The best pirate board, card & dice games 🏴‍☠️ 2024

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.

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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 2024 🏴‍☠️

These are the best pirate board games 2024 in our opinion:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 1028 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Skull King

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    Skull King is an exciting and competitive trick-taking game that adds unique twists to the traditional format found in games like Oh Hell!, Wizard, Euchre, and Spades.

    More details for Skull King
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    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
  2. Forgotten Waters

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    Forgotten Waters is a captivating board game that plunges players into the whimsical and unpredictable world of pirate adventure. Blending storytelling and strategy, this game stands out for its immersive narrative and engaging gameplay.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

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

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    Port Royal is a competitive card game that immerses players in the world of Caribbean trade during the era of pirates and merchant ships. It combines elements of risk-taking, resource management, and strategic planning.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Port Royal
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Port Royal

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

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 5 - 11 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Jamaica

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    In the swashbuckling world of 1675 Jamaica, Captain Henry Morgan, after a notorious career in piracy, becomes the Governor of Jamaica. In a surprising turn of events, he invites his former pirate comrades to join him in retirement, celebrating their plundered treasures in the annual Great Challenge – a thrilling race around the island. The cunning Captain with the most gold at the end of the race claims the title of Grand Winner. Jamaica is a pirate-themed tactical race game that combines strategic ship movement, treasure hunting, and player interaction.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Jamaica
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Captain Carcass

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    Dead Man's Draw: Captain Carcass is a thrilling card game for 2 to 4 players, blending strategy, risk, and reward. Players aim to gather the most loot by drawing cards and tactically using their abilities, all while avoiding the peril of busting their hand.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Riff Raff

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Memoarrr!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest

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    Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest sails players into the adventurous world of Galecrest, where they become admirals of sky pirate ships. This game is a refreshed and expanded edition of the 2012 Libertalia, featuring new art, more characters, and additional game mechanics. It's all about strategy, treasure hunting, and outmaneuvering rivals in the pirate fleet.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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

    More details for Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Captain Flip

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Friday

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    Friday, part of Friedemann Friese's Freitag-Project Series, unfolds the tale of Robinson Crusoe and his loyal partner, Friday. Stepping into Friday's shoes, players navigate the challenges of Robinson's arrival on the island, disrupting your peaceful existence. The objective is clear: assist Robinson in surviving the island and prepare him for a showdown with incoming pirates.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • 1 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Cartagena

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    Cartagena is a thematic board game based on the historical 1672 pirate jailbreak from the fortress of Cartagena. It blends strategy and tactical movement with a strong pirate theme.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    🔥 Deal: 32% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cartagena
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Port Royal: Unterwegs!

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    • 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
  14. Black Fleet

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    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.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Black Fleet
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Libertalia

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    In Libertalia, players delve into a world of piracy, vying to become the most cunning pirate of all. This game is about outsmarting your rivals through strategic use of crew member cards and seizing the opportunity to thwart their plans.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Libertalia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Libertalia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Libertalia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Treasure Island

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    Treasure Island is a thrilling game of bluffing and adventure where players are immersed in a high-stakes treasure hunt. One player takes on the role of Long John Silver, using cunning and misdirection to lead the others astray in their quest to find his hidden treasure. The game builds to an exciting climax as Long John makes his daring escape to reclaim his treasure.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    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. Walk the Plank!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Der schwarze Pirat

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Piraten Kapern

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Ship Shape: It's a Smuggler's Bounty!

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Ahoy Treasures!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Kraken Attack!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Catan: Junior

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    Catan: Junior offers a captivating introduction to the world-renowned Catan series, specifically designed for younger players. This game simplifies the classic Settlers of Catan mechanics to create an accessible, engaging, and educational experience for children aged five and up.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Catan: Junior
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Manila

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    Manila is an engaging and speculative board game for 3-5 players, centered around the bustling world of maritime trade. Players take on the role of investors, speculating on and betting against a variety of goods shipments – jade, ginseng, silk, and nutmeg – as they make their precarious journey along sea routes to Manila. The game is a blend of strategy, risk, and luck, with the fate of each shipment ultimately being decided by dice rolls.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Manila
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Get Bit!

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    Get Bit! is a light-hearted and competitive card game with a humorous twist on survival. In this game, players are in a race against each other, and a hungry shark, as they strive to avoid becoming the shark's next meal. The game combines strategic card play with a bit of luck and timing, making it an entertaining choice for groups looking for a fun and fast-paced game.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Get Bit!
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Pirates on the High Seas

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Cartagena

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    🔥 Deal: 5% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Piratenbillard

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Bermuda Pirates

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Loot

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    Loot is a fast-paced, pirate-themed card game where players vie to accumulate the most gold by attacking and defending trading ships. The game involves strategic deployment of pirate ships, captains, and an admiral, making it a test of cunning and daring on the high seas.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Loot
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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