Come aboard and sail to Pirate's Cove... the legendary hideaway of thieving pirates and cut-throat buccaneers - battle for the rights to plunder and become the most famed and feared Pirate the world has ever seen!
- Players: 3-5
- Play Time: One and half hours
- Ages: 8+
Armed with a secret map and starting with a modestly outfitted sloop salvaged from last winter's storm, you set sail to Pirate's Cove - your eyes filled with visions of treasure and fame, your lungs filled with the salty air of the High Seas, and the desire to be remembered in legend in your heart.
If you are to become that legend you will need to navigate shrewdly, fight recklessly and pillage mercilessly. You will gain fame by winning battles; burying gold and treasure; and bragging about your exploits at the Tavern.
At the end of twelve months, the pirate with the most fame will be declared the most fearsome Pirate of the High Seas!
Each turn (one per month) each pirate must decide (secretly) which of the 6 islands they will visit. All players reveal their navigation directions simultaneously and then the turn is resolved. If any two or more pirates end up at the same island, Combat ensues to determine who will claim the spoils!
The islands offer various amounts of Fame, Gold, Treasure or Tavern cards and also chances to improve your ship. There is also an island with a Pub that offers useful strategy cards to help you in all aspects of the game plus give you a chance to earn points for telling 'tall tales' at the end of the game.
But beware legendary pirates such as Blackbeard also sail the waters; you'll need a fine crew (and many cannons!) to best them should your paths cross, though there is much fame to be found if you do.
In all, Pirate's Cove offers you the chance to truly play like a pirate and fight and plunder your way to victory!