|Players:|| 2-8 players|
|Playing time:|| 20-1892 minutes|
Official Site: Loot product page from GameWright
Created by: Reiner Knizia, Kevin Keele, Gary Locke, Chechu Nieto, Pierre-Louis Puaud, Camila Queiroz, Franz Vohwinkel
Published by: (Unknown), AMIGO, ASYNCRON games
Alternate Names: Korsar, コルセア (Korsar), Pirat, Pirata, Piráti
The cards show trading ships and pirate ships, with pirates and an admiral. Players send a trading ship of value on a voyage in which it must survive a round of attacks from other player's pirate ships. You defend your traders with your own pirates and collect the spoils of your attacks elsewhere.
Description for the Heidelberger release:
Essen release, 2002. In the nice small black box, with embossed lettering. An improved version of Buccaneer. This game has 25 Trade ships worth different amounts of gold (from 2 to 8), 48 Pirate ships, 12 each in 4 colors.
The Pirate ships are worth 1-4 skulls (the player with the most skulls played on a trade ship captures it if the lead is kept for one full pass around the table). There are 4 Pirate Captains (1 of each color) to help win the battles and 1 Admiral to help defend the trade ships.
The game is playable with 2-5 players individually. With partners it can be played with up to 6 or 8.
Mensa Select Winner 2005
Fairplay À la carte Winner 1992
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The game may be played either by 2 to 5 individual players or as a partnership game for 4, 6, or 8 players. The rules for partnership play are explained at the end of the standard rules.
25 merchant ships The number of gold coins on each card indicates the value of its cargo. The combined value of all merchant ships is 100 gold, divided as follows: 5 twos, 6 threes, 5 fours, 5 fives, 2 sixes, 1 seven, and 1 eight.
48 pirate ships 12 each in 4 different colors - blue, green, purple and gold. The twelve ships of each color are divided into varying levels of attack strength, measured by the number of skull-and-crossbones on the card. The breakdown is as follows: 2 ones, 4 twos, 4 threes, and 2 fours. …
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