In Seas of Havoc, players take on the role of a unique captain of a ship in a naval combat game where players are competing for the most renown. Players can gain renown for discovering shipwreck and battling it out on the high seas.
The game is split between a combat phase on the high seas and an island phase where players send out their skiffs to worker placements to gain resources, improve their decks, repair and upgrade their ship. During the combat phase, Players will play out a hand of cards to maneuver their ship; navigating obstacles, searching shipwrecks and firing cannons at their opponents. Multi-use cards offer options as the battle unfolds and card bonuses reward smart play.
—description from the publisher
Solo, 2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players
45m – 75m
Peter Gorniak, Sébastien Bernier-Wong
Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Square Grid, Grid Movement, Hand Management, Worker Placement
Kickstarter: Seas of Havoc Captain Pledge (May 2023) base game +Sea Monster Expansion +Buried Treasure Expansion +deluxe components, metals coins, additional ships, and captains
Kickstarter Project http://kck.st/3ogeGwX -Backed: 02/04/2022 -Funded: 02/25/2022 -Pledge Level: Pledge $89 or more: "CAPTAIN 1 copy of Seas of Havoc + 1 copy of the Sea Monster expansion + 1 copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive Buried Treasure expansion with deluxe components, metal coins, additional ships, and captains. ? Shipping and taxes charged after the campaign. INCLUDES: Seas of Havoc Buried Treasure (DELUXE) Expansion Sea Monster Expansion LIMITED PRINT RUN" -Payment: $89 -Projected Delivery: 02/2023 -Survey: 03/15/2022 gamefound + $10 upgrade to include playmat pledge + $16 shipping -Shipped: Status: SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED
Initial plays 8/10. Really enjoying the flow of the game and the mechanics. Had concerns about dice rolling for placement and continue to do so after playing. However I think repeat plays are more likely to increase rating than decrease. Feeling good about it.