Black Fleet*

Black Fleet sets you in the bustling Caribbean, captaining merchant ships, pirate vessels, and even Navy ships, each with their own quest for glory and fortune. This tactical card-driven game mixes strategy with a dash of luck as you navigate different ship types to achieve your goals.

Gameplay Overview

  • Diverse Ship Roles: Command merchant ships to trade goods, pirate ships to plunder, and Navy ships to engage in combat.
  • Economic Strategy: Earn doubloons through trade, piracy, and naval engagements.
  • Advancement Cards: Invest your earnings in cards to gain additional abilities and advantages.

Special Features

  • Ship Upgrades: Use your wealth to improve your fleet and outmaneuver opponents.
  • Fortune Cards and Combos: Tactical use of cards can shift the tides in your favor.
  • Winning Condition: Accumulate wealth and pay the ransom for the governor's daughter to claim victory.


Black Fleet offers a lively mix of strategy, resource management, and thematic adventure. It's perfect for those who enjoy a blend of tactical decision-making and the thrill of a high-seas adventure. The game's variety of strategies and paths to victory ensures a fresh experience with each play.

Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

  • 3 - 4 Players
  • 60 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Black Fleet so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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