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Whale Riders Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Sure, you could use a boat of some kind like a kayak or whatnot to get from place to place along the coast. But if you can have horses inland, why can't you have some kind of animal help you out in the ocean? Maybe the whales could be of service. At least, they can be in Whale Riders, a new board game from Grail Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Welcome to Whale Riders - Grail Games' sixth collaboration with designer Reiner Knizia and artist Vincent Dutrait, and our 18th Kickstarter campaign. We hope you may come along for the ride...!

Here at Grail Games, we love what we do, we love great games and we love our fans. To thank our followers for helping us to make some fun board games over the last six years, we have lowered the pledge price for this game as low as it can go. We have subsidised shipping costs as much as we can. We don't want you to miss out on pledging for Whale Riders, because we aren't sure how many copies will make it to retail.

Whale Riders is a new design with a classic feel from famed game designer Reiner Knizia. In 45 minutes of play, 2-6 players will race to the end of the Ice Coast and back, buying and selling as many resources as possible, to make the money needed to acquire the richest prizes. Will you skip opportunities to gain the greatest treasures, or will you make your money slowly along the way?

Each player has two actions per turn, but a lot they will want to accomplish. Sail? Buy? Sell? Draw more order cards? All the while, your opponents might be sailing past and beating you to what's on offer down the coast! Once all the precious pearls have been purchased, the game will end and the player with the most pearls will win!

As you can see from the featured image, it's already funded with 11 days left to go.