Today, the Kickstarter campaign for the Deckchairs on the Titanic was launched and will run for another 22 days.
Deckchairs on the Titanic is a fast-moving, highly interactive board game with a healthy dose of ruthlessness required for victory! It is for 2-4 players and has a playing time of 15-30 minutes. It has been designed by Tom Holness, a long-term member of Birmingham Board Game Designers, and will be published by Silver Birch Games.
The year is 1912. The unsinkable Titanic is setting sail on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, and you have secured yourself the coveted position of deckchair attendant on the first-class promenade. To earn tips, you must fight other attendants to reserve deckchairs for passengers in their favourite spots on the promenade. Keep rearranging your deckchairs even as the ship rocks from side-to-side and a pesky block of ice skids around the deck.
There’s nothing to worry about, the ship is unsinkable – just keep your eye on those deckchairs!
Deckchairs on the Titanic is a themed abstract board game. Each round players take turns to move a deckchair, push the ice block, or place their deckchair attendant. At the end of the round all the deckchairs move one space in the direction the ship is swaying, as indicated by the ship movement cards. You can see the next two rounds so you can try to plan ahead. After the ship has swayed, all players collect their tips, and the winner is the player with the most tips after a set number of rounds. The seemingly simple prospect of moving your deckchairs to the right places to score points is confusingly complex in practice. This is a light weight puzzler, which comes alive through the player interactions with the ice block.