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Roll the bones! Fight yer mates! Claim the gold! A fast-paced game of piracy for 2 to 6 players.

From the makers of Dice of Crowns!
Roll the bones! Fight yer mates! Claim the gold! A fast-paced game of piracy for 2 to 6 players.

From the makers of Dice of Crowns!
Roll the bones! Fight yer mates! Claim the gold! A fast-paced game of piracy for 2 to 6 players. From the makers of Dice of Crowns!
1,207 backers pledged $28,232 to help bring this project to life.

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Dice of Pirates is a fast-paced game of piracy for 2 to 6 players! The newest game in the award winning pocket tin dice series!

 

The Winds of Fate are blowing, and fortune favors the bold. There is treasure out there waiting to be plundered, and coffers to be filled. It just takes a Captain with the will and strength to grab it. The seas are full of dangerous monsters and rival Pirate Captains, but this moment is yours not theirs. Your sails are full, your ships are ready, and your sword is sharp. Time to sail the seas, and make your name!   

 

 

 

 

Game Designer Badger explains how to play Dice of Pirates!

 A how to play preview from The BoardGame Renegade! 

 

 

  • 7 Custom Dice (16mm, engraved 4 color) <- Stretch Goals #2 and #3 unlock
  • 24 Gold tokens (3mm engraved resin) <-Stretch Goal #4 unlock
  • 10 Plunder tokens (3mm engraved resin) <-Stretch Goal #4 unlock
  • 1  Custom 3D Plastic Ship    <- Stretch Goal #1 unlock
  • Revlar Instructions Sheet (160mm x 40mm) <- Social Goal #1 unlock
  • Game Tin (95mm x 60mm x 23mm)

Review from The Geek Girl Project

"I’m usually somewhat picky when it comes to games featuring pirates as I have been let down more times than I can count, yet Dice of Pirates more than does the theme justice so it is definitely one I am glad to have gotten to play! “

 Review from Board Game Gumbo:

"[Dice of Pirates] ... is for that group that likes to talk trash during games, and likes to cheer, groan or curse the fortunes and misfortunes that befall each member during a particular important dice roll."

Review on Brawlin' Brothers:

"This is a real simple dice rolling game that adds something that most dice games don't have... player interaction!"

Review starts at the 54 minute mark.
Review starts at the 54 minute mark.

Review from Peace Love & Games:  

"It is a high-energy game that gets you involved in every dice roll, no matter whose turn it is."

 Review from Just Got Played:

Interview on We're Not Wizards podcast:

Interview on Cardboarding with Carla:

Interview on Legends of Tabletop:

Interview on Board Game Snobs:

Review on MFG Cast:

"It's a nice little fun pick-up game. We all like Dice of Pirates!"

Dice of Pirates Review starts at the 4 minute mark.
Dice of Pirates Review starts at the 4 minute mark.

 Review on Geek Dad:

"If you liked Dice of Crowns and you want a new spin on the game, you’ll probably like Dice of Pirates as well. If you enjoy quick dice games or you’re looking for something that you can carry in your pocket for a lunch break game or for travel, it’s worth checking out."

Review on The Board Game Vault:

"As one who loves micro games this dice game has some neat elements."

 Review on EverythingBoardGames.com:

"... this game will definitely be a successful and unique twist on Dice of Crowns."

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Play tester comments:

"Fun, easy to learn. Quick gameplay."

"I love attacking friends! "

"It was a fun and quick game with some betrayal, but a lot of chances for turn-arounds."

"I like that no one is out of the game — players can come back. " 

"Tons of fun. Lot’s of rolling and laughing." 

"Combat was interesting and fun."                                      

Ahoy! We have unlocked the larger engraved resin tokens! 

Next up is the Plunder the Crown stretch goal. This expands the rules to include a hybrid game of the Crown vs. Pirates. It will take components from Dice of Pirates and Dice of Crowns. In this game you'll use familiar mechanics to either defend your crown or unseat it. The rules for this mode are still being finalized. 

If you don't already have a copy of Dice of Crowns- you'll want to be at the The Pirate King reward tier. This will add a copy of Dice of Crowns to your reward pledge. 

Plunder the Crown game mode!
Plunder the Crown game mode!

DISCLAIMER: Many images representing potential physical products are artist renditions, and may change through the course of production. We are none the less putting forth a good faith effort to show what final production run items might look like.

 Social Goal #1 - Unlocked!

 Revlar Instructions unlocked!

Social Goal # 2 

Embossing the tin lid is our next goal! Please like and follow to unlock this social goal.

Facebook: Thing 12 Games 

https://www.facebook.com/Thing12Games/ 

Twitter: @thing12games 
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BGG: Dice of Pirates
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/230316/dice-pirates

Expected ship date for the final manufactured game is April 2018.

$1 The Swab

  • Support the project and keep up to date on how things are progressing.

$5 The Sneaky Kraken

Dice Print 'N Play  

  • Access to all digital rewards after funding completes. 
  • Including: 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates prototype dice. 
  • Sticker templates to use with blank dice. Printable instruction PDF.

$10 The Pirate Captain

  • 1 (one) copy of Dice of Pirates (at 33% off MSRP!) 
  • Plus all unlocked stretch goals Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

$25 The Pirate King

  • 1 (one) copy of Dice of Pirates (at 33% off MSRP!) 
  • 1 (one) copy of Dice of Crowns  
  • Plus all unlocked stretch goals Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

$30 The Pirate Fleet

Recruit your friends!  

  • 3 (three) copies of Dice of Pirates (at 33% off MSRP! -Saves on shipping costs.)
  • Plus all unlocked stretch goals Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward. 

$75 The Lookout

Early game access!  

  • 1 (One) 3D printed copy of our latest Dice of Pirates prototype. Signed by the creative team. 
  • 1 (One) Extra large 3D pirate ship. (Estimated delivery date November 2017) 
  •  And the regular game too! 1 (One) copy of the manufactured Dice of Pirates. Plus all unlocked stretch goals (Estimated delivery date April 2018) 
  •  Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

$90 The Lost Treasure

**RETAILER TIER ONLY - PROOF REQUIRED**  

  • 12 (Twelve) copies of Dice of Pirates (at 50% off MSRP!) 
  • Includes display box 
  •  Plus all unlocked stretch goals
  • Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

The Playmap

Our first add-on is now available to our backers. A 24"x14" playmat for your rolling pleasure. The final design is in progress, with a full-color version to be shown once complete.

"The Playmap" (24"x14") - Concept Pass
"The Playmap" (24"x14") - Concept Pass

To add "The Playmap" playmat to your order: simply click Manage Pledge in the upper right, and adjust your pledge value to add $15 USD (€13.50 or £11) to the total and click update. 

An additional shipping charge will be gathered through our backer system after funding has completed. While we cannot offer exact shipping costs now, we are working to provide you the most affordable shipping costs possible but will not be able to ascertain that amount until the Kickstarter has finished and we have final numbers.

Dice of Crowns

Those backers interested in adding a copy of Dice of Crowns can follow the steps listed directly above and adjust your pledge value to add $15 USD (€13.50 or £11) to the total and click update. 

2016 People's Choice Luci Award winner
2016 People's Choice Luci Award winner

 

 

With our previous Kickstarter we had a shipping success rate of about 98%. That's not good enough for us. We reached out to some of our Dice of Crowns backers to elicit their thoughts and experiences with other Kickstarter projects.

This time out we will be partnering with fulfillment companies in AU, CA, and UK. These companies will be facilitating fulfillment for their regions.

Our goal is to improve the fulfillment experience for our backers and minimize delays, confusion, and lost packages .

We treat retailer backers just like other backers in that they receive their rewards before we release the games into distribution. If you're a retailer, please contact Sean at thing12.games@gmail.com during the campaign for pricing information beyond the retailer tier.

Thing 12 Games is a team of passionate game developers with decades of combined experience in the video game industry. We have a love of the tangible camaraderie that only comes from gathering around a kitchen table, and engaging in fast-paced dice rolling piracy with your friends and family.

Buccaneer Brander ' Badger' Roullett is the game designer on this project. This is his follow up to last year's award winning Dice of Crowns. He enjoys coming up with crazy game ideas, and then tormenting the folks at Thing 12 with them. The challenge of this project was to come up with a design that felt similar to Dice of Crowns, but introduced new elements to keep it fresh. The feel of Crowns was all about intrigue and backstabbing. Pirates are not subtle, so the design went for direct action and attacking.

Corsair Darrin Michelson is a graphic designer and illustrator who has worked on everything from games to gravestones. He enjoys working himself to death, anything involving the words 'Inception' and 'The Prestige', and dogs seem to think he's okay. 

Swab Sean Epperson has been design support for this project. He's an avid gamer all his life, working on numerous video games and helping to develop the very popular Dice of Crowns. When not designing and developing games, he's playing them, or talking about them on the Board Game Alliance audio podcast on BJ's Geek Nation podcast network. We've tried to get him help, but he just gamed the system. Give this man some Kraken dice!

Buccaneer Kris Quistorff is our staff marketing artist, responsible for pulling together our product videos, manuals, info graphics, product mock-ups, Kickstarter art, and trying to wrangle the beast that is Kickstarter page management. 

Captain Sean Harrold is a video game industry veteran by day and a 'creatives' wrangler by night. He started Thing 12 Games with the goal of creating a safe space for all of his artist and designer friends. He manages all of the 'business' side of making games so that his friends can focus on being creative.

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Risks and challenges

With any project there are a variety of variables that need to be managed. It is a challenge to create a game, manufacture, ship to the warehouse, and fulfill for our backers. We are working hard to minimize as much risk as possible. The game design and art have been completed for the project and we are ready to take the next steps in getting this game in front of everyone.

We are partnering with an experienced manufacturer Whatz Games. They were the manufacturer for the original Dice of Crowns game.They have great service and quality.

The biggest challenge that we see for this project is the unknown of backer fulfillment. To minimize that risk we are partnering with fulfillment companies in AU, CA, and the UK.

We are consistently monitoring the project and working hard to remove as much risk as we can.

If you have any questions about the project development please ask us. We are striving to be as transparent as possible.

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    3 (three) copies of Dice of Pirates (at 33% off MSRP!)

    Plus all unlocked stretch goals

    Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

    (Saves on shipping costs.)

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    The Lookout

    Early game access!

    1 (One) 3D printed copy of our latest Dice of Pirates prototype. Signed by the creative team.

    1 (One) Extra large 3D pirate ship.
    (Estimated delivery date November 2017)

    And the regular game too!
    1 (One) copy of the manufactured Dice of Pirates. Plus all unlocked stretch goals
    (Estimated delivery date April 2018)

    Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

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    **RETAILER TIER ONLY - PROOF REQUIRED**

    12 (Twelve) copies of Dice of Pirates (at 50% off MSRP!)

    Includes display box

    Plus all unlocked stretch goals

    Includes the 3D printer file of the Dice of Pirates dice. This is a digital reward.

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