This page is about the tabletop game. For the character, see Uk'otoa.

Uk'otoa is a tactical semi-cooperative card game developed by Darrington Press LLC and designed by Jeb Havens and Gabriel Hicks. In the game, players control factions of sailors on the Lucidian Ocean who fight for survival against the leviathan of the same name. It is scheduled for release May 27, 2021.[2]

Publisher's summary

A battle for life and death on the high Lucidian seas! This flagship title from Darrington Press is a tactical game of semi-cooperative card play as factions of sailors vie to be the last claimed by the raging sea leviathan Uk'otoa. As the ship slowly falls into the ocean, you'll have to run, push, and sacrifice others to win! Fans of Critical Role know Uk'otoa as the ex-patron of warlock Fjord (played by Travis Willingham). Who could say whether these tales hold any truth? Fjord isn't telling.

This game is suitable for 3-5 players, aged 12+, and each game should run about 30–45 minutes. And, of course, we included a VERY COOL Uk'otoa mini.
Publisher's summary[1]



Hexes are placed on the board to represent the wreckage of a destroyed ship and are progressively removed as they are consumed by Uk'otoa. Players control two factions, which they share with their neighboring players, and use cards to best position their two teams to survive. Each card carries immersive art and icons depicting the movement it provides.[3]

Sea Shanty


Uk’otoa Sea Shanty

A sea shanty is included in the rulebook of Uk'otoa. On May 12 2021, an animated music video showing off the original song was released to promote the release of the game. The song was written by Taliesin Jaffe and Dani Carr, and performed by Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel, Taliesin Jaffe and Steve Failows. It featured art by Hannah Friederichs.

Upon a sea that's tossed and gray / We fight to keep the dreams at bay / For in our sleep we hope for peace / Lest the nightmares have their way

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away

Chilling thoughts and watchful eyes / Await for those who seek the prize / But all is not as it was thought / For the serpent always lies

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away

And if the creature is released / Our peaceful days will surely cease / The winds will wail as waves assail / To herald what lurks beneath

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away

A haunted fog comes rolling through / The sea begins to toss and strew / With cutlass and cannon we make a stand / Though little might it do

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away

As the serpent rises tall / His many eyes now seeing all / The ship won't keep above the deep / If our steadfast sailors fall

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away

A flick of tongue and sharpened teeth / Are the only gifts that he'll bequeath / And those who fought to stay aloft / Will be swallowed and drowned beneath

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away

So head the words from sailors old / Beware the dreams with eyes of gold / Though he'll speak of quests and powers blessed / Ignore the lies you're told

Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away
Uk'otoa! Uk'otoa! Keep him locked away
Written by Taliesin Jaffe and Dani Carr


The game was originally announced on October 27, 2020, and originally scheduled for release in Q1 2021 as the flagship title of Darrington Press.[1]. On March 1, 2021, it was announced that it would be released in Q2 2021,[3] and that was later updated to May 27, 2021.[2]

Creative team


Cover gallery






Metallic dragon


Material Plane (Exandria)
Lucidian Ocean

Organizations and titles

Ank'HarelClovis ConcordDarrington BrigadeMyriadThe Revelry
Titles, positions, and professions



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