Saturday, April 3, 2010

36" Round Pirate Table

I attended Hot Lead 2010 in Stratford ON, on Mar 27th, 2010. I saw this huge blue table with dozens of miniature pirate ships. It looked interesting but as I was focused on picking up my pulp miniatures for another project I did not give it much thought.

I started thinking about this game on the way home and after some quick searching online, I learned it was called Pirates of the Spanish Main.

A few days later, I attended a local hobby store and began to inquire about the pirate game. I found out that they had the game in stock and were selling the packages for a deeply discounted price $1.00-2.00 per pack instead of $5.00.

Well, you can imagine I was quite happy about this. I could purchase and experiment with a new game system without having to shell out a lot of money.

For those who are unfamiliar with Pirates of the Spanish Main, each game pack consists of 2 ships, an island, a crew card and a treasure card. The miniatures are on plastic cards that can be punched out and assembled.

So I walked out of there with 32 ships, 16 islands and a whole assortment of crew/treasure for approx. $18.00 after tax.

I looked at the island cards and they were decent looking but I wanted some real terrain. At this point I remembered that I had seen this game on one of my bookmarked websites.

Unfortunately this website has not been updated for quite a while but the project for making a games table inspired my to do the same.

1 comment:

  1. without doubt one of the best games ever made. sadly also one of the most mismanaged. i've yet to meet a gamer who wasn't enthralled by the game upon sight. the larger portion of my student loan was spent on collecting the pirate fleet.

    its a crying shame its no longer in production. hopefully someone will buy the rights to it and produce a second edition and iron out all the wrinkles.