The ShipShape Board Game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. ShipShape is a light yet robust strategy game that is part trick taking drafting and part 3d puzzle building.



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SHIPSHAPE GAME INFO


RELEASE:2019
PLAYERS:2 – 6 Players
DURATION: 20 – 40 Minutes
AGE:8+
GENRE:Abstract Strategy
DESIGNER: Rob Daviau
ARTIST:Dhaniels Castillo, Andrew Hepworth, Ben Wootten
PUBLISHER:Calliope Games
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SHIPSHAPE OVERVIEW


In the late 17th century, mighty ships sailed the seas and brought all manner of goods back to port. As a savvy captain, you must skillfully use your crew to fill the ship’s hold with the best combination of treasure, cannons, and contraband (if you can smuggle it in) to earn gold. In the end, the player that amasses the greatest fortune will be declared the greatest sea captain of all time!

Direct your crew to fill your ship’s Hold with the most lucrative Crates, expertly stacking three crates on your Hold and scoring the bounty for Gold, Cannons and Contraband visiable at the end of each voyage (round) across the high seas. The player with the highest total of coins at the end of three voyages wins. Learning how to play ShipShape is easy, it is mastering it that is the tricky part.

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SHIPSHAPE REVIEW


7.8 out of 10

ShipShape is absolutely a top of class title. It is on the lighter side of the intensity spectrum but it owns what it is. This game is part trick taking player showdown and part abstract strategy puzzler that utilizes 3D space unlike any others that came before it. The game is very simple but there is a lot of genius in its simplicity. ShipShape has something for everyone and is very accessible, you could recommend this to anyone.

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SHIPSHAPE HOW TO PLAY


Players each control a ship. Over the course of three voyages (rounds), you bid using numbered crew cards to claim unique crate tiles off the central stack. Fill your hold with gold, cannons, and contraband and cover up what you don’t want. At the end of each voyage, score coins by comparing your holds with everyone else, looking only at what is visible in your hold. The highest score wins.

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SHIPSHAPE SIMILAR GAMES


We thought about everything from gameplay to theme, intensity level to overall motivations, the quality and more to determine what are the five most similar board games to ShipShape. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.

  1. Nova Luna
  2. Indian Summer
  3. NMBR 9
  4. Kodama: The Tree Spirits
  5. Azul

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SHIPSHAPE EDITORIAL


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SHIPSHAPE VIDEOS


How To Play ShipShape By Calliope Games [TRT 08:52]

ShipShape Preview By The Dice Tower [TRT 09:04]

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