It comes as no surprise that one of the best gifts is board games. If you are looking for a last minute gift you can’t go wrong with a board game. When it comes to games there is not a shortage of choices. There are classic games that have left their mark that we have played a few million times and there are new games like Mystery Island Pirates that you’ll want to play again and again. Mystery Island Pirates is an unpredictable and exciting game for ages 5 & up!
With Mystery Island Pirates there are two fun adventures to choose from – Buccaneer Bounce & Treasure Chase. No matter which game you choose to play, it will be different every time!
We chose to play Buccaneer Bounce. The objective of this game is to be the first player to navigate the winding sea route and reach the Treasure Island tile.
Pirate’s Cove is the starting tile – place it where you would like to begin your sea route. Treasure Island is the ending tile – place it where you would like to end.
Shuffle the remaining tiles and then lay them face down, creating a winding sea route connecting Pirate’s Cove to Treasure Island (making sure the route is clearly defined). Place the Treasure Chest game piece on the Treasure Island tile. Each player chooses a ship and places it on the Pirate’s Cove tile
How to Play Mystery Island Pirates
On your turn, roll the die and move your ship forward the indicated number of tiles. If you land on a new tile (face-down tile), flip it over. You can also land on a tile already flipped over. Either way, do what is indicated on the tile. If the tile requires no action your turn is done. If the tile indicates an action, move your ship as indicated. Repeat the process again for your new tile. Continue until you land on a tile requiring no action or you return to a tile you have already landed on.
Winning the game
The first player to reach treasure Island wins.
Overall this was an easy to learn fun game.\