Seas of Havoc

Seas of Havoc Kickstarter

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Welcome to Seas of Havoc!

Seas of Havoc is a naval skirmish game for 1-5 players where you captain a ship and engage in battle through the use of a deck of cards that dictate your ship’s movement and cannon fire. Each player begins with a unique deck of movement options defined by the ship they’ve chosen and special abilities dictated by the captain they’ve selected to command it. Players than compete to gain the most Infamy by recovering shipwrecks and battling it out on the high seas.

Seas of Havoc was originally conceived in 2013 (as Sloops) before garnering recognition at the Cardboard Edison Awards and winning the Canadian Game Design Award in 2016.  Rock Manor Games signed the game 4 years later at Nonepub 2020 and has been working to bring the game to life (and Kickstarter) ever since.  If you’re interested, checkout the designer diaries on BGG that lay out the development process and journey of this game.

Seas of Havoc is a tactical naval combat game where you command the movement and actions of your ship with a deck of cards that you can modify and improve over the course of the game.  The game starts with the Island Phase where you place skiffs to gain resources and claim cards.  The game moves to the Sea Phase next where players take turns playing a card to maneuver their ship and fire at their opponents to gain Infamy. The player with the most infamy when the damage cards run out is victorious.Seas of Havoc Rulebook Draft

Kickstarter is THE best place to make deluxified, artistic and thematic games, chock full of special cards, exclusive characters and surprises.  Seas of Havoc is presented to you already fully upgraded with wooden engraved components, a solo mode, characters and more from the very beginning.  We are offering Kickstarter backers some truly incredible limited rewards with the Buried Treasure deluxe expansion, but there will be no traditional stretch goals.  

At Rock Manor Games, we dream of games like Seas of Havoc. We can’t do it without YOU and through crowdfunding. We appreciate every single backer that joins us on this adventure. As a thank you, we are giving every backer of the core game a FREE copy of the Sea Monster expansion filled with tons of supplemental content.  Check back regularly as we unveil all the gameplay goodies that await you inside.  The Sea Monster expansion will add a bunch of variability and replayability to the core game, so don’t miss out on this incredible value!

  • Feb 3rd at 8:30PM EST: Tantrum House LIVE Stream 
  • Feb 6th at 1PM EST: Man vs Meeple LIVE Stream 
  • Feb 13th in the afternoon PST: Live Stream with the Designers

In this section, you can catch playthroughs and previews of Seas of Havoc!

We love to work with retailers from all around the world. Brick and Mortar Retailers who back at our retailer pledge will help support this Kickstarter and be invited to order Kickstarter exclusive content for their stores. All retailers will be able to order at 50% OFF MSRP.  No Minimum Orders. Orders of 6+ will get free shipping in shipping Zones 1 & 2. Retailers will get everything before Distribution.

Someone from Rock Manor Games will contact you after the Kickstarter to verify your business and finalize your order.  Retailers are NOT required to pay for their orders upfront, we simply invoice you for your order and ask that you pay the invoice before Kickstarter fulfillment commences (~6 months later).

If you’re an online retailer or simply not interested in contributing on Kickstarter, sign-up as a retailer here. We will email you closer to our retail release so that you can get our products into your store.

Shipping + VAT and taxes (as applicable) will be calculated after the campaign has ended with the best available rates among our fulfillment and publishing partners. All shipping will be added post campaign. When our pledge manager is sent out via email, you will be asked to fill in your address and you will be charged for shipping at that time. You must fill out the pledge manager and pay for shipping to receive your reward. Here are our estimated shipping costs for this project. Keep in mind these are just estimates based on current shipping rates and costs could change based on a variety of circumstances:

If you have any specific shipping and/or tax questions before pledging, please message us on Kickstarter.

  • Game published by Rock Manor Games, owned and operated by Mike Gnade.
  • Game Design by Sébastien Bernier-Wong & Peter Gorniak 
  • Illustrations by Nabetse Zitro 
  • Graphic Design by T.L. Simons 
  • Marketing and Community Management by Matt Cangialosi 
  • Video Production by Ori Kagan 

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We are fortunate to have gone through the Kickstarter process many times before and have consistently delivered our games to backers in a timely fashion. We pride ourselves on communicating with our backers and impressing them by meeting deadlines and delivering an excellent product. Check out our past Kickstarter projects for samples of our transparency, process, and products. REFUND POLICY All pledges can be fully refunded during the 2 week post-campaign window via Kickstarter, no questions asked. Any refund requests after the 2 week post-campaign window has elapsed will be refunded via Paypal minus all Kickstarter and Credit Card processing fees. No refunds will be given after shipping labels have been batched and prepared in preparation for fulfillment. We may at our sole discretion provide you with credit in our web store equal to your pledge amount if we are contacted after fulfillment has begun.