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27 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Jul 03 2009 02:19 PM

#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:19 PM

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As part of their new LEGO Games line-up, we pirates get our own! It is also available from LEGO  Shop in the UK for £16.65, although not so for the rest of the world, at present. A few copies have shown up on Bricklink in the past few days.


Who can be the most cunning pirate of them all? Guess the other players’ secret codes before they discover yours and become the pirate captain. A game of logic and luck, secrets and treasures for 2 to 4 players. Game play approximately 15-25 minutes.

The single minifig and lack of new parts (unlike in the other LEGO Games sets) is somewhat disappointing, but the parts-to-price ratio and abundance of jewels make up for this. Worth noting are the old-style skeleton arms on the pirate, something not seen since the Aqua-Raiders line in 2007.


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#2 TeddiGramz

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:34 PM

I'm thinking players have to guess the others combination of jewels, or something like that.

The old skellie is a nice surprise, here's hoping they will be brought back in more sets.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:42 PM

Yes indeed, the old skeleton but with the newer face.

Exactly what was wrong with the new skeletons arms anyway?  As I don't have a newer skeleton I can't really compare.


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 3 2009, 10:42 AM, said:

Yes indeed, the old skeleton but with the newer face.

Exactly what was wrong with the new skeletons arms anyway?  As I don't have a newer skeleton I can't really compare.

The arms looked way to long for the body.

I think this game is like Mastermind. That large chest might come in handy so this looks like a decent parts pack.
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#5 Mister Phes

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:51 PM

Yes, I think you're right Tom Bricks.  It does indeed look like a 4-way Mastermind type game.  

So who might get themselves a copy of this here game?


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 03:17 PM

As I don't have an older skeleton I can't really compare. :pir_laugh2:

Too bad the top of the big chest is brick-built.
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Posted 03 July 2009 - 03:45 PM

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It does look like Mastermind. I have the game Mastermind and it is very fun to play. This new LEGO one is very interesting! :devil:
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Posted 03 July 2009 - 04:52 PM

All these new games look really good
I think i will wait til the next time i go to bluewater to get a closer look at them before i decide if i'm gonna get a few.
The prices are reasonable and this Pirate one is the best.

#9 Mister Phes

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

View PostYG-49, on Jul 4 2009, 01:17 AM, said:

Too bad the top of the big chest is brick-built.
Would ye prefer one large chest piece?

That would surely get people complaning that it looked too "juniorised"


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 05:20 PM

I'd say this set would be really good to loot for parts! I might get it!
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:30 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 3 2009, 01:14 PM, said:

That would surely get people complaning that it looked too "juniorised"
And what would you do with a giant chest, anyway? (seriously, give me some ideas, i'm drawing a blank)

View PostDarth Legolas, on Jul 3 2009, 01:20 PM, said:

I'd say this set would be really good to loot for parts! I might get it!

The colored tiles, the pearl gold jumpers, the new brown slopes, all those gems! :pir-wub:

I'm not sure how well the game would go, considering everything is so close together and someone might easily see someone elses code.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:55 AM

From the second image, I thought the large chest *was* large pieces - namely the large fabuland chest.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:01 PM

what do you need a dice for playing mastermind? i don't think its like that. otherwise they would have to buy the licence... but in general it's a nice idea from TLC to make games...

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:00 PM

Well that's a good point Fenris, now that you mention it I don't recall using a dice to play Mastermind.  Nor, do I remember Mastermind being a 4 player game either.  

It would be awesome if whoever buys it could do a Pictorial Review and then we'd know exactly what it's all about.


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Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

Sure would! Again, does anyone plan on buying this game?
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:52 AM

It would probably help if they were available on Shop@Home outside of the UK...


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:14 PM

Not really an AFOL product, but great find anyway.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:43 PM

The big chest looks like it could be useful.  I sure hope the game is fun, it had better be. :pir-hmpf_bad:  ~LW 8~
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:26 PM

View PostZorro, on Jul 8 2009, 02:14 AM, said:

Not really an AFOL product, but great find anyway.
Awww...  I was going to get you one for your birthday   :pir-tongue:


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:36 PM

Old style skellie for the win!  :pir-classic: Too bad the games aren't as yet available in North America.  :pir_bawling:

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:42 AM

old skellies, tons of jewels, new brown pieces, and that huge chest? Dear TLC, release this in the U.S. kthx.  :pir-sweet:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:03 PM

I'm fairly sure that is a large chest (of Belville origin). But Mr Phes, there is a new style skeleton in the new pirate line... you haven't hunted him down yet?

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:10 PM

Very nice set to play and for parts (lots of jewels!!!  :pir_laugh2: ). I can't wait for review!  :pir-blush:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:46 PM

Oooh.. I will be getting this.. ordering it within a few days.. :)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:28 PM

I opened a box today and I think it provides very good value for the large quantity of jewel/gem parts, plus some others useful ones which you cannot get in such quantity from a small set like this, the model is quite interesting too. Although I am not fond of this type of game, it can be useful for playing with small kids.

Wonder if anyone have done a review already? Or if anyone really cares about buying one? Somehow I feel that this set is simply being ignored by many.



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