Sword & Skull (2005)

Average Rating: 5.47/10
Board Game Rank: 9609
Thematic Rank: 711
Family Game Rank: 1236
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2005
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Playing Time
60 minutes
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Sword & Skull
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Sword and Skull
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From the publisher, Avalon Hill:

Ahoy, Mateys!

That scurvy villain, the Pirate King, has stolen the Sea Hammer - only the pride of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy - and taken to the seas like the dog he is! It’s up to you to commission a brave officer of the Royal Navy to pursue that black-hearted cur, catch him, and turn him into shark bait. But he’s a rascal, that Pirate King, so you’ll need to recruit one of the dregs of the Queen’s dungeons because sometimes it takes a pirate to catch a pirate. Iffn’ you discover where that swab is hiding, you’ll need to beat the Pirate King in a duel or acquire enough gold to buy back the ship. Act with haste because you’re not alone in this hunt. Whoever saves the Sea Hammer first wins the Queen’s undying gratitude - and the game!

Here's a description of the game from Timothy Rose, who saw a presentation on the game at GenCon:

The "S&S" pirate game is a "track" based game (think "Talisman" more than "Monopoly" ). Each player controls two characters, a "hero" and a "scoundrel" type, and the goal is to retrieve the Queen's flagship from the Pirate King. Of course, each character has different ways to do that, either by derring-do and combat or by more underhanded methods (if you have enough gold, you could even BRIBE the Pirate King to get the ship back!). They showed the box design, pretty standard pirate/cutlass stuff, but nice art.

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Instructions say 'Five pirate figures (in five colors)' but that's a typo. There are only two pirate figures in each of the five colors, for a total of ten figures.

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Sword and Skull
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First Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Todd Gamble, Kate Irwin, William O'Connor, Peter Whitleymore»
Year: 2005
Product Code: 968790000
Size: 10.63 x 10.63 x 2.95 inches
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2 Tuckboxes for the Cards
This is a collection of three tuckboxes, with the cards that go into each box labeled on the back side of the boxes. These were created using the tuckbox generator at http://tuckboxes.gameupdates.com/ and images available here at BGG.
English
2009-02-26
1 Sword_And_Skull_RulesITA.pdf
Sword_and_Skull - regolamento italiano
2007-05-30
0 Tradcartesitem&fortune.doc
Traduction française des cartes "Item" et "Fortune" pour "Sword & Skull"
2007-01-02
0 Règles du jeusword&skull.doc
Traduction française des règles "Sword & Skull"
2007-01-02
4 Pirates and Ninjas.pdf
Pirates & Ninjas - an unofficial rules expansion for Sword & Skull
2005-11-28
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Board Game Rank: 9609
Thematic Rank: 711
Family Game Rank: 1236
Num Ratings: 680
Average Rating: 5.47
Standard Deviation: 1.52
Num Views: 81244
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
Fans: 18
Personal Comments: 322
Users Owning: 1240
Users Wanting: 8
Users Trading: 175 [find trade matches]
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