Potato Pirates, the is going live on Kickstarter in 2 days on the 7th of September 2017, 6am EST.
The game is designed to teach you about basic programming concepts while enjoying a fun, family-friendly card game featuring cute, swashbuckling potatoes.
There are 4 different types of cards you can use:
Action cards are potato attacks that you stack on your pirate ships to hit enemy potatoes. These cards can only be used once UNLESS you have…
Control cards which consists of loops & conditionals, grant you superpowers and let you use your action cards multiple times! Coding concepts introduced here are for loops, while loops and if-else.
Surprise cards are sabotage cards and they are what makes you a pirate. They are like interrupts and some surprise cards introduce control structures and boolean logic.
Bug cards are weird events that happen to you that you must reveal immediately. My personal favorite is the Potato King. When you draw a Potato King, everyone must salute to you and shout out “POTATO KING”. The last to do so will pay you 2 potatoes as royalties. These cards are analogous to bugs in coding.
The object of the game is to knock out your opponents and be the last potato standing.While Potato Pirates is simple enough for kids it’s also designed to be fun for adults as well. Make sure to check out Potato Pirates on Kickstarter this Thursday!