This is a special Kickstarter project for me (Firestone). Jared Tinney and Shane Steely aren't just the designers of Walk The Plank, they're friends of mine. I've been gaming with them for at least 5 years, and I've played the prototype version of Walk The Plank! many times. It's fun. Seriously...I'm not just saying that because I'm friends with the designers. From the Kickstarter page:
"Walk The Plank! is all about trying to out-guess your fellow shipmates, with often disastrous results. You plan three moves ahead but your crew is so incredibly stupid that if you plan to shove a pirate off the plank on your third move and all he sees are his own best mates, he will still shove away! The bigger the action the worse the results will be for someone, very possibly YOU!
Play order goes clockwise but turn order is COUNTER CLOCKWISE which really makes the mechanic hilarious for this game!
On your turn you will:
- Choose 3 of your 10 action cards and place them face down in front of you (first action on top)
- Resolve each action in turn by going around the table clockwise three times, adding/removing planks, pushing and shoving and just generally making a fool of yourself.
- Laugh your head off as your men thrash about stupidly, bungling most of your good intentions
- Retrieve most of your cards and begin again. Some cards marked with a skull are too powerful to play in back to back rounds, leave those face up for one round before retrieving them.
At the end of a round check for the end of game condition, if there are only two (or fewer) pirates left or only pirates of one color left, the game is over. There may be a shared victory (one of each of two players' pirates left), a solo victory (only one player's pirate(s) left), or NO VICTORY when every pirate has Walked The Plank!"
Check out the campaign; they've already reached their goal, and you can get the game for a mere $18 shipped. And we'll be interviewing the guys soon! Thanks for reading, and show us some love on Facebook and Twitter.