Ahoy and welcome aboard me hearties! SeaGriffin Games is the brain child of creative duo Cait & Matt. We spend our time making board games and other associated silliness here in the cafes and clifftops of Cornwall.
Pirates of Penryn was our debut project. In development for two years it finally burst forth upon the unsuspecting world via a successful Kickstarter campaign in June 2018, with boxes landing on doormats just in time for Xmas.
Since then it’s gained a fearsome reputation amongst gamers & become a firm favourite with Pirates everywhere. Much to our delight it was featured on BBC1 & has very nearly sold out – if you’re fast you might be able to grab one of the very last copies!
In November 2020 we braved lockdown & launched another Kickstarter campaign for our second game Dice Splice. Once again, thanks to our brave Kickstarter crew, we were successful. After many trials & tribulations due to manufacturing during a global pandemic, we finally received the first copies in September & have been delighted with the response from pirates young & old…
We believe that board games aren’t just for Christmas. Sitting around a table playing with your family is a joy that we can experience any time of year. What better way to bond with your nearest and dearest than turning yer screens off and embracing your inner scoundrel? Why harbour repressed venom when you could healthily express it by setting a seamonster on your older brother or hauling up broadside and starting a good old fashioned skirmish with your mum… after all you’re never too old to play pirates!
There are few things that fit together so timelessly as Cornwall, pirates and rum – and if you love all things Cornish then you’ll have fun spotting all the little details that have gone into our projects. Many of our characters have been inspired by fantastic village names such as Ventongimps, Splatt and Mellangoose. If you come to fair Kernow on holiday you’ll see names from the games cropping up on signposts all over the place!
For those brave enough to visit Cornwall despite the reputation of the famous liquid sun, our games are a great antidote to a rainy day. Local charm but without the soggy jumpers. And of course you can take it home afterwards as a fond souvenir or a gift to those who were not lucky enough to see the mizzle (a special Cornish mix between mist and drizzle) for themselves.
Even if you have never stepped foot in a boat, you can experience the thrill of navigating with the finest sea-dogs and pi-rats!
Oh, and beware Morgawr, our local seamonster – she’ll be trying to snatch things off your deck all the while…
We’ve loved making these games and all their silly spin offs. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have!