Canosa is a 2-player abstract strategy game that is easy to learn and teach. In this game you are playing as Sirens trying to capture shipwrecked sailors. Using rings acting as your voice, you influence the sailors and move them towards your island on the board to score them. The first player with 4 captured sailors wins the game.
On a Player's turn you must take two actions. You many repeat the same action twice.
To view the kickstarter edition rule set, you can find it here. The final artwork and layout will be completed after the campaign.
Each game is custom made at a local wood working facility in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Three Gryphons Carving Studio takes pride in their craftsmanship and each game certainly reflects their artisan work.
There are multiple steps involved in creating this game. The first step is to cut out the sailor and Siren pieces on the lathe. This process is called "turning". Starting with a square stock of wood, the pieces are shaped and final sanded two at time.
The box base and sidewalls are cut out and dry fit prior to the glue up phase. The internal box that holds the game components is test fitted inside as well. The splines in the corners are cut in. These give strength to the overall box construction and also provides a great aesthetic.
The side of the box is then put into the CNC machine to the receive the game name and company logo engraving.
The box sides have glue applied and are clamped together until they are dry. The inside of the box and components box receive their first coat of stain.
The game board receives black stain to the dividing lines and the game board receives the blue stain. The corner "island" spaces as well as the small circular starting spaces for the sailors get a gold and silver leaf treatment to them.
The Sirens and rings receive their signature gold and silver paint.
The outside of the box lid receives its engraving on the CNC machine as well and the final staining and protective sealant are applied to the pieces and box components.
Below is a list of the materials and finishes that are used in this project.
To get in contact with Three Gryphons Carving Studio for a future project, you can reach them on their website here.
Canosa has been in development for over a year and a half. It has come a long way during this period of time and we have countless hours of playtesting that have gone into the game. We wanted to thank each and every playtester that took their time to play Canosa and offer great feedback. We couldn't have done it without you.
One Day West Games is a board game design & publishing company run by brothers, Bob & Ryan Craig. They aim to deliver high quality, family friendly games that blend strategy and a dash of chance.
Canosa will be their third game released. Previous games, Monster Highway and Sheep-Boom-Bah were successfully funded on Kickstarter.
To learn more about them, visit their company website here.
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