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Wine Time!

Another year and another harvest for the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard! This year's Wine Mystery Box holds a promising blend of traditional varietals and fresh new items. Returning flavors include ships, chromas, trinkets, clothing and furniture.

Ye'll find hand-picked items new to this year's concoction, including a wine rabbit pet, and an Admiral Finius figurine! As the proud admiral says, "We shall drink the sweet wine from glory's cup yet!"

From now until 3:00 PM PST on November 23, 2015, you'll earn a free Wine 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 2015 Wine Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. Raise a glass and make the best of wine time, before it's gone for the season!

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2015!

Ahoy, ye fine pirate lads 'n lasses!

Tis' time again for the annual celebration of pirate fun! September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! We know ye experts keep the pirate code in yer black hearts all year long. Now, ye can show the greenhorns and bilge rats yer ultimate standing in piratey lingo!

To celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, the Ocean Masters have scheduled special tournaments and puzzle competitions. Keep a weather eye on the events tab o' the Notice Board in-game! Ye'll find familiars, rare furniture, pets and sleeping animals as prizes!

Ye can also gather yer hearties and commission a portrait aboard one these fine vessels: Lingua Piratica, Shiver Me Timbers and Drink Up Me Hearties. Whisks available from the notice board!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more ways to have a bootyful day!

Monthly Reward and March Mania!

Model grand frig!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in March to receive a tabletop model grand frigate! This is the last ship in the model ship series.

Organize yer brackets, pick yer favorite puzzle and join the mania of March with more tournaments than ye can shake a stick at! Ye don't need to win, but to earn the March Seal o'Piracy ye must participate in 4 tournaments!

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.

Pirate Census Data!

Yarr! We thought ye'd like to see a bit of information from the recent pirate census. Thank ye for playing Puzzle Pirates!

Report for Duty - Testing on Ice Ocean!

Maties! Starting November 14th, we will be looking for your feedback on the game’s new user interface. Tablet users of Puzzle Pirates will recognize this UI. The developers have been working hard to bring the new UI to the desktop version of the game.

To access this alpha phase of testing, you will need to download and install a special Ice Ocean client to your computer. A link to the client download and further information about this testing can be found here. Please note that during this phase of testing, access is restricted to current subscribers or players who have purchased at least 24 doubloons in the last 30 days.

Please post feedback in the Ice Discussion section of the forums. Be sure to check the "Puzzle Pirates X" sticky at the top for feedback guidelines. This is an alpha test for the new UI, meaning it is still in early development and further changes will be made. The developers want to hear your feedback and observations of the new UI and its performance.

Once you've spent some time with the new UI, please fill out our feedback survey before November 21.

Critics are Raven about the Wine Mystery Box!

It has a lovely bouquet!

This year, the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard has produced a full-bodied vintage that you will find complements any type of sea voyage or activity ashore. This irresistible box starts with a crisp new Wine Raven and also includes delicate perfumes of elephant, octopus and behatted monkey. The discerning pirate palate will also find hints of Wine-painted War Frigates, Junks and Sloops. The 2013 vintage has been aged in the musty basement of the palace in order include well-rounded nuances of limited-edition Wine Furniture and medium-bodied Wine Trinkets. The finish for the Wine Box is described as smoky with an aftertaste of Wine Chroma.

For more information about the full contents of the 2013 Wine Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. This vintage has a very limited release, so don’t delay and pick up a case today!

From now until 3:00 PM PST on November 18th, 2013, you'll earn a free Wine Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase!

The Great iPad Giveaway

WINNERS have now been announced! Thanks to all who participated!

Puzzle Pirates on tablets is speeding towards her final port!

Fingers required.

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.

Strike Gold!

We promise this isn't pyrite, no matter how appropriate that may actually be.

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!

All Hands on Deck

WINNERS for this event have been announced. A hearty "Thank Ye" to everyone who participated!

Avast, Puzzle Pirates on tablets is closing in!

Please note: the event location has changed from Emerald to Meridian.

In preparation for the tablet release of Puzzle Pirates, we're looking to our dedicated community of buccaneers, scallywags, and ne'er–do–wells in order to conduct a performance test of our recently upgraded server hardware. This test needs live pirates gathered on a single ocean, so please board Meridian on Friday, May 24th from noon to 3 PM PDT, and see if you can bring the server to its knees! We know that it can be hard to motivate a pirate without the promise of loot, so we will be giving away an iPad for every milestone of 1,000 pirates logged in concurrently on Meridian!* This means one iPad will be given away if we first reach 1,000 players logged in on Meridian at the same time during the event, a second iPad will be given out if we reach 2,000 logged in on Meridian at the same time during the event, and so on. As an additional bonus, we will also be increasing base pillaging and treasure chest payouts and increasing injury chances for the duration of the event.

Please see the OFFICIAL RULES for full details.

Surrounding the event on Meridian, we will also increase payouts and chances of injury on each of other oceans according to the following schedule:

  • Cerulean: May 24th, 4 PM to 7 PM PDT
  • Emerald: May 24th, 4 PM to 7 PM PDT
  • Jade: May 24th, 4 PM to 7 PM PDT
  • Opal: May 24th, 8 AM to 11 AM PDT

*Eligibility for physical prizes is limited to US and Canadian residents. We love our international players, but a pack of Atlantean lawyers saboteurs struck before we could maneuver through the hoops to expand eligibility. We hope you understand and will still join us during the event!

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