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The Kraken game expansion and miniatures addon for Dead Men Tell No Tales cooperative board game.
The Kraken game expansion and miniatures addon for Dead Men Tell No Tales cooperative board game.*** WATCH FOR LATE BACKER LINK IN MARCH! ***
The Kraken game expansion and miniatures addon for Dead Men Tell No Tales cooperative board game.*** WATCH FOR LATE BACKER LINK IN MARCH! ***
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Dead Men Tell No Tales: Board Game Expansion + Miniatures

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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):

 

 

Painted Kraken mini and tentacles
Painted Kraken mini and tentacles

 

Example of minis on game board.
Example of minis on game board.

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.

7 new miniatures to match original game's characters.
7 new miniatures to match original game's characters.

 

 

More pictures can be found on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/miniongames/

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.

Starting titles that are separated. The other bits are just bonus stuff.
Starting titles that are separated. The other bits are just bonus stuff.

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:
https://www.miniongames.com/store/dmtnt-split-start-board.html

 You can download the rules here:

 

Walkthrough and review by Pirate's Parley:

For more videos from Pirate's Parley visit:
https://www.youtube.com/CptJWShinbones

and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MrShinbones/

DMTNT: The Kraken BGG Page:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/244532/dead-men-tell-no-tales-kraken

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.

 

Larger Tentacles

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.

 

SHIPPING

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.

 

 

 

MINION GAMES

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 KLENKO

Kane is a very talented designer with several games under his belt, including FLIP SHIPS, FUSE, COVERT, and FLATLINE.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/68139/kane-klenko

Shadowbox of the original DMTNT in Kane's house.
Shadowbox of the original DMTNT in Kane's house.

Original Kickstarter Game Video:

Review of the original game:

 

Risks and challenges

Minion Games is experienced in running Kickstarter Campaigns, having previously succeeding in publishing many other superb games and projects. More important than the ability to raise money is the ability to fulfill rewards - we have retained the same high-quality manufacturer and distributor throughout all of our projects so the risks and challenges are at a bare minimum. You can pledge with confidence that you will receive an excellent product at a reasonable price, while helping to make an independent small business a reality.

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    Print and Play

    The print and play (pdf download) version of the expansion. You'll obviously need to find your own miniatures and bits.

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    THE MINIATURES

    The 7 unpainted 28mm miniatures for the main game.

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    THE KRAKEN

    Kraken game expansion with Kraken and 15 Tentacle minis, plus 1 character miniature (unpainted).

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    DMTNT + MINIS

    Want just the base game with the miniatures to try before buying the Kraken expansion? Back this reward level to get just the original game plus the 7 character miniatures.

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    KRAKEN + MINIS

    Both the Kraken game expansion with Kraken and 15 tentacle minis plus 8 unpainted 28mm character miniatures.

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    DMTNT + KRAKEN

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    KRAKEN + MINIS (Signed - USA ONLY)

    Both the Kraken game expansion with Kraken and 15 tentacle minis plus 8 unpainted 28mm character miniatures. Both boxes signed by Kane.

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    DMTNT + KRAKEN + MINIS

    For those of you who want it all. The base coop game plus the Kraken expansion with tentacle minis plus all 8 of the character miniatures.

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    RETAILER - THE KRAKEN (4) + MINIS (4)

    This pledge is only for verified retailers (send me a PM). You'll get 4 units of The Kraken Expansion SKU and 4 units of the Miniatures SKU. Shipping is included in the pledge. You will get the product before distribution has it and also get 4 of the bonus promo card.

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