Shipwrecked Kickstarter Launch!


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I’m Lead Artist for this gorgeous game, the first game from the inventor of Apples to Apples in more than a decade!

It’s a joy to be working with such an accomplished team. Integrating, art, theme, design and gameplay is crucial to creating an immersive and intuitive player experience. Happily, Elbowfish seems to have gathered the right folks to bring those elements together and make this game great.

Please consider backing this lovely game!


Here is a bit from Elbowfish:

Kickstarter Launch for Shipwrecked From Apples to Apples Inventor Matt Kirby
Creative team includes award-winning artists Lee Moyer and Lyla Warren, designer Andrew Mayer

PORTLAND, OR, AUGUST 1, 2017 — Creative studio Elbowfish has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Shipwrecked, “the fast, fun board game of bananas, bidding, monkeys and mayhem,” from Apples to Apples® inventor Matt Kirby. This is Matt Kirby’s first new game in over a decade and is highly anticipated.

The Kickstarter campaign can be reached via

You are marooned on an uncharted island that is littered with battered and broken vessels. The sole survivor of your crew, you must repair your damaged ship to escape back home. Unfortunately, all the ships have been stripped of vital parts by a gang of motley monkeys, led by the wily Captain Coconuts, a former pirate mascot. You’ll have to out-bid (and out-smart) the castaways from other ships in the Captain’s multi-tiered auctions. Win what you need to rebuild your ship and you’ll sail away to victory. 

Shipwrecked is a fast-paced bidding and set-collection game for two to five players. It is accessible and easy to learn, yet rewards clever strategy. 

The game’s unique retro look, reminiscent of Sailor Jerry tattoos and 1930’s cartoons, complements the game’s desert island castaway theme. A creative team of award-winning veterans collaborated on the game, including Lead Artist Lee Moyer, Illustrator Lyla Warren, Game Designer and Elbowfish Creative Director Andrew Mayer, and Producer David Galiel, CEO and founder of Elbowfish.

Elbowfish CEO David Galiel: “Shipwrecked is a well-crafted, engaging and accessible game for a broad audience, featuring high production values and a unique art style. Gameplay and theme are perfectly matched. I suspect that this is just the beginning for the wily Captain Coconuts and his gang of motley monkeys.”

Shipwrecked — the fast, fun board game of bananas, bidding, monkeys and mayhem.
Genre: Auction and Set-Collection Board Game.
Ages 14+, 2-5 players, 30-45 minutes.

Elbowfish LLC ( is a creative studio that designs, develops and publishes well-crafted games for a broad audience across all media. Titles include the award-winning Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!) and JUX, a collaborative storytelling game for creative thinkers.

Press Contact:
Name: David Galiel

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