This is another of the original three action cards. We believe that every pirate crew is made better with an animal mascot. After considering all the options (monkey, parrot, elephant, etc.), we decided that the monkey serves as the best mascot as it could help out the crew better than the other animals.
All Hands on Deck! has not always been a pirate themed game. The game originally came from an abstract card game with the working title of RUN! The premise of the game was the same where you are trying to win cards in an auction and build runs of cards in your hand in order to win.
A special thank you to all the play testers that have been devoting time to All Hands On Deck! Your feedback has helped us to refine the game and solidify the rule set. This also goes to everyone who stopped by at BGG Con and gave the game a try. Some of the major contributions that we have incorporated from your feedback include the following:
Wait! Is that what I think it is?? Black sails on the horizon? OH YES! That means All Hands on Deck! is headed this way!!! Yes, intrepid reader, the news is true. The game of Pirate CrewBuilding is in final development stages now and we hope to have it ready to print just after the beginning of 2014.