By David Raybin
Folks have been emailing me about the pirate game asking about the islands and the ships. After pondering th subject I determined to have FIVE islands. Two large “home” islands and three smaller “unknown” islands to fight over. Naturally whichever side has more islands at the end wins the game. Here are shots of the islands. The ships really are fully rigged. The photos show two of the smaller ships and then the almost three-foot Black Pearl. The figures you see are all 28mm from various manufactures, all painted to a high standard. The trick to the 24-foot board is that the two ends are “connected.” You sail off one end and appear at the other. Essentially the board is shaped like a donut albeit a virtual donut with impassible islands and marsh in the center. Which is why its called Cutlass Lagoon. And the sea monsters? Well they appear at various times to torment the Red and Black pirates. SO Avast, shiver me timbers etc etc. and sail on. Here are the Rules again for those who wish to get a head start. We play Saturday night !