Shiver me timbers, Simon Bisley’s only gone and illustrated a pirate card game!

Salty Dogs - The Card GameWalk the Plank, smite your enemy with the Black Spot or send in a Stowaway in Salty Dogs, a pirate-themed card game, illustrated by Simon Bisley., currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Without further do, we briefly hand over to the pirate captain…

“Does ye love the open seas? Are ye tougher than me old welly boot sandwiches? Well say no more ye scurvy land lubbers! Come join me crew for the best swashbuckling card game of all time SALTY DOGS! Join the kookiest bunch of pirates ever to sail the seven seas. Fun for all the family! Put down your cackle fruit and let the games begin!”

The brainchild of Andy Brown, Sean McCaughey and Phil Cairn, Salty Dogs is a fast flowing devious 2-4 player “take that” style card game for ages 8+ from the mighty Simon Bisley and Berserker Comics. An easy to pick up gateway game, the team tell us (at sword point, presumably) that it’s guaranteed to spice up any tabletop night.

Salty Dogs - The Card Game - Beware the Black Spot

Beware the Black Spot!

Salty Dogs - The Card Game - Duck Norris

Duck Norris

Salty Dogs - The Card Game - Hugh Jackelman

Hugh Jackelman

Man your animal pirate crew with such greats as Elon Tusk, Hugh Jackalman, Arnold Barbirdian and Duck Norris. Keep a watchful eye out for illnesses like the Black Spot and Scurvy. Force your enemies to Walk the Plank, take part in a Mutiny or sneak a pesky Stowaway onto your enemies poop deck. Defend your crew with some mouse Earplugs or a Rubber Dinghy and whatever you do, always be in fear of the mighty unstoppable Kraken!

Offering 90 plus lusciously painted action and pirate cards, plus four lavish microfibre play mats, this looks tremendous fun, but because the cats refuse to play with me, I’ve sent out the sample game to the bunch of scurvy rogues running the Games Room at next weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – and they’ll be back with a review very soon… or they’ll be keel hauled! Har har!

Find out more about what Salty Dogs is, how to play it and back it or walk the plank here on Kickstarter

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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