cardpiratesChris Parsons has come up with a pretty interesting looking game using a deck of regular playing cards and players counters (little boats work best.)

The game is Card Pirates, and he’s written up an released the rules over at The game is for 2-4 players, plays in around 20-40 minutes, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The games looks like tons of fun, and I’m going to make sure to break out some of my old Pirates of the Spanish Main ships and give it a whirl with my kids soon.