6 Games for People Who Think Another PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Movie is a Good Idea
I'm not judging or anything. Okay, I am judging. Another Pirates of the Caribbean movie is a bad idea. Regardless, here are some games for Jack Sparrow fans. Updated 9/25/16.
- •Black FleetEach player gets both a merchant ship and a pirate ship, both of which are chunky and beautiful. Merchant ships do speculative trading between islands, the pirates steal cargo from other players' merchant ships. Also, there are two beastly NPC Navy ships to foil the pirates.
- •Merchants & Marauders: BroadsidesA card driven game of ship-to-ship cannon barrages. Not to be confused with the original Merchants and Marauders game, which is way too crunchy for my liking.
- •Rum & BonesA ship-to-ship boarding party brawl. Fairly quick and easy, with great looking components. The designers were obviously not shy about stealing from Pirates of the Caribbean.
- •Rattle, Battle, Grab the LootA fairly light dice rolling game. The main feature are the expandable and customizable ships. The extras you can add to your ship make the game border on steampunk.
- •SeafallThis one almost doesn't count. It's a fairly crunchy game and not in the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean. It's more about exploration and trade, but pirates are in it. recommended only for lovers of euro games.
- •World of Yo-HoThis is a hybrid board game which requires a mobile app. Your smartphone is your ship, and does all the work of random event cards, items, and basically any other component. That said, there's something missing from the whole experience. Pirate games should be tactile. The phone sort of ruins that.