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The Tang dynasty was considered the first golden age of the classical and now iconic Chinese gardens. Emperor Xuanzong built the magnificent imperial Garden of the Majestic Clear Lake as an homage of life itself.
Tang Garden is a Zen-like game that will take you to the first golden age of China, where players will progressively build a garden by creating the landscape, placing the scenery and projecting their vision through vertical panoramas. During the construction, noblemen will visit the garden to admire the surroundings and the way the natural elements coexist in the most breathtaking scenery humankind has ever laid their eyes upon.
About this project
2-5 Players 30-45 min Ages 14+
Shipwrecked is an exciting new game based on an original concept by Matt Kirby, the designer of the the worldwide hit family game Apples to Apples®. Shipwrecked is a fast, fun game of bidding, bananas, monkeys and mayhem.
Our extraordinary team of experienced designers, artists and illustrators have created an auction and set-collection game with a compelling theme, tight design, and top-tier art and components.
To ensure that we can produce a quality game that will reach you before the holidays, we’re working closely with a U.S. based printer: DeLano Services. We’ll be shipping cartons direct from the manufacturer to fulfillment centers in North America and Europe.
To complete, manufacture and ship this unique and exciting project, we need your help!
Your once proud ship is now a wreck on the shore of an uncharted island. And you are not alone: Battered and broken vessels litter the rocky shore. You and other survivors are all desperate to repair your ships and return to your homes.
Unfortunately, all the ships have been stripped of parts by a gang of motley monkeys, led by the wily Captain Coconuts. He’ll give you what you need - for a price! You’ll have to out-bid (and outsmart) the other castaways in the Captain’s auctions. Win what you need to rebuild your ship and you’ll sail away to victory!
Cards - Art in progress ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
54 Cards 5 Individual Player Mats 1 Auction-board + 5 Tier Indicators 35 Bid Tokens (5 player-sets of 7 each) 60 Bananas 10 Banana Fivers 1 Turn Token A Very Brief Rulebook Loads Of Fun! ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Cards - Art in progress ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Coming sooner than a May monsoon!
Unique Symbols for Each Castaway (Player) - Art in Progress ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
The extraordinary artists behind Shipwrecked's unique look:
Lee Moyer is a veteran art director, illustrator and designer for numerous games including 13th Age, The Doom That Came To Atlantic City, and licensed titles including Game of Thrones, World of Warcraft and Star Wars. He was also Concept Lead for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.
Lee Moyer: “It’s such a joy to be working with such an accomplished team. Integrating, art, theme, design and gameplay is crucial to creating an immersive and intuitive player experience. Happily, Elbowfish seems to have gathered the right folks to bring those elements together and make this game great.“
Lyla Warren is an experienced and multi-talented concept artist, character designer, illustrator, animator and sculptor. Her clients include Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony, Mattel, Zynga, Popcap, Mondo Media and Laika.
Lyla Warren: "I've created art for a lot of games and I'm so impressed with Elbowfish's focus on creating a really fun, captivating game for players. The team assembled for "Shipwrecked" has executed that beautifully. I'm excited to see people play it! I also really appreciate the effort Elbowfish undergoes to make sure artists are recognized and involved. It’s such a breath of fresh air. This game has been a joy to work on.“
Game Design by a 25-year industry veteran, blending theme, gameplay and art
Game Designer and Elbowfish Creative Director Andrew Mayer has been a designer, creative director, and consultant in games and interactive entertainment for 25 years. He was the original producer/designer for the award-winning, endlessly popular Petz series and is the creator of Hero Cards. Andrew has has worked with (and for) Sony, Warner Brothers, Bioware/EA, Playfirst, The Learning Company, Cartoon Network & others.
Andrew Mayer: “I am inspired and impressed by the company’s focus on quality and creativity. We have more exciting games in the works - but Shipwrecked is something special. Plus, it's a freakin' gorgeous game! I am excited to add my experience to an innovative game studio with a strong vision.”
Built on an original concept & gameplay mechanic by Matt Kirby, the inventor of Apples To Apples!
This is Matt's first game in over a decade, and he chose Elbowfish to develop and publish it!
Matt Kirby: “I am really excited about collaborating with the Elbowfish team. I have been working on new concepts for several years, and I have kept my eye out for the right publisher to bring my latest ideas to the gaming audience. David’s integrity, his passion for games, and Elbowfish’s innovative business model made it an obvious home for my new games.”
Adrenaline is a board game made to simulate a first person shooter, sort of. From left to right we have Dozer, Sprog (he's from Texas), Violet, :D-Struct-Or, and Banshee. I still need to put some sealer on, but I wanted to take pictures before that.
I'm not too happy with how :D-Struct-Or came out. He's a case of, stop before you aren't happy with the final product. However because I did him first, I was more sparing with the others and I think they came out ok. Good enough to look nice on the table top.
Thematic paint used (left to right): Military Grey, Alien Ooze, Witchcraft Purple, Beacon Yellow, Maggot White (its hard to be thematic with an alien octopus woman)
Bonus Thematic Paint: Violet's hair is MSP SAMPLE PINK, which I hate using because there is a limited supply, but it always wants to be used. I'm torn!
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