Top 10 Pirate Games

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A video listing my top 10 favourite Pirate themed games.

Play Like a Pirate Date page:

Dad vs Daughter show:

Spoilers below…
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Top 10:
10. Rum & Pirates
09. Sewer Pirats
08. Francis Drake
07. Grog Island
06. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles
05. Port Royale
04. Dead Men Tell No Tales
03. Islebound
02. Piratoons
01. Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot

44 Comments

  1. Could you at least show us the board and setup for 5 seconds?

  2. although i usually don't like games which focusing on attacking or taking from the other player/s, i recently got Broadsides. It is very thematic and fun to have your own pirate ship and bring the other one down. The game is fast, and it is so much fun trying to bring the other ship down. The only downside I noticed though after a couple of games is if you blow or damage your opponent severely and he has not been able to do so, then it almost becomes a one-player game since the other one is just basically watching/playing until you sink them down and they can't touch you. But I feel that's a minor flaw though, as, if that does happen, the game can play so quickly that you can just resign and play another match. I love pirate theme!

  3. Very interesting video with the graphics and such, unlike anything you've ever done!

  4. I can't watch this video your webcam effect hat moving on its own is too distracting, an actual hat and eyepatch would have been less ridiculous.

  5. Hey Rahdo, how'd you get so good at speaking so clearly and succinctly, (and yet off-script)?

  6. This top will need and update when The pirate republic comes out, I hope he can send you a copy prior the KS campaign. Maybe also De piratenbende when (if) get published

  7. Way out of your comfort zone Richard, but big kudos for the effort, especially your nice patch and hat. On a serious note, I did like the added box covers. That would be a nice new add on your future top 10's 😉

  8. I was disappointed that Libertalia wasn't on your list. I bought the game, after watching your run through . I remember you saying it was a great game, but got rid of it because it was too cutthroat. I really don't think it's that harsh. My wife and I enjoy it a lot. It's my favorite pirate game and a big hit in my gaming group.

  9. Libertalia, Pirates of the 7 Seas, Rum & Bones? Thx for info on these (e.g. "number 12").

  10. Love the effort and web cam effect! Very clever…and a nice list to boot. Kudos.

  11. Pirate Fluxx… I know, I know, there are a lot of Fluxx haters out there… but what other game gives you a bonus for 'Talking like a Pirate' for a whole round. 🙂

  12. Rahdo, have you ever tried Space Cowboy's Black Fleet? It is one of the most pirate feeling game I know.

  13. Islebound would be my number one! Nice hat! :p

  14. Great video but really disappointed that neither Libertalia (which is one of my all time favourites) nor Merchants & Marauders was there.

  15. Games missing from list: Merchants & Marauders, Libertalia, Jamaica, Pirate's Cove.

  16. Cool list. "Pirate's Cove" by Days of Wonder is a good one. I think it's sorta been forgotten though as I don't hear much about it…it's definitely better with higher player counts though.

  17. Thanks for the great list again, Richard. I do hope you go back to holding the boxes up
    though; the relative sizes and bulk are a big part of the charm of looking at games one hasn't seen before!

  18. Being the pirate alien in cosmic encounter is the only pirate word in my collection 🙁

  19. What is your opinion about Merchants and Marauders? Too heavy?

  20. Nice list, you really hyped me about Sewer Pirats (I did watch your other video about it), it looks really fun (didn't find it on the website when I shop though, it might have another name in french :S)

    A little suggestion, I think it would be nice if you could add a picture of the board for each game you talk about (like you did with Admiral of the Black). It really helps to see if a game is for us or not, I think.

  21. I really enjoy the pirate game "Black Fleet"!

  22. I'm a subscriber and love your videos and find them informative, however in this case there are so many great pirate games not in this list that I don't know where to start.. I guess pirate games tend to be either too confrontational or not suited to 2 players. (not big surprise)

  23. If it played 2 players, I think Winds of Plunder would be right up your alley.

  24. Wow, your recent top 10 lists are under 30 minutes! Who are you and what did you do to Richard?!

  25. Very interesting .. no Rum & Bones and no Jamaica and of course Libertalia.

  26. YARR! Pirate themed games! My favorite is Rum and Bones, which is perfect for 2 players. I also like Oath of the Brotherhood, a piratey worker placement game.

  27. Why isnt "Pirates of the burning Sea" on this list? honestly the best one out there, try it, server roberts, Nation pirates.

  28. The Pirate Republic is now live on Kickstarter…

  29. We had a game called BROADSIDES that we used to play with. It had huge plastic model ships with foot tall masts, cannons, pirate figurines and playing cards. It was fantastic for role playing if you wanted to use it for that.

  30. Definitely suggest taking a look at 'The Pirate Republic'. Being the first game from a first-time publisher, the rules overlook a few minor things and so are being fixed now. Other than that, it's a very good, solid game which blends Mage Knight mechanics with Ameritrash gameplay. Plus the Pirate theme is awesome.

  31. Port Royal is a great little game, we love it.

  32. Whenever I play a pirate themed board game I use this album as background music.

    https://youtu.be/MESI1okOHp4

    (Link to a YT video but the whole thing is on Spotify)

    If you’re into metal and pirates you can’t go wrong with this one !

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