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Shipwrights of the North Sea

A project in Kapiti, NZ by Shem Phillips

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Shipwrights is a Viking themed game for 2-5 players, competing to build the greatest fleet on the North Sea!
Backers: 1301
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $73,642 of $8,000
Dates: Feb 11th -> Mar 13th (30 days)
Project By: Shem Phillips
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Latest News


March 13th - via:
How do I even begin to say how grateful I am to each one of you for backing this project? You are all amazing people. Thank you so much!Still waiting for a few details to come in, but so far we have sold at least 1538 copies of Shipwrights. On top... (Read More)

$70k Conquered!

March 13th - via:
Oh yea! Here's something to print off and slap on your wall... you all for your amazing support throughout this campaign. We are almost there!!!Shem.  (Read More)

One Final Conquest!

March 12th - via:
The Mico has kindly starting work on this Thor illustration, as a thank you for all your kind comments. I figured, why not make it available as a printable poster? Go!  (Read More)

The Final 30

March 12th - via:
We are on the home stretch now. 30 Hours to go! In case you missed it....  (Read More)

Over 1000 Copies Sold

March 11th - via:
That's right - we have now sold over 1000 copies of Shipwrights. Thanks again for your amazing support for this project. I am truly grateful to each one of you!As you can see, we have conquered yet another Stretch Goal, and the last one is ours for... (Read More)

Tanzania Almost Sold Out

March 11th - via:
Hey everyone. Just a quick update to let you know that I am almost sold out of Tanzania. For those of you who have already contacted me, your copies are secured!For everyone else, it's going to be a first-in, first-served situation.  (Read More)

Custom Resource Pieces

March 10th - via:
You asked for them, so here they are...Final shapes may vary slightly. These will all be 8mm tall, and in their respective colours.  (Read More)

Garphill Games on Facebook

March 8th - via:
Over 700 backers. Amazing!But only 260 Facebook likes?Let's fix that -  (Read More)


March 8th - via:
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One Week Left!

March 6th - via:
We are into our final week of the campaign. It's time to look back on how much we have conquered. Well done Vikings! Our meeples will be unlocked soon!!!Special thanks to Leonardo Greco for the Italian rulebook translation. This is available at... (Read More)

EU Friendly Shipping and German Rulebook

March 3rd - via:
It's been unofficial for a while, but I can now guarantee that games will be shipped EU friendly!Also, special thanks to Manuel Klein for producing the official German translation of rulebook. This is available here or at BGG  (Read More)

Spanish Rulebook Complete

February 28th - via:
Thanks to David Prieto, we now have a Spanish translation available. This is already at and should be live on BGG soon. Other languages coming soon are German, Italian and Hungarian!  (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Smashed!

February 27th - via:
We did it! Another stretch goal has been conquered. Thanks to everyone for the ongoing support. It is so much appreciated! Now, onwards to unlock that Viking Meeple!  (Read More)

Stretch Goal Edit

February 24th - via:
After some deliberation and reading comments and messages from backers, I have decided to switch the two higher stretch goals around. I know the large majority of backers want the new Worker Meeple, while not everyone dying to get their hands on the... (Read More)

French Rulebook and New Push Goal

February 23rd - via:
Thanks to Jean-Michel, we now have an official French rulebook. This is available at both BGG and Also, here's another little thing to get exciting about....  (Read More)

Two Player Gameplay Run-Through

February 21st - via:
Sorry it's taken so long to get this done. Enjoy!  (Read More)

Thank You

February 20th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Hello $20,000!

February 20th - via:
YAAARHHH!!! We made it. The game is going to be so awesome now! Thank you to everyone who has backed the project so far. Please continue to spread the word. Share the Kickstarter link and post photos on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Make some noise on the... (Read More)

New Buildings and Ship

February 18th - via:
We are getting so close to that crucial $20,000 stretch goal! Here's the new Buildings and Ship...  (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Bigfoot, Sharks, and Vikings

February 18th - via:
This month, Kickstarter has a couple of interesting two-player games and several board games with fun looking themes. Microgames are still being pitched and Game Salute is seeking funding for two separate campaigns. (Read More)

Keep Knocking Down Those Push Goals

February 17th - via:
We are well and truely past the $15,000 push goal. Will have artwork to show you soon. Here is the first Kickstarter Exclusive push goal. These will be available to ALL backers (even $1 backers). I will add a $1 reward if we reach this goal. Thanks... (Read More)

New $30,000 Stretch Goal Added

February 16th - via:
Thanks to everyone who has backed the project so far. We are so close to reaching that 2nd Stretch Goal now. Here's a little something else to get excited over....  These will come together on a 83x110x2mm punchboard.  (Read More)

1st Stretch Goal Smashed!

February 15th - via:
 We have reach $12,000! The Berserker would like to thank you........ by breaking into your workshop and smashing all your tools!!!  (Read More)

Funded in 53 hours!

February 14th - via:
Thanks for putting this smile on my face!  (Read More)

Gameplay Video Now Available

February 12th - via:
There is now a gameplay video on the main page. Enjoy!  (Read More)

New Push Goal and Add-Ons

February 12th - via:
Thanks to everyone for the amazing level of support so far. I am so overwhelmed with how well the campaign is going. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!I have added a new $20,000 push goal, which I am very keen on reaching. This would vastly lift the... (Read More)

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