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Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
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Palm Island - Portable Card Game

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Palm Island is a game that you can take anywhere. Sitting, standing, waiting, riding, flying, relaxing, alone or together you can play Palm Island, no table required.  

Using a deck-transforming mechanic, a player uses just 17 cards over 8 rounds to shape their island and overcome its unique challenges. Store resources to pay for upgrades and upgrade buildings to access new abilities. Each decision you make will alter your village from round to round. Complete your objectives within 8 rounds and calculate your score.  Palm Island is a solo game with multiplayer variants. The game comes with enough cards for 2 players but multiple games can be combined to support even more.

Each card has 4 states. As you proceed through the game, you may upgrade cards by rotating or flipping them. 

These actions change the card for the rest of the game and can help you gain more resources or victory points. 

Using the same 17 cards each round, you will upgrade your deck and shape your own village. 

Learn more about how to play with the Palm Island Rulebook.

2 player decks of 17 cards each
6 Feat Cards (double-sided providing 6 Feats for solo play)
6 Co-op cards
14 Villager Cards (Competitive Cards) 
1 Reference card
1 Box1 Rulebook

Solo Deck Sleeve - With the solo deck sleeve stretch goal unlocked each game pledge will receive one solo deck sleeve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

 Check out the Palm Island BGG page here.

Print and Play $5 - Digital print and play files of the entire game. All pledge levels with a game will also receive these files.

Base Game $16 - This includes one copy of the base version of Palm Island including the magnetic flap cardboard box with all stretch goals.  

All-Weather Version $18 - This includes an all-weather version of Palm Island including plastic cards and a plastic box as well as all stretch goals.

Hybrid Version $18 - This includes a hybrid version of Palm Island including plastic cards and the magnetic flap cardboard box as well as all stretch goals.

Additional copy addon $14/$16/$16 - For an additional copy of the base game, add $14. For an additional copy of the all-weather version of the game or the Hybrid version, add $16. Additional shipping is not required. Please contact us for orders over 6 copies.  

Magnetic Flap Box Add-On $3 - This is for All-Weather pledges who wish to have the magnetic flap cardboard box in addition to their pledge. Add $3 to your all-weather pledge to receive the magnetic flap cardboard box.

Solo Deck Case Add-On $2 - This deck sleeve/wallet holds one deck and the feat cards for an even more portable game when playing solo. Each pledge comes with 1 solo deck case. Add $2 to your pledge for each additional case.

Retailers, please contact jon@portaldragon.com

We are offering free shipping to the USA with discounted shipping to other regions of the world. USA shipping will not incur additional fees. Shipping to other countries may require VAT or other fees. We expect to begin fulfillment in June of 2018. 

We have added 2 more pledge options specifically for Uk and EU residents. These have increased shipping costs but will ship from within the EU and will not require VAT fees. The prices of shipping at this level is $5 for the UK and $7 for the EU. You are still welcome to use the normal pledge levels however these may include VAT fees dependant on your country. The EU pledge levels are mainly available for countries with a lower VAT threshold and for EU and UK backers who wish to purchase more than one game.

 Shipping fees for the Normal Basic and All-Weather Pledges. 
The below prices and countries do not apply to the EU Friendly pledge levels.

 

 

Portal Dragon is committed to delivering quality games and components while keeping communication with the community through the entire process. We are gamers and we do this because we love games. We are excited about Palm Island since it creates a new type of experience. 

Design and Art by Jon Mietling  
Jon Mietling is a husband and father. He works for non-profit called Friendship Circle, which provides programs and services for individuals with special needs. His family has grown to a family of 9 with the addition of 5 foster kids. Jon thanks God for the opportunity his wife and he have to provide a safe and loving home for children in need.

"I wanted to create a game that you could take anywhere. I didn't realize how important this could be to certain gamers. Through playtesting I had numerous stories shared about how this game fit different players' lifestyles. Some people are always on the on the go, have limited table space, or spend a lot of time in one place, like a hospital. It gave me a greater perspective on who plays games and what they want or need as players. This makes me excited to address that with this game and in future designs."

Risks and challenges

This will be Portal Dragon's 3rd Kickstarter project. Development of the game and all the art assets are finished. So, all we need is the last piece of the puzzle, our backers. As a small company, we depend on Kickstarter for each project. We have finalized all our numbers with our manufacturer and they are standing by for a nice quick fulfillment. This is a very simple project only consisting of a box, rulebook, and cards. We expect to produce and ship this game very quickly.

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