A nerve-wracking naval battle for two cold-blooded captains.

About the game

1718 - Nassau Colony, Bahama's

Slowly two pirate warships approach each other in deep waters, mere miles from the harbor, and it becomes clear that the pirate code will not be honored today. The Private, a conquered British flagship, as well as El Bueno, a captured Spanish frigate, raise the 'Jolly Roger' to signal that they will show their rival no mercy. As the waves grow restless, the circling seagulls are waiting patiently for that inevitable first shot.

Turning Tides is a suspenseful two player board game that will keep you guessing about every move your opponent might make. With a moving playboard and a card deck that you can modify every round, Turning Tides focuses on interaction and strategy like you have never experienced before in a two player board game.

Each round, you and your opponents boat will sail past each other in order to try and take each other out of the battle. You will have to position your crewmen and cannons tactically to do as much damage to the enemy boat as possible, all the while trying to avoid your opponent from doing the same to you. Aside from that, you have your captain to think about. Losing them will mean giving your opponent the upperhand. Both players will play their cards simultaniously throughout the game, which means both of you will be in the middle of the action the entire time.

Only a player who has the patience to wait for the right moment to strike, will be able to turn the tides of this epic two-player game.
How will you sail the waves, captain?

Turning Tides was succesfully funded!

Wednesday november 10th 2021 our campaign ended and we reached 11,500 EUR!

It was a very exciting campaign which we mostly promoted through 'Spiel' and 'SpellenSpektakel' and now we're finally ready to make Turning Tides a reality

We've just won a Dutch award for best expert games and you can vote for us to get the public award as well!

'Speelgoed van het jaar' stands for quality toys and all the winners are chosen by a specialized jury of people who work in the sector of the category we're very honored to be one of the winners and have Turning Tides be recognized as the amazing game we created and love.

If you're interested in getting a copy of Turning Tides visit our webshop!

Live October 12th, 2021

We love Kickstarter and the way it offers smaller indie companies and entrepreneurs a possibility to make their dreams a reality. We would be absolutely unable to create and manufacture Turning Tides without your financial support and a platform to organise it. Each of us has experienced the feel of community and although we're quite new to Kickstarter we love to see how this community makes the impossible possible and helps to realize dreams backed by actual demand from real people.

We will be going live on kickstarter on tuesday october 12th 2021 with a goal of EUR 10.000, which will cover the cost of printing the game and getting it to all the supporters. We will be running for 30 days and hope to be able to deliver the games around june, 2022.

Please consider subscribing to the campaign already which you can do by following this link and clicking "Notify me on launch". Kickstarter will then go on and send you a message to remind you of the campaign going live.

We hope you will consider joining us in making Turning Tides a reality.


Watch the how to play video. Or download a PDF version in your language.

These rules are complete, although some elements (like crediting) may change in the final version.