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Raiders of the North Sea

A project in Waikanae, NZ by Shem Phillips

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Raid settlements. Die gloriously in battle. Short is a Viking's life in this unique strategy game for 2-4 players.
Backers: 1994
Average Pledge Per Backer: $79 NZD

Funded: $156,757 NZD of $23,000 NZD
Dates: Mar 30th -> Apr 29th (31 days)
Project By: Shem Phillips
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Your Heroes Have Arrived

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
$45k! We are just charging along now. Must be because we knew our Heroes were about to join the battle.... Just 7 hours left!! Keep spreading the word. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Smoke Signals, row, row, row!Thank you amazing people!Shem.  (Read More)

PnP Player Boards

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone,We are down to the last 15 hours!PnP Player Boards have been submitted to BGG and should be available soon. Here's a sneak peak. Notice the new Hero card too? The Mico is currently finishing up the other two. Speaking of The Mico, make... (Read More)

34 Hours Left

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends,Wow - what a way to smash towards the finish! A huge welcome to all the new backers. Great to have you on board. Grab a longboat - we're gonna need a few more to survive this flood!If you have any questions or concerns, please don't... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Added For Final 56 Hours!

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Here we go - the last sprint to the finish! As a token of my gratitude, I am offering one last Stretch Goal. This will be a digital-only upgrade - PnP Player Boards!Thank you all for your support over the past month - it has been amazing!Shem.  (Read More)

$100,000 Pledged!

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I just want to say how truly humbled and inspired I am by your generosity and belief in this project.With less than 4 days to go, I can't wait to see how far we can push this campaign.Thank you all for your continued support!Shem.  (Read More)

Metal Coins Conquered!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Yes!! Raiders just gained a whole lot more awesome with these nice looking metal coins. They are going to look so good! Thank you all for helping us reach this goal. Your support means so much!Over the next couple of days I'll be adding some new... (Read More)

New Ship Cards

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends,It looks almost certain that we'll unlock those shinny metal coins! Due to manufacturing costs, it no longer makes sense to make the little coloured player tiles (they were on the same punchboard as the silver coins). Truth be told, I... (Read More)

New Images on BGG

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends!We are heading into the final week of funding. I'm so confident that we can smash that final stretch goal, I've gone ahead and put up a new image of the custom wooden bits on BGG. Go give it a thumb here... (Read More)

$75 Stretch Goal Conquered!

April 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends,Wow, what a day it's been! Thanks for the great response to the Townsfolk Expansion.I know it's been a few hours since this happened, but I didn't want to let it go with out mention - We've conquered another stretch goal! The Mico will... (Read More)

Important Info About Townsfolk Expansion

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone,I just wanted make this very clear:The Townsfolk Expansion is for Shipwrights of the North Sea, not Raiders.I don't want anyone to think they've been mislead into buying something for Raiders.Also, there are 2 new reward levels, for... (Read More)

New KS Add-on: Shipwrights Expansion Available Now!

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The Townsfolk Expansion is now available as an optional add-on to your pledge for just $12 NZD!Download the rule here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B75ugo-JO_NLZnpPZ2V3SVJwUTQ/view?usp=sharingThe Expansion will come shrink-wrapped and is... (Read More)

One Thousand Vikings Strong!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We have crossed the 1,000 backers mark! Thank you all for getting us this far. Your support is so much appreciated.I was going to wait to share this, but I'm just too excited - a mini expansion for Shipwrights is coming. This will be available as an... (Read More)

Metal Coins and Custom Wooden Bits

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone!We are so close to reaching that $65k stretch goal. I've also added a couple more future goals for metal coins and custom Plunder/Valkyrie tokens. I'm sure there will be some who are concerned about the randomness of drawing these new... (Read More)

Italian Rulebook and NVS Review

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Friends!Just a quick update. Firstly, the Italian rulebook is available for download here - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/116534/raiders-north-sea-official-italian-rulebookAlso, check out the gameplay/review video from NVS here... (Read More)

Halfway Across the North Sea

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
It's official - the campaign has reached the halfway point. Has it gone fast? Sure feels like it. Thank you for joining the campaign so early on. Your support and belief in the project is so much appreciated! The goal now is to keep spreading the... (Read More)

Gorgeous New Offering Tiles

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! Look at these!!! The Mico never ceases to amaze.In other news - the Raiders campaign was just chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. So that should hopefully bring in a few more backers to push us closer to those new stretch goals.Thank... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends!We have conquered the $55k stretch goal. Mico should have the new Offering Tile's illustration done soon.  The next 2 stretch goals bring additional cards into the game... Merchant:- Hired Crew Action: Gain 1 additional VP for each... (Read More)

Rahdo Raids Through

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
"The gameplay is really rock-solid with some very clever, innovative mechanisms... The shared worker resource pool is absolutely brilliant.... It works really, really well" - Rahdo Runs Through A huge thank you to Rahdo for putting this together on... (Read More)

German and French Translations

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Guten tag and bonne journée everyone!The German and French (should be live soon) rulebooks have been uploaded to BGG - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/170042/raiders-north-seaOther rulebooks that are coming soon include Spanish, Italian,... (Read More)

Scout Backers

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
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Three Weeks of Raiding Left

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Despite today being a bit all over the place, we still managed to conquer the $45k stretch goal! Welcome to all our new backers and thanks to all of you who continue to support this project.What's in store for the next 3 weeks?As many of you know,... (Read More)

Shipwrights Will Get a Second Print Run

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
So I was thinking, "Screw it, let's just do it"I believe in these games and I believe in all those who have backed these games. Thanks to your support we've almost raised $40k in just over 5 days - that's amazing!I've also worked out a special deal... (Read More)

Second Print Run For Shipwrights

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends!As you probably know, Shipwrights is no longer available through Kickstarter. A lot of you are frustrated by this, as you want to collect the full trilogy. I am determined to get a second print run done for Shipwrights, but I can't do it... (Read More)

Free Digital Poster

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We've almost passed $34! That linen finish stretch goal is within our reach. Remember to share the page link around on social media - get it out to all your friends and family.I was thinking this could be a stretch goal at some point, but I figured... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Conquered!

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
 We passed $30,000! Thank you all for your huge support for this project. I am truly humbled.So what will this stretch goal mean for non-English speaking gamers? To save you using Google translate, let's see a picture instead... The reason behind... (Read More)


March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! - I am totally blown away by the huge amount of support for Raiders. Great to see so many familiar names and faces from the Shipwrights campaign last year. And welcome to all the new North Sea backers (Hi, I'm Shem. Nice to meet you!).Please... (Read More)

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