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Sven Nemet
Croatia
Zagreb
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9.5
Aug 2015
Maybe for kids but I realy like it a lot.
2008-05-20*
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Arden Nelson Jr.
United States
Ohio
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9
Apr 2010
I'm going to give this to my newphew for his 5th birthday. I tried iit out with my Mom and realized that he is just to young for this Christmas. The Black Pirate is an interesting little game. The board is beautiful and if I had a child that liked the game I would consider mounting it on a wall such that it could be taken down for play. Depending on the children I could leave out the boarding rules but it does add to the play. Do I avoid that island since the Black Pirate is near? Do I go for that island with the Black Pirate or will I only make it quite close for the next person who happens to get control of the pirate ship. Though dexterity is most important and there is luck ... stategy still has an important role in this game. I say don't buy it since I am giving it as a gift.
2007-12-24*
Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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9
Jul 2008*
My five year old now suggests nothing but...she's good at it too, though she doesn't particularly like the pirate. Great fun. I was thinking the wind blower could be used in "Pirates of the Spanish Main". Could make it a bit more exciting.
2008-07-01*
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Thomas Franke
Germany
Nuremberg
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9
Feb 2009*
Excellent children's game.
2009-02-09*
Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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9
Dec 2011
Beautifully simple mechanics, yet incredibly awesome amount of fun. I wish it played more than 4, but other than that, this is a winner.
2011-12-28
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9
Jan 2014
Not sure why all the harsh reviews. Couldn't ask for much more from a game for 4-6 year olds.
2014-01-06
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Dan M
United States
Pleasant Hill
Missouri
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9
Feb 2015
Blowing pirates around a board stealing treasure all with a kid's snot sucker. Just amazing. The only downside to the game is that the board at times creates some ridges that creates a lot of frustration with an already frustrating (at times) ship movement. Sometimes you think you got it all lined up, squeeze, and the ship just shakes. Bah! Exciting fun though.
2015-02-09
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Get up, get up, get up, get down, fall over.
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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8.6
Jun 2008*
Classic Haba. Wonderful parts and great gameplay for kids and adults alike. However, the bellows are hard to use for little hands - kids need to be at least 5 and preferably older to use them, which is a pity because the theme is appealing to a much younger age.
2008-06-07*
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Chad Egbert
United States
Woodbury
Minnesota
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8.5
Feb 2012
A higher rating for the laughs and cheers I've had with this game. My daughter loves it and I will never turn down a game.
2015-07-06
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Driptorch
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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8.5
Dec 2011
As children's games go, this one has a lot of game!
Direct screwage and strategy, with a refreshing twist on the dexterity mechanic.
2011-12-26
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Richard Rutten
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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8.1
Jan 2010*
Very enjoyable dexterity game. Looks gorgeous.

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2008-02-22*
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rio rio
United States
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Unspecified
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8
Jul 2006*
Simple rules and good quality. It is favourite game for my son (4 years).
2006-07-03*
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Stephen Carter
United Kingdom
Stockton-on-Tees
Cleveland
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8
Aug 2012
Brilliant game for younger kids (5+)...and parents can join in too!
2012-08-04
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S. P. Harris
United States
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8
Dec 2006*
Good for kids, teens, and adults. We actually have had the most fun playing with teens & adults only and not younger kids. It is a loud game - raucous shouts of triumph and agonizing wails of despair arrrh !
2006-12-17*
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Eric
Canada
Gatineau
Quebec
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8
Oct 2007*
Great game for kids, enjoyable and easy! A plus!
2007-10-18*
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Australia
Ashfield
NSW
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8
Jan 2009*
I'm not sure if it's really as great as Geistertreppe, but it gets an 8 anyway, just for having amazing components and being a clever design. Lots of fun for all ages here.
2007-02-22*
United States
Nekoosa
Wisconsin
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8
Apr 2007*
A great game to play with children. We changed the rules a bit so our 5 year old could play without the "bellows"
2007-04-12*
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Needle
Australia
NSW
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8
Apr 2007*
Fun tactical dex game with a wonderful pillaging mechanism. Kids love this as do adults.
2007-04-25*
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Ian Cooper
United States
Austin
Texas
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8
Mar 2009*
Very fun with kids or adults.
2009-03-28
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I'd rather be gaming...
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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8
Jun 2008*
A fun dexterity game of blowing your ship with a bellows around islands to collect gold coins. There is also the opportunity to move the black pirate ship and take gold from the other players. Great fun for kids and adults to play together. Got this 27 September 2007 as part of Friendless' combined German games order.
2008-06-03*
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W M Shubert
United States
Lexington
Massachusetts
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8
Jan 2009*
Fun kids dexterity game. Working the bellows isn't super-easy, but a 5 or 6 year old can get good at it with some practice. Crazy things as the ships sail around!

Rating is for playing with kids. Against adults, I'd probably put this at 6.
2007-11-04*
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Homo Ludens
Canada
St. Albert
Alberta
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8
Dec 2007*
The kids love it and so do I. We play with the rule that you can turn your boat in what direction you want before you use the bellows.

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2007-12-11*
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Timothy Pinkham
United States
La Palma
California
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8
Aug 2010
One of my favorite kids' games. The board is beautiful, and very colorful. The bellows mechanic is great.

My kids and I have a lot of fun shooting the boats around. Until kids are older, they'll probably need some extra squeezes on the bellows to get their ships anywhere. It's hard to control the bellows very well if you're 6 or younger, with very small hands.

Still, the pirate theme is fun, and we all enjoy sailing around for treasure.

I'm not sure the box needed to be this huge though...
2010-08-24
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Brian MacDonald
United States
Downingtown
Pennsylvania
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8
Jan 2008*
About as much fun as you can have with a kids' game.
2008-01-08*
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Michael T. Probst
Germany
Waghäusel
of the Art
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8
Sep 2008*
Must have game for every little pirate!
2008-08-06*
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Les Cheung
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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8
Sep 2008*
great game for the kids. You get to use a rubber squeeze blower to push your sailing ships around the board and collect treasure. Dexterity and light strategy rolled into one.
2011-06-17
Javi Santos
Spain
sevilla
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8
Jan 2009*
Rated as a children-adult game. It is very funny for everyone, at least to try. Using the blowers to move the ship is really difficult. The idea is really good, and works pretty well. Very good components.
2009-01-19*
James Klemm
United States
Walnut Creek
CA
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8
Jan 2009*
I really like this dexterity game. Aim for the base!
2009-08-18
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United States
Utah
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8
May 2010
[my rating is for kids]
2010-05-16
Jurgen Koller
Australia
Cherrybrook
NSW
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8
May 2011
A fun game requiring dexterity in using a bellows to blow ships around the board. I seem to always lose to my young son. (I need to practice more.)
2011-03-02
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Tim Comfort
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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8
Dec 2012
This is a very engaging kids game that can be played with adults as well. Using the puffer to blow the ships around is unique and fun. There is a risk analysis part of the game as well when the Pirate steals coins, which is always fun for kids.
2012-12-13
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koen verstraete
Belgium
ruddervoorde
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8
Sep 2012
I did my very best, but ended last. That nasty pirate took all my money. This game looks like Akaba, but this game is better because of the pirate.
2011-11-06
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Lisa
United States
Pennsylvania
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8
Mar 2012
This one is fun for our entire family. I takes a bit of practice to get used to the little blower thing but everyone was laughing & having a great time while playing. I don't imagine I'll ever want this to leave my collection!
2012-03-18
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Jahnie Dez
United States
KATY
Texas
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8
Dec 2012
A good game for children. I wish i could rate it higher but the fact that the bellows is to big for my 4 year old (and even my 7 yr old) to squeeze correctly is frustrating at best. Nevertheless, the creativity and the fun factor drive my rating to 8 alone.
2012-12-31
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Paul - the
Sweden
Lund
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8
Aug 2013
I love this kind if games. Super silly but still great fun and it plays fast.
2013-08-05
Raphael G.
Japan
Tokyo
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8
Dec 2013
Rated as kids game
2013-12-07
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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8
Aug 2014
Rated as a children's game but with a fun blowing tool mechanic that makes the game fun for drunken adults as well. Nice components with cloth flags on the ships.
2014-08-14
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Gail Hutchinson
United States
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8
Jan 2015
Kids and adults have fun with this simple game.
2015-01-15
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Ioannis Kalafatis
Switzerland
Zürich
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8
Jun 2015
A hoot! Playing with my 3y old and he is doing really well, always wanting to rob me with the pirate. Lovely little game in a big box. Make sure you aim at the bottom of the boat instead of the sail. Keeper.
2015-06-18
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Keng Ho Pwee
Singapore
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7.5
Aug 2006*
Great fun!
Will trade for the dice!
2006-08-25*
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Stephen Smith
United States
Jackson
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7.5
Jun 2008*
I bought this game on something of a whim to fill out an order. The use of the bellows to move pieces had attracted my interest in another Haba game that I had never bothered to purchase. This one, however, involved a pirate, which is something that my children have become really interested in recently. So, I went ahead and bought. I am happy that I did as they both love it. (I enjoy it, too.) In fact, I often find it quite challenging to move my ship around at all as I often try way too hard and end up falling over or on land. In that sense, I suppose there is something of a handicap when playing with the kids. [06/21/2008]
2008-06-21*
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Jonathan Tang
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7.5
Apr 2010
Very good kids game, even for adults. Unique and clever mechanism for moving ships around. Simple and quick to play. Board is 3D and very beautiful.
2010-04-17
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Darrell Ottery
United Kingdom
Reading
Berkshire
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7.5
Dec 2007*
Kids game? Hardly - this one goes down well with everyone I've played it with.
2007-12-10*
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Giles Pritchard
Australia
Shepparton
Victoria
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7.5
May 2008*
Great game for kids, very enjoyable, very different and of the highest quality in terms of production values.
2008-05-15*
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Erik Johnson
United States
St Paul
Minnesota
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7.5
Sep 2008*
Nice game. The bellows element of Akaba, but with piratey attacking and less memory element. That said, I think I like the frantic die rolling in Akaba better than only getting 3 or 4 puffs in Black Pirate.
2008-09-13*
Orange Sopwith
United Kingdom
Polegate
East Sussex
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7.5
Jun 2010
An absolute hit with Granny, Grandad, mum and dad, kids, etc. etc. We play more subbuteo than windy bellows, but it works well, and the kids love the "which hand?" gold-pirating mechanic!

Named all the ships, islands etc, giving it a story feel, too.

Most fun and successful kids' game we've got so far.
2010-06-28
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Marc Bosch
Spain
Girona
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7.5
May 2010
Rated according the opinion of my 4-6 year old nephews.
2010-05-10
Tom Wullaert
Belgium
Wielsbeke
West-Vlaanderen
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7.5
Nov 2014
Kids rating. Fantastic components.
2014-11-04
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murzim murzim
Belgium
Roosbeek
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7.5
Oct 2014
Spiel 2014 - second hand
We tried to play it with Willem but he has not enough force yet to squeeze hard enough to move the boats. Will take it out of the closet next year again.
2015-08-20
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Eric Dodd
New Zealand
Martinborough
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7.3
Jan 2009*
Puff-powered pirate treasure game. Getting the strength of blow right is tricky. The Black pirate can get down right annoying. Good fun.
2009-01-18*

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