Sea Shanties is an ever-changing strategy board game where 3-5 players compete to be the most renowned captain to ever sail the Kanvus Sea. To do so, players must plunder islands for precious loot, cleverly manage their crew, and pillage resources from other players using a unique sea-battle mechanic. Players will go head-to-head as they complete objectives to craft their own shanty that will ultimately become their legacy after their bodies have failed their souls.
"I've been working hard to bring the world a game that is immersive, complex, and all around fun. After two years of changes, hundreds of hours of play-testing, and much valuable feedback, I feel that this game has landed on an experience that is unlike any other board game." - Andrew X. Hunter, Designer
What's stowed away?
During your voyage...
Although pirates can be crude and the sea a treacherous place, the captains of the Kanvus Sea take turns building their sagas in an organized clockwise manner.
Becoming the most renown pirate to ever sail the Kanvus Sea is as easy as A-B-C.
Play continues until all Ballads and Verses have been claimed (approximately 45-60 minutes). The captain who earns the most renown during the game will be forever known for their triumphs within The Kanvus Sea!
What will the shanties say about you once your body fails your soul? Will they sing about your riches? Will they brag of your empire? Or will they lament about the dastardly deeds and lives you've stolen? The choice is yours.
For more information about how to play the game and to watch an instructional video, please visit the Sea Shanties website.
What's in it for you?
*NEW TIER* $99 - Create a card! You'll create a lore or melody card that will ultimately be in the final production of the game (with approval). You'll work personally with the developer of Sea Shanties to create a new experience. Immortalize your own personal shanty into the final production!
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End of May - Put final order into distributors and fulfillment. Backers will get their digital art and advance rulebook during this time.
June - Record soundtrack with artists.
July - Quality check, prepare for final shipment. Backers will receive the advance soundtrack during this time.
Beginning of August - Shipments start. Depending on your location, you should receive your package by the end of August.
September 19th - Talk Like A Pirate Day! The perfect opportunity to play!
Risks and challenges
Being that this is our first Kickstarter, there are obvious risks. From funding to fulfillment, this is our first time completing a project of this magnitude. On top of that, this game is created in some very unorthodox ways: we have a dynamic canvas-printed board instead of traditional cardboard tiles, custom wooden ship pieces instead of mass-produced plastic components, and several different card types instead of one type of card.
We believe these manufacturing challenges are worth the quality and thematic immersion that our fans will grow to expect from Pleiades Games. Our games revolve around an immersive experience for our fans and their family and friends. We want to help transport your gameplay to a completely different environment by more than just sight -- through sound (our original soundtrack) and feel (our canvas and wooden materials).
Manufacturing of our components has already been settled. The only thing we are waiting for is a final quantity to put on our order forms. We are confident that we will meet our shipping deadlines and bring you this unique immersive experience by September.
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