"The Captain Is Dead: Episode 3 - Lockdown" is now on Kickstarter!
We're happy to announce that our new Kickstarter campaign for "The Captain Is Dead: Episode 3 - Lockdown" launched TODAY!
We hit our funding goal in less than... Read more
TCID is on Steam
The Captain is Dead is on Steam, and for a limited time you can get it for 10% off retail price. Now you can finally play TCID with your friends... Read more
Big Episode 3 News
We've got lots to talk about so I'll get right to it.
Protospiel Minnesota - Play Episode 3 with JT
This weekend JT will be at Protospiel Minnesota and he'll... Read more
Episode 3 Preview and Hamlet Builder Pro
We've just launched the campaign for our newest game called Hamlet Builder Pro. It's a sleek and beautiful city building game. Father Geek, Gameosity, and Single Handed Warfare all gave... Read more
TCID Available in Canada
I know many of our friends to the north have long awaited the day where they could purchase The Captain is Dead directly in Canada. That day is finally here.... Read more
The Captain Is De...finitely Playing Parkies!
I hope all of you are enjoying The Captain Is Dead and the new Episode 2: Adrift expansion. We are currently working on Episode 3 and we're excited to expand... Read more
Limited quantity available in the UK
We shipped a limited quantity of Episode 1 and 2 of The Captain Is Dead to the UK Games Expo as a European test pilot. As a result a few... Read more
TCID 1.5 Upgrade Kit
If you bought, or are planning to buy Episode 2: Adrift (the first expansion for The Captain is Dead), then you may notice that The Captain is Dead cards were... Read more
Only 24 Hours Left For Episode 2
Episode 2 is only on sale for another day. We've achieved full discounts for both Episodes 1 and 2! If you were holding out, now is the time to act.
To The Table just posted a review of Adrift to Board Game Geek and called it a "Must Buy".
We've hit the maximum discount for the crowd sale, so every buyer will get the expansion for only $10. Thank you so much for your interest in The Captain is... Read more
Episode 2 Crowd Sale Begins Now
The Captain is Dead: Episode 2 - Adrift crowd sale begins now. The new expansion is on sale for $5 off initially, with a chance of $10 off as long... Read more
Episode 2 Goes On Sale April 13th!
We're pleased to announce that The Captain is Dead: Episode 2 - Adrift goes on sale April 13th. If at least 100 people order it, then the sale price will... Read more
Episode 2: Adrift - The First Review
Gameosity has published the first of many reviews that we have coming.
"If you like The Captain Is Dead, then you will absolutely want to pick up Episode 2: Adrift... Read more
Hex Survival and Episode 2 Teaser
Gaetano Leonardi, the artist for The Captain is Dead, has launched his crowd sale for his game called Hex Survival today. You can currently buy the game for $5 off... Read more
EU Shipping, Episode 2, and Hex Survival
Hi everyone! We hope you're enjoying your games. We wanted to post a final update for EU Backer rewards. At this point, all of our EU-Friendly Shipping backers... Read more
Updates for January
We hope your 2015 has been great so far! We wanted to provide you with an update on our campaign. Our fulfillment partner, Spiral Galaxy Games, shipped out... Read more
Games For Sale Now
All 3 games are now available on The Game Crafter if you want extra copies or your friends are looking for a copy. Here are links to them:
- The Captain... Read more
Shipping Update for EU Backers!
The pallet of games finally left customs and arrived at the UK fulfillment warehouse on Saturday (2 days ago). The team worked over the weekend to get the... Read more
Latest Update for EU Backers
We received confirmation that the shipment of games made it to the UK and the freight company is finalizing payment with customs so that they can get it... Read more
Shipping Update for European Backers
We received an update on the pallet of games that's headed to the EU. The games are scheduled to arrive in the UK on December 6th. They will... Read more
Shipping Finished Except For Europe
We have completed shipping except for European backers.
European Backer Shipping
Your games were loaded onto a pallet and shipped to Europe a couple weeks ago (as we stated in... Read more
Euro Friendly Shipping
The pallet of European games has been packed up and will be picked up by the freight forwarding company by Friday.
It will be delivered to our distribution partner in... Read more
Since a few of you have already received your copies, I suppose it is about time to let you know that we have begun the shipping process. There are a... Read more
As stated last week all the major components of the games have been produced (tiles, boards, booklets, boxes, game pieces). We are still continuing to cut cards as we assemble,... Read more
We thought you might want to see your games being assembled. Here is a little photo gallery for you.
We have begun assembly!
I'm pleased to report we have finished manufacturing all the major components and have begun assembly of The Captain Is Dead, Turbulence, and Scarborough Fair. After assembly comes shipping! We... Read more
Design Your Own Role Cards
Many of you have been asking for "blank" role cards so that you could design your own. Since all of our cards are generated programmatically via code, we didn't have... Read more
We've finished manufacturing the nearly 3000 booklets for the games. We thought you might want to see some photos.
We'll keep posting updates as we have them.
We are finalizing all of the shipping addresses for backers and you have 48-hours left to make any changes to your address. Kickstarter won't allow you to make... Read more
Backer Surveys Sent!
All of the backer surveys have been sent out. You should have received an email from Kickstarter about The Captain Is Dead. Fill that out asap! We can... Read more
Backer Surveys + Choosing Pawns
We are about to send out the backer surveys for The Captain Is Dead. We wanted to remind everyone that you will have to choose which type of... Read more
$100,000 and Over 1,500 Backers!!!
Wow, $100,000 and over 1,500 backers! Thank you for putting your faith in our campaign and supporting indie board game designers.
It is our mission to bring great indie board... Read more
$72,500 Stretch Goal for Box Upgrade has Funded!
The Captain Is Dead will now ship in a better box with even more of Gaetano's incredible artwork! We are really happy about reaching this stretch goal and we... Read more
Celebrating Over 1000 Backers!
In celebration of breaking the 1000-backers mark, Gaetano Leonardi (our artist) wanted to share a new illustration with all backers!
Kickstarter is such a amazing tool for indie board game... Read more
$65,000 Mission Expansion #2 Stretch Goal has Funded!!
We are excited to announce that funding has exceeded $65,000 and the Mission Expansion #2 stretch goal has been unlocked! We're thrilled that we can include these cards in every... Read more
A Pitch From Allen Lamb
We are closing in on the last week of the campaign, and I've notice that an awful lot of you haven't picked up either of the other two games: Scarborough... Read more
Happy almost July 4th everybody! Since we'll be out enjoying the day with our friends and family tomorrow, we thought we'd share a fan-made video for The Captain Is Dead.... Read more
The Captain Is Dead - Rules First Draft
We've finished the first draft of the rules adding in all of the stretch goals so far. We know many of you are interested in how the stretch goals will... Read more
$57,500 Mission Expansion Stretch Goal has FUNDED!
We're pleased to announce that you have pushed our funding to over $57,500! This means the Mission Expansion stretch goal has FUNDED! Woohoo! Let's move on to more... Read more
Best Co-Op Game Ever
Quite a few people have been giving high praise to The Captain Is Dead. From game designers like Jason Glover to reviewers like The Dice Tower, everybody likes The Captain. Today,... Read more
The Captain's not dead. He's in the cargo bay playing Scarborough Fair.
Allen Lamb, designer of Scarborough Fair, has been working through a major graphics overhaul of Scarborough Fair so that all of you get the prettiest version of the game possible.... Read more
Mission Expansion Stretch Goal
You did it! We now officially have 4 more characters in The Captain Is Dead!
Now it's time for something different.
$57,500 - Mission Expansion
You asked for more mission... Read more
EU-FRIENDLY Pledge Levels Now Available!
We're pleased to announce that we have added EU-FRIENDLY shipping options for all of our pledge levels. These pledge levels are almost all $5 cheaper than our previous options and... Read more
The Captain Is Dead is a staff pick on Kickstarter!
We're really excited to announce that The Captain Is Dead has been selected as an official "Staff Pick" on Kickstarter!This should drive more traffic our way and... Read more
The Captain Is Dead and the Geeks Are Screwed!
All Us Geeks Podcast has posted their review of The Captain Is Dead.
"It's fun. It's simple. It's solid and very enjoyable. Go to Kickstarter now and back it."... Read more
Four Character Expansion Stretch Goal
Thanks to you we now have the Tools Expansion locked down, so each of you will receive 5 tool cards:
But now it's time for a new stretch goal:
$50,000... Read more
$30,000 STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
With your support, we have reached the $30k stretch goal! Heck, we're almost to $32k already and are currently at 1269% funding! This is wonderful news for those... Read more
Board Game Geek Microbadges
There are now two Board Game Geek Microbadges for The Captain Is Dead. You can check them out:
You Did It! The Custom Pawns Have Funded!
We're pleased to announce that in the middle of the night we reached $20,000 funding! That means that the custom visual pawns for The Captain Is Dead will officially replace... Read more
$10,000 STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
Congratulations!!! You have pushed our funding to over $10,000 in less than 20 hours! Amazing. Here's the next stretch goal!
$20,000 - VISUAL PAWNS FOR THE CAPTAIN IS... Read more
The Inquisitive Meeple Interviews JT About The Captain Is Dead
This great interview by The Inquisitive Meeple came out this morning. Ryan Sanders interviews JT Smith about The Captain Is Dead. If you were on the fence, we thought you... Read more
We're only 9 hours into the campaign and we've not only funded, but reached our first stretch goal! Thank you all for supporting indie game designers.
$5000 - 7 Additional... Read more
FULLY FUNDED IN LESS THAN 4 HOURS!
We are pleased to announce that YOU (and several other super cool, indie board game-loving people) have funded The Captain Is Dead in under 4 hours!!! WOOT! We... Read more