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Talk Like a Pirate Day - YARR!

Ahoy, ye salty sea dogs!

We know ye embrace the piratey lifestyle, as ye pillage and plunder all year long. Alas, there are lubbers who only embrace the thrill o' the high seas once a year on September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day. As expert seafarers, show these bilge rats the ropes and have yarrrrself a bootyful day.

To celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, the Ocean Masters have scheduled special tournaments and puzzle competitions. Keep a weather eye on the Notice Board in-game to catch them!

Ye can also gather yer hearties and commission a portrait aboard one these fine vessels with unusual names: Lingua Piratica, Bountiful Booty and Booched Blunderbuss.

IMPORTANT: Be sure ye talk piratey-like while visiting the inns and other public places in Puzzle Pirates on Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ll be takin' notes, an' you could find yerself rewarded the mere act o' usin' proper pirate lingo. A list o' winners will be posted on the forums...after we’ve had time to recover from the festivities.

Savor Artisan Chocolate Boxes!

Sweet!

This year we’ve asked our chocolate artisans to put together a box with the highest quality fresh ingredients. They’ve created a box that will thrill and delight any pirate! We have 3 varieties of octopus familiars. Chocolate with and without sleeping hats, and a tan octopus. There's a new chocolate fox pet, which is sure to melt yer heart. Indulge with furniture, chromas, trinkets and clothing in delectable chocolate.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on September 22nd , 2014 ye'll receive a free Chocolate Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time ye purchase!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Chocolate Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Chocolate Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so surrender to this delightful box now!

Monthly Reward and Get Crafting!

Model merchant brig!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in September to receive a tabletop model merchant brig! This is the seventh ship in the model ship series.

There's a frenzy o' shopping as pirates are busy buying new clothes and supplies. Help out ye local shoppe owner, and earn a little bit o' spending money for yerself! Earn yer September Seal o'Piracy by completing 4 different crafting puzzles.

Behold the Booch Box!

Crazy Colors!

We let monkeys pick out the colors for this box, and the results are quite...bright. Behold (if ye dare) the Booch Box! Get familars, pets, ships, and other goodies, in eye-searing color combinations nature never intended. Colors include magenta and even seasonal colors, likely to make ye stand out in a crowd!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on September 2nd, 2014 you'll receive a free Booch Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

For more information about the full contents of the Booch Box, as well as the official rules, please click here.

Gold Fox!

Gold Boxes are now available! The patchy fox returns this month with gold fur and red, black, and white handkerchiefs. If ye can spot the color-changing chameleon familiar, the secondary colors for August are red, lime, and aqua!

If ye missed plum in July, ye have a second chance now with seasonal chroma and trinkets. Collect gold trinkets, furniture and pets, and keep an eye out for mossy mousse hair dye and orange crystal ball furniture!

Find Gold boxes at your island bank until August 11th at 3 PM PDT. You can find the full list of prizes, right here.

Monthly Reward and Lazy Days of Summer!

Model baghlah!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in August to receive a tabletop model baghlah! This is the sixth ship in the model ship series.

Escape the full glare of the summer sun with some relaxing time at the inn! Grab a mug (or two) of yer favorite grog. Earn yer August Seal o'Piracy by completing any 10 parlor games.

Beware the Kraken!

For months, merchants from the Empire have reported an unusual number of ships missing or destroyed in previously quiet waters. Those lucky to survive the attacks report “Giant Snakes” emerging from the sea. The Brotherhood of Applied Cryptozoology has confirmed these were kraken attacks!

This legendary sea monster was once only a whispered rumor - the mysterious source for Kraken’s Blood. Now, talk is swirling around pirate inns, claiming there are vast treasures to be found in the kraken’s lair. A new mysterious material, Kraken’s Ink, has been discovered. A local alchemist was seen purchasing large amounts of the material to transform it into Kraken’s Blood!

Be warned! Large ships cannot approach the kraken, as the beast will quickly send them to Davy Jones’ Locker. Ships traveling to a Kraken’s Lair should stock one lifeboat for each pirate aboard. Ye can find this commodity at yer local shipyard. This will allow the crew to approach the kraken in small, maneuverable rowboats. Avoid the tentacles and collect treasure!

Furnisher owners are enthusiastic about the new sea monster hunt and advertisements for specialty rowboats are starting to appear:

Krazy Karen’s Kraken Kraze Klearance!
Kustomize yer rowboat on yer next Kraken Konfrontation!

Bumper Boats!
Chum Boats!
Harpoon Boats!
Powder Boats!
Speed Boats!

*Rowboat Kits last 15 login days.

Kraken’s Lairs is a new Sea Monster Hunt. If yer on a Doubloon Ocean, ye will need a bravery badge. Pirates on Cerulean will need a subscription to participate.

Sasquatch spotted in Plum Boxes!

Update: Due to the network issues from last week, we've extended the Plum Box to end at 3:00 PM PDT on August 1st!

Plum!

This year’s Plum Mystery Boxes are bursting with new items for ye pirates! Grey ravens and plum hedgehogs and mysterious sasquatch - oh my! A close cousin to the pink yeti, the sasquatch pets love hugs and only bite sometimes. Lucky pirates may spot a plum octopus with sleeping cap, plum painted ships, along with plum-colored trinkets, furniture, clothing and chroma!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on July 28th , 2014 you'll receive a free Plum Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Plum Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Plum Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so don’t let a walking carpet stand in your way!

Monthly Reward and Summertime Fun!

Model longship!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in July to receive a tabletop model longship! This is the fifth ship in the model ship series.

There's nothing better on a summer evenin' than enjoying the glint and glimmer of fire light reflecting off yer gold and gems. Earn yer July Seal o'Piracy by completing any 30 sea battles. Sea battles involve a cutter (either as your ship or the opponent) count triple!

Sun Sets on the iPad

After July 14th 2014, the iPad version of Puzzle Pirates will no longer be supported or updated. It will be removed from the Apple App Store shortly after this date.

We had hoped that the iPad would help introduce the Puzzle Pirates to a whole new audience of players, and that ultimately, we would be using the same new user interface and code for both the PC and the iPad. After adding content in parallel to both the classic PC client and the iPad version for almost a year now, it has become clear that it won’t be possible to maintain and develop Puzzle Pirates for the iPad and still continue to add new features to the core game. This was an ambitious project, and we’ve learned a great deal from it, but based on the game’s reception on the iPad, it no longer makes sense to devote additional resources to it.

We realize that some players have really enjoyed the iPad version. Any player who has acquired currency or items from the iPad version of the game can still continue to play with their pirates and treasure intact on the classic PC client.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PIRATES:

If you have already saved your Puzzle Pirates account, then you just need to:

  1. Download Puzzle Pirates to your laptop or desktop from http://www.puzzlepirates.com/download.xhtml
  2. Log in with the same account name and password you use to log in to Puzzle Pirates on the iPad.

If you have not yet saved your Puzzle Pirates account on the iPad:

  1. Open the Puzzle Pirates app on your iPad.
  2. Tap the "gear" icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Press the "Save Account" button.
  4. Enter an account name and password.
  5. Press the "Create My Account" button.
  6. Tap the "gear" icon again.
  7. Press the "Logoff" button.
  8. Download Puzzle Pirates to your PC or Mac from http://www.puzzlepirates.com/download.xhtml
  9. Launch Puzzle Pirates.
  10. Log in with your account name and password.

If you have questions about this process, please contact support.

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