It is 1721, and the Golden Age of Piracy is about to end. King George the First and parliament have just issued The Piracy Act, condemning pirates to a swift capture and harsh punishment for their crimes. As a commodore in the Royal Navy, this is your chance! If you are the most successful in the upcoming campaign, the title of Admiral of the West Indies will be yours, along with prestige and fortune. However, if you fail, you will be stripped of your rank, and maybe even have your neck stretched at the gallows. You will need to upgrade your ship with enough cargo holds to last a long voyage, enough sails to catch the speedy pirates, and enough cannons to defeat them in battle. The Admiralty has ordered that you Captains of the West Indies Fleet work together, sharing crew and provisions on the campaign, but of course keeping your prizes for yourself. Object of the Game In this medium-weight, worker placement game for 2-4 players, you will take turns placing your crew members on various actions spaces including spaces on other players' ships. These actions allow you to build and upgrade your ship, train your junior officers, collect pirate bounties, and gain additional crew members. You will then use your newly fitted ship, and your crew, to set sail to capture those dastardly Pirates, gaining glory for the Crown and prestige for you and your crew.