Lying Pirates | The Race for the Pirate Throne

Created by Nordic Pirate Games

Lying Pirates is a first-to-finish dice game for 2-6 players. A thrilling race for the pirate throne which lasts 10-15 min/player. The mechanics are inspired by the classic game of liar's dice. We've taken the best parts and combined them with some new twists and turns to give you an experience that is fast, entertaining, and easy to play with tiles, action cards, special dice, and more. We created more than 200 hand-drawn components, all have a unique style that make every piece a delight to linger upon. All illustrations from tiles to coasters were crafted by Srdjan Vidakovic, an award-winning artist and designer from Serbia. Thanks to interchangeable tiles, there are over a million different ways to create your own sea map. Once you've mastered the game, you can rebuild the sea and set sail again. Every game is unique and full of surprises.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

STL Treasure Ahoy & Fulfillment Update!
15 days ago – Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 12:18:04 PM

Ahoy, Valiant Backers!

🏴‍☠️ STL Files Are Ready for Boarding!

Great news! We've hoisted all our STL files onto, ready for you to download and print to your heart's content. Get creative with these files, available under theCC BY-NC 4.0 DEED License– perfect for all your non-commercial and attribution-respecting needs.

⚓️ Printing Recommendations

For the finest details, we recommend using a Resin printer. But fear not, FDM printer enthusiasts – we've had success with these machines too.

🔗 Discover the Collection

Set sail to and find your bounty! Plus, due to popular demand, an alternative “Treasure Die” is waiting for you, matching the “Pirate Die” symbol.

You can find the entire collection here!

📦 Fulfillment Voyage Nearing Completion

All games are now on their voyage to you. If there are any issues with delivery, or if your package is yet to arrive, please contact us directly. We're here to ensure every backer receives their well-deserved treasure!

We appreciate your patience and excitement as we navigate these final stages. Stay tuned for more adventures!

Fair winds and following seas,

Nordic Pirates Team

Happy 2024 from us at Nordic Pirates! Dive Deeper with the QR Code on Your Box!
about 2 months ago – Mon, Jan 01, 2024 at 05:52:28 AM

Happy New Year to our treasured 'Lying Pirates' community! As we embark on a new year, we're overwhelmed with gratitude for your unwavering support and enthusiasm. Seeing you delve into the world of 'Lying Pirates' has been incredibly inspiring. Your adventures and stories have truly brought our game to life, making this past year an extraordinary journey for all of us. Thank you for being the heart of our dream and turning it into a thrilling reality.

Final Stretch: Your 'Lying Pirates' Copies on Their Way

We're thrilled to announce that most of our backers are already embarking on their 'Lying Pirates' adventures with their copies in hand. For those eagerly awaiting your games, rest assured, we are fully dedicated to getting them to you at the earliest. We deeply value your patience and understanding as we work through the final steps of delivery. Thank you for standing by us during this last leg of our journey to bring 'Lying Pirates' to all our supporters.

Don’t miss the official “How-to-play” video, FAQ and QR-code on the box! 📦

We've noticed some common questions and basic gameplay errors among our players. To ensure everyone enjoys and masters 'Lying Pirates' to its fullest, we strongly recommend watching our official 'How to Play' video and exploring our detailed FAQ. These resources are crafted to demystify gameplay and enrich your experience. Remember, our FAQ is an ever-expanding repository, continuously updated to address your evolving questions and scenarios.

A frequent query has been around the design of the 'O' of the Treasure Die. A common misconception is that it has been wrongly printed. To clarify, It' actually a uniquely hand-drawn 'O', not a '6' or '0', and this design is the same in every 'Lying Pirates' set. Remember, The Treasure Die is only meant for instances where it represents either 'X' or 'O'.

Additionally, we've created a convenient landing page accessible via the QR code on the back of game box. This page not only links to the 'How to Play' video and FAQ but will also be updated with new content, including STL files, to continuously support and expand your gameplay. Make sure to check it out for easy access to these valuable tools and future updates!

You can also find links to them directly here below:

Official "How-to-Play"-video


Share Your Pirating Tales on BoardGameGeek

If 'Lying Pirates' has sparked your interest and enthusiasm, we'd love for you to share your experience on BoardGameGeek. Your ratings and reviews are invaluable to us and assist other gamers in discovering the thrill of 'Lying Pirates'. Every piece of feedback plays a crucial role in the growth and success of our game.

Looking Ahead

As we chart the course for the new year, we are buzzing with ideas and plans. We promise to keep you updated with all the exciting developments!

Thank you once again for your incredible support. Here's to another year of high-seas adventure, strategy, and fun!

Nordic Pirates

Kickstarter Update: Shipping Status, How-To-Play Video, and More!
3 months ago – Thu, Dec 14, 2023 at 11:32:08 AM

Ahoy, Loyal Backers!

As we chart our course through the adventurous seas of game development, we're excited to bring you the latest treasures from our voyage. Your support has been the wind in our sails, and we're thrilled to keep you updated on our journey.

📦 Shipping Status Update

US + Canada 

🎉All orders have been fulfilled!🎉

All UK, EU and rest of the world orders will be shipped this week and beginning of next. Many of you have already received tracking numbers, please have patience. The tracking numbers are generated before everything is packed in some cases and therefore it may take a while before the game arrives.

For those of you who are doing "Local pickup" in Stockholm, Sweden: we are still waiting for the shipment and will start contacting you as soon as we have the games in our hands! Keep your eyes on your inboxes!

Australia, New Zealand and Asia 

Our partners at VFI are diligently working to get your orders dispatched. Unfortunately, according to their most recent update, it appears that the games will not arrive in time for Christmas. 

We understand the disappointment this may cause, especially during the holiday season, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. 

Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to expedite the process. Your continued support and understanding are immensely appreciated during this time.

🎬 New How-To-Play Video

Dive into the gameplay of Lying Pirates with our brand new how-to-play video! This step-by-step guide is your compass to mastering the strategies and tactics of the game.

Watch the official "How-to-Play" video on YouTube!

🔍 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Got questions? We've got answers! We’re currently working on an FAQ page where you will find the answers to common questions.

Visit the FAQ on 

🌐 Join the Community on BoardGameGeek

Don't forget to join the bustling community of "Lying Pirates" on BoardGameGeek! Share your experiences, strategies, and connect with fellow pirates. It's a treasure trove of insights and interactions. If you liked the game, feel free to give us a review. 

Visit Lying Pirates on BoardGameGeek

Thank you once again for being a part of the Lying Pirates journey. Your support and enthusiasm make all of this possible. 

Fair winds and following seas,

Best regards,

Nordic Pirates

Components, Shipping, FAQ and more!
4 months ago – Sat, Nov 04, 2023 at 07:06:34 AM

Hello, dear backers!

We're thrilled to share some updates with you and address a few questions that have been making the rounds. A huge thank you for all the kind words – we're elated to know you're enjoying the game as much as we enjoyed creating it. 

Here are two videos, one with more information about the most common questions asked as well as instructions on how to pack the game box. 

Shipping News

Many of you have inquired about which shipping couriers will be handling deliveries. We apologize for not having specific information on that just yet. However, a tracking number will be provided as soon as your copy of the game is prepped and ready for its journey to you.

For Our U.S. Backers

All orders for the U.S. have been dispatched by now according to our fulfillment partner. 

Canadian Friends

If you're in Canada, expect your pledge to arrive within the next 1-2 weeks. After fulfilling U.S. orders, our partners are turning their focus to you.

Asia, Australia, and New Zealand

We've sent reminders regarding finalizing your orders. Please ensure any changes are made within 48 hours. We're gearing up to begin fulfillment the coming weeks for your regions.

Europe, U.K., and Rest of World

The ship carrying your games is en route, with an anticipated fulfillment commencement at the beginning of December.

Game Rules Clarification

We've noticed some queries about game rules. We encourage you to read through the rulebook for clarification. Also, feel free to watch our previously recorded play-through video for a visual explanation. A dedicated "how to play" video is also on the docket and will be available soon.

We'll be adding an FAQ section to our website for your convenience. The QR code in the top right corner on the back of the game box is there to guide you to more information, including a PDF version of the rulebook - We expect it to be published within 2 weeks. 

Care for Your Bamboo Cups

As a reminder, the bamboo cups are a completely natural product. There are care instructions included in each box to help you maintain them properly.

A Favor on Board Game Geek (BGG)

If you've had a good time with "Lying Pirates," we'd appreciate it if you could leave a rating on BoardGameGeek. Your feedback is invaluable to us. Rate us on BoardGameGeek

Thank you all once again for your incredible support and patience. We're excited for you to get your hands on the game and create many memorable experiences.

Best regards, The "Lying Pirates" Team

It’s happening! Fulfillment is starting!
4 months ago – Wed, Oct 25, 2023 at 09:15:36 AM

Ahoy, dear backers!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the fulfillment process is now officially underway. It's a momentous occasion for us, and we can't contain our excitement!

If you're based in the United States, you may have already noticed an email with tracking information in your inbox. Your copies of Lying Pirates are on their way to you as we speak, and we couldn't be happier to see them setting sail. If you haven't received anything yet, please know that notifications will be sent out in the coming days as your copy is getting ready to be shipped.

A small portion of you have received incorrect tracking information from FedEx Express due to an error. Your shipment has NOT been cancelled. Rest assured that you will soon receive updated tracking information once our partners have resolved their issues, and that you will get your copy of Lying pirates very shortly!

For our Canadian backers, your turn is just around the corner. We're putting the finishing touches in place to ensure a smooth fulfillment process, and you'll soon have your hands on Lying Pirates as well.

As for our backers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Fulfillment for your regions is on track to kick off in November. Stay tuned for more information!

Now, for our backers in the EU, UK, the rest of the world, and Sweden (Local pickup), we're currently on track for starting fulfillment in early December. We're navigating the waters diligently to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, and we can't wait to bring the Lying Pirates experience to your shores.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your incredible support and patience throughout this journey. Your enthusiasm has been our guiding star, and we can't wait for you to enjoy the game we've worked so hard on.

Stay tuned for more updates and thank you for being a part of this exciting voyage!

Warm regards,

Nordic Pirates

P.S. Here are some shots of games getting ready to be shipped out from the fulfillment center in the US!

Stacked boxes of Lying Pirates
Boxes of Lying pirates with Shipping labels on them