Galleys & Galleons is a standalone tabletop wargame for naval engagements published by Ganesha Games. The game uses a granulated version of the basic Song engine allowing players to control a handful of vessels without cluttering up the table with charts.
The rules are written to easily accommodate multi-player games, permitting large fleet actions and encouraging treachery and skulduggery.
In multiplayer games, the rules suggest that the order in which players take turns to activate their vessels be determined by drawing cards.
We have had a small number of exclusive Galleys & Galleons turn order card decks made, exclusively to be given away to our exclusive players. These cards cannot be bought, they are… exclusive.
Each deck contains 13 cards, each measuring 2 x 2 inches (or 50.8 x 50.8mm). Ten of the cards feature the character portraits from biographies printed in the rule book, together with a personality type, such as ‘Career Man’, ‘Pirate’ or ‘Bored Aristocrat’, so every player in your group should be able to find a card to represent their own fleet. In addition, there is a ‘Creatures of the Deep’ card for players controlling fantastic beasts, and two heading templates – really useful to hold next to your vessels to determine their heading to the wind.
“What do I have to do to get my hands on one of these decks” you might well be asking yourself? Three decks of cards will be given in a random draw on September 19th – International Talk Like a Pirate Day. You can get your name in the draw in the following ways:
Share this post on Facebook or on a blog – linking to the Galleys & Galleons page on Ganeshagames.net – 1 entry;
Share this post on Facebook or on a blog and include a photo of yourself dressed as a pirate – 2 entries;
Write a review and/or after action report of a game of Galleys & Galleons and publish it on a blog, or at Wargame Vault or Boardgame Geek – 5 entries.
Note that any blog posts or reviews have to be written between now and 5pm GMT, on the 19th of September, and make sure you let us know you have posted it to ensure you get all your entries.