Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have a Pirate-themed Game Night!

Ahoy there, me mateys! Don't be a scurvy dog or blasted landlubber! Get ye to Labyrinth for some o' these beauties! They be the best pirate games ye treasure can buy!

NEWPirates of the Spanish Main - A fast, fun and family-friendly card game for 2 to 4 players. During play, you want to steer the captains that you sponsor and their ships to treasure, but you need to be discrete about who you sponsor. If another player guesses which ships are yours, he gets to plunder half your gold!

Pirate Fluxx - The classic "Talk Like A Pirate" game - there is even a card that gives you benefits for talking like a pirate. By local game designer, Andy Looney, this is a fun and crazy game perfect for adults and families! 

Scallywags - A recent edition to our children's games section and a new favorite in our aftercare program. It is a light-hearted game in which players are swashbuckling pirates divvying up their booty. This can be played by pretty young players, probably 5 or 6 and up.

Loot - We love this pirate themed card game from Gamewright, great for kids aged 8 and up.

Merchants & Marauders - A gorgeous, somewhat complicated board game (best for adults and maybe some older advanced gamer kids) that is best for 4 players, but can be played with 2 to 4. In this game, you live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. Seek your fortune through trade, rumor hunting, missions, and of course, plundering. The game features a unique trade system and a thematic combat system, allowing for critical decisions and intense excitement. Modify your ship, buy impressive vessels, load deadly special ammunition, and hire specialist crew members. Will your captain gain eternal glory and immense wealth - or find his wet grave under the stormy surface of the Caribbean Sea?