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Experience a tale of piracy on the high seas. Hoist the Jolly Roger, divvy the rum, plunder like pirates, & let yer cannonballs fly! Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 9, 2013.

Experience a tale of piracy on the high seas. Hoist the Jolly Roger, divvy the rum, plunder like pirates, & let yer cannonballs fly!

About this project

Crossbones: The Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure Game is a competitive dice & board game designed for 2-5 players, ages 10 to adult, with a play time of approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Introduction

Avast, me hearties! Tis yer discovery of a treasure map that beckons ye and yer mates on a swashbuckling pirate adventure. Ye shall set sail in search of gold, silver, jewels and other treasures... yet beware of stormy weather, ruthless pirates, and other misfortunes that await ye!

Gameplay Overview

In this swashbuckling adventure, players take on the role of pirate captains that race against each other to become the first and most infamous pirate to advance through a series of narrative driven events that make up a tale of piracy on the high seas.

Each player embarks upon their journey with a ration of rum, a limited supply of cannonballs, and a never ending quest for survival and handfuls o' shiny treasure.

During this turn-based adventure, players will choose to either resolve a specific event challenge or to initiate an encounter with an adjacent ship. After deciding on an action, players roll 3 to 5 dice one or more times and must resolve a piratical event challenge or win the encounter in order to advance onto the next event level of the adventure. Players may choose to divvy any available rum once per turn to activate special crew abilities that enable them to modify the dice and influence their chance of success during a difficult challenge or encounter.

Players navigate to various port locations on the map to fortify their ships and gather supplies or to sea locations adjacent to other ships to pillage and plunder their goods. Swashbuckling players might advance one or more levels per turn based upon tactical opportunities.

Each adventure can vary and players must aptly manage their tactical positions along with their rum and cannonball resources in order to steadily progress toward the final game ending "Journey's End" event.

In the game of Crossbones, players will compete to acquire the greatest amount of booty and race to become the first and most infamous pirate to successfully complete a tale of piracy on the high seas... so, prepare to divvy yer rum an' let yer cannonballs fly! Savvy?

"The only way for a pirate to make a living these days is by betraying other pirates."

~ Barbossa

Now...

Ready yer sails... man yer cannons... an' ne'er give up the hunt fer treasure!

A 5 player "Landlubber" game setup. (Prototype Componets Shown)
A 5 player "Landlubber" game setup. (Prototype Componets Shown)
A prototype sampling of components and the Captain's Codex cards.
A prototype sampling of components and the Captain's Codex cards.
Components:
1 Game board
5 Pirate pawns
5 Quest tokens
4 Spanish Galleon tokens
1 First player token
1 Treasure token
1 Kraken token
10 Supply/Upgrade tokens
12 Booty tokens
25 Rum tokens
5 Cannonball markers
3 Custom 16mm D6 dice
2 Standard 16mm D6 dice
5 Captain's Codex cards
1 Rulebook (Currently in revision)

WARNING: Small Parts Choking Hazard - Not for children under 3 years.

The creative inspiration and core design for the game of Crossbones began long ago and has been a labor of love for many years. We are now in the final stages of development; however, the artwork, graphic design, copy editing, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of board games can be quite costly and especially so when considering the fixed cost of limited quantity print runs as suitable for Kickstarter and the hobby gaming market.

Your support will help provide a means of moving forward with the final artwork and preparations as required for commercial production and will allow us to deliver a quality game with quality components all based upon your level of interest and support. Simply choose a reward level to the right that corresponds with your shipping destination and contribute any amount equal to or greater than the reward level + any additional amounts required for shipping outside of the USA.

We have several component upgrade and expansion options that we would really like to include with this initial print run. With enough support, we can increase the size of our print run to help offset some of the additional cost related to the following promos, upgrades, and expansions.

~ Get early bird swag fer yer game! (No need to share dice in a 2 player game--Savvy?)~
~ Get early bird swag fer yer game! (No need to share dice in a 2 player game--Savvy?)~

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~ Show yer Kickstarter support to help us fund our dream an' get a bonus 1st player token! ~
~ Show yer Kickstarter support to help us fund our dream an' get a bonus 1st player token! ~

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A linen finish would provide the perfect thematic look an' feel of key components.
A linen finish would provide the perfect thematic look an' feel of key components.

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These wooden shipples sure would look sweet sailing upon the open seas...
These wooden shipples sure would look sweet sailing upon the open seas...

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Track high seas encounters to boost a pirate captain's infamousy...
Track high seas encounters to boost a pirate captain's infamousy...

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This fearsome looking shipple is sure to be a favorite...
This fearsome looking shipple is sure to be a favorite...

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Show yer support an' get more swag at yer fingertips...
Show yer support an' get more swag at yer fingertips...

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Set sail with the Cap'n & Crew and Adventure cards for expanded gameplay experience...
Set sail with the Cap'n & Crew and Adventure cards for expanded gameplay experience...

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Visit our project on Kicktraq...
Visit our project on Kicktraq...

Please share this project with others to help us expand the optional components that can be included with each of your Kickstarter rewards. 

Domestic Shipping

Kickstarter supporters receiving shipments within the USA will receive free shipping included with your reward.

International Shipping

Kickstarter supporters receiving shipments outside of the USA will receive a discounted shipping rate with your reward as follows:

Shipping to Canada: Please add $25 to your pledge amount for any reward selected.

Shipping to all other countries: Please add $45 to your pledge amount for any reward selected.

International Shipping Notice: Please be aware that you may be required to pay any additional VAT, customs duties, taxes, import fees, or delivery surcharges that may be levied from your local authorities on packages shipped from the USA. Some delivery restrictions may apply.

As we progress with our campaign, we will continue to review opportunities to reduce the shipping rates for our international supporters. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Visit us on the web:

http://www.playcrossbones.com

Find us on Facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/PlayCrossbonesPirateAdventureGame

Follow us on Twitter:

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Find us on BoardGameGeek :

Crossbones: The Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure Game

Music By: Hans Zimmer

Risks and challenges

Your satisfaction with your reward is one of our main concerns. We would like you to pledge to our Kickstarter project with confidence and we believe that our choice in manufacturing partners may play a critical role in your decision.

We want you to know that with successful funding, we will use Panda Game Manufacturing as our partner of choice for the production of our game. We believe this decision will best demonstrate our appreciation for your support and will limit the risk involved with the production and delivery of your reward.

We believe that their experience and reputation in this industry plays an important part of our commitment to deliver a quality product and gaming experience to tabletops around the world.

While it is impossible to predict any unexpected events that could delay our project, we will always do our best to swiftly navigate around or through any of the unforeseen events that could potentially delay or disrupt the delivery of your rewards.

Thank you for supporting or considering our project.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $1 reward

    3 backers

    Landlubber - Remain on the dockside.

    Support our journey with yer kind contribution while keeping yer toes in the sand. We shall divvy yer coin an' share rumors of our voyage...savvy?

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    $5 reward

    0 backers

    Ship Mate - Show yer colors!

    Contribute a few extra coins to support our project an' yer name will appear on our online Pirate Crew scroll listing ye as a member of the maiden crew. We appreciate yer contribution an' we be promisin' to spend it wisely in port...

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  • You selected
    $45 reward

    46 backers Limited (154 left of 200)

    Cap'n & Crew - Early Bird Swag!

    Select this option swiftly & get free promo swag (1 set of custom dice as shown to the left) + 1 copy of the game + any funding promos or stretch rewards achieved.

    Shipping included within the USA only.

    Add $25 to ship to Canada.

    Add $45 to ship to All Other Countries.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $49 reward

    2 backers

    Cap'n & Crew - (Game Reward x1)

    Select this option & get 1 copy of the game + any funding promos or stretch rewards achieved.

    Shipping included within the USA only.

    Add $25 to ship to Canada.

    Add $45 to ship to All Other Countries.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $90 reward

    0 backers

    Cap'n & Crew - (Game Reward x2)

    Select this option & get 2 copies of the game + any funding promos or stretch rewards achieved.

    Shipping included within the USA only.

    Add $25 to ship to Canada.

    Add $45 to ship to All Other Countries.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (51 days)