From the box cover: A swashbuckling game of piracy on the high seas for a crew of 3 to 6, aged 8 years upwards.
From the back of the box: Imagine yourself back in the days of old when buccaneering pirate fleets preyed on richly laden galleons in the gale-swept Caribbean. Captain Hook, the most feared and notorious pirate of them all, has just been sent to his watery grave, but it is only now that the real trouble starts as his followers begin squabbling over his legacy. It's each man for himself in the battle for the booty and pirates being what they are, all want more than their fair share. Plunder each other's cargos and sell the spoils of your battles to the highest bidder (loyalty never was a pirate's strong point) and try to finish the game with the largest hoard of doubloons.