous backer ideas in the past and are open to your suggestions. So be part of the process, and let's build this game together!
  • Stretch Rewards - By backing Virgin Seas you will actually affect the outcome of the final game. The more we raise, the more that can be approved or added. See the "Stretch Goals" section for more details.
  • We Simply Need You! - We have paid for the artwork, graphics, prototyping, and playtesting out of our own pockets up front, but we need your support to help pay for manufacturing and shipping.
 
  • Red Fleet Deck (14 square cards) Unlocked! 300gsm linen finish
  • Blue Fleet Deck (14 square cards) Unlocked! 300gsm linen finish
  • Green Fleet Deck (14 square cards) Unlocked! 300gsm linen finish
  • Yellow Fleet Deck  (14 square cards) Unlocked! 300gsm linen finish
  • Event Deck (16 cards) Unlocked! 300gsm linen finish
  • 60 Wooden Tokens (15 red, 15 blue, 15 green, & 15 yellow) WOODEN SHIP MEEPLES!
  • Full-Color Instruction Booklet
  • 2-Piece Setup Box
  • Unlocked! Poseidon Event Card
 

PRINT it! PLAY it! and then BACK it! Click the image below for the PnP-lite files!

Click the image below to download the PDF draft rules!

Check out this tutorial video and learn more about how to play Virgin Seas!

What is Red Beard's Booty?

Red Beard, like many pirates, was a hoarder, but he was smart enough to bury his treasure on many different islands scattered about the open sea. Unfortunately he and his crew met their untimely end before being able to retrieve the precious gems! Now you must collect these gems to gain fortune and fame and be crowned king of the Virgin Seas!

Red Beard's Booty is an exciting expansion for Virgin Seas that adds a fabulous red velvet pouch, 48 beautiful gems (same type used in Dig Down Dwarf), and an instruction mat, all housed in a reusable clam-shell case. Instead of each island being worth the set amount indicated on the card, players now draw random gems from the bag and seed the island. Players draw a number of gems equal to the number on the island card. Each gem scores in a different way and this adds a new layer of strategy and excitement to the game! 

If we fund, we promise that Virgin Seas will be a thrilling and rewarding experience for you and your family and friends. However, if we over fund we will be able to expand the game in both quality and quantity. You see, the more we raise, the more units we will be able to manufacture. This equates to a lower unit cost. These saving WILL be added back into the game in the form of additional content and better quality components. Below are these additional goals and rewards.

$20 - THE SAILOR Free Domestic Shipping!

  • One copy of Virgin Seas with all stretch goals
  • Access to our premium print and play library

$30 - THE QUARTER MASTER Free Domestic Shipping!

  • One copy of Virgin Seas with all stretch goals  
  • One copy of the Red Beard's Booty Expansion
  • Access to our premium print and play library

 $50- THE NAVIGATOR Free Domestic Shipping!

  • Custom Gold Tin (Signed and Numbered)
  • Custom Chessex Die (To determine start player)
  • 2 Velvet Pouches
  • One Copy of Virgin Seas with all stretch goals
  • One Copy of the Red Beard's Booty Expansion
  • Access to our premiun print and play library

 $85 - THE CAPTAIN Free Domestic Shipping!

  • One copy of Virgin Seas with all stretch goals
  • One copy of the Red Beard's Booty Expansion
  • One copy of the Trainmaker
  • One copy of the Dig Down Dwarf
  • One copy of Of Dungeons Deep!
  • Access to our premium print and play library

 $100 - THE MERCHANT Free Domestic Shipping!

  • Five Copies of Virgin Seas with all stretch goals
  • Five Copies of the Red Beard's Booty Expansion
  • Access to our premium print and play library

Customize your pledge by adding any of the listed items to your pledge. Simply add the dollar amount, next to each item below, to your pledge amount. You can make changes to an existing pledge by clicking on the "Manage Your Pledge" button above. We will send out detailed surveys after funding to gather the info needed to customize your pledge. Enjoy! Worldwide shipping included!

Simply add $20 to any pledge (that includes a copy of the game) and you will have it upgraded to a Collector's Edition! You could even add $100 (5x$20) to the Merchant Pledge level and get 5 copies of the Collector's Edition! Mind Blown!

The cost of shipping Virgin Seas is factored into the pledge levels for U.S. Backers. I wanted to explain the shipping costs to everyone, so that you can see exactly where the numbers come from. Below is a nice chart that shows the dollar amount you need to add to your pledge depending on where you live and the shipping credit that is applied at each level. Whatever the cost is to ship within the U.S. becomes a credit that is applied to Canadian, EU, and International shipping. Example: It costs $7 to ship one copy of the game within the U.S. and it costs $13 to ship the same package to Canada, so $7 is taken off the cost for Canadian Backers, thus you only have to pay $6 for shipping instead of the full $15.

                                                                                                     

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to make a quality product and we understand the challenges of doing so. Our focus is to stay engaged with both our manufacturers and backers to keep everyone on the same page and informed. An informed backer is a happy backer.

If challenges arise, we will hit them head on. Sometimes an issue can cause a delay, and while delays are typically avoided, producing the the best product is always our end goal. Again, open communication with our backers is key.

All fulfillment will be done in house via the use of USPS. We have our quotes from manufacturers in hand and all artwork is close to complete.

We also have experience with Kickstarter, having run 8 successful campaigns for Plague The Card Game, Zogar's Gaze, Tasnia, Neptune, Four Tribes, Dig Down Dwarf, Of Dungeons Deep!, and Trainmaker. We feel that this experience gives us a good advantage if and when any issues arise.

All of our previous projects have been shipped to backers with the exception of Trainmaker, which is not due until winter 2015/16. Again, we always keep an open line of communication with our backers.

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    Custom Chessex Die
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    2 Velvet pouches
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    Dig Down Dwarf (One Copy)
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    Of Dungeons Deep! (One Copy)
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