Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!
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Release Date: Aug 31, 2011

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July 1

Sail with Myth and Legend!


Ye've sailed to far away lands in search of ancient waters full o’ mysterious creatures - Now ye can sail WITH THEM! From the spooky to the spectacular, the decks are filled with the stuff o’ legends.

The Legendary Class Sloop is full o' the the tales ye’ve only heard after too much rum in the inn. Head below deck, if ye dare.



The Legendary Class Sloop is available at yer local shipyard through July 31st, 2016!

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June 17

A Barrel o' Fun!




Must've been a shipwreck out at sea, because barrels of goodies are washin' ashore! We're hearin' reports o' mates findin' Ruffian Barrels, assorted barrel furniture, ghost octopus familiars, chocolate sloops, chocolate hedgehog pets, an' more!

For more information about the full contents of the Barrel Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Barrel Boxes won't last forever, so pry 'em open and make off with th' goods while ye can!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on June 27, 2016 you'll earn a free Barrel Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

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About This Game

Brace yourself for swashbuckling puzzle action as you pillage your way to glory across the briny deep!
Create and customize a pirate, collect booty, and join a player-run crew of cutthroats! Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!

Key features

  • Co-operative Piracy: Sail the seas with your friends and pillage brigands and merchants aboard your very own pirate ship!
  • A Plethora of Puzzles: Play more than 20 puzzles and mini-games, representing various piratey exploits, such as Swordfighting and Sailing!
  • Sail to Adventure!: Explore a living world filled with thousands of other players! Hunt dangerous Sea Monsters and voyage to lost treasure-filled realms, such as the Haunted Seas!
  • Booty!: Customize your pirate with a bounty of different clothing items and equipment!
  • Player-Run Economy: Run your own shop and produce weapons, ships and other goods for sale. Band crews together under a mighty “Pirate Flag” and become governor of a pirate haven.
  • Free to Play!: Puzzle Pirates is free to play, no subscription is required to enjoy everything the game has to offer!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista, 7
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB
    • Java: Version 1.5
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB
    • Java: Version 1.5
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Hectoncheir
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
The joy that I experience whilst playing Puzzle Pirates is ineffable -- no written dialect has the capability to portray it. No tongue to convey it either.
Despite my obviously limited hours playing Puzzle Pirates using the Steam client, I've been a decade-long patron to Three Rings; a few months shy of when ye olde Barnabas the Pale, the Widow Queen, Gretchen Goldfang (etc.) were released. Back when it was Ell Pollo Diablo, and not The Black Ship!

In case ‘ya didn't check the tags out, Puzzle Pirates is a massively multiplayer online game where its fundamental gameplay aspects are based on... Well, puzzling! Should you board an in-game piracy vessel akin to any 17th century vessel, you'll find a broad variety of puzzling games to indulge yourself to your heart’s content, ranging from hoisting the sails and adjusting your pulleys as you catch every forceful gale to sail your ship from island to island, league to league; or maybe you're the on duty officer and you're the one at that’s set the course of the vessel! With your hands on the ship's wheel and your eyes flickering between gazing beyond the bow, then up to the stars as you align them to your wheel for none other than smooth sailing! Or you want to be the ships temporary carpenter. With both hands hammering and nailing away at the deck and hull in an effort to keep the ship in tip-top shape as you repair the hull breach your sloop just sustained from enemy cannon fire. Maybe you're the one filling the ship's cannons as your on duty officer engages in 'fair' piracy naval combat with graceful Atlanteans as your crew invades the antediluvian's outpost in an epic ship-versus-sea monster warfare with your boot-licking lazer pirates hauling the glistening rewards right out from the waters about your vessel, all thanks due to your captain's warfare supremacy against the water-dwelling beasts.

Puzzle Pirates primarily focuses on voyages about the ocean, about battling and boarding other Brigand or Barbarians as you pillage their ships to your heart’s content, or if you could board other player vessel’s if you so choose! You can organize a renowned 7-man assembly of players to traipse into some Cursed Isles. Disembark from your sloop as you invade the cultist’s beach, engaging in a fierce brawl with the insane homunculus’s and zombies and (hopefully!) subduing their forces so that you’re granted an ample amount of time to forage for their caches!

'Course, Puzzle Pirates isn't all about ye olde harr-ty yarr-ty ship-based puzzling! Well, 99% of Puzzle Pirates is… Puzzling. On land, you've got a plentiful amount of relaxing activities to engage in. This includes: Chatting with your fellow Puzzle Pirate’s, managing your very own shoppe, governing your own island, defending the shores of an outpost from a fray of haughty skeletons as you and your posse of friendly pirates engage in an act of team oriented swordfighting puzzling... Oh, and some minigames!

You've got the opportunity to play a few carousing games, ranging from one-on-one sword fight duels against another player -- you with your ever-glorious stick, and them with their blue and yellow enamored dadao, or one can play a relaxing and genial game of Spades or, Hearts. Alternatively you can have some stakes up and running with if you’re feeling lucky enough with those. And then there’s the pinnacle of gambling in Puzzle Pirates: Texas Hold ‘Em. A parlour game where players use their hard earned pieces of eight after a long days worth of pillaging in an attempt to double, triple, quadruple, or lose entirely their dosh.

Now, if you’re the one with a fire in their eyes, the type for some competition among your fellow pirates, then hone your skills in an attempt to raise your Puzzling Standing, a system put in place to keep track of a certain player’s proficiency in a puzzle! As you become more efficient in your methodical practices in a certain puzzle, your Puzzle Standing will rise, and so too will your work output aboard the vessel or shoppe.

Marvelously, the Puzzle Pirates’ community is tremendously forgiving for those new to the game, and are always willing to lend a hand, or… Hook, to those in need of tutoring in certain puzzles. There’s no sense of obligation to improve your bilging standing beyond renowned, but you are rewarded for pushing forth and developing your tricks of the trade(s) to reach the ‘ultimate’ puzzle standing for that in-game trophy for recognition, proof of dedication, and the general sense of accomplishment. And if attaining the ultimate puzzle standing wasn’t enough, there’s a leader board set up for those who also have the ultimate puzzle standing as they cheerily climb over one another to reach that #1 ultimate standing for the entire server (Known as an ‘Ocean’). There’s a plethora of in-game trophies readily waiting for you to obtain as you simply play and enjoy the game at your own leisure that aren’t all about competition, of course!

With so many puzzles readily available for the player to, well… Play, one would think that there’s a puzzle that plays out similar to another, right? Mmm-mmm. Three Rings did a gorgeous job on keeping each puzzling game within Puzzle Pirate’s unique from one another. Rigging is entirely different to sailing, patching has no correlation to carpenting, and sea-batlte navigation is a whole different minigame in itself compared to regular navigation. And let’s not get started on that golly-gosh-darn distilling puzzle!

Trust in me when you read this, but Puzzle Pirates is an astoundingly complex and intricate game, but only if you choose to live the life of an esteemed conqueror! The process to govern an island is an arduous journey – Form a crew, make a flag, earn enough PoE (Acronym for Pieces of Eight, the in-game currency) for a warbooty, decide which player-controlled island you wish to blockade, declare war on the govener’s flag, schedule a blockade… Then blockade! Or you could manage your very own apothecary and concoct paint for ships, houses or furniture; or potions to whisk you from one island to another; enamel jars of varying colours for blacksmiths or furnishers. The commodities required to produce these goods don’t appear out of thin air, though! You’ve got to plan on how to acquire the commodities – Do you play the longer but cheaper route of placing bid tickets at an island’s market, then transport the goods to the island your shoppe is located? Or do you play the faster, more expensive option of buying what you need on the island your shoppe’s located? Either way, you’ll be putting your back into whatever relevant puzzle is required to produce labour required for your orders to be… Well, worked on!

Now, Puzzle Pirates is indeed free to play with the purely optional choice of spending Earth-ly dollarydoos (Talkin’ about $$$ here, yo.) to obtain in game doubloons, a secondary currency that can be obtained via in game means through trading with other pirates, or going to an in-game bank and converting your pieces of eight into doubloons.

And then there’s the Subscriber Oceans, where doubloons are a nonexistent concept and it’s solely pieces of eight. Players are free to do what they like, but there are restrictions put in place that prevent free to play pirates from engaging in a good portion of the game’s content. This restriction is uplifted once you’ve purchased (With dollarydoos of course) a subscription! And it’s… Just like how it sounds. It’s… A subscription. (For comparison’s sake, exactly like Runescape’s Membership. Weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual fees etcetc.)

There’s so much for you to do, and oh is there so much time!

TL;DR

AMAZING GAME. Play it. Ten/Ten. Puzzle on, people. Puzzle on. Recommended for everybody. Please play this game. The more the merrier, and Puzzle Pirates could use with a bountiful influx of players!
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♤♈☯LordAperion☯♈♤
( 130.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I started Puzzle Pirates around 2005-2006. At the time, sloops were around 20-25k and dubs were around 500-1k. The game had a flourishing community and I happened to live on Aim Island where the population kept growing. Through many battles, explorations, flotilla attacks, and puzzles..I was having a blast.

Things back then were very affordable and if you were good at SF, Rumble, Hearts, Spades, or TD, you could easily make enough to buy a manor and a boat.

A lot of expansions happened between now and then. LE Boats were a lot of fun to own, I enjoyed the continued competitions, I liked collecting gold box items, and I really got into SMH and CI/CIT'S.

A fatal problem occured, however, when Poker was released. The economy was a spiral that nothing or no one could stop. At first, it didn't really effect things too drastically. Dubs had gotten to an all time high of 2k but it was overlooked. Months and years went by as the community decayed and the pirates I knew for years quit. Things became too expensive and I knew I had to do the same. What was once an innocent and engaging game became a festival for botting and gambling.

Of all the years invested in this game, I will miss those were apart of my pirate story. Though the puzzles are still fun today, the game itself is a rotted corpse of what used to be an actual experience.

Do not play it.
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Bossinas
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Here are a few pro's and con's followed by a short story of what I have encountered having played over 10 years.

Pro's
-Fun puzzles
-Well designed game
-Lots of things to do
-Many ways to customize your pirate
-You get to be a effin pirate
-Just fun gameplay in general
-VERY addictive

Con's I
-Pretty much abandoned due to \/
-In-Game economy ruined by poker
-Very expensive in game currency
-People are being banned for no reason (under the cause "ban evasion")
-FULL of people using bots. Since stats are important for Crew positions this kinda ruins the game...
-Unlawful Activity... At least I think so, Read the story.

At one point in time I would recommend this game. It WAS amazing, life controlling, full of life... Now its abandoned.
Ive spoken to several 10+ year players, We talked about days where the game was playable for days on end. The battles we fought with thousands of players involved. How epic some of the player were. How the chat at the inns were so alive you could barely get a word in. Yea, the "good ol' days". Then we talked about how disappointed we are about where the game is now. How the islands and ships are abandoned. How the only players online are in a trance at a poker table. Staff are banning people for no reason and saying "ban evasion". Stats arent earned, they are botted. I put alot into this review because of how much I actually played. How much I loved this game. And how disappointed I really am.

I am banned from the game. I played over 10 years ago, When I was very young, And I got banned. I created a new account (10 Years later I stress). Only to play with my younger cousins who I introduced to the game recently. I have moved away, I own a new computer, New internet. The whole 9 yards. To any other game I am a new person completely. Never before seen. Puzzle Pirates SOMEHOW found out that I was banned 10 YEARS AGO. And banned me for "ban evasion" Even knew my old username... FROM 10 YEARS AGO!!! I honestly think they are using un-lawful methods to track down ""Ban Evaders"". There are no ways to trace me back, No credit cards, No steam accounts, No emails, No IP Address, NOTHING.

Do not spend money on the game, Not worth it. If you want to play for the puzzles go ahead. If you want to become rich, or play for community, or for fun. Dont. I hope this was useful. Or entertaining.
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[Iced]SvennSon
( 32.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Awesome game for any age (almost) you can find anything you can play a plain out pirate who storms the sea as a pirate or earn your way up in the crew and get into complex politics and tactics to take and govern islands in this incredable game : ingame name Svennmann
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[SW] Zealord
( 86.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Loved it for the pirates, witty pirate humor and puzzling. Absolutely recommend it; It's very polished for an MMO, but shows signs off aging. It stands the test of time quite well though and occasionally receives updates.
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[КГЂ] SM0KE BR3AK
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I've left and come back to this game quite a few times, its actually pretty fun to play and the puzzles are interesting. Being part of a crew and earning different badges/items etc. I'd recomend this game to people. Maybe you just want to play something quick, or just need a break from your main game.
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Sgt.Cynical
( 111.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
I've played this game off and on over almost a decade, and despite its childish theme it has the most mature community I have seen on an mmorpg. It's very enjoyable and completely open leaving you free to do as you please. Only downside I could think of is the unfortunate lack of players now-a-days. While the game is still alive and playable with the current numbers, there are only 50-300 players on the busiest servers (And that's counting the people playing poker instead of the game).
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Running-Target
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Puzzle Pirates is a free to play game released in 2003. It worked, looked ok, played ok, sounded ok. Graphics Theme Looks childish. The Puzzles this game has are clones of all the puzzle games out there. There is gambling in game also.
Try it, if you like and good at puzzle games.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wvv250Mloc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ALtvai_Rs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjZq-b0F2GQ

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/puzzle-pirates

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/yohoho-puzzle-pirates-review/1900-6124427/

http://arcadesushi.com/puzzle-pirates-review/

http://worthplaying.com/article/2005/5/29/reviews/24892/
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SnoopFoxx ♠
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
it's like habbo hotel was face♥♥♥♥ed by bejeweled puzzles
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Here are a few pro's and con's followed by a short story of what I have encountered having played over 10 years.

Pro's
-Fun puzzles
-Well designed game
-Lots of things to do
-Many ways to customize your pirate
-You get to be a effin pirate
-Just fun gameplay in general
-VERY addictive

Con's I
-Pretty much abandoned due to \/
-In-Game economy ruined by poker
-Very expensive in game currency
-People are being banned for no reason (under the cause "ban evasion")
-FULL of people using bots. Since stats are important for Crew positions this kinda ruins the game...
-Unlawful Activity... At least I think so, Read the story.

At one point in time I would recommend this game. It WAS amazing, life controlling, full of life... Now its abandoned.
Ive spoken to several 10+ year players, We talked about days where the game was playable for days on end. The battles we fought with thousands of players involved. How epic some of the player were. How the chat at the inns were so alive you could barely get a word in. Yea, the "good ol' days". Then we talked about how disappointed we are about where the game is now. How the islands and ships are abandoned. How the only players online are in a trance at a poker table. Staff are banning people for no reason and saying "ban evasion". Stats arent earned, they are botted. I put alot into this review because of how much I actually played. How much I loved this game. And how disappointed I really am.

I am banned from the game. I played over 10 years ago, When I was very young, And I got banned. I created a new account (10 Years later I stress). Only to play with my younger cousins who I introduced to the game recently. I have moved away, I own a new computer, New internet. The whole 9 yards. To any other game I am a new person completely. Never before seen. Puzzle Pirates SOMEHOW found out that I was banned 10 YEARS AGO. And banned me for "ban evasion" Even knew my old username... FROM 10 YEARS AGO!!! I honestly think they are using un-lawful methods to track down ""Ban Evaders"". There are no ways to trace me back, No credit cards, No steam accounts, No emails, No IP Address, NOTHING.

Do not spend money on the game, Not worth it. If you want to play for the puzzles go ahead. If you want to become rich, or play for community, or for fun. Dont. I hope this was useful. Or entertaining.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Puzzle Pirates is a free to play game released in 2003. It worked, looked ok, played ok, sounded ok. Graphics Theme Looks childish. The Puzzles this game has are clones of all the puzzle games out there. There is gambling in game also.
Try it, if you like and good at puzzle games.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wvv250Mloc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ALtvai_Rs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjZq-b0F2GQ

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/puzzle-pirates

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/yohoho-puzzle-pirates-review/1900-6124427/

http://arcadesushi.com/puzzle-pirates-review/

http://worthplaying.com/article/2005/5/29/reviews/24892/
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
86.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Loved it for the pirates, witty pirate humor and puzzling. Absolutely recommend it; It's very polished for an MMO, but shows signs off aging. It stands the test of time quite well though and occasionally receives updates.
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233 of 280 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Fact is...
its better then CoD Ghosts.
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101 of 121 people (83%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
870.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2015
Made pirate. joined crew. made money, left crew. joined new crew. got scammed. left crew. joined old crew. made loadsamoney. left crew. made my own crew. allied with old crew. lost money. got members in my crew. made money back.
lost social life somewhere in between all that.

11/10 would lose social life again
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
358.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Puzzle Pirates is an excellent MMO puzzling game that is past its prime, yet still very playable and a good way to amuse yourself for hours. It is also a game I have played on and off for over 9 years now.

You get to be a pirate, and you perform your tasks(Sailing, carpentry, navigation, swordfighting and many more) by playing puzzles. The puzzles done interact with eachother, making it a unique challenge to run a functional ship together with others. While you can play it for the social aspect of puzzling together and having a great pillage among friends, it is equally possible to just puzzle on your own, or to join easily accessible pickup groups('Jobbing') just for the puzzling.
Sadly, due to its age it is now unlikely that you'll find a large amount of people - An issue in any social game.

With your rewarded or pillaged money you can buy outfits for your pirate, customising your pants, hat, shirt and boots with plenty of different clothing and colour options - As well as allowing you to buy a fancy house, paint it, furnish it, and just have yourself a humble abode, a shack, or a magnificent mansion. The customisation in the game is excellent, with many years of content to keep you busy furnishing, clothing, painting and customising every bit of your pirate, house and if you have the money even your ships.
But sadly, you won't be able to do too much with it, as the ingame economy has almost wrecked itself. This game has a very good economy model, with supply and demand, freight trips, and commodities being produced and moved all by players, fashioned into their end products by players, and bought by players. However, to deliver anything but the most basic of goods you need to pay a delivery cost. There are two currencies, Pieces of Eight(PoE), and Dubloons. PoE are the money of the world, you get PoE from your pillaging, from working for the navy, and as payment for labour(Also a puzzle!), and Dubloons, a currency you can only buy with physical money from your own wallets outside of the game.

Of course, nothing is ever truly fully free, is it? There are two kinds of servers for Puzzle Pirates. The first is a subscription ocean, where you have to pay a monthly fee to have access to just about anything(But you do get to play and puzzle for free as an unlimited trail), the economy on there is actually pretty decent, but if you aren't subscribed and do not plan to subscribe you will be locked out from a large amount of content. The other is dubloon oceans, where you are free to play - But you need dubloons to deliver anything more fancy than a broken crate and a bedroll, and you need to buy badges with dubloons to unlock content such as anything rank based in your crew(Read: Pirate version of a guild/group), Sea Monster Hunting, and playing some of the puzzles and parlor games(All shipboard working puzzles are always free. On-shore labour and parlor games are free only a few days a week depending on the specific puzzle).
Luckily, dubloons can be bought using PoE in a market system, so you can technically get everything without ever paying anything for a dubloon but your ingame currencies. Sadly, this means that you will need to spend -A LOT- to get them. As demand for them is set incredibly high, with almost everything of any note costing you dubloons and a large part of the remaining playerbase being rich their prices have gone up to nearly 4000 PoE. To give that some context, you gain about 20 for an average performance with the NPC navy for one league point, on a trip that lasts 20 or so minutes. At this rate, you have korean MMO levels of grinding just to be able to afford the basics for your pirate, and it is not at all uncommon for an item's cost in PoE to be negligible compared to the dubloon costs. Dubloon costs for everything has sunk the economy for all but a few, but at least the puzzles themselves are enjoyable, even if the MMO part of the game is a mess.
As long as you have your expectations right this is not a problem, with well designed puzzles you can surely find ways to enjoy yourself
Edit: I wrote a guide to help you enjoy the game, all the way at the bottom

As you might tell from the economy bit up there, it is not very friendly to newcomers, mostly thanks to the prices becoming impossible. Aside from that though, it is a very friendly game and easy to pick up. Easy controls, easy to learn but difficultt o master puzzles and an appealing artstyle are part of the draws. The population on server is friendly, helpful, and tries their best to enjoy a good game, but without reaching for your wallet it is unlikely that you will ever get far these days - And if you plan to make your own crew you are out of luck as this is one of the most expensive (in dubloons) things one can do. In addition, if you do not buy dubloons or subscribe, you have around 6 weeks since your last login to come back. Else your pirate will be deleted.

As amusing as the chatfilter is with pirate-y-fying your swears, and as amusing as the puzzles are, as friendly as the community on server are, and as satisfying it is to build up your home and move somewhere bigger over countless pillages, Puzzle pirates is on a straight track to the cliff of abandonned old games and nobody seems to know if the developer has plans to slow down and save it, or given up hope to just let it fall while hoping to get some final payments out of it for dubloons.
If you do join the game, please get on the Emerald Ocean, it's getting lonelier by the day

Edit: A guide to get you started
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=115409864

Edit2: A guide by me on how to make the best of a dubloon ocean
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495957446
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60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
166.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The game stays fun even after years playing the game
The minigames challenge you in a very enjoyable way
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,139.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
Thoroughly enjoy the puzzles - and have my favorites. Join a pilly and earn PoE so you can buy yourself new outfits and swords. Careful though - it is easy to lose hours to this game
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
this game is pretty damn fun you can get your own crew and/or shoppe and even conquer islands and things like that.
It looks very childish, but it's all about them booty. I once owned a blacksmith and got mad booty.

Also, everything in this game is done with minigames. Brawling is bubble shooter, swordfighting some kind of variation on tetris, but oh man, everything is so fun.

Gotta get some friends though.
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54 of 64 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
First of all, let me state by saying that I used to love this game. About ten years ago or so, I played this daily, was part of a nice crew (Eowyn's crew, in case anyone remembers those days of old), and I puzzled my weekends away. For those days, this MMO was one of the best to play on old computers, there was always tons of stuff to do.

Nowadays though, islands and ships are deserted.

I always felt that after they introduced Poker, the game just got worse. You had some people winning millions with poker and if you went on a Sea Monster Hunt for hours in a row, you would be lucky to get 5K and a few nice items (that were probably old...)

I really enjoyed the puzzles though. I was amazing at Carpenting, pretty decent at Bilging and Sailing too. I sucked at Navigating though and never got more than a "good" on that puzzle.

To me it just feels like the economy of the game has been completely messed up after Poker was introduced, and I'm not surprised that hardly anyone is playing this anymore.

It was a GREAT game though. If I had a dozen friends who would play with me, I might go and try again, so that we could fill up a sloop and plunder. But on your own, it's hard to find a good crew. *sighs*

I am sad, cause I used to love puzzling in this game, but it just feels like a big waste of time nowadays.
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