A resounding bell tolls, signaling the epic battle that awaits. Ever vigilant, you assemble your team, scour your stockpiles for supplies, and arm yourselves to confront the ruthless hordes of barbarian and pirate invaders. Engage in competition with fellow players to etch your name into the annals of town legend. However, cooperation could be crucial to keep Chaos Cove from the brink of oblivion. And once victory is achieved, revel in triumph by tapping into barrels of the finest rum, throwing a legendary party the world will talk about for ages!

Experience Martin Wallace at his best with this highly interactive worker placement game. Command the unique abilities of each of Chaos Cove’s 16 valiant heroes, harnessing their talents, capitalizing on location perks, and amassing the essential resources to combat increasingly formidable invaders. Accumulate victory points by triumphing in both land and sea battles, erecting mighty forts, deploying rugged ships, and hosting epic rum-soaked celebrations. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of the 16 charming hero meeples, each brought to life by the unparalleled artistry of Mr. Cuddington.

But here’s the twist that sets this game apart: every hero in Chaos Cove is distinctive with their own special ability. With 16 unique heroes to choose from, every player has the chance to step into the shoes of each hero during the game, making each playthrough an exciting and unique adventure. And don’t forget the locations, each one offering a different strategic advantage. The dynamic interplay of hero placement and location choice leads to extraordinary interactions that position you for victory over the relentless pirates and marauding barbarians.

Should the town of Chaos Cove withstand four harrowing rounds without succumbing to the invaders, a protector of Chaos Cove shall rise. Do you possess the mettle and strategy required to be the protector of Chaos Cove? Outwit your foes as you embark on an unforgettable journey to become the stuff of legends in the beloved town of Chaos Cove!

A bell rings out and you know it’s time to fight. Ever vigilant, you assemble your team, riffle through supplies, and weapon-up to beat back the barbarian and pirate invaders. Compete with other players to cement your place in town lore. But cooperate or Chaos Cove is overrun. Top off your victory by tapping a barrel of rum or two and throw the best rum party the world has ever seen!
  • Experience Martin Wallace at his best with a highly interactive worker placement game.
  • Deploy each of the 16 heroes of Chaos Cove while taking advantage of their individual talents, benefiting from a location perk, and gathering resources needed to combat ever-tougher invaders.
  • Earn victory points by winning land and sea battles, building forts, deploying ships and throwing rum-soaked parties.
  • Admire 16 charming hero meeples inspired by Mr. Cuddington’s art.

Designer and Artist

Martin Wallace

Martin Wallace was born in the UK in 1962. He started designing games in the early 1990s and now has over seventy titles to his name. He now resides in New Zealand with his wife, Julia, and a number of cats.

Judging by his wobbly walk and freakish height, some people advanced the theory that there might actually be TWO illustrators hidden under its coat, one on top of the other*. When asked about it, Mr. Cuddington denied vehemently the allegation, calling the whole thing “just plain ridiculous”. Still, he often refers to himself by both the female and male gender, which is all rather confusing.

*Rumor has it it would actually be David Forest and Lina Cossette, but don’t believe everything you hear…

Joe Shawcross is no stranger to APE Games, having done the whimsical art for Plunderbund. A big thanks to Joe for stepping in to help with Chaos Cove!

Players, Ages  & Time

Chaos Cove is a game for 2-4, for ages 8+. It takes about 120 minutes.

  • 2-4 players

  • ages 14+

  • 120 minutes

Chaos Cove is coming 23 October to Gamefound!



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