Walk The Plank! is all about trying to out-guess your fellow shipmates, with often disastrous results. You plan three moves ahead but your crew is so incredibly stupid that if you plan to shove a pirate off the plank on your third move and all he sees are his own best mates, he will still shove away! The bigger the action the worse the results will be for someone, very possibly YOU!
Play order goes clockwise but turn order is COUNTER CLOCKWISE which really makes the mechanic hilarious for this game!
On your turn you will:
Choose 3 of your 10 action cards and place them face down in front of you (first action on top)
Resolve each action in turn by going around the table clockwise three times, adding/removing planks, pushing and shoving and just generally making a fool of yourself.
Laugh your head off as your men thrash about stupidly, bungling most of your good intentions
Retrieve most of your cards and begin again. Some cards marked with a skull are too powerful to play in back to back rounds, leave those face up for one round before retrieving them.
At the end of a round check for the end of game condition, if there are only two (or fewer) pirates left or only pirates of one colour left, the game is over. There may be a shared victory (one of each of two players' pirates left), a solo victory (only one player's pirate(s) left), or NO VICTORY when every pirate has Walked The Plank!
Please note that the "Shove Left" and "Shove Right" are referring to pushing the player sitting to your left or right. You do not shove someone "left" or "right" on the plank, but rather these mean you can only push the token of the player sitting to your left or right.
Walk The Plank is a game featuring the dumbest pirates ever! 3-5 Players & just 20 minutes. It is a Prequel to AWARD WINNING Get Bit!
"[Walk The Plank]...really captures the feel of a bunch of boys brawling about in an extremely funny, stupid manner... but in a good way! You'll get some great belly laughs as your pirate stupidly throws one of your own men overboard or as your best friend tries to do you in! This is a very confrontational game but it all ends in good fun because the results you are trying to achieve are only rarely accomplished! For my money this is even funnier than GET BIT! and makes for a perfect "PREQUEL" to that game!" -Seth Hiatt, Mayday Games
Tom Vasel's Thoughts:
"Walk The Plank is a game that I very much enjoyed, ...you're trying to out guess your opponents. What are they going to do at any point in time?
There is player elimination in the game which means you'll be out of the game, but since we're talking a 20 minute game here, and you probably won't be out until the last 5 minutes or so, it doesn't really matter that much.
... Charging, shoving people, its very entertaining! Sometimes great big laughs will be found because somebody will retract the plank and they didn't realize that half or all of their pirates were going to be standing on the edge of the plank when they did it!
Think of it almost as a very, very light form of Robo Rally where people are going to be programming what they do each turn... but you're only programming three actions. But you do have that control over the game. I'm very excited to see what the final components will look like, and you have a chance to do that too, so jump on this Kickstarter. A fun, light game. Everyone I played with had a good time with it!"
Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower, Florida, USA
3 to 5 Players
20 Minutes Playing Time
Released: 18 September 2018