By Gamewright

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2012

Scallywags

Scallywags offers a little calculation practice, a little strategic-thinking skills development, but mostly it’s a plundering good time. Each player tries to outdo the scallywags around him and collect the highest-scoring coins. Action cards with fun pirate sayings like “Avast Me Hearties!” and “Shiver Me Timbers!” direct players to steal gold coins from other players, take from the pile in the middle, or swap out the dregs from your own booty. With fast-paced play and fun game pieces, this game takes a winning theme and runs with it! (Gamewright, $13.79)