Saturday, March 10, 2012

#91: Jamaica (Mark's 100 - 2012)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 91st
  • 2010: 49th
  • 2005: prior to publication


  • rank: 478
  • rating: 6.83

Print Status

  • in print

Why It's On The List

  • Stunning beautiful game about pirates racing around collecting treasure that manages to have plenty of fighting without feeling like it's a "fighting game".

Tips & Tricks:

    • The extra treasure cards (a giveaway expansion) are nice but not necessary - in fact, a couple of them probably unbalance the game.
    • Don't over-think this one... often, you're simply making the best of bad choices due to a small hand size & unfriendly dice. Still, that doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the game.


    • If you have a copy of the game, take one of the pirate decks and lay the cards out end to end, matching the pictures. It makes a long pirate mural... just another lovely art direction touch in a game that is full of them!


    Blott said...

    Excellent family game, and definitely made a notch better by the superb production/artwork.

    Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

    It's a pleasure to photograph as well... great colors that just POP.