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Loot

AKA: Pirat; AKA: Korsar


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 20 minutes 2-8

Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

Manufacturer(s): Gamewright

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Product Description

Yo-Ho-Ho and a Barrel of Fun! Set sail for an exciting adventure of strategy and skullduggery in this captivating card game. Storm your opponents' merchant ships and seize valuable treasure. But watch your back, matey -- plundering pirates are out to capture your ships as well! The player with the most loot rules the high seas.

Product Awards

Mensa Best Mind Game Award
Best Mind Game, 2005
Major FUN
Award Winner, 2005

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Reiner Knizia

  • Manufacturer(s): Gamewright

  • Artist(s): Gary Locke

  • Year: 2005

  • Players: 2 - 8

  • Time: 20 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Est. time to learn: 10-20 minutes

  • Weight: 225 grams

Contents:

  • 78 cards:
    • 25 merchant ships
    • 48 pirate ships
    • 4 pirate captains
    • 1 admiral
  • rules of play

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Average Rating: 3.6 in 7 reviews

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Not as good as I'd heard it would be
August 19, 2014

I was really looking forward to playing this game during my family vacation. The good reviews and description really had me excited. Unfortunately, my family and I did not enjoy it. When we played it, players would get lots of pirate ships at the beginning and we would have big battles over the merchant ships, which was fun, but then at the end, it would be really dull because we would all have lots of merchant ships in our hands but very few pirate ships to play. Then we would just go around the table playing merchant ships and picking them up when it got to our turn. Ultimately, the game just did not do it for us.

 
 
 
 
 
by Hopkins
Unique, Light Card Game
February 28, 2011

What I really like about this game is that it is truely unique and very clever. A lot of card games are derivatives of traditional card games (Rage -> Oh Hell, Five Crowns -> Gin Rummy, Uno -> Crazy 8) but this game doesn't resemble anything I've ever played and and the game mechanism is very clever and creative. True, there can be a lot of luck, but there is also a lot of subtle strategy. It's easy to teach anyone new the rules and within a few minutes you are casting your merchant ships off into the high seas and attacking each others' loot with pirate ships. Games are fairly quick so you can play several in one sitting. Overall, I would recommend it as a fun, light card game. I haven't played the team version but that looks interesting as well.

 
 
 
 
 
by Hopkins
Loot is simple, fun and great to play with young children
June 19, 2007

I play this with my 6 year old and 8 year old daughters and we have a real laugh. Loot is easy to learn, the cards are well designed and the rules simple but precise. It does depend on luck as the other reviewers rightly point out, but also requires sufficient skill in choosing which card colours to play, keeping count of pirates that have been played, choosing when to play high cards, and so on to make my young children interested. This has really got our family interested in card games as a family and I am now looking at more complex games such as Carcassonne and Tigris & Euphrates so well done GameWright and Loot for introducing us to a new world of games. Loot is good fun.


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