Following our successful Kickstarter campaign, we have a few first edition copies of To Windward! - The Lunar Islands available.
To Windward! - The Lunar Islands Signed
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To Windward! - The Lunar Islands is Tower St. Game's maiden title. It is a competitive tabletop game for 2-4 players about the Golden Age of Sailing, which captures the excitement, danger and unpredictability of life at sea. Players command their own fleet of ships in an effort to establish themselves as the dominant naval power and economic in the Lunar Islands. The scales of power can shift suddenly all with a change of wind or an enemy's skills as a master gunner, skilled sailor, or clever scoundrel.
Play time: 60 Minutes
Warning: Choking hazard. This game contains small pieces and should kept out of reach of small children.
A true-to-life wind mechanic that puts players at the mercy of the wind.
Multiple ways to upgrade ships for greater profit or ferocity.
Make ships more deadly with over 50 historically accurate Gunnery Cards.
Become a Master Sailor and slip through your enemy's fingers with over 50 smartly crafted Sailing Cards.
A design that lets players learn the names and function of sails, cannons, ropes and many aspects of life at sea.
To Windward! - The Lunar Islands is filled with fantastic artwork from the Golden Age of Sailing.
The wind and player choice will make the dynamics of every game different.
How the game is played:
Each player selects a home island from which they will launch their ships and house their wealth. Each player also starts with one ship, a sturdy Sloop, to begin their quest for adventure, riches, and the race to gain the most Power & Influence over the islands.
By filling a ship's hold with one of 3 commodities in the game and trading it to the neighboring islands, players can begin to amass gold and gain Influence. This gold can be used to add ships to their fleet or upgrade their Sloop or Sloops to be fierce fighting ships like Frigates and Man o' War or rich merchant vessels like Barques and the famous Indiaman and take on enemies to win Power. But be careful, as a ship becomes laden with treasure, it will become targets for other players.
There are four decks of cards in To Windward! - The Lunar Islands: Sailing Cards, Gunnery Cards, Event Cards and Mission Cards. A player's hand consists of Sailing and Gunnery cards, which they can use to move across the board with ease and engage other players' ships or fend off enemy attacks. The diversity and strength of these two decks can turn a vulnerable seeming Sloop into a fierce opponent.
Events add another wrinkle of unpredictability in the game. At the end of each player's turn a random event occurs. This may affect a single ship or the entire board with positive or perhaps disastrous consequences.
Missions establish tasks that players can accomplish during their turn for a significant payout. Be sure to store as much treasure on your home island as possible because treasure still on a ship at the end of the game only counts for half of what gold on shore is worth.
In the final round the stakes are raised as the race to get the most Power & Influence over the Lunar Islands nears an end. Players who have thought strategically and planned can turn this to their advantage and sweep victory out from under their opponents.
Do you have what it takes to out-sail, out-gun, and outsmart your opponents to become the richest and most famous sailor on the seven seas? Sharpen your swords, flints, and wits; set sail for the Lunar Islands and find out!
To Windward! - The Lunar Islands Prototype/Playtester Edition