Play some Pirate Games today!
Pirates . . boys seem to really love pirates. I remember when we went through a pirate phase and it was all pirates all the time.
Today we are starting a new homeschool unit study that is all about pirates and we are beginning with pirate games.
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Pirate Unit Study
There are a lot of neat pirate games shared here that are a loads of fun and have a learning twist to them as well.
Each of these games offers a fun way for boys to learn. There are games for math, language, map skills and more.
I think your boys will enjoy these pirate games me matey. And if they don’t they can go walk the plank (a little pirate humor there–just kidding!)
Pirate Games Offline:
Did pirates play games? That was one of the questions we were trying to find an answer for. Generally it is thought that pirates did play card and dice games but not too many other details are available.
We read quite a few times that pirates were not allowed to gamble on board the ship because gambling led to fighting. Others say they did play on board.
It is likely that the games they played would be similar to something like Liar’s Dice. There are many variations of liar’s dice and it is also called bluff, deception dice, call my bluff, perudo, and other names. I pulled a few instructions here for you. Do a bit of research and see what you think about pirates and gaming.
Liar’s Dice Variations
You can buy this beautiful set of the game Liar’s Dice with real wood box and decorative cups.
Or grab a set of dice and some cups and play with those instead.
Here are a few different sites that offer directions.
Another style of game that pirates may have played is with cards. It is similar to blackjack. Here is a link to directions for two card games One and Thirty and Bone Ace.
Pirate Games Online:
Arrgh is a fun math game. You or your boy can set the specific number to work on. After the level is over you raise the flag and go to the next level. As you go along you answer math equations and also need to jump over dirt and avoid crabs. Available in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Treasure Hunt is an easy 3 level find the pirate treasure game. Use your arrow keys to move following the directions to get to the treasure.
Shot Shot Pirate is a free online game in which you shoot your cannon to knock a gem off its block holder. The games changes as you go along adding different cannon balls and different block. It is a fun puzzle and physics game.
Jake and the Neverland Pirates from Disney Jr has some games to play as well. Jake’s Pirate Marble Raceway is a cute marble run game in which you need to rotate or put the right piece in place for the marble run to work.
Play Greedy Pirate for some puzzle and physics fun. Your goal is to get the coin in the treasure chest. Some of the puzzles are hard and they do include a walkthrough if you get stuck. Fun for you and your boy to play together.
Here are a few other neat pirate-y games to play.
I really like the style of this one with the whole bones look to it! (not pictured – click link to see it)
If you are not familiar with Loot you should give it a try. It is a top pirate card game that has great reviews.
Pirate Farkel Roll These Bones Dice Game is Farkel (which we have and really enjoy) pirate style.
Our last choice is Pirate Fluxx. Fluxx is a fun, ever-changing and a bit crazy type of card game. They switched things up to make different topic games and we got lucky that they did a pirate version.
Pirate Games and Puzzle Printables:
There is so much learning that can occur from trying just of few of these pirate games. Try a word search and it will send you looking up what different pirate words mean, try one of the online games and learn about coordinates, math and/or get in a bit of physics, play liar’s dice, research pirate games and so on.
Watch for additional pirate unit study topics coming soon. Homeschool unit studies are certainly not only for homeschoolers. They are a great way to learn for anyone interested in the topic covered.
Thanks for visiting. What pirate game do you think your boy would like the best?