Marvin’s Pirates Go!


Marvin is my five year old son. He and my wife (with whom he graciously shared some credit) developed this game during the Great Lockdown of 2020.

It’s a pretty simple game; a five year old can play it. It’s nice in that it’s not entirely random like so many games for that age group, but instead has a small amount of strategy.

Note that some of the rules don’t seem to have much of an actual effect on gameplay. That is intentional: it gives little kids the feeling that they’re doing something interesting without letting them paint themselves into a corner.

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