- →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.
- 26 ship deck hexes
- 25 sailor meeples
- 5 faction tokens
- 60 movement cards
- 52mm high-quality miniature of Uk'otoa
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.
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.
The game was originally announced on October 27, 2020, and originally scheduled for release in Q1 2021 as the flagship title of Darrington Press.. On March 1, 2021, it was announced that it would be released in Q2 2021, and that was later updated to May 27, 2021.
- Creator — Jeb Havens
- Designers — Jeb Havens, Gabriel Hicks
- Artist — Hannah Friederichs
- Layout — Vee Hendro
- Uk'otoa sculpt — Niklas Norman
- Sea shanty writers — Taliesin Jaffe, Dani Carr