Pirate Loot, A Card Game of Treasure and Treachery is a KickStarter for a card game for the whole family. The game accommodates 2-4 players with one of the stretch goals being to add support for up to 6 players.
The game is played in rounds where each player builds a pirate crew to help them gather loot. Many of the crew have special abilities that let you draw more cards, steal loot or force others to discard. Each crew member also has a value and once one of the players draws the Set Sail each player gets one last turn and then the round ends and all players count up their points. Whomever has the most points for that hand gets first pick of the loot and then the other players get to choose in descending order. Play then continues with a new round until one player has enough loot to win, which is different depending on the number of players.
The designer of this game is Jason Bulmahn who is also the lead designer for Pathfinder, the massively successful offshoot of third edition Dungeons and Dragons. The great art you’ll see on all of the cards and throughout the game has been created by Scott Kurtz of the PVP online comic and Dylan Meconis.
The KickStarter is already well past the base funding goal with one stretch goal down as well. The first stretch goal was to add full art to the cards so that each unique card has its own full color art. The next stretch goal will add unique cards to the deck for KickStarter backers only with further goals including the previously mentioned support for up to six players.
As with any KickStarter there are numerous support levels but the important thing to note is that the support level for a full copy of the game is only $20 US including shipping, with international shipping requiring an additional $10. Considering the quality of the art, design and the fact that you can download and play the demo version of the game for free now this is a great deal. Be sure to check it out soon as there are only ten days left in the campaign now!