We love thinking games around here and Timberdoodle always has some of the very best. We were sent Pirates Crossfire to review for you guys!
With 80 challenges to solve, this is one that will keep the kids thinking and strategizing for hours. We’ve even taken it in the car with us since it’s somewhat portable.
Pirates Crossfire has four modes of play: nobody can fire at each other, the pirates can fire at the navy, the navy can fire at the pirates, and everybody fires at each other. In each situation, all pieces must be used, and while there are many ways to fill the game board, there is only one correct solution! The challenges range in difficulty from easy to complex. This game is absolutely perfect for a rainy day!
To start, you simply put the rocks/islands where the challenge states and then use the pieces to try and fit them in according to the challenge. It can be more challenging that you think to get all the pieces to work, plus trying to make sure the cannons aren’t pointing the wrong way.
This game is geared toward ages 7 and up. My 6 year old found it a bit challenging, but still had fun. My 11 year old LOVED it!