The best pirate board, card & dice games 🏴‍☠️ 2021

Looking for a really good board game with pirates, ships, sea battles & cannons 🏴‍☠️? We have listed the best pirate board games in an overview.

What is a pirate game?

Pirate games often have piracy themes or storylines. Some of the most popular themes and images in pirate games involve treasure hunting, buccaneering, swords and cannons, swashbuckling, and ship racing. Many pirate games are set in time periods before the 20th century.

Are you looking for a board game from another universe?

A lot of games are based on the stories of various universes or franchises. Just check out our list of games set in a universe/franchise below.

List of the best pirate board games 2021 🏴‍☠️

These are the best pirate board games 2021 in our opinion:

This list was last updated on November 27, 2021. We compared 297 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Forgotten Waters
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Skull King

    All details for the board game Skull King and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Skull King

    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull King" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull King" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Port Royal

    All details for the board game Port Royal and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Port Royal
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Port Royal" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Jamaica

    All details for the board game Jamaica and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Jamaica
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  5. Riff Raff

    All details for the board game Riff Raff and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Riff Raff
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  6. Memoarrr!

    All details for the board game Memoarrr! and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoarrr!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  7. Dead Man's Draw

    All details for the board game Dead Man's Draw and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Friday

    All details for the board game Friday and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • 1 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  9. Walk the Plank!

    All details for the board game Walk the Plank! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Walk the Plank!
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Cartagena

    All details for the board game Cartagena and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Cartagena
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Der schwarze Pirat

    All details for the board game Der schwarze Pirat and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Der schwarze Pirat
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Port Royal: Unterwegs!

    All details for the board game Port Royal: Unterwegs! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Port Royal: Unterwegs!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Port Royal: Unterwegs!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Piraten kapern

    All details for the board game Piraten kapern and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  14. Pirates on the High Seas

    All details for the board game Pirates on the High Seas and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de
  15. Kraken Attack!

    All details for the board game Kraken Attack! and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Kraken Attack!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  16. Treasure Island

    All details for the board game Treasure Island and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Treasure Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Get Bit!

    All details for the board game Get Bit! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Get Bit!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Catan: Junior

    All details for the board game Catan: Junior and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Catan: Junior
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  19. Manila

    All details for the board game Manila and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Manila
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Ascension: Skulls & Sails

    All details for the board game Ascension: Skulls & Sails and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. A Tale of Pirates

    All details for the board game A Tale of Pirates and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  22. Bermuda Pirates

    All details for the board game Bermuda Pirates and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  23. Piratenbillard

    All details for the board game Piratenbillard and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!109€ atAmazon.de
  24. ShipShape

    All details for the board game ShipShape and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Shanghaien

    All details for the board game Shanghaien and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Shanghaien
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  26. Tortuga 1667

    All details for the board game Tortuga 1667 and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tortuga 1667
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Smash Up

    All details for the board game Smash Up and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Smash Up
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Sea of Clouds

    All details for the board game Sea of Clouds and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Cartagena

    All details for the board game Cartagena and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Disney Villainous

    All details for the board game Disney Villainous and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Disney Villainous

    • YouTube Review for the game "Disney Villainous" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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