It is 1763 and off a small island in the Caribbean, pirate ships have gathered to compete in the annual pirate games. At the games the ships' crews will compete against each other to gain the most doubloons – and the crew with the most doubloons by the end of the games wins!
This is a photo of us playtesting it at Peaky in 2011. As you can see, not many 8 year olds there!
How does Pirate Island work?
Pirate Island has been written for 6 to 24 kids aged eight and up. (You can play with younger pirates – but they will probably need some adult help. You can also play with older pirates – they'll probably have as much fun as the younger ones.)
All the pirates are organised into ship crews, and they must cooperate together to complete quests and win the pirate games. The crew with the most doubloons wins!
The step-by-step instructions explain which ships and which crewmembers to use so that you can tailor it to however many pirates are attending your party.
Pirate Island lasts for about an hour and is ideal as part of a larger party – such as a birthday party. Two or three adults are needed to run the party, and one person will need to prepare everything beforehand.