Explore The Golden Age Of Piracy In The British Vs Pirates Kickstarter

February 8, 2017 by deltagamegirl22

While having a look around Kickstarter, I found myself another must have pirate game! British Vs Pirates, by Apollo Randall, is a miniature ship combat game set in the golden age of piracy.

BVP box art

Knowing full well that they had me at theme alone, I was absolutely enamoured with the beautiful look of the game. The art direction is lovely and the colours just pop – and there’s ship minis!

BvP contents

British vs Pirates is a strategic board game where two to six players take on the roles of captains on the high seas trying to claim victory for their allegiance. The primary influence of the game is the wind, as represented by the wind vane. Players will play ships that correspond to their allegiance and captains for each vessel.

BvP ships2

Both ship and captain will offer interesting buffs for players and feature different influence according to the direction of the wind- specifically relative to the distance the vessel can move. This becomes especially important as you are trying to maneuver yourself into firing position at your enemy (or in need of getting out of harm’s way yourself!).

BvP captains2

There’s also a control deck of cards for each side, that feature four different types of cards that are colour coded based upon the type of stat they effect.

BVP minis

You might have a card that offers you additional movement, or perhaps it’s additional firepower, or perhaps you can change the direction of the wind (which can really goof things up for your enemy!).

Will you be taking to the high seas on behalf of the British or the Pirates?

"British vs Pirates is a strategic board game where two to six players take on the roles of captains on the high seas trying to claim victory for their allegiance..."