Pirates vs. SkeletonsSkeletons are attacking the pirates while their ship is at anchor for the night. The pirates must roll well to stop the skeletons from climbing aboard. The skeletons must roll well to be able to seize the ship.

This game’s main mechanic is a dice-rolling competition scaling from each player rolling a single die up to a scenario similar to what is used in the board game “Risk“.

Educational: Players will learn early math concepts, like how to recognize numbers, to add numbers, and to determine the greater of two numbers.

 Ages 4+    2 players    5-10 min.

This is a free print-and-play game.  Download here.

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