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Ghost Pirates!

Exploration & Naval Combat for Two Players




In Ghost Pirates!, your goal is to build the most successful company of pirates within a fantastical Caribbean seascape. But with randomized events, islands, and items, each one-hour game will point you down a different path in your search for fortune and glory…

This is a light tactical game, with plenty of room for both clever plays and terrible luck.

If you like Survive: Escape from Atlantis!, Merchants & Marauders, or the X-Wing Miniatures Game, this will be right up your alley. Especially if you've ever wanted to play all three at the same time.

Fine, but how does it work?

Each player starts the game with a single flagship and a hardy crew of not-dead-yet pirates. You'll use this initial crew to explore islands, fight royal outposts and other ships, and most importantly, create new ghost ships from wrecks you find on the board.

Ghost Pirates!

  • Death isn't permanent—merely an inconvenience. So whenever you lose a pirate or kill a royal soldier, you'll get a ghost that can be added to your ever-growing company of spectral forces.

Tactical Combat!

  • Guide your ships carefully, and surprise your opponent with a crippling broadside from the perfect angle.
  • Then finish the job with a boarding party and make off with their cargo.


  • Events, islands, and items are randomized at the start of each game, and your initial landfalls or encounters will help shape your strategy for the session.
  • Each of the four ghost ships has a different ability, and any of your ships can be upgraded with equipment found on the various islands.
  • The box even includes the Royal Frigates expansion, which adds more danger in the form of pirate hunters.


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Publish Date December 30, 2021
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Recycle pirates as ghosts and raise a fleet of ghost ships!
  • Trade for curious artifacts and locate buried treasure!
  • Outwit your opponent with broadsides and sea monsters!

Nathan Scheck

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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