Legacy at Sea

Unemployment is high. European oversight is sparse. Merchant vessels are transporting lucrative goods through the Caribbean. The conditions are set for the Golden Age of Piracy. Given few options, many chose a life of plunder and strife. But alas, life aboard a sailing ship is anything but easy. Cramped quarters, storms, rats and infested food, most will be lucky to survive. A few may even find fortune. Be skilled and your name may live on in history.

Type: Tabletop Game
Playing Time: 60-90 minutes
Number Of Players: 1-4
Age: 13+
Release Date: 2021

In Legacy at Sea, you will play the role of a pirate captain during the Golden Age of Piracy. Assign your crew and modify your ships to accumulate gold and build your reputation.

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Features of Legacy at Sea

  • Upgrade your ships –  You may add cannon, crew, officers, and specialists.
  • Fast, yet, interesting combat/plunder mechanic
  • Story Goals provide each individual captain with their own secret objective.
  • Opportunity Cards – Provide each player with a choice of short term goals.
  • Key Events – Each player will encounter events in which they need to choose an action. Their choice will affect their reputation and have an change their fate later in the game.

Each round players will choose actions for each of their ships. Sail, Plunder, Explore or Maintainance. Larger Merchant Ships and Treasure Ships will be heavily defended and more difficult to take. Do you risk it or attempt to build up your reputation by picking off smaller ships?

This is a medium level difficulty game. Giving you a representative experience without bogging you down in details. However, the choices you make and lady luck will determine which pirates will ultimately prevail.

The cannon icon represents how much firepower the ship has in attacks.
The crew icon represents how much crew this particular ship starts with.
The sailing ship icon represents the maneuverability of the ship.
The cargo boxes represent how much cargo can be carried under the ship. Cargo can also be loaded into spaces with crew icons.
Damage tokens may be placed on any hull space. If all are damaged, your ship will sink.
Your captain’s personality is also tracked. His or her leadership, character, ruthelessness and guile will be important factors in the game.

  • 35 Ocean cards
  • 21 Opportunities cards
  • 4 Sets of 10 Plunder cards
  • 4 Sets of Pirate Ship Player Boards
  • 8 Captain cards
  • 18 Specialist cards
  • 12 Wooden Meeple Pirate  Ships   
  • 10 Wooden Meeple Warships
  • 1 Wooden Meeple Gray Merchant Ship
  • 40 Crew meeples
  • 26 Wooden cubes
  • 1 – 12 sided dice
  • 1 Main Game Board
  • Tokens – 8 Captain, 24 Damage, 40 Coins, 15 Supply, 8 Cannon, 12 Silk, 12 Food.
  • Rules Book


The pirate player attempting to plunder will draw two cards off of the Plunder deck. These are the options for plunder that are available. Additional cards may be drawn by spending leadership. Each leadership spent allows 1 more card to be drawn.

STEP 1: The top line of the Plunder card will indicate how many dice must be rolled for the plunder attempt. In the example to the right the number of dice will be equal to the pirate’s maneuverability.

STEP 2: After rolling the dice observe the number of successes. If they are greater than Merchant’s defensive number then the plunder will be successful.