Shipwrecked - from the inventor of Apples to Apples
Shipwrecked - from the inventor of Apples to Apples

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Shipwrecked is an exciting new game based on an original concept by Matt Kirby, the designer of the the worldwide hit family game Apples to Apples®. Shipwrecked is a fast, fun game of bidding, bananas, monkeys and mayhem.

Our extraordinary team of experienced designers, artists and illustrators have created an auction and set-collection game with a compelling theme, tight design, and top-tier art and components.

To ensure that we can produce a quality game that will reach our Kickstarter backers before the holidays, we’re working closely with a U.S. based printer: DeLano Services. We’ll be shipping cartons direct from the manufacturer to fulfillment centers in North America and Europe.

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Welcome to 

Your once proud ship is now a wreck on the shore of an uncharted island. And you are not alone: Battered and broken vessels litter the rocky shore. You and other survivors are all desperate to repair your ships and return to your homes.

Unfortunately, all the ships have been stripped of parts by a gang of motley monkeys, led by the wily Captain Coconuts. He’ll give you what you need - for a price! You’ll have to out-bid (and outsmart) the other castaways in the Captain’s auctions. Win what you need to rebuild your ship and you’ll sail away to victory!

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Cards - Art in progress
Cards - Art in progress

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 Component list:

  • 54 Cards
  • 5 Individual Player Mats 
  • 1 Auction-board + 5 Tier Indicators 
  • 35 Bid Tokens (5 player-sets of 7 each) 
  • 60 Bananas 
  • 10 Banana Fivers
  • 1 Turn Token 
  • A Very Brief Rulebook 
  • Loads Of Fun! 

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Cards - Art in progress
Cards - Art in progress

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Unique Symbols for Each Castaway (Player) - Art in Progress
Unique Symbols for Each Castaway (Player) - Art in Progress

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The extraordinary talent behind Shipwrecked:

 

ART:

Lee Moyer is a veteran art director, illustrator and designer for numerous games including 13th Age, The Doom That Came To Atlantic City, and licensed titles including Game of Thrones, World of Warcraft and Star Wars. He was also Concept Lead for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.

Lee Moyer: “It’s such a joy to be working with such an accomplished team. Integrating, art, theme, design and gameplay is crucial to creating an immersive and intuitive player experience. Happily, Elbowfish seems to have gathered the right folks to bring those elements together and make this game great.“

Lyla Warren is an experienced and multi-talented concept artist, character designer, illustrator, animator and sculptor. Her clients include Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony, Mattel, Zynga, Popcap, Mondo Media and Laika. 

Lyla Warren: "I've created art for a lot of games and I'm so impressed with Elbowfish's focus on creating a really fun, captivating game for players. The team assembled for "Shipwrecked" has executed that beautifully. I'm excited to see people play it! I also really appreciate the effort Elbowfish undergoes to make sure artists are recognized and involved. It’s such a breath of fresh air. This game has been a joy to work on.“

More details, spectacular art and illustrations, and, of course, backer rewards on our Kickstarter page! Come join us and help make Shipwrecked a reality.

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Game Design by a 25-year industry veteran, blending theme, gameplay and art

Game Designer and Elbowfish Creative Director Andrew Mayer has been a designer, creative director, and consultant in games and interactive entertainment for 25 years. He was the original producer/designer for the award-winning, endlessly popular Petz series and is the creator of Hero Cards. Andrew has has worked with (and for) Sony, Warner Brothers, Bioware/EA, Playfirst, The Learning Company, Cartoon Network & others.

Andrew Mayer: “I am inspired and impressed by the company’s focus on quality and creativity. We have more exciting games in the works - but Shipwrecked is something special. Plus, it's a freakin' gorgeous game! I am excited to add my experience to an innovative game studio with a strong vision.”

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Built on an original concept & gameplay mechanic by Matt Kirby, the inventor of Apples To Apples!

This is Matt's first game in over a decade, and he chose Elbowfish to develop and publish it!

Matt Kirby: “I am really excited about collaborating with the Elbowfish team. I have been working on new concepts for several years, and I have kept my eye out for the right publisher to bring my latest ideas to the gaming audience. David’s integrity, his passion for games, and Elbowfish’s innovative business model made it an obvious home for my new games.”

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Developed by Elbowfish, creators and publishers of Kickstarter-backed, award-winning games 

Elbowfish LLC is a Portland, Oregon based creative studio that designs, develops and publishes well-crafted games for a broad audience across all media. Original titles include IndieCade Award Finalist and IndiCade Festival Selection Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!) and JUX, a collaborative storytelling game for creative thinkers. Both games were succesfully funded on Kickstarter, and are available at brick and mortar retailers as well as on Amazon.

Elbowfish Founder & CEO David Galiel: “Shipwrecked is a well-crafted, engaging and accessible game for a broad audience, featuring high production values and a unique art style. Gameplay and theme are perfectly matched. I suspect that this is just the beginning for the wily Captain Coconuts and his gang of motley monkeys. P.S. Shipwrecked is fun as hell!”

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Accessibility is Key

As with all Elbowfish games, special attention has been given to accessibility. We use "double coding" in all our games - that means that we never rely on color alone to distinguish between players or any components. For Shipwrecked, Lee created five different player symbols that help differentiate each players' bid tokens, in addition to different colors. Matching symbols appear on the corresponding player mat. 

Bid Token Backs - Art in progress
Bid Token Backs - Art in progress

 

Bid Tokens - Art in Progress
Bid Tokens - Art in Progress

 Each of the five player mats also features a unique original ship illustration by Lyla.  

One of Five Ship Designs - Art in progress
One of Five Ship Designs - Art in progress

For more information, including backer rewards, expanded creator bios, and more, check out out Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elbowfish/shipwrecked-board-game-from-the-creator-of-apples

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