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Pirate game

Outdoor terrain game: Island natives and pirates

Characters in the game

Pirates, island inhabitants and water carriers

Game plan

For the best game plan, please stick to the game structure and times given. If the times cannot be maintained, please confer with the headquarters.

Running times

  • 09.00 a.m. The island natives enter to take position on their island.

  • 09:30 a.m. The pirates enter to build their camp. They should carry a pirate flag. (To mark the camp)

  • 10:30 a.m. The castle of the island natives cannot be taken. They do not have any water in the castle. They elect 2 water carriers.

    The water carriers must bring containers full of water from hidden areas in the playing area into the camp. In doing this, they must try to remain unseen and not be caught. The water containers cannot be guarded. The pirates must try to find the water containers and empty them. They must also try to hinder the players so that the water does not reach the castle.

  • 12:00 a.m. Lunch time break

  • 1:30 p.m. Capturing the island
    The pirates try to capture the island. Each pirate owns a piece of cloth which they attach to a tree at the edge of the island without being noticed. The natives must now try to find these cloths. The pieces of cloth cannot be removed by the pirates to hide them in a better place. No sticks are allowed to be used during the fights!

  • 03.00 p.m. End of the game: We meet up punctually at the headquarters. Stop the game in good time!


If the natives manage to get 1 litre of water per native into the camp before 12.00, then the full points are awarded to the natives. The pirates do not get any points.

The pirates must smuggle 3 (or more) cloths per native somewhere onto the island. For each cloth which the natives do not find, which have been smuggled onto the island, one point is awarded to the pirates. Every piece of cloth which is discovered by the natives is awarded with half a point for the natives.

The awarding of points can be varied according to the difficulty level of the terrain, the length of the game and the number of players. In addition, how to attach the cloths should be agreed in advance. Burying the cloths is not allowed.

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