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Max Leonard Hitchings
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This summer I will embark on a week-long boating holiday with four friends.
Does anybody have any suggestions for nautical/aquatic themed games? Pirate games also accepted but it isn't my favourite setting and we're already taking Pirate Fluxx.
Perhaps a co-op sea-journey with voyage of Sinbad type vibes? Or something silly but competitive along the lines of 'who will kiss a mermaid/coelacanth?'

I am having plenty of ideas I could try and turn into games but please save me the trouble by suggesting some that already exist!
Any weight or mechanic considered.

Thanks!

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Emma
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I'd totally play a game about kissing mermaids/coelacanths. I can't think of a game that sounds quite that good, but...


Red November is a silly co-operative submarine adventure.

Fleet is an auction card game about fishing trawlers in Canada...but it's fun.

Container is about overseas shipping.

Libertalia a role selection card game about piracy.

Mundus Novus is a relaxing economic card game. Okay, it's not really 100% nautical, but there's a sailing ship on the box. Another thing I like about this game is that it doesn't glorify its theme; the rulebook takes time out to list some of the atrocities committed by its various historical personalities.

If you want to go digging, you can check out games with the Nautical tag and sort them by rank.
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Ricky Cantrell
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+1 for Fleet and Red November. Great suggestions.

I'd also add Navegador.
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I realize now that your group is five total, so only go with Fleet if you think you might game while one of you is otherwise occupied. It's a pretty short game, if that matters. All the other suggestions so far play at least 5.
 
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Michael Moskop
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I agree with Fleet and Libertalia. Those were the first two games that came to my mind due to the theme and the fact that since they are card games, there is no chance the boat's rocking will send pieces flying around the table.
 
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I suggest Riff Raff if you want to get really meta with it.
 
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Max Leonard Hitchings
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Thank you for all of your suggestions and my sincere APOLOGIES that it took me so long to reply, I should check the geek way more often, clearly!

There were six of us in the end so I went for Lifeboat which proved pretty fun. We actually had less time for gaming on board than I'd hoped but managed a couple of rounds of Pirate Fluxx and I enjoyed reading Fighting Fantasy's Book 16: Seas of Blood to my crewmates and having them make the decisions(we came to a sticky end when our crew mutineed against us)

We travelled through The Great Glen in Scotland, climbed Ben Nevis, looked for the Loch Ness Monster, ate wild strawberries and swam in the river Oich.

I would strongly recommend it!

Thanks again

Xithi arrrh
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