BGWS 037 – Rum & Pirates

Rum & Pirates is a family strategy game about collecting honor points through strategic placement of scarce resources. (16:38)

In Rum & Pirates, players control a group a pirates. On your turn, you control the movement of your pirate leader, following along with members of your group. Based upon where the leader goes, you can get a few victory points easily or have to engage in some type of challenge or adventure to gain more points. You can spend resources to take extra turns, but when you are out of pirates, you are done for the round. Any pirates left over head back to the ship to fight over bunks (and therefore, more points). It’s a lighter game than others in this series (like Puerto Rico), but has good theme and flavor. Mmm – tastes like Pirate!

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You can order Rum & Pirates through Funagain Games.

Note – the picture of the ship’s hold came from lesjc@lineone.net via Flickr through the Creative Commons license.

If you decide to purchase a copy of Rum & Pirates because of this video, let the publisher know at riogames@aol.com in the U.S. or info@aleaspiele.de in Germany. This does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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