Strategy games for all ages
Live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate during the golden age of piracy. Swashbuckle your way across the Caribbean and rescue the governor’s daughter from the Black Fleet or compete with other pirates to amass the most riches by looting ships. Hoist the sails, and seek glory and fortune on the Caribbean seas!
The Governor’s daughter has been kidnapped by pirates and you command a flotilla of ships raising money to pay the ransom. On each turn you move your ships. Merchant ships earn doubloons by transporting goods, pirate ships can steal goods from other merchants, and navy ships can sink other player’s ships. Whoever is the first to earn enough doubloons to pay the ransom wins the game. The components of this game really stand out, from the comical cards to doubloons made of metal. Black Fleet is an easy game to set up and takes 60 minutes to play. Suitable for 3-4 players aged 8 to adult.
During three campaigns, players take the role of pirate captains looting ships to acquire the most treasure. In each campaign you secretly select crew members (character cards which have special abilities) to board the merchant ship in order to try and get a share of the booty. The artwork on the cards and board perfectly captures the atmosphere of the pirate theme. Libertalia takes about 45 minutes to play. Suitable for 2-6 players aged 10 to adult.
Merchants and Marauders
In Merchants and Mauraders you choose to be an influential merchant or a pirate. During the game, players modify and upgrade their ship, buy vessels and hire specialty crew members, earning money through trade or by plundering merchant ships. The winner is the player who gains the most glory. Merchant and Marauders features a gorgeous map of the Caribbean, miniature ships and wonderfully illustrated cards. Merchants and Marauders is a long game, taking about three hours to play. Suitable for 2-4 players aged 12 to adult.