Darren Gendron, who had never designed a board game, has just designed Scurvy Dogs: Pirates and Privateers Sail the Seas.
Has the project got sea-legs? It probably does now, thanks to favorable coverage in The Washington Post:
Darren Gendron sees an opportunity — a niche, really — that he believes he can seize. It involves board games. It involves Gendron becoming a part of your Wednesday game night, entering the collective cultural consciousness through the living room. It involves pirates.
… Once the purview of larger game companies, such as Parker Brothers and Hasbro, game design is opening itself up to passionate, niche hobbyists.
Gendron wants to self-publish his game, and he estimates that he’ll need $20,000 to get it off the ground, through a microinvesting site called Kickstarter.
He has one week left to raise the money that might allow him to achieve the dream.