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"I playtested this game and it was super fun!" -Tim Schafer

"Might be my favorite board game right now." -Rich Vreeland aka disasterpeace

"Best flippin' pirate simulator board game I've ever played, and I'm a big fan of pirates." -Phil, of "Phil and Spencer", Destructoid.com

Scoundrels is a 3-6 player tabletop game, that takes anywhere from 45-120 minutes. In the game, each player uses a random hand of Action cards (Swords, Sails, and Cannons) to do as many dastardly deeds as their hand allows. Each player moves their ship around the map, pillaging, boarding, cannoning, and burying treasure, trying to gain the most Infamy points. Infamy is measured in Tokens and Treasure cards.

But players must be wary, because they only draw new cards after everyone has gone, so if they don't spare enough cards for defense, they may find themselves the unwitting victim of the next player down the line. They may even become.. the Ghost Ship.

Scoundrels is a push-your-luck, thematic game not inspired by any particular mechanic, but designed to make each player feel like a pirate. It's a wild, rubber-banded game, where the lead can change constantly, and nothing is certain. For the life of a pirate is uncertain. A torrid affair, an uncertain mess, or just maybe, a glorious tale.

Download the rules here! http://www.randyo.net/files/scoundrules.pdf

This Print-n-Play edition of the game includes the rules and several PDFs of all the cards, tokens, and the map. The art has been modified to look best from a home printer.

If you'd like to, you can order your own cloth map for the game. (It is suggested to order a Kona Cotton fat quarter. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3861628


There are over 140 cards and 80 different tokens in the game to print out.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorRandy O'Connor
TagsBoard Game, Pirates, Tabletop, thematic
Average sessionAbout an hour
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Scoundrels_ThePNP.zip 53 MB