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John Barnes
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This looks like a very fun game - same company that produced one of my favorite games from last year (Cas$h N Guns), pirate theme, running around the table, what's not to like? My wife and kids would love it.

Too bad the artwork makes it totally inappropriate for kids. Was it really necessary to have the F-bomb tattooed on one of the pirates and very topless women on the front of the pirate ships?

I woulda bought it in a heartbeat. What a shame.
 
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Could you perhaps draw bikinis on the women with a sharpie, and change 'fuck' to 'gosh'? Or, even better, put the cards in sleeves, and draw on the sleeves! Then if grown-ups want to ogle the cartoon boobs and giggle at the swear words they can take the cards out of their sleeves when the kids are asleep.

What say? arrrh
 
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The bikinis would be fairly easy, but I'm not so sure changing fuck to gosh would be. We did employ Mr. Sharpie on some of the cards in Ca$h N Guns. It makes me feel a little guilty, though. Like a big, bad censor.

I know I am coming across like a prude, but it is only for the sake of the kiddos. Darn kids! They spoil everything! :-)
 
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The kids are gonna' read and hear that word eventually... Probably better that YOU'RE there to play the game with them and say "that's an adult word" than to have them just start spewing it wantonly after watching "Reservoir Dogs" on their own while you're out at a dinner party.
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I'm an adult and I think I can handle it. I understand you not wanting your kids to see it though. I like the idea of you using a sharpie rather then the company changing everything.
 
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There are also labels that you can buy and stick over the offensive parts. There are even labels that you can put through an inkjet or laser printer and have it show and say whatever you like, even matching the original artwork if you scan it.

It looks like you could easily make those look like "FLICK" anyway.
 
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I'll probably end up getting it despite my problems with the art. If nothing else, I can simply trade it away.

Thanks for the additional suggestions!
 
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I agree with John that the artwork is inappropriate for kids. The idea of taking a Sharpie to the cards might be worth the effort if the game were more fun. For a speed game, try Jungle Speed instead. For a puzzle game, try Ubongo or Set. If you must have both in the same game, I suppose you can try this but I wouldn't let my child see the game without fixing the artwork first.
 
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I disagree, since figureheads on real ships have mermaids with breasts, and that fact prevents no one from taking their kids to a tall ships regatta.

Kids know about breasts. It's adults who get all worked up about them being "inappropriate." You all know women have breasts with which they suckle babies, right?

Telling that while words and breasts offend, no one seems to think kids shouldn't see the ship of the dead card, complete with a corpse on the prow.
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I took the sharpie to my set this week so I could use it in library programming.
 
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