This game takes place in 1660 on the island of Tortuga, which was an infamous port for harboring all manner of marauders, pirates, and scallywags. There, these rogues are running contest to determine which captain is the most feared and can thereby be declared the "King of the Pirates." The game is played over the course of several rounds where players use sailing cards to move their ships on the board which features a series of island spaces.
When the spaces are filled up on an single island, the player with the most pirates on the island is rewarded with by gaining glory. The game ends when one or more ships complete the route around the islands and the player with the most glory wins the game.
The game box comes with a double-sided game board, 4 player boards, 28 cards, 45 tokens, 23 pirates, 8 barrels, 8 marker discs, 4 ships, and a draw bag. This game is for two to four players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 30 to 40 minutes. It will retail for $44.95.
Rio Grande also announced that a large restock of Beyond the Sun is headed out to distributors in October with more copies to come in November and December (see "'Beyond the Sun'").