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Skull Port interview: Digital pirate Yahtzee

The folks at GD Entertainment are hard at work bringing the popular board game to digital screens.


Long before video games took over the world, many folks got their fix by meeting up with friends in real life (sounds horrifying) and playing board games or card games. Many of these board games have been in the popular conscience for nearly 100 years, like Hasbro’s Monopoly. As all types of gaming have exploded in popularity over the last 30 years, new board games are appearing all the time, offering different takes on the old standards or even all-new types of play and depth.

Skull Port came onto the scene in 2017 by way of a successful Kickstarter campaign. The pirate-themed dice game is made for 2-4 players and tasks pirates with amassing power and fortune. The mechanics of the game share some similarities with Milton Bradley’s popular Yahtzee dice game.

The development team at GD Entertainment are currently hard at work adapting Skull Port from the tabletop to the digital realm. While the Shacknews team was on hand at Reboot Develop Blue in Croatia this year, we spoke with the team about the development process behind Skull Port and the challenges of bringing a board game to the video game format. They also give an overview of how a session of Skull Port might play out between a group of friends.

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Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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