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Arrrrrr, mateys! It's time to invite yer crew and have a shiverin' timbers good time at yer next pirate murder mystery party. This is a face-to-face traditional mingling formatted game. 8-10 players, ages 14+. 28+ unique players with both expansion packs. You can expand your guest list by using the expandable teams in the expansion pack #1 - expand to over 75 guests!
Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards. If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit.
Captain Jack Blacksparrow has sent word to the pirate crews of the most notorious pirate ships in the Caribbean Sea. Cap’n Jack needs to recruit a pirate crew fit for a journey to seek legendary treasures on Parrot Island. Cap’n Jack has summoned the pirates to the Pillagin’ Pirate Tavern - a land-lubbin’ waterin’ hole owned by the ex-Leader of the Privateers and most dangerous pirate at sea—Sir Henry Barburosa. The pirates are to gather at the Pillagin’ Pirate Tavern to engage in a night of merriment and enjoy a break from vile sea grog and drink the tasty tavern rum. Some pirate crews that are set to attend have depraved histories and Sir Henry has promised to do whatever it takes to keep the scallywags on their best behavior. Captain Jack Blacksparrow is apprehensive about gathering swashbucklers together in the same place, but he does know this—at least one pirate is soon to be the richest pirate in the world. Cap’n Jack believes it will be him. This is where your story begins.
Total players: 28 unique player roles and 50 expanded team players = 78 guests
|Minimum age:||14 years|
|Number of players:||8-10 players|
|Expansion packs:||10 players, 8 players|
|Expandable players:||Expands to over 75 guests with teams (with expansion packs)|
|Gender of players:||Co-ed|
First, if you are throwing this kind of a party, it’s an event. Do yourself a favor and order the package completed! Everything was beautiful and impressive for our guests. Although it is quite a bit more expensive, it was worth the expense. The envelopes are color-coded, everything is glossy and the paper is a card stock, not flimsy paper. The most important piece is that, if you plan to play, some of the essential pieces of information are sealed. I opted not to pay to have the envelopes sealed, but they did automatically seal the essential pieces. The mystery was not spoiled at all for me while stuffing envelopes - if you don’t peek, you won’t ruin the surprise!
Second, I encourage that everyone takes part in the pregame. Two days before the event, everyone was assigned their characters, and I sent them their pregame information. You would not believe the responses. Immediately, everyone was hilariously talking like pirates and it was inclusive of everyone, even the people we did not know as well. It is a great icebreaker, and it gives everybody a small idea of what to expect.
Lastly, it was a great experience. Encourage everyone to think like their character if they were in that situation. It’s a little hard for some people to get into the idea of role-playing, but eventually everyone was on board. The motives became apparent, and I took the recommendation of providing a halo and angel wings for the victim, and it added to the hilarity of the events. Everyone had their own idea of Who the murderer was based off of the information that they had retrieved. It is very well done, and worth the purchase.
At the end, everyone was asking to purchase another one, and they were pulling their phones out to send me money in order to contribute and buy another one. There was an abundance of excitement in the air!
On a final note, my party consisted of 10 adults age 30 and older. As some might assume that this is for teenagers or children, please know that it is absolutely appropriate for adults. In fact, I think it is probably better suited for adults looking for a fun experience to shake things up.
Well executed and a load of fun! Highly recommend!
Lyndso on Oct 25th 2020