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By Carmik Games
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About the Game


You are a Pirate! Sail the high seas, capture prizes, sell the illicit gains and bury your treasure. High seas pirates is a game for 2-6 players aged 8 and up. Each player is a pirate trying to capture ships on the high seas. These ‘Prizes’ carry treasure. Once you have boarded a ship and stolen its treasure, you can sail this Prize into Port and sell it for more treasure. You can spend it to get more guns and crew for your ship, or you can save it and sail to your pirate island and bury it. The aim of high seas pirates is to bury the most treasure on your island. If you have treasure on your ship, the other Pirates want it. Prepare to be boarded!
Compass rose
Compass rose

 Whats In the Box?

Box Contents
Box Contents

 Along with the Rules in English, High Seas Pirates has nearly 90 Cards and over 250 Tokens. The Cards and Boards are all custom drawn by our artist, Justin Wyatt. Justin is a Professional Artist who has illustrated many books and this is his second Game. 

Gameplay

Each Player is a Pirate, aiming to Bury Treasure on their Island. To do this, you choose an Action secretly each turn, and starting with the Fastest Pirate Reveal your action. Depending on your action other pirates may help you or hinder you, and you may find yourself attacked especially if your ship is laden down with treasure

The Tokens

Tokens
Tokens

 On Your Ship you have a number of tokens that represent Crew, Sails, Cannon, Your Captain, and Treasure. Sails make you faster, cannons make you stronger. Crew can act as Sails or Cannons, alternatively they can be used to board other ships on the seas. Treasure is what the game is all about. The first player to 10 Treasure buried on their Island Wins

Actions

There are 6 Actions in High Seas Pirates. Through playing these actions each pirate is trying to steal the most treasure, protect their ship, attack others, and hopefully bury their treasure on their island before other pirates can steal it from them.

Action Cards
Action Cards

The High Seas Deck 

The High Seas Deck consists of a number of cards, some Events, some ships. 

High Seas Deck Event Card
High Seas Deck Event Card

Ships can be attacked, and their treasure taken. They can then be sailed to port and sold as a prize for extra treasure. Any ship not attacked stays on the High Seas for other Pirates to attack, and as this is open water others may help for a share of the treasure.

Barque
Barque

Going First is Important, and the Fastest Ship each turn (with the most sails) Receives the first Player marker , and gets to perform their action first, but also has to choose their action first the next round. Going First is important, but not always a good thing.

The Game
The Game

Summary

The tactical play in High Seas Pirates makes it fun for all ages, and the game plays fantastically well for just two people as well as the maximum of six. 

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal 1
Stretch Goal 1

 

Stretch Goal 2
Stretch Goal 2

 

Stretch Goal 3
Stretch Goal 3

 

Risks and challenges

High Seas Pirates is the first game to market for Carmik Games, an Nottingham Based boardgame company.

As a new startup, it has been a challenging year, and we have learnt a lot in getting High Seas Pirates ready for market.

We have received some excellent advice and the support of the games community has been amazing. Thank you for all your support and please give us as much feedback as you can. Its fantastic.

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