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Pirates in the Caribbean,
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We have played this game with 4 players 3 times now. It worked quite well, though felt a bit slow with novice players.
The game allows the players to act as either traders or pirates. Using a rather neat system, the traders pick up loads and deliver them between the ports shown on the board while trying to avoid 2 non-player pirates. Pirates use an equally neat system to raid non-player merchant ships in each sea area while trying to avoid 4 non-player naval ships who patrol the seas in random fashion. And, of course, players can attack each other.
It's easy to start as a trader, then go for a life of crime later, but harder to start as a pirate then later become a legal trader.
There's a lot to get used to in this game, so it won't suit gamers below age 10 unless they regularly play boardgames. However, I am looking forward to my next game!