Yo Ho Yo Ho…Pirate Games for Me!

Let’s travel back to the Pirate Era and pick out the best Pirate Games for your child’s Ultimate Party!!!

Swab the deck and clean the ship because we are about to embark upon 10 Ultimate Pirate Games for your theme party.

So what are you waiting for…set sail is search of the best Pirate party games on the net! Just remember have fun and happy partying!

Before we get started I have listed a few survival tips to help your party run smoother:

First, make sure you select games you think your child will love and pick some back-ups, just in case. Next, setup a schedule of events before the party on which games will be played, what order and a time limit. Finally, don’t forget the “fun” factor in the party. Not every child is going to win every event, so make sure each event is designed to be “fun”, “loud” and “enjoyable”.

Hopefully these tips will help reduce your party stress and allow you to enjoy the party. So have fun at the Ultimate Party!

Oh yeah, don’t forget the camera!!


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* Pirate Talk: Before we get started on what games you should play, don't you think you need learn a little "Pirate Talk"? Good...here are some terms you should be familiar with:

First, to instantly become "pirate-like", just add "arrrr!" at the end of your sentence.

AVAST: A nautical term meaning "What's up?" or "What are you doing?"
Example: "Avast, me matey?"

PIECE OF EIGHT: Spanish silver coin, often cut into pieces to make change.
Example: "We be searching the high seas for Long John Silver's lost Pieces of Eight."

WALK THE PLANK: A dire punishment in which one must walk off a wooden board on the side of a ship and fall into the ocean.
Example: "The scurvy scoundrel stole me favorite pirate hat; I'm going to make him walk the plank!"

DOUBLOON: A gold coin minted by Spain or Spanish colonies, worth about seven weeks' pay for an average sailor.
Example: "I'll be saving my doubloons to buy me own pirate ship. Arrr!"

SHIVER ME TIMBERS!: An expression of surprise or fear.
Example: "Shiver me timbers! I just saw a ghost ship!"

SEA DOG: Experienced sailor.
Example: "Blackbeard is one famous sea dog."

JOLLY ROGER: The pirate flag with its skull and crossbones.
Example: "After looting the island, we left our Jolly Roger behind, flying high in the sky."

SCALLYWAG: Bad person.
Example: "Although Sir Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, his fellow pirates thought he was quite a scallywag."

SEA ROVER: Pirate ship.
Example: "Look! On the horizon, there be a dozen sea rovers heading this way!"

ME HEARTY: My friend.
Example: "Ahoy, me hearty, will ye be helping me look for buried treasure?"


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* Surprise Hat: Here is a simple game to play with the younger children. Have all the party hats lined up and let each child pick one and put it on. One of those hats has a Dora sticker in it and whichever child chooses that hat, wins a prize.


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* Cannonball Pop: Wow!!! Here is a great game for you pirate games lineup. The night before, insert little pieces of paper in black balloons before you blow them up. On the paper, either write, you’re a winner or sorry. During the game, have the children run around trying to pop the balloons and reward the children who got, you’re a winner, with a pirate themed gift.


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* Walk the Plank: Start by using a 6’ X 1” X 6” board from a lumber store.  Set the plank on top of two cinder blocks, and arrange dark blue Water Gossamer under the plank.  Have each child take a turn walking the plank.  If this isn’t challenging enough for your age group, make them walk backwards or balance a book on top of their head. Your pirate games list is growing!!!


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* Treasure Chest: Pretend the children have found an enormous treasure chest filled with gold and jewels. Blindfold the children one at a time and have them search through the treasure chest picking out their very own “treasure”. Tons of fun!!! Arrrgghhh!!! Another one for your pirate games list.


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* Pin the X on the Treasure Map: This is a great twist of "Pin the tail on the donkey". First, draw a treasure map on a large poster board. Next, draw a large X in red somewhere on the map. Then, cut out enough X’s for each child to have one. Finally, get a blindfold, put double sided tape on the back of each X and whoever gets the closest to the “red” X wins. A classic game to add to your pirate games lineup.


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* Peg Legged Race: Shiver me timber!!! This is one of the best pirate games on the net. Listen to the children laugh with joy as they are running peg legged (three-legged) races around the party area. Pirate Games galore!!! So many great games…


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* Musical Islands: Start by placing 6 colored discs on the ground. Note: it will be easier for younger children to identify colors, over numbers. Up to six children can play at one time.  Each child will start on an island (disc). When the music begins, they all start walking around the circle, going island to island.  When the music stops, the children stop on that island.  Then draw a colored ball that matches the discs from a paper bag to see who wins. Children who do not win are allowed to play again. Children love pirate games and musical islands is a great game!


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* Pirate Coloring Pages: Give each guest an activity booklet with coloring pages to do either at your party or to take home in a goody bad. Check out our Ultimate Pirate Games Coloring Pages. A perfect activity to calm the children down and an ultimate activity for your pirate games list!


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* Cannonball Fight: Build pirate ships out of two empty refrigerator boxes.  Use empty wrapping paper rolls as the masts and hang pirate flags.  Then have the kids get inside the two ships and hurl water balloons for cannons at each other.


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* Swab the Decks: This hilarious relay race contest challenges crews to herd 5 ping pong balls across an expanse of floor using brooms. Assign captains to each team and have them split their respective crews onto opposite sides of the room. After one crewmate successfully shepherds the balls across the room, he turns the broom over to the next crewmate, whose job is to shepherd them back. First crew to swab their ping pong balls across the finish line wins. Note: Give each team different colored ping pong balls, because they will be rolling all over the place. To make the game easier, use only one ball, or use larger balls. To make the game harder, mark one ball from each team as the crew "mascot" and challenge teams to steal each others' mascots while simultaneously racing!