Compelled by the abstract and the surreal, a gathering of loony shipwrights has resulted in the Alice Class Sloop -- a preposterous crossing of seaworthiness, non-Euclidean geometry, and a few drops of sheer madness! Life is but a dream, so why not navigate through it in dreamlike fashion?
Flanked by gilded amphibious footmen, captains of every Alice Class sloop will command the respect of kings and queens of all suits! Bold bucklers of swash may step into the looking-glass to hold their very own riddle-riddled tea parties!
To the front of the ship lives a fearsome Jabberwocky figurehead, sure to strike fear and confusion in friends and foes alike. Venture down the rabbit hole to find much more than a dreary hold...
Fancy a game of croquet with flamingos and hedgehogs? Of course you do! Pay no attention to the white roses, the Queen of Hearts already has her scornful eyes on them!
A handsome painting of Tweedledum and Tweedledee dominate this space meant for quiet contemplation and calculated maneuvers. Yes, that certainly is a "DRINK ME" label on the bottle. Yes, you should absolutely follow that wildly questionable directive.
Using arcane tinctures and unorthodox mathematics, ye can shrink down and step onto the chessboard itself, entering a magical sub-world which exists simultaneously within and without the boundaries of the ship!
Shipyards will only carry the Alice Class sloop through August 31st, so don't be late! Why not get your order in before this opportunity fades away like a Cheshire Cat?
The Plum Mystery Box is back in season! These bountiful prize boxes are packed with sweet surprises to keep your worldly appetites satiated through the summer months. New to this year's Plum Mystery Box is an adorable Plum seal, exotic Plum elephant statues, sinister Plum snake medallions, a smorgasbord of Plum trinkets that can be held in portraits, and stylish Plum octopi with sleeping hats! Opening just one Plum Mystery Box will also award you with a brand new Plum Rum trophy!
From now until 3:00 PM PDT on July 22nd, pluck a free Plum Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase! That's 5 Plum Boxes for purchasing a $49.99 package, 12 Plum Boxes for purchasing an annual subscription, or even more!
Good luck, and have a great July!
WINNERS have now been announced! Thanks to all who participated!
To celebrate the imminent arrival of our tablet-friendly version, we're giving away one free iPad daily to eligible* players from June 10th through June 19th. That's a total of 10 iPads that will be given away to our swashbuckling community! We will select one winner per day based on a random drawing, after which the entry list will be reset and you may enter again. In order to enter yourself into each daily drawing, simply log in and follow the instructions posted on the notice board.
Please note that we will be resetting entries daily after each drawing. You may view the official rules for this giveaway here.
Good luck, mateys!
*Eligibility for physical prizes is limited to US and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). As much as we would love include all of our international players, the giveaway rules are bound by arcane wizardry that cannot be undone.
Hear ye, hear ye! Gold Boxes are back in supply around the seven seas! To those of you living in the eighth, ninth, and tenth seas: the Department o' the Treasure is still busily playing the Distribution Rights puzzle for those areas.
June's Gold Box features a new assortment of colors for the Toucan familiar and a brilliant ruby Sea Turtle pet, in addition to the traditional lineup of golden goodies. Remember that Gold Box trinkets can be traded in at your local Trading Post for further prizes!
From now until 3:00 PM PDT on June 17th, 2013, Gold Boxes will be available from your local bank! For a full list of available prizes, the official rules can be found right here. Good luck!
Operating under a shroud of deception and feints, fleets of smuggling ships have silently filled the ocean's Black Markets with brand new Series 4 Black Boxes! These new boxes reportedly contain a bizarre bundle of Smuggler and Vampire furniture along with a number of varied and shadowy Sea Turtle pets.
Rumors are spreading that some of these boxes containing deadly Booby Traps! There's a chance you could lose an eye, a hand, or a leg when opening one of these new Black Boxes, so be warned!
But perhaps that's right up your alley? In any case, creep on over to your local Black Market to engage in some dubious dealings! If you've simply got to know what's inside, you can take a look at the full list of contents right here.
Shadowy agents of the Black Market want everyone to know that it has become prohibitively difficult for them to stock the Series 3 Black Box with black and shadow unicorns. The following is copied from a note that I found pinned above my bed with a bloody dagger:
Series 3 Black Box supplies to expire on May 1st.
Last chance to buy remaining black and shadow unicorns.
Blood is fake.
There I go rambling.
Maybe why they took my tongue.
Let me know if you find it in a box sometime.
Loose-lipped Lawrence, formerly Chatty Lawrence
The Department's famed bushwhackers have been researching techniques that allow them to cram these sparkling new boxes with two new species of pirate-friendly critters: the Toucan and the Sea Turtle! The Toucan is an exotic bird with a colorful bill and, when tame, is quite content to perch on a pirate's shoulder. In contrast, tamers have been unable to coax the Sea Turtle into perching on pirate pauldrons, but these gentle grazers are more than brave enough to flip-flop alongside for your swashbuckling endeavours!
Talented goldsmiths have also been hard at work crafting a glittering showcase of new trinkets to fill out the assortment of ornaments already found in these glorious Gold Boxes! Freshly gilded pins, goblets, and other such novelties are now available to collect, trade, and pose with, much to the envy of your glint-aware bird friends.
Bankers across the seas will be carrying these new Gold Boxes until April 15th, 3 PM PDT, when the Department o' Scryin' tell us these new boxes will be exhausted! For a full list of Gold Box rewards and a breakdown of prize distribution, click here.
The Department o' the Treasure has been made aware of something called "ecological collapse" and has henceforth been instructed by the Department o' Public Relations to stop taming dragons and unicorns--which coincides with the Department o' Suspicious Coincidences being unable to locate more of these creatures, so I suppose this arrangement works out just fine for everybody. Information leading to the Department o' the Treasure's previous conclusion that these creatures had simply entered into a long period of hibernation has proven to be false. The Department o' the Treasure would like to apologize if its actions have in any way caused extinction-level damage to these noble populations. It would be a shame if future generations only knew of them by legend and myth!
Throughout history, there have been moments when a barrel of rum has altered our understanding of great pillaging.
Our B.A.R.R.E.L. project has been designed to re-invent the barrel as a new, powerful platform for lawless terror on the high seas.
B.A.R.R.E.L. owners will be presented with a choice – a select choice – to enjoy a style of pillaging that is a rarely offered today. It's a choice that opens the doors to a world of exclusivity and personalization that is unique in pillaging. In a B.A.R.R.E.L. you will experience things that have become lost to other pirates: a world of unparalleled craftsmanship and refinement; a world of ever increasing choice and comfort.
Luxury features and accouterments included:
Today, we are officially announcing the launch of Puzzle Pirates on tablet. As mentioned previously by our own Captain Cleaver, the tablet game is an expansion to the existing game, offering the same Puzzles and game experience on multiple tablet devices, starting with the iPad.
Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing more information on the two key parts of the tablet project: our take on a refreshed user interface that we hope will make the game accessible to all users, and the additions we've made to the puzzles to make them fun to play with a touch interface. Note: the puzzles will remain unchanged for desktop users, but we do hope you'll be intrigued to see what we've added. We hope to use the next couple of months before we take the tablet version live to get your feedback on puzzle playability.
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The waters of March bring with them a new Spring Green Mystery Box and a new familiar! Our lineup of familiars is being expanded with a seasoned cephalopod sporting a cozy sleeping cap and protective eyepatch, exclusively available in this mystery box!
From now until Monday, March 25th at 3 PM PST, you'll earn a free Spring Green Mystery Box for every $9.95 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase! Peel off the colorful wrapping of one of these mysterious green boxes and you could be rewarded with a new ship, clothing, furniture, chromas, or a new octopus familiar with sleeping cap and eyepatch--all featuring the seasonal color of Spring Green! Oh, and there's also a Seussian Spring Green Sheep pet that may or may not have escaped from a top-secret pirate cloning program.
These mysterious Spring gifts are only available through March 25th! For a full list of available prizes and other more detailed info, the official rules can be found here.