Chris Ostrowski

Minion Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for the first expansion to the 2015 release Dead Men Tell No Tales which is entitled Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Kraken.  Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Kraken is designed by Kane Klenko and the artists are Jason D. KingsleyChris Ostrowski.

In this expansion, players will face the dreaded Kraken.  Adding the expansion adds a few new conditions to the game such as requiring players to kill the Kraken before they can escape the ship with their treasure and lives.  If the Kraken pulls the ship down or destroys it, the players lose.

Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Kraken comes with 1 Kraken miniature, 15 tentacle miniatures, a new character with meeple and miniature, status tokens and board for the Kraken, 42 game tokens, 1 cloth bag, new cards, and 5 player aids.

The campaign also offers a set of 7 miniatures for the base game characters that can be purchased alone or as an add-on.  Finally a start board that is split apart so that it is easier to mark tiles exploded is available as an add-on.  This new start board can be used to replace older versions of the base game before the the start board was updated in later editions.

Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Kraken campaign is running now and will end on February 15, 2018.  Please see the campaign page for any information on pricing.


Available September, 2016, Renegade Games has announced Lotus, a 2-4 player game that “grows into a unique work of art every time you play.” In  Lotus, players take control of their own garden and cultivate flowers to gain special abilities from those flowers once they have picked them. Players must “enlist the help of creatures” to control flowers and secure the special abilities for themselves while preventing other players from using that flower. Beautifully illustrated by Chris Ostrowski (Dead Men Tell No Tales, Tides of Time) and designed by Jordan Goddard (Collapse) and Mandy Goddard, Lotus is a 30 min game for players ages 8+.

For more information on the game, and a full description by Renegade Games, please visit the Lotus game page.