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TORTUGA 1667 Kickstarter Brings Treacherous Pirates To Tabletop Gaming

TORTUGA 1667 Kickstarter Brings Treacherous Pirates To Tabletop Gaming

In 2015, Facade Games raised over $100,000 for its first tabletop game, Salem, before successfully delivering the game to its backers. Now, Facade Games’ second project, Tortuga 1667 is also on Kickstarter, and it’s already sailed past the $100,000 mark with a few weeks to go!

As envisioned by Travis and Holly Hancock, Tortuga 1667 takes place in the 17th century and allows players to assume the identity of up to nine different pirate characters who are based on real people from that era. While the initial goal is to steal all of the gold from a nearby Spanish Galleon, the real intrigue of this game comes from the backstabbing and betrayals of the players’ characters, who can steal everything from their crew and their collaborators. Alternatively, the players’ character may find themselves stranded on the island of Tortuga after an intense mutiny. Loyalty only goes so far among pirates, and it’s every man or every woman for themselves.

One of the many things that we love about Tortuga 1667 are the brilliant design decisions behind the game. The game itself is packaged in a faux-book about Tortuga, and the game board is a rubber mat that can be rolled up like an old treasure map. We’re also quite taken by Sarah Keele’s illustrations for the game, including the nine pirate characters.

Tortuga 1667 pirates

While Facade Games is offering fans a $10 option to download and print Tortuga 1667 at home from PDF files, the actual game will only cost backers $23, and it includes the previously mentioned rubber game board, the faux book container, the rulebook, 64 cards, a Burlap pouch, 9 Wooden pawns, and 8 Wooden treasure chests.

Because the game is already so far ahead on its funding, every previously announced stretch goal for Tortuga 1667 has already been achieved. But if you visit in the Kickstarter page, you can still make a pledge before the campaign comes to an end on Thursday, February 16.

Are you excited to get your hands on Tortuga 1667? Sail into port and share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Image Credits: Facade Games

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