“Pirates of the Caribbean was a classic movie, and pirate battles are always so epic,” said Pace. “They have the coolest weapons, ships, pets, and lingo out of any genre in my opinion.”
The first set has been out a while and an expansion has just recently hit kickstarter. The randomizer for the battles is a deck of cards, which is included with the game and has Pirate artwork.
“Pirates and playing cards go together like fish n' chips,” said Pace. “I also watched a lot of people get sucked into the poker lifestyle so it really got me thinking. Instead of rolling a six sided dice where your odds are fairly limited, a deck of playing cards seemed to be a lot more versatile and artistic.”
Althought there is no collectible aspect to the game, the cards that come with it are used to develop a player deck for each player so pre-game deck construction plays a big role.
“Honestly Magic: the Gathering was inspirational,” said Pace. Picking various Pirates to include in your party just sounded like so much fun.”
The goal in the game is to destroy every card in an opponent’s deck. This is done my melee attacks or by using projectile weapons. Players draw three cards to start the game and then use the playing card deck to use those cards. There is a lot of flavor, much mayhem and several layers of strategy. Players will draw one card from the deck each turn and must play one, so eventually they will all hit the battlefield and either be on the winning side.... or end up in Davy Jones's Locker.
The final offering of this trio may very will be the most unique.
In Uncle Chestnut’s Table Gype, players try to move their pieces from their home row to the row directly opposite. They may jump their own pieces or those of their opponents, but every jump randomizes the playing pieces that were jumped over.