Newcomer Ensignia Games has cast off on their first gaming project, Privateer, and the title is currently very close to it’s funding goal with 25 days to go. Privateer will pit each player against each other in a bid to become the richest, and most infamous, pirate to ever be the scourge of the seven seas. You can claim your booty for a base pledge of $45 and backing for the title continues through September 1st.
A game of piracy on the high seas! Buy, sell, and steal cargo while improving your captain’s prowess and increasing your infamy.
Privateer is a European-style board game where players race to increase their infamy through the buying, selling, and plundering of cargo on the Caribbean high seas.
Privateer has undergone hundreds of plays and countless hours of testing to ensure that it is a fun game which remains strategic and exciting. After each game, players are hungry to play again with a new captain and to try their hand at a new strategy or play style.
This game was meticulously designed to be fun for both new initiates and seasoned players. We love playing board games. We also have a very large group of friends with diverse interests. Our challenge was to create a game that could be enjoyed by anyone who we wished to play the game with. The result is a game that has been enjoyed by children, teenagers, adults, and grandparents. The game takes a relatively short amount of time to explain (even to non-board game players), yet allows for deep strategy and rewards adaptive foresight.
By supporting this project, you will allow us to finalize the production of a game which we have been playing for over a year and a half. Our prototype game is a blast, but we would love to bring the production in line with other games you may already own. It is our belief that Privateer deserves a spot on anyone’s gaming shelf, or can be the first game to start one!