No, I was not kidnapped by pirates*. I was given a board game for my birthday. I approached it with caution. My parents are board game tragics. so as a result the only board games I like are Settlers of Catan, Carcasonne, another I can’t remember – and now this.
It’s beautifully done in 3D:
What you see there is my friend engaged in a fierce dice battle in order to win fame points (the aim of the game). Other than the pretty pieces, and the opportunity to call innocent landlubbers scurvy dogs and/or wenches, the best part of the game is that you are very rarely left waiting for anyone. The “bank” is “Treasure Island”, located in the middle of the board, where everyone can reach it. The fights are fun to watch, and the treasure situation is so ever-changing that a good player is constantly adjusting their strategy.
Best of all, the game is designed so you are guaranteed a fateful fight in the final round – clever work by the designers.
*sadly, or fortunately? You decide.