I’ve seen some amazing looking games hit Kickstarter, but folks let me for the record, say this looks to be one of the best looking.
New game publisher Facade Games has announced its second project, a pirate-themed social deduction title called Tortuga 1667.
Tortuga 1667 is the second game from the husband and wife team of Travis and Holly Hancock, they will all be packed in book cases, Tortuga is upping the production quality from there previous game, with a rubber play mat and all wooden pawns and tokens stored in a burlap bag. There’s 64 cards in the box, illustrated with the game’s cast of pirates and sailors, as well as the inked flags of the French, British and Dutch, and a selection of event cards.
The year is 1667 and you are a pirate sailing the waters of the Caribbean. A Spanish Galleon floats nearby, and you’ve talked your crewmates into working together to steal all of its treasure. What you haven’t told your fellow pirates is that you have no intentions on sharing the treasure once you have it. Your crewmates have told you that they share your loyalty and that they’ll help you maroon the greedy pirates on your ship to the rocky island of Tortuga. But you’ve seen your friends’ loaded pistols and heard their whisperings of a mutiny. You know that nobody can be trusted.
Game Play looks like it will make for a fun party game, to get your night started off right. Each player is given a character card and a secret loyalty to one of the three factions. Your goal as it were is you are attempting to transfer as much treasure as possible from a central Spanish galleon to their ship, without giving away their motive to other players. You can talk different actions depending on what role you are for example, captains can choose to attack the galleon or the rival ship to steal treasure, while first mates can opt to call for a mutiny and banish their captain to Tortuga, although a vote must be held by that ship’s crew in either case. You may also decide to turn over one of five face down event cards on the table, this will cause a number of events and might bring the end of the game, if the Spanish armada arrives, at which point the team with the most treasure wins.
Sound like fun game play and looks pretty freaking sweet as well! The Kickstarter is up and running now, as of this posting has 25 days to go, and has blown pass the goal with $100,446 pledged of $10,000. So those every popular stretch goals are up next.
$23.00 will net you the booty or in this case, the game.