The long-awaited expansion to The Dice Tower's #1 Thematic game and #9 Coop-op game, Dead Men Tell No Tales.
At first, all I could feel was vibrations in my feet, then, a low rumble that seemed to shake the entire ship. It grew louder until it was almost deafening. The ship lurched to one side, and I instinctively reached for the nearest post—despite the flames that crawled up it. There was a screeching sound that seemed to come from everywhere… And then I was on my back. The wood splintered as it crashed around me. The room flooded with water. Then I saw it: a tentacle the size of a ship’s mast crashed through the room, obliterating everything in sight. But I was ready for this! I knew the Kraken was in these waters. So I took up my axe and pushed my way toward the treasure…
When playing with The Kraken, the gameplay remains the same as Dead Men Tell No Tales, with the following exceptions: A new threat has emerged from the sea! In order to win the game, in addition to getting the treasure and your pirates off the ship, you must ALSO kill the Kraken. If the Kraken destroys the ship or pulls it underwater, you lose the game.
This Kickstarter campaign contains 3 items of interest:
- The Kraken game expansion
- The Miniatures expansion
- Replacement Add-on start board
THE KRAKEN (MSRP $44.99):
THE MINIATURES (MSRP $29.99):
7 Character Miniatures (unpainted). 28mm highly detailed models of the 7 characters that came with the base game. Sold in a separate box for your use with any game.
More pictures can be found on our Facebook page:
ADD-ON START BOARD ($5 ADD ON):
Early copies of this game came with a starting board that was 1 piece and this made it hard to mark these starting tiles as exploded. Later versions had them split apart so you can flip them. This is simply a copy of that newer board so you too can add it to your game. It's only useful for older copies of the game. But we are providing it here at a low cost. Simply add $5 to your reward pledge and you'll be able to choose this item in our Pledge Manager post campaign.
If you JUST want the new start board and nothing else, you can order it from our website, but shipping is not subsidized and it will ship from the USA within a few days of ordering:
You can download the rules here:
Walkthrough and review by Pirate's Parley:
For more videos from Pirate's Parley visit:
and on Facebook:
DMTNT: The Kraken BGG Page:
We firmly believe in having our stretch goals improve the quality of the game. We also want to see these happen so we are creating very obtainable stretch goals. Once they are reached we don't expect to be adding more as they are already stretching the budget.
As long as we fund everyone will get a copy of the original Kickstarter character bonus card.
Also, all pledge levels will include the Print and Play version of the original AND the expansion of the game.
Custom wood bits
Instead of simple cubes for the cannons and the Kraken health trackers, we'll make them custom shaped wood bits.
Exploded Barrel tokens
While not needed for the game, we've listened to some fans that thought it would be nice to have these. When a barrel explodes, currently you move the die over to cover it up. With these tokens, you’d cover it up with the token. We'll include 6.
We will make the 15 tentacle miniatures 25% larger.
Player Color Plastic Disks
To help you see your player's miniature, we'll create these cool plastic rings to snap on the bottom of your miniature. These help distinguish one character from another at a glance when using unpainted minis. 1 disk will come with the Kraken expansion and 7 in the Pirate miniatures addon box.
We are paying about $13 of the shipping for all backers. That makes USA shipping included as we can use a flat rate box, but the other countries we must charge what USPS charges us (minus the $13). Shipping to the EU will be discounted and VAT free as it's shipped out of the UK. Shipping costs are about $15-25 for EU and Canada. Shipping outside these areas is about $10 more than the EU. You will be asked to pay the shipping costs after selecting your reward level.
We have been publishing quality games and accessories for nearly 5 years and have run over a dozen successful Kickstarter campaigns including the highly rated game The Manhattan Project. Pledge with confidence that we will fulfill your rewards with the highest quality and in a timely manner.
Kane is a very talented designer with several games under his belt, including FLIP SHIPS, FUSE, COVERT, and FLATLINE.
Original Kickstarter Game Video:
Review of the original game:
Risks and challenges
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