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Defrostin’ the Ice Box

Ice Box

Whispers of a smugglin’ operation occurrin' right under Jack Frost’s nose have spread across the ocean. A stash of rare, undeniably cool creatures has been located up in the arctic seas. Rather than see these wintery creatures wind up on the black market, we’ve decided to remove ‘em from cold storage n’ find honorable pirates willin’ to give them a home or make ‘em part of thar crew.

Crack open this month's Ice Mystery Box and stare briskly at the chilly contents. These ice cubes may contain frigid items like tricorn wearin’ Ice Octopuses, Snowy Owls, Ice Pups, Winter Unicorns, Snowy Wolverines, Ice Pigs, and more!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on January 25th, 2021 you'll receive a free Ice 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 2021 Ice Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Ice Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so grab ‘em before they melt!

Jack Frost Nipping at the Brigands

We’re sailin’ into a new year which deserves some celebration. Start the year out right by recruiting a chilly new crew member who can make sure yer rum is always cold. Own a subscription that runs through January, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Jolly Jack Frost Plushie to freeze the oceans with!

Yer New Year's resolution is to spend more time pillaging? We got ye covered. Earn the January Seal o'Piracy by completin’ 10 sea battles against brigands, and 10 sea battles against barbarians. Pilligin’ more is one resolution any real pirate can keep.

Do ye have the golden touch? Find out this month on the Midas class grand frigate and sail the seas in opulent style.

Festive Food Fight

E'ery winter, ships filled with troves o' rare ingredients from far away lands steal through the night. Their mission is to deliver the ingredients needed to create special holiday treats for the hungry pirates of the oceans. That is, until now.

Food Fight!

Forced off course and into icy seas by Hurricane Hera, our intrepid heroes were swarmed by Brigands and Barbarians ‘n lost their treasured cargo. The half frozen crew realized pirates would no longer be able to cook up their holiday feast and wailed in despair. These piteous cries carried across the frigid seas reaching Jack Frost on his wintery journey around the oceans.

Determined to save the holidays, or at least shut up those whiny, hungry swabbies on his favorite island retreat, Jolly Jack Frost calls on you to help him bring those blaggards to heel! While good ol’ Jack will try to take the credit fer savin’ the day, he’ll let those who help him keep some of the rescued ingredients ‘n cook ‘em up.

From now until January 4th, battles with Brigands and Barbarians have a chance to award special ingredient trinkets as prizes! Bring your 3 ingredients for any food item to the statue he erected in his honor ‘n cook up one of the 3 new furniture items: Gingerbread Sloop, Rum Nog, and Chocolate Doubloons! Earn a trophy once ye've assembled a festive food item for the first time and a furniture item after assembling 3 of a particular festive food item. Decorate your home and satisfy yours taste for battle by giving a good wallopin' to these bands of miserable marauders!

Cook up a feast for yer crew and teach those roaming scallywags that it's a lot more polite to simply buy rum than raid another's cupboards! Join a voyage n’ hunt down some festive ingredients today!

Booched!

While our backs were turned dealing with the loss of our holiday ingredients, some mischievous molluscs pilfered our rum nog, ate one to many rum balls, ‘n gained access to the dye facilities. Their hijinks resulted in color combinations that nature ne'er intended! Electric Blue Octopuses Mixed-up Monkey with Hats, Disordered Dragons, Cherry Red Seals, Tossed-up Turtles, Watermelon Mutts, 'n more have fallen victim to these color obsessed bandits.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on January 4, 2021 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.

Berry Merry Boxes

Gift of Gold!

Tis the season where good pirates give away a bit o’ thar plunder. If’n yer lookin’ fer the perfect gift fer a mate, try lookin’ in festively wrapped boxes rather than under an X on the sand. Ye never know, ye may just turn up some cranberried treasure.

In celebration of winter, the Department o' Treasury has wrapped December’s Gold Box with festive items designed to celebrate the season. These berry merry boxes are stuffed full of goodies like Berry-wine Parrots, Berry-wine Toucans, Cranberry Pandas, and Berry-wine Tigers.

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until December 14 at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.

The Ghost is Clear

Not all visits from spirits are bad or come in threes. Some even boo-lieve the undead can be friendly. Own a subscription that runs through December, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Ghost Plushie to be yer new friend. Don’t be a ghoul and catch one today.

Earn the faboolous December Seal o'Piracy by compleatin’ a non-Navy session of 5 different duty puzzles.

Tis’ Wine O’Clock Somewhere

Wine!

Savor the bounty of the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard in the Wine Mystery Box! As all pirates know, only the finest libations come from a box. No pirate worth their salt would have a bunch of bottles clankin’ around when they can maximize space usin’ boxes o’ wine. Tip one of these boxes back and enjoy the finest vintage the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard offers. Discover the fruity notes of Merlot Monkeys, rich tannins of the Cabernet Chameleons, sharp acidity in Uva Rara Unicorns, the round full body of a Pinot Puss, ‘n more!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on November 16, 2020 you'll receive a free Wine Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

For more information and the full wine list for the 2020 Wine Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. Grab a glass and make the best of wine time, before it's gone fer the season!

Counting Sheep

’tis feastin’ time! Ye can always find food or a good drink at the inn, but what ye really need after a feast is a good snooze. Own a subscription that runs through November, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Dream Sheep Plushie to add to yer squishy collection. Now ye don’t need to be alone while counting sheep.

In order to earn November's Seal o'Piracy, pirates will need to go gather some feastin’ food. Earn the seal by completin’ 2 sessions of foragin’!

The Sinister Return of Vampirates!

The vampirates Arrrrr Upon Ye!

The ocean's brigands 'ave unearthed somethin' terrible: an ancient vampire curse! They've taken to it rather warmly, so mortal pirates be warned!

Vampirates

'til the end o' Halloween, losin' a puzzle challenge to a brigand or pirate who has been affected by the vampirate curse will force ye to become a hand o' thar horde! Telltale signs o' havin' contracted vampirism include sharp fangs, abnormal eye colors 'n insatiable thirst fer blood. Mwa har har!

But fear nah, fair pirates, as thar be hope! Any vampirates who are bested in battle by a pure-blooded mortal will find themselves cured o' thar affliction, wit' no permanent damage! Civic-minded individuals would do well to challenge any vampires they see on sight to keep tho spreadin' curse at bay.

In true Puzzle Pirate tradition, with the vampirates comes a delicious Halloween competition to help keep this curse at bay! Each pirate has been assigned to a competition crew fer the duration o' the vampirates' incursion. The goal be to defeat as many pirates from opposin' teams as ye can in 1 v. 1 'n crew puzzle challenges. Everyone who participates will be eligible fer a fantastic, one-o'-a-kind trophy at the end o' the event, so be sure to sink yer teeth in afore 'tis too late!

Sinister 2

Sinister Happenings

Vampirates aren’t the only thing stalkin’ the shadows. Ye’ll know ye’ve found one of these Sinister Boxes by the strange scratchin’ sound emanatin’ from within. Look closely inside the darkened crate and ye may discover Shadow Parrots, Shadow Dragons, Shadow Yetis, Dark Shadow Unicorns, 'n more waiting to leap out at ye.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on November 2, 2020 you'll receive a free Sinister 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 Sinister Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. Sinister Boxes are only available for a limited time, so act before they disappear into the night!

Dress to Impress

Vampirates don’t just wear any o’ thing; they need to look the part! Lucky for ye, they're willing to share it fer the right price. Check out the Palace Shoppe to get yeurself properly attired for the vampire gala!

Shadowy Treats

Choc-o-box!

The wind is picking up ‘n thar be a chill in the air. Time to sail into fall. As sailin’ days grow shorter, ye start to hear more than just the wind in those trees.

Was that a shadow movin’? Maybe it was just yer imagination? Maybe it’s just a storm brewin’? Just in case, ye best start hordin’ goods fer winter. Sure, ye should stock up on rum n’ shot, but we suggest ye also collect some chocolate confections. Thar can never be too much chocolate!

The Department o' Treasury has created a Gold Box full o’ shadowy items designed to melt in yer mouth. ‘Tis no trick, these here boxes are filled with treats including Chocolate Cream Parrots with Hats, Choco Owls, Choco Penguins, Choco Tigers, Shadow Dread Masks, and Chocolate or Shadow Chromas! Visit the Gold Safe at your island bank to buy gold boxes today!

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until October 12th at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.

Givin’ Ye A Hand

Ask any Captain and she’ll tell ye, it’ always pays to have a first mate with a brain. If’n ye can’t find that, how about one that just eats 'em? Own a subscription that runs through October, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Zombie Plushie to give ye a hand.

Ye may have identified the strange moaning and smell that’s moving about yer ship, but that’s not the only thing to fear when skies get dark and green fog rolls in. Earn the October Seal o'Piracy by fightin’ the graveyard in Haunted Seas 3 times.

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