Pirate versus Pirate S$45.90
_Designer: Max Winter Osterhaus
Artist: John Kovalic & Cathleen Quinn-Kinney
Publisher: Out of the Box
Number of players: 2 - 3
Official Recommended Age: 8 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 5 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
The Swashbucklin’ Game of Swords and Rewaaarrrds!
Three bands of pirates have discovered an island brimming with treasure. Conquer the island by capturing the gold and silver, or by eliminating the enemy pirates. Position your pirates carefully, enemies are all around and they are hungry for treasure!
_BGG James Castelli's pictorial review
BGG Trent Howell - The Boardgame Family's written review
BGG Dean Longo:"Running after the coins...but knowing that you'll be defenseless while carrying one, often leads to "showdowns" on the board where you try to scare off your foe from moving into your attack range. When rolls "JUST Missssss" there is a lot of laughter, pirate style cursing, and screaming. It is incredible fun...especially for something so simple and easy to play. I enjoyed playing this with my son...but had even more fun playing other old fogies like me. And the best part? The pieces are so durable that we often smack them and send them flying off the board...and nary a scratch to be seen.More people should pick this one up. "
BGG Larry Kruger:"Nice little filler that is so much fun that we found ourselves playing it multiple times in a row. Great 3-person game."
BGG Patrick Brennan:"This can a lot of fun if played in the right spirit. Race your dudes to the middle and grab the treasure, try and race it back without getting landed on. Because you kill an opponent's dude by just landing on it, no defence. The other way to win is just whacking every other opponent until they have none left. Which means the game devolves into a luck-based stomp-fest, nothing much to think about, but it's fun stealing the treasure and racing home with it, being chased down and whacked, they then try and race off whilst you hunt them back. Everything has to be landed on by exact count so there's huge luck. But of course your luck can be reduced by creating a strategically positioned posse, ready to back each other up. But will you get time to form it before someone dares a solo run? All over in 10-15 minutes, or quicker if you like, which is perfect."
_BGG Christine Doiron:"Played 5 times, I never win. Great with 2 or 3 players. I thought it would be lame with only 2, but because there is a different set-up for 2, it still plays pretty well. Fun, simple, easy to learn, nice mix of luck and strategy."
BGG Mark Rivera:"Don't let this one fool you. It's not just a kid's game and its a lot of fun. The basic rules make for a chaotic game of attacking each other to grab the coins and run which makes for a very Piratey game. The optional rule of not being attacked from behind makes for more positional play is really good as well but takes longer. 3-player is the best way to play this game."