How To Play
Pirate Party: Women of the High Seas
Pirate Party card game is a lightly strategic, competitive, set collection game for 1-4 players featuring powerful women pirates inspired from history.
Raid and plunder to score the most pirate booty. There’s plenty of adventure, treasure, period ships, mermaid wild cards, and the dreaded Kraken Attack!
Quick Start Video
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!
~~ More details, videos and FAQs below.
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.
Game Set-up, Rules, and How-To-Play Videos
Shuffle the Pirate Party game 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.
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.
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.
There are six suits, one for each Pirate captain. Each suit has an icon and color.
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.
3 of a Kind
Match three or more cards of the same kind. Ships and captains must NOT be played this way.
Raid, Pillage, and Plunder! Follow the instructions on the card. There are six adventure cards.
There are six period ships in the Pirate Party game. Any one ship can be part of a suited set.
Be the player with the most pirate points at the end of the game.
Bonus Custom One-player Seaport Solitaire Game Included!
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.
Why does my deck have a blank card?
A goal during the Kickstarter campaign was unlocked, so all copies of the limited Kickstarter edition include a blank adventure card.
Customized it to add an adventure or leave it in the box. It’s totally up to you!
It can also be used as a spare, just in case your dog eats a card.
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.
How Does the Game End?
The game ends in one of two ways:
1) 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.
2) 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.
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 at the end of the game.