Rum and Bones

This is either madness… or brilliance.

Avast! Rum & Bones – no sooner is it unboxed but the rules summary and reference is here!

Freely stealing ideas from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, which in turn stole ideas from almost every pirate-themed movie and book in existence, Rum & Bones was originally a miniatures skirmish game, but purchased by Cool Mini or Not it has been reborn as this spectacular-looking boardgame. Inspired by MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) style video games, it features packs of deckhands and bosuns inexorably clashing together on the decks of two ships while heroes sweep among the rigging and move about on the decks belabouring to and fro with cutlasses and their piratey special abilities. Oh, and they have a Kraken.

CMON has really hit their stride with this game. Delivered almost on time, chock full of miniatures bursting with character, and packed with great artwork and high quality components, it reflects a company successfully getting their Kickstarter campaign ducks in a row.

What do you think?