Do dice game? What about the adventures of a pirate? Do you think that you know when to press your luck, and when you pass it? If you answered "yes" to at least two of the above questions, or if you would be interested in a fun, fast, dice games Piraten Kapern it is an excellent option. The cubes are unique, fresh and mechanics yo ho ho, it takes the hostile waters, searching for treasure and battle other pirates in the most entertaining way. Let's analyze that in our review!
Piraten Kapern the German name published by playing AMIGO Spiel, because you have not seen widely available in the English-speaking countries. It was designed by Haim Shafir, a well-known board game designers in Israel and was originally introduced in the name of " o Otsarot Tsar " by Shafir Games in Hebrew and English.
The game consists of a series of pirate cards, dice and 8. During the preparations for the pirate cards are shuffled and a center of the table face down. In each round, the active player draws a card from the pile of pirate cards, unlock it, and places it in front of him. Then he started throwing the dice, against which the card is drawn. The cube is not normal, with sides numbered 1-6, but depict swords, coins, diamonds, parrots, monkeys and skulls. The aim of the game is to collect the most points in the same rolling stock as many objects as possible. The first roll, each frame must be reduced. After that, the player decides how many cubes would last and how many will roll again trying to improve your score. Later, he also held the previous throw the dice roll. A player can throw dice as many times as you want, trying to make the best combination, but here's the catch: if a skull rolled dice to put aside and can not be rolled back. If a player throws together three skulls, the turn ends and he did not get points on the circle. This means that a player must strive to balance the desire to score more goals, and the threat of not scoring at all. Also, each roll again, at least two blocks to be used.
After the active player decides to end his turn (or forced to do so by making a rolling three skulls), he points describe the special scoring booklet, which is in the game, the card is discarded, and the game continues with the next player on the left. When a player reaches 8,000 points, the other players are also eligible for one more round, in order to try to achieve a higher score.
There is a special case, which allows the players to hurt their opponents, reducing the score and that is achieved by having at least four skull rolled the first coil. In this case, the active player goes Skull Island. He holds skulls rolled the dice and set aside rerolls all the other frames. The aim now is to roll as many skulls as you can. You can keep rerolling but you have to throw at least one roll of each skull to go on, otherwise the turn ends. In turn, the active player will get no points, but all the other players, you can deduct your score 100 points in each skull rolled.
Now let's see how different pirate cards to influence the gameplay:
- Treasure chest. This allows you to protect your treasures. After each roll can be placed on this card, or take it back to any number of dice. Even if you run out of luck and roll three skulls, you will score the dice held a treasure chest.
- The sorceress allows you to throw the skull once in your midst.
- Monkey Business! All monkeys and parrots throw in turn, are grouped together and considered as one item. For example, if you roll 3 monkeys parrots and 2, it is considered that "a kind of five."
- captain . The score is doubled in this round. If you go to Island of the Dead, opponents lose double points (200 points) for each skull.
- Skulls . It can start with the line number in which the skull is shown on the card. This included the exclusion limit of three skulls.
- Sea Battle . You will participate in a naval battle. The goal of this round is to roll swords number on the card in order to win the battle. If you succeed, then the bonus points can be seen at the bottom of the card in addition to the normal score. Otherwise, you lose the battle, the dice are ignored and must be deducted from the bonus points marked in the score.
- Diamonds . It starts a series of one diamond. It counted at face value, as well as a series.
- Coins . It starts a series of one coin. It counted at face value, as well as a series.
The main component of the game of dice and cards. They are all beautifully designed with bright colors and attention to detail. However, the cards are made of thick paper insulation is recommended, as early Card shuffling each game. The cubes of high quality, which is engraved by the different symbols. The scoring booklet is an easy way to write down the scores, while scoring significant support card remembering the way to get points. Which leaves something to be desired, as components with respect. 10/09
Piraten Kapern is a fast dice game that provides people of all ages and all kinds of players. A game like Yahtzee, a dice game classics, but the only real comparison comes from the fact that the two games, players try to throw the best combinations of dice. Piraten Kapern extends this idea and adds a random element in pirated cards, or help you increase your score or make things more difficult, or even hurt your opponents. Unlike other dice game, the final score for each turn of chance can not be completely controlled. A few players control the destiny (the score) is the most interesting mechanic in the game to face the challenge: the presence of skulls on the dice. Sometimes, your turn will virtually destroy you get 2 or 3 skulls of the first reel. Rolling four or more, of course, it is excellent, because it goes to Skull Island. However, the most common situation is that you can make some nice roll of 1-2 skulls and there is the big challenge. If after two skulls and a decent score you are greedy and ask for more and you'll be able to contain yourself and vote for your security? The line between a ridiculously high score, and the total failure really thin! Mastering this mechanic to know when to stop rolling the dice, it takes time, but it can also keep you wanting to play more and more games. Although Piraten Kapern very simple, the designer managed to include some player interaction it is the function of Skull Island, which gives you the opportunity to turn bad luck against opponents and reduce the result. Such an effort should always be recognized and encouraged. 10/07
The game rules are very simple and effective rules to explain the two-sided leaflet. It explains to them that a new player is no more than 5 minutes. 10/09
The pirate theme fits perfectly in this game. It's easy to imagine yourself to be a pirate and play this game hot, calm evening, as you wait for the next big adventure at sea. The illustrations on the cards, and beautiful, with carved cubes helps to create the right mood. The great power of such a simple game. 10/08
A zero setup time and easy rules, Piraten Kapern often a place to find aa table games . You can play with friends, family, players and non-players. Thanks to its small size, this is an excellent travel companion or even a fun day at the beach. Just put the bag to get you through the best of friends, and it certainly keeps your bored at any time. Among the large filler also difficult game. It will determine your mind to far off places and times, and then there are some really good times. 10/08
I told you it fun? Seeing your opponents in the third rolling skull and getting ruined in turn will surely put a smile on your face. But when you go to Skull Island, and it's your turn to roll the third cranial someone is going to have more fun than you. So it seems that the whole game is certainly always someone messes that is sure to meet the goal of the game. 10/07
Challenging and original mechanics
Appropriate for all ages and all kinds of wild
Compact size, can be done anywhere
- Luck plays a big role in the game. If you want to have complete control, then this game is probably not for you.
Source by Maria Panagou