The Gentlemen of the South Sandwiche Islands

A project in Los Angeles, CA by James Taylor

Funding Successful

The Gentlemen of the South Sandwiche Islands is a charming board game that sits nicely at the intersection of art, logic and literature. PreOrder $26-
Backers: 151
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $8,936 of $7,600
Dates: Nov 16th -> Feb 10th (86 days)
Project By: James Taylor
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: July 2 @ 08:10 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

TGSSI Accepted To IndieCade

September 3rd - via:
The Gentlemen of the South Sandwiche Islands was recently announced a finalist at one of my favorite international games festivals. Here's a link to the press release: I will have a chance to... (Read More)


August 23rd - via:
Below is a picture of my apartment as a shipping warehouse! All the games should be out by now. Please let me know if you have not received a copy. I'm sure something slipped my mind in the hustle and bustle of shipping, so please let me know if I... (Read More)

Game Release Party

July 14th - via:
Dear Loyal Backers - If you are in LA , THIS WEEKEND IS THE PERFECT TIME to pick up your copy of the game. This party is celebrating not only the official release of the game, but also my room mate's birthday. It's gonna be great. Here is all of the... (Read More)

Board Games have Arrived!

July 10th - via:
The board games have completed their long journey from Shanghai. The 84 boxes of games are now safely in my apartment. I can't wait to mail out the games! Thank you very much for your patience and support! My Best, -james a. taylor  (Read More)

Production Delay - Please Forgive

May 15th - via:
Hello Loyal Backers - I'm sure some of you are wondering where your board games are. Have faith, they are in production. However, the production timeline proved to be longer than I expected. I had to go back and forth with the manufacturer about... (Read More)

LAWeekly Top Blog Stories

April 12th - via:
Update: The Gentlemen of the South Sandwiche Islands hits Top Blog Stories in LAWeekly! After running a (somewhat controversial) profile of me in the print edition of LAWeekly, the periodical followed-up with a nice blog entry about the game itself.... (Read More)

Games Coming in May

March 30th - via:
Just a brief update: Everything's moving along smoothly and, as planned, the games should come out of production in May. I wish it could be sooner, but that's just how long the manufacturing takes. This has been an incredibly eye-opening experience.... (Read More)

Thank You Video!

February 12th - via:
We did it! Here's a video address of me saying thanks: And here's an interview I gave recently about the letters in the game: *The... (Read More)

FYI Credit Cards will be Charged on Tuesday, February 9th

February 8th - via:
Just a heads up - the funding & preorder process ends tomorrow, Feb 9th. At that time, all credit cards will be charged for the specified amount. I can't believe this game has come so far. I sincerely look forward to distributing these copies.... (Read More)


January 29th - via:
In this video - my buddy Sean Plott breaks down the math for the Board game!  (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!