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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Mixed (19 reviews) - 63% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (914 reviews) - 81% of the 914 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 31, 2011

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March 11

Spring Forth!




Put some spring in yer step, mates, for this month's Spring Green Mystery Boxes are full of fresh greenery! Spectral cat pets appear in this box, along with spring green / emerald musketeer parrot familiars, spring green trinkets, ships, chromas and furniture!

For more information about the full contents of the 2016 Spring Green Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Spring Green Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so leap on your chance to get one today!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on March 21, 2016 you'll earn a free Spring Green Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

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March 1

The Sloop is on Fire!

Old Lefty has been spending a lot of time in the Explorers' Hall, talkin' to anyone who will listen. He has a fanciful theory that a pirate could, theoretically, sail to the center of the planet. He's challenging other brave explorers to join him in his endeavor to find the passage. Ye'll want to gather supplies, and load them onto this month's limited edition ship!

The Torrid Class Sloop is hot, hot, hot! It has a distinctive decorative theme and is constructed to make the perilous journey through water and fire. The bow is designed to allow the ship to break through any obstacles ye may encounter on yer explorations. Ye'll also be glad to have deluxe engines and specially designed bilge pumps for the treacherous conditions!



Visit yer local shipyard to today. The Torrid Class Ship is only available through March 31, 2016.

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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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (19 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (914 reviews)
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I suck at this game
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
WARNING: THIS GAME IS NOT FREE TO PLAY, THE PROGRAM ABOVE THIS REVIEW IS AN ENDLESS TRIAL VERSION

So I've played the game a few times before it went on steam and I think I remember it being free. In nearly all its aspects. Now?

You want to hunt sea monsters? Become a subscriber.
You want to buy a nice weapon? Become a subscriber.
You want to buy a better pair of pants? Become a subscriber.
You want to do something else than the most basic puzzles? Become a subscriber.
You want to get a ship and a crew? Become a subscriber.
You want to actually see what the game has to offer? Become a subscriber.

What's the point of saying "this game is free to play" if it's only its trial version that is free? Without paying you're only able to do the most basic things.

Although the game is fun, the devs simply lie. That or steam turns good games into cashgrabbing pieces of ♥♥♥♥, which it usually does anyway.

Not recommended (because crossed to steam).
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Bakarin
( 37.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
This game was my childhood game... but when I start it again with my brother this was total pain in the ♥♥♥... doubloon system just absurd. you cannot do anything without them. you cannot be a pirate without doubloon, you cannot set sail without doubloon you cant even buy decent items without doubloon... this is NOT a free to play game. do NOT play this game... play other FREE TO PLAY games because this is NOT a free to play game
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CaptPlu
( 463.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
having recieved my 9th Joller Roger, 9 years, I must be honest
loved and lived game, long before steam,
but this game is no longer what it was
OM-Gamemasters have let Botters and RMT(real oney trading) take control of the game,
often knowingly- re: OM's named Hera and Galene
aiding in the forementioned system cheaters to maintain
...for the good of the game...
call it what it is BS
Steam should remove any association with this game by proxy as it has become disgustingly the juveniele hack playground
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ArabianZookeepr
( 60.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Who doesn't like pirates?
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JOHNNO WITH THE NICE HAIR
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
10/10 would attack black ship on a sloop again
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hypor101
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
played for days and days online after atleast a year playing this game i can say, its a payto wn game that is dead now
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Hold the door
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
One day I got really drunk and thought this game was amazing. 5 years later I have the biggest ship and my crew calls me gingerbeard. 1/10.
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Jalnor
( 49.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It's quite an addictive little MMO... I downloaded it on Friday night, played it for most of Saturday and a fair portion of Sunday... now I'm about to go back on for the start of my bank holiday Monday. It's first and foremost a roleplay game, where you have a character. You can get to all of the features without paying any cash if you're sensible and patient, which suits those of us in austerity-stricken Britain.
All of the tasks in the game are represented by addictive little minigame puzzles - so when you want to repair your ship, it's a fill-in-the-holes puzzle, when you're in a sword fight it's a "send things to your opponent's board" Tetris-type game... all the puzzles are imaginative and varied, keeping the pirate theme quite well.
My one complaint is the screen resolution. It runs in 800x600 and always in a window, with no scaling options. On a 1680x1050 monitor, that makes it pretty small. Even if the game's native resolution stayed the same, a little upscaling algorithm and full-screen option would be awesome.
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Lactose Free Milks
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
looking for gf
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BoaDrago
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Worked a slave job and earned crap money

- 4 Somalian pirates out of 10
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너시아
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
This game is ♥♥♥♥in' good, ye' can play as pirates.
There is Hearthstone in the game arrrrr.
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morpheuxx
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
For a MMORPG not many people play this.
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joe
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
world class puzzling game, stunning art and detail to the puzzles, great puzzles great game
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Ertiga
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
oyununuzda bulunan bugtan dolayı şikayetçiyim oyun açılıyor sonra takılıp kapanıyor steam arayüzünde çalışıyor görünüyor bunu da çözüm yolu yok kapatmanın silip tekrar yükledim pc restart atmamı istiyor oynamadığım oyunun steamda çalışıyor gözükmesi herhangi bi yerden kapanamaması beni sinir ediyor 5 üzerinden 1 bile verebilceğimi zannetmediğim kötü bir inceleme yazdım üzgünüm sorun düzelirse oynamayı istiyorum :( (=0)
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pog boyfriend
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
pirates doing puzzles
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Niflheim
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
güzel
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Teufel
( 22.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
10/10 - IGN
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Turboman Laney
( 148.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
just chill out game that actaully requires legit skill as the puzzles aint easy
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i spy a penis
( 114.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
I've played this off and on for ten or so years and enjoyed the game whenever I decide to pick this game up randomly. I found this more of a time waster, but I have to appreciate the game throughout the years. If you plan to pick up this game and randomly play for fun, it'll be a fun experience for sure, especially if you meet up with people on this game. (You'll be surprised of how many adults play this game.) There hasn't been a real disappointment for me, except for restarting because I lost my account information.

If you plan to pick up this game as serious play, then you'll be disappointed because there are tons of islands, resources, and places that are outdated and needs to be refreshed. This game has only been patched for various updaes, but never had any real work under the hood, because I still remember people's houses, shops, and various things still existing several years down the road and they're abandoned now. Also, be careful of gambling tables--you'll develop a love-hate relationship with it.
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SL1PSTR33M
( 178.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
I LOVE PUZZLE PIRATES

Just wish I could figure out this in-game overlay thing so my steam wallet can get dubloons...
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
It's quite an addictive little MMO... I downloaded it on Friday night, played it for most of Saturday and a fair portion of Sunday... now I'm about to go back on for the start of my bank holiday Monday. It's first and foremost a roleplay game, where you have a character. You can get to all of the features without paying any cash if you're sensible and patient, which suits those of us in austerity-stricken Britain.
All of the tasks in the game are represented by addictive little minigame puzzles - so when you want to repair your ship, it's a fill-in-the-holes puzzle, when you're in a sword fight it's a "send things to your opponent's board" Tetris-type game... all the puzzles are imaginative and varied, keeping the pirate theme quite well.
My one complaint is the screen resolution. It runs in 800x600 and always in a window, with no scaling options. On a 1680x1050 monitor, that makes it pretty small. Even if the game's native resolution stayed the same, a little upscaling algorithm and full-screen option would be awesome.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
This game was my childhood game... but when I start it again with my brother this was total pain in the ♥♥♥... doubloon system just absurd. you cannot do anything without them. you cannot be a pirate without doubloon, you cannot set sail without doubloon you cant even buy decent items without doubloon... this is NOT a free to play game. do NOT play this game... play other FREE TO PLAY games because this is NOT a free to play game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
114.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I've played this off and on for ten or so years and enjoyed the game whenever I decide to pick this game up randomly. I found this more of a time waster, but I have to appreciate the game throughout the years. If you plan to pick up this game and randomly play for fun, it'll be a fun experience for sure, especially if you meet up with people on this game. (You'll be surprised of how many adults play this game.) There hasn't been a real disappointment for me, except for restarting because I lost my account information.

If you plan to pick up this game as serious play, then you'll be disappointed because there are tons of islands, resources, and places that are outdated and needs to be refreshed. This game has only been patched for various updaes, but never had any real work under the hood, because I still remember people's houses, shops, and various things still existing several years down the road and they're abandoned now. Also, be careful of gambling tables--you'll develop a love-hate relationship with it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
145.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Best game i've ever saw in my Childhood.

No, seriously, this game rocks, its a perfect combination of Puzzles (All Types, for each liking.), and Pirates.

Who doesn't like Pirates?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Love this game, used to play it loads. Recently come back on to it and the puzzles are just as good plus team work seems to be good. However the game has been down for 4 hrs now, work maybe?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
I have been playing this game for a while and I greatly recommend this game. It's a nice break from other games I usually play and you can relax and just puzzle your way through. However, one downside is that there isn't as many players as there used to be, and seeing as it's an MMO, that kind of makes it hard to do anything.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
This is nostalgia. Best game ever, not much to say. Rather play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Great Game! It has quite a bit of age to it but thats what made it the game it is today, 100% driven by the community game. Probably the best economical player ran system I've ever seen in a game. All the shops are player ran and even the islands are owned by players, pretty much if there are no players, this game wouldn't be what it is today, I feel like a revamped graphics engine is way overdue, as is a new president. I've played this game since Who knows how many years ago, But the thing in this game to watch out for is if you make money don't blow it all in poker, although it is very tempting. That is what I have done over the years, make a little bit of money on a pilly, going out with a crew as a jobber and making 2k or lessish, make up to like 10k in poker, then either make up to 70k, which at that point you either spend a little bit of money on stuff you actually need and lose the rest in poker or Make it big time in poker then get an extremely good hand and go allin but the guy next to you does the same thing but he has a barely slightly better hand than you then he wins all your money and says "Aye, sorry mate" (Which btw, people in this game love to RP, Its done everywhere, infact its frowned upon if you dont talk in a pirate accent.) Then you start over with zero money which at that point you either repeat or rage and come back to the game in a couple of days.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
i love this game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
For a MMORPG not many people play this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
552.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Don't play poker...
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
93.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
As a long time player to this game (i first played this game when I was 13, im now turning 23) I, like many people left the game for long periods of time but always got drew back for some reason or another.

I can honestly say that the game is fantastic though, and I dont regret a moment I spent playing, the puzzles are fun, and there are a wide variety to choose from. they quench the thirst for competitivity - to get on the top of the duty report at every LP or Break in SMH gives you a sense of pride.

I even met the love of my life playing this game, So who knows where I would be if i was never introduced to this game 10 years ago. All i can say is that I wouldn't be in a great a place I am now.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
810.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
A simple yet fun puzzle game to kill time with.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
My childhood and reason i love puzzles.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I wish I could still love this, I really do. This game was basically my childhood, but now it's pretty much dead, no one bothers to roleplay at all and being a pirate isn't even the most profitable job, playing poker is. What do the devs do? They release reskined ships. No content at all.

RIP Puzzle Pirates, goodnight sweet kraken.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Great, inventive, creative little puzzle-MMO. Too bad it's long dead. MMO's need to learn more from this game and try something different.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Be me
Be playing Puzzle Pirates
Join a crew
Rise up the ranks
Notice I talk like a pirate
Lock myself inside
Constantly checking my speech
Give in to the pirate life
11/10 would convert into a pirate again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Its just one of the kind, awsome game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Fun game man, like EVE for casuals
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