After having buried and protected your treasure, it’s time for your crew to search for other pirates’ treasures. Collect clues, find islands, disarm booby traps, and dig at the correct landmarks to steal treasure and be the first to take your plunder!
This deduction card game lets players be pirate captains with buried treasures. Players attempt to steal the treasures of the other captains by looking at landmarks to find their locations. The first player to reach a treasure takes the largest share, while the rest receive less. It also helps to keep your own treasure hidden well. The player who steals the most treasure wins!
The game includes 36 dry erase crew cards, 54 clue cards, 18 map cards, six dry erase solution grids, a treasure chest, and six dry erase markers.
Each player gets three cards, numbered one through six, in a unique combination. On a player’s turn, he/she/they flip the top three questions of the question card decks. All other players have to respond with “aye” or “nay,” if they do/don’t have exact matches. After 15 rounds, guesses for combinations are revealed. If correct, that player will steal treasure. If no one steals yours, it’s worth six to your points. If they do steal your treasure, you lose the points that they gain. The pirate with the most treasure is the winner!
This is actually a fairly simple game. Jonathan Franklin’s game design is basic but fun. It’s for ages 10 and up, and up to six players can sit in any given game, which takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to complete. R&R Games, Inc. has put out a lot of games with themes such as this one. There is always a mission and always prestige to be won. This game is another great addition to their line of tabletop games that are so immersive that you will begin acting like a pirate during gameplay.
Michael Perry’s artwork on this game is phenomenal. The cover alone tells a story of pirates and their crew finding treasure. By the looks of their expressions, they are just getting started. The artwork is pretty hyper-realistic and sets the perfect tone for treasure hunting.
Overall, this is a great game to play with friends and family. It’s a fun way to pass time, and a great tabletop game for anyone who really likes games with strong themes. If you haven’t already, check out this gem of a game from your local game shop!