Pirates Game

How To Play Pirates

Pirates Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 7
Play Time
30 MIN
Arrg, be apart of the crew and defend ye ship. Get hit too many times and 'yer out of the game. Fire hull, mast and volley shots at 'yer opponent in hopes to sink their ship. Buy be ya warned, 'yer ship must be saved too.

Pirates is a simple yet challenging card game that you can quickly learn and play in under a half hour. Nicely themed cards make Pirates a great game to have in your collection. Play with three different variant game rules. Learn more below and grab your copy today.

Board Game Capital's Review:
Pirates GameWe recently reviewed a game very similar to this one (Snowball Fight) so many of the below comments are the same with some slight variations. First impression when we saw this game - awesome! First impression when receiving and opening the game - awesome! First impression after playing once - awesome! We loved it but there are a few things to understand.

There are three ways to play the game. The first is a very simple and basic game built primarily on luck (3-7 players). Well, actually, completely on luck unless you build a secret alliance with another player to ambush someone. This variant of the game is great for young players.

The second variant, Pirate Fleet, is intended for two players. Slightly different game play rules apply as you now have to keep track of ships and different damage levels. We had to refer frequently to the rules to make sure we were keeping the counts correct. Some kind of cheat card would have been nice.

The last variant, Man-O-War, is a mix between the Pirate Fleet where everyone is against one player and that one player is against everyone else. Different hit rules apply depending on who you are playing as. It's nice to be able to play different ways so we really liked these variants.

Snowball Fight CardsGraphics on the cards are very well drawn. Love, love, love the theme of these cards. We noticed there is a subtle hint on the cards as to which heals what by the color of the plus sign. Cards are built well and are nicely stored in a sturdy game box.

The game rules are clear though a little wordy. We would have liked to see more graphics in them but they get the game across nicely (although we still aren't quite sure on how to play the Pirate Fleet correctly). Learning how to play is so simple that when explained by someone it only takes 20 seconds as opposed to reading them for 2 minutes.

Pirates is a wonderful family card game that plays quick and involves a lot of people. This should be in everyone's collection if you like a game you don't have to think too hard about. Fun and casual with some slight (and real) card throwing as you hurl bombs at each other.
The game Pirates should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Inside The Box Is 120 Card
  • Official Pirates Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Be the last player standing to win.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Pirates rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Pirates. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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deana dietrich says:

we loves games & this seems like a lot of fun
Janders says:

I'd love to play this with my grandsons who are crazy for anything related to Pirates.
Amy says:

Board games of all types are loved in this family. Hope to win. Thanks for the chance. 😁
Gloria Winbush says:

This is awesome!
Tracy Uptain says:

We love board games! Hope to win!
AuntySuzany says:

My grandkids would love a new card game! Thanks for the giveaway!
Gun Coaty says:

The ability to throw cards!
Brittany Raisor says:

I love easy to learn games that can be played quickly if needed. Pirates are so cool too, my boys would love this!
Heather D says:

My family and I love to play games. This looks like so much fun!
Tosha says:

Pirates?! For some reason I love pirate themed games. This one looks so simple and fun to play.
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