Kickstarter Alert: ‘Skallywaggs’ and ‘Dead Man’s Chest’

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Image: BentCastle Workshops
Image: BentCastle Workshops

If designing some hilarious pirate crews to sail a pirate ship while stealing pirate parts from your opponents to create the best crew possible sounds like fun to you, check out the card game Skallywaggs.

Image: BentCastle Workshops
Image: BentCastle Workshops
Image: BentCastle Workshops
Image: BentCastle Workshops

We are at the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign for Skallywaggs and its expansion, Dead Man’s Chest. Brought to you by BentCastle Workshops (the people who also made Numbers League and its expansions), this game has plenty of the same style of artwork and humor. Actually older than Numbers League, Skallywaggs has reached its 10th Anniversary, and is celebrating by updating the game and bringing in more gameplay with a possible expansion. They have gathered together all of the adjustments and fixes from the past decade, improved the game, and put it all in a new magnetic box.

The game is for 2-4 players, aged 12 and up. To play, players build pirate crews from various parts, including a head, a body, and legs. The 120 cards can create 27,000 different pirate combinations. There are major characters, minor characters, simple crewmen, and specialty parts. There are also event cards that allow you to make trouble for your fellow pirate crew-makers. This makes every game unique. Win the game by assembling a scurvy crew who can sail the ship before your opponents can!

Cards from Dead Man's Chest. Image: BentCastle Workshops
Cards from Dead Man’s Chest. Image: BentCastle Workshops
Image: BentCastle Workshops
Image: BentCastle Workshops

If the Kickstarter succeeds, we will all have access to this new, fantabulous version of Skallywaggs. There are plenty of stretch goals, including some to allow them to make the Dead Man’s Chest expansion as well. The expansion brings in plenty of undead body parts, adding to the strategy options.

Because it’s a card game and not a game with a lot of large or numerous parts, the game is very affordable. At only $16 during their Kickstarter campaign, hours of fun can be had for the price of two Chipotle burritos. Or, you can pay a little more and get all kinds of Skallywaggs swag. SkallySwag, if you will.

Hurry! All of the levels will cost more at retail price. Participate in the Kickstarter for Skallywaggs and get a fantastic game at an affordable price. There are plenty more images of the game over at their Kickstarter page. I urge you to check them out. They are about 1/4 of the way to reaching their Kickstarter goal. Games are expected to ship in January.

A small company that makes quality, fun games, BentCastle Workshops is definitely a company to watch.

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