How do monkeys help in a pirate battle? Find out in Pirate Blast! – a simple game for kids.» Read more
Players’ choices really matter in solo or cooperative legacy games – what you do changes aspects of the game permanently!
So how on earth can Button Shy Games make a legacy game with just 18 cards and a few stickers?
Talk Like a Pirate Day is soon. We’re talking pirate-themed games this week!» Read more
Roll the bones and bluff your way to riches in this wonderfully piratey filler game best at 5-6 players. Izzy & Nick tell all in 6 minutes.» Read more
Friendly pirates cooperate, following clues to get the treasure. Collect as many treasures as there are pirates before the boat comes to the shore and pick them all up!» Read more
Push your boat and collect treasure, but beware of hidden whirlpools! Nick and his kids tell us about Bermuda Pirates, a game simple enough for kids to play without adults.» Read more
We talk to JC Dorais of FoxMind Games about what they were promoting at Gen Con 2018. Originally, FoxMind was known for educational games, but they’ve been increasing their catalog of family games. (Easy to teach, affordable, colorful.) Here’s some of their newest: The Potion – a microgame for 3-7 players. Deduction and bluffing, packaged in a small bottle! Acrylic» Read more
Arr, mateys! We be pirates, sailing the high seas in search of Loot. We play cards to capture or defend merchant ships. Loot is one of the earliest games from designer Reiner Knizia. It’s been available in the United States since 2005 from publisher GameWright, but the newest version has updated artwork and comes in a metal tin.» Read more
Aditya Batura is co-founder and CEO of Codomo Inc., a technology education group based in Singapore. They teach children about programming at an age-appropriate level, and wanted to bring that to a larger community. Enter Potato Pirates, the game that “teaches 10 hours of programming in 30 minutes”.» Read more
What could be more classic than a naval battle between two warring pirate ships? With straightforward mechanics and great art by accomplished artist Kevin Rechin, The Haywire Group brings us Pirate Ships, a simple game of naval destruction! Do we think Pirate Ships is seaworthy? Or is it cannon fodder?» Read more
Scuttle! by Jellybean Games is a card game full of pirate adventure, attacks, conquest, and fun, for 1-5 players. Manage the shifting seas of cards like an old salt, be the first to collect enough treasure, and you’ll win the title of master pirate captain.» Read more
Stowaway 52 and Jump Ship! inaugurate the new Cardventures series from GameWright. Do these solitaire, choose-your-own-adventure story games live up to their promise? In Stowaway 52, you have stowed away on an alien spaceship. You’re trying to escape, but first will you spy on the aliens to discover their plans for earth, or sabotage their spaceship on your way out?» Read more