We’ve just been given the thumbs up to post our advanced rules to our game, Tortuga from Queen Games.
The advanced rules use the same components (less actually!) and provide some ways to mitigate some of the luck and add some more strategic decisions.
Now you can sacrifice any die to place it on any Icon – but at a value of 1. While this might seem weird to do – we’ve also changed how you resolve each Icon. Now – everyone who places at least 1 die on boats, crew and treasure will get some benefit! That makes those sacrificed dice with a value of 1 pretty valuable. Now if you really need crew – you can always get at least 1 crew in a turn.
Reviews seem to be popping up all the time for one of our games so we thought we’d share wheat people are saying about all the Bamboozle Brother games recently. Check out these great comments! Really makes me happy to see so many people enjoying the game we’re making! Thanks for the kind words everyone!
This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us
Recommendation: Yes! Games won’t take longer than 15 minutes, max, if that. For what it is, it is an excellent little game. If you were panning for gold, this game would be a real gem. – Kevin Garnica
A really fun tile laying microgame. Plays fast and has interesting moments. I really liked how you score points based on how many symbols your OPPONENTS have in the same town. Very creative. Worth checking out. – Andrew Bellavie
This is an EXTREMELY good/fun game for the price. Impressed with the “bones” of this one.- Xenothon Stelnicki
Great lunch time game and filler. Simple rules and plays well at all player numbers. Can add multiples of the game to make the game longer. – Pat Gagnon
But Wait There’s More
Once you’ve had a taste of “But Wait, There’s More!” you’ll never want to go back to the relatively lacklustre fun of games like Apples to Apples and Snake Oil again. The genius of this game lies in the fun of the pitch – you have a little bit to go on from your hand of attributes & some randomness when you draw from the deck, and it’s all 100% hilarious and fun. Best of all, everyone gets a pitch for the item each round and then everyone votes on what they thought was the best pitch – a nice touch to make sure everyone’s participating and having fun. Highly recommended! – Nicole Hoye
One of the very few party games I enjoy – at all. And it’s freaking hilarious. – Sean Ross
Can’t wait! I love this game!!! I laugh until I cry every single time I play…- Tim Sowers
Played this Saturday night at Gen Con with a full table of 10. One of the best gaming experiences we had all weekend. We fit in two complete games in under an hour (and that included the time it took to learn the rules) and everyone had a great time. This was an easy buy and I’d have bought the game on the spot were it ready. – gescott01
Tried this at GenCon 2014 and really enjoyed it. – Arthur Rutyna
This one was a very fun time for us. Sure, there’s not a lot of strategy going on here but, the mechanics make for an enjoyable game. I like how the treasures move from the island to Tortuga throughout the game depending on how many crew members or boats you have available to you. We were a little confused at first but, really got into the swing of things and enjoyed ourselves. The best part to me were that the scores were super close, with the winner only winning by one point and the loser only losing by three. As I said, this is a very fun game! – Joseph Peterson
Had low expectations due to its fantasy setting, but it is surprising fun game to play. Another one where I feel every game I have played was time well spent. It has become a staple in my top 10. Expansion(s) have only enhanced it. – Bob Nash
Belfort is a very good worker placement game. I like how the points are score in this game. The guilds available being different each game adds a lot of replay value. The production of this game is one of the best that I have seen. The rules, the boards, the player aid, the cards and ressources (each with a different shape) are all great. – Dominic Morier
The theme and mechanics combine for a really good game. – James Hatfield
What a wonderful worker placement. It has lot going on, but it all seems to blend together seamlessly. The card drafting and area control are not to be overlooked. Overall, one of the best WP games I have ever played. – Brian Thomson
Belfort: The Expansion Expansion
This is my all time favorite so its a Always Wanna Play List for me – Adrian C
Great expansion for Belfort. When I buy this, I don’t see myself playing without the expansion anymore. – Miguel García
Train of Thought
This is such a great idea, having players guess a word but by only being able to speak 3 words and with having to incorporate the previous answer to explain the next. We loved this and for any fans of party word games, this is a winner. – Joseph Peterson
Another positive review for Tortuga has popped up online from our friends at Board Dom I Nation. They focus on reviewing games that are good for families – and thought that Tortuga really fit the bill! Here are some of my favourite excerpts from the review:
“This is a great game to play with your family or even regular gamers.”
“My family had a very fun time with this game and hope to get in many more plays.”
Are you going to GenCon? Want to get your hands on some upcoming Bamboozle Brother games? Well you can!! Here’s a list of our games that will be at GenCon this year and a map below showing where you can find them:
Tortuga – available for purchase
Tasty Minstrel Games
This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us – available for purchase (after that it will only be available on TMG’s website – so grab a copy now – only $5!)
Belfort and Belfort: The Expansion Expansion – available for purchase
But Wait There’s More – available for demo, Type in these codes into the Event finder on the Gen Con webpage to sign up:
Thursday 1pm: Game ID: BGM1462531
Thursday 3pm: Game ID: BGM1462534
Friday 1pm: Game ID: BGM1462535
Friday 3pm: Game ID: BGM1462532
Saturday 1pm: Game ID: BGM1462533
Saturday 9pm: Game ID: BGM1462536
Saturday 11pm: Game ID: BGM1462537
Sunday 2pm: Game ID: BGM1462538
Take some pics of our games at GenCon and send them our way! We’d can’t make it this year but would love to see our games out there being played – or even stacked up on a shelf!!
This is nice to read! One of the winners of the Tortuga contest that Queen ran during the Kickstarter campaign decided to write up a quick review about Tortuga. He really liked the game and had some nice things to say about it:
“There is a lot to like here.”
“Heavy, sturdy, colourful and easy to navigate components.”
“I found some nice strategy in the treasure chest movement.”
“The game’s length is perfect for what it is and it is a really fun, quick game.”
Thanks to Jacob Lee for the nice review! You can read his entire review here.
Jem, a Hungarian webmag, features our latest game from Queen, Tortuga, in big, bold, lettering at the top of their cover. Here’s a bunch of screenshots of their article on the game. Any Hungarian-speaking reader out there give us a quick translation?
Hey! It seems it got picked up by Piatnik?! Interesting!
The game hasn’t hit North American shores yet, but that hasn’t stopped it from impressing the Austrians! Tortuga won The Family Game Hit award for 2014! Good news!! Here’s hoping it finds similar love and appreciation when it hits US and Canada soon. For full Austrian coverage check out this link.