Monday, June 04, 2012

#49: Rum & Pirates (Mark's 100 - 2012)

Rum & Pirates

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 49th
  • 2010: 61st
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 1065
  • rating: 6.64
Print Status
  • out of print (but pretty easy to find a copy on BGG)
Why It's On The List
  • a dice game with opportunities to manage your risks... and a really neat movement mechanic that makes for some great board play... and a nicely done theme
Tips & Tricks:
    • If you can pull it off, always have a coin so you can get in on tavern runs.
    • Don't forget you can pay a coin to skip your turn!
    • Extra sailors are the key to winning - don't pass them up & don't set other players up to get them easily.
    • Rum & Pirates is my favorite Stefan Feld game... which is funny, because for most hardcore gamers, it's the one they like the least.
    • If you've got five players who are not prone to downtime, it's a great game. Otherwise, stick to 3-4 players on this one.

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