Game Overview

Pirate Party: Women of the High Seas

A competitive card game for 1-4 players ages 10 and up.  20+ minutes to play.  Powerful women pirates inspired history.  Raid and plunder to score the most booty.  Adventure, treasure, period ships, mermaid wild cards and the dreaded Kraken Attack!

 

How to Play

Quick Start

Play any or all of these actions on your turn:

  • Suited Set
  • 3-of-a-kind or better set
  • Match any set already played
  • Adventure card
  • Booty card

When you are done, draw a card.

Play cards with the most pirate points to win!

Objective

Score the most pirate points at the end of the game. Get pirate points by building a fleet of pirates, raiding, plundering, and finding treasure chests.

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Game Overview and How-To-Play Videos

Set up

Shuffle the deck. Deal eight cards each. The remaining deck is placed face down in the middle of the table to form a draw pile.

Parley (discuss) to determine the winner – either the first player to reach 500 points or highest score after three rounds.

Game Play

Your Turn:

Play a set of cards from your hand by suit or kind, or play cards to match another player’s set, or play an Adventure card. Play as many cards as you wish. When you are done, draw a new card from the pile. If you cannot play any of these actions, draw a card from the pile.

Your turn is complete, game play moves to the player on your left.

The game ends when a person plays all their cards or the Kraken Attack! card is played.

Sets

Play a set of at least 3 cards in the same suit including a Captain and crew.  See Suits below.

Crew for the purpose of making a suited set may include a First Mate, Deckhands, or Cook.

Suits

There are six suits, one for each Pirate captain. Each suit has an icon and color.

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Each suit features a historical pirate captain with special powers. Play a suited set with a captain + crew + another card in the suit or a ship.  Play a suited set with a captain + crew + another card in the suit or a ship.

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example of a suited set

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3 of a Kind

Match three or more cards of the same kind.  Ships and captains must NOT be played this way.

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Adventure

Raid, Pillage, and Plunder!  Follow the instructions on the card.  There are six adventure cards.

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Ships

There are six period ships in the game.  Any one ship can be part of a suited set.

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Winning

Be the player with the most pirate points at the end of the game.

Bonus Custom One-player Seaport Solitaire Game Included!

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FAQs

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How do Crew cards make a 3-of-a-kind set?

Play three or more cards of the same crew type to make a Kind set.  3 First Mates or 3 Deckhands or 3 Cooks.

First Mate+Deckhands+Cook does NOT make a kind set.

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How do Crew cards make a suited set?

First Mate, Deck Hands and Cook cards are crew members.

Use one or more as part of a suited set.  Suited sets include a captain card, crew card and another suited card or ship card.

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How Does the Game End?

The game ends in one of two ways:

When the Kraken Attack! card is drawn, it must be played immediately and the game ends.  All players must subtract the value of points in their hands from their scores.

Play all cards in ye hand to score 20 pirate points and end the game. There is NO penalty to other players with cards still in their hands.

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When you play a card that matches an opponent's set, who gets the pirate points?

You get the pirate points, regardless if you matched your own set or your opponent’s set.  For example:  Match another treasure chest to the 3-of-a-kind set shown above  and you get the 10 pirate points atr the end of the game.

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