Origins 2004: best in show

I am giving it to Pirates of the Spanish Main at this point. It’s simple, it’s got some exception-based stuff in it but there’s plenty of core gameplay for it to interact with, it’s cheap, and it’s ragingly fun. Even when you buy multiple packs per player, you are still in for less money than your average CCG (and I think you do want two packs per player – ships are much more effective when they travel in pairs, and while you get two ships in a pack, you want to be doing multiple things at once). Messrs. Ernest and Selinker have something they can be proud of here, and WK appears not to have blown it really. Fine stuff.


  1. After I saw Master and Commander I suddenly had the urge to get into napoleonic naval miniatures. These look nicely cheaper.

  2. Very much so. They aren’t too useful at 28mm, though. I guess at “epic scale” they could be smallish skiffs.

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