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Defrostin’ the Ice Box

Ice Box

With all of the holiday shenanigans our overindulgent elves caused, we were worried the brigands would nab all the winter creatures too. As a safeguard, a stash of rare, undeniably cool creatures were placed into a deep freeze until they could find a new home. Now that the elves are back to their normal duties, 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 offerings. These ice cubes may contain frigid items like Polar Toucans, Ice-cold Chameleons, Arctic Pelicans, Frosty Pandas, Frost Yetis, Flurryphants, and more!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on January 24th, 2022 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 2022 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!

An Elf to Keep ye Warm

We’re sailin’ into a new year which deserves some celebration. Start the year out right by recruiting a new crew member who can help ye finish the last of yer eggnog. Own a subscription that runs through January, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Rum Elf Plushie to help ye ring in the new year.

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.

Not just any ship can brave the frozen seas. Set sail on a Frost Class Sloop keep yerself warm below decks until something is spotted on the horizon.

All Elfed Up

All pirates know that every winter, ships filled with troves o' toys from far away lands steal through the night. Their mission is to deliver the items needed to create special holiday treats for the hungry pirates of the oceans. What isn’t as well known is how these toys are made.

Elfed Up!

Each year a seasonal swarm of sprites toil away to create toy designs and all the parts needed for the trove o’ toys given out during the holidays. Most years this goes without a hitch. However this year, there was a hitch. 'Twas a strong nog...too strong...even for elves. Toy designs became...unique, and rummed-up Elves staggered 'round the islands droppin' parts afore noddin' off. Then Brigands - the blaggards! Stole them toy parts. If’n that wasn’t bad enough, they took hats right off o' their wee sleepin' heads!

Take them parts back by battlin’ Brigands ‘n Barbarians and put 'em together into new toys to save the holidays! Who knows, maybe these, er, eccentric toys'll be the hit o' the season!

From now until January 3rd, battles with Brigands and Barbarians have a chance to award special toy part trinkets as prizes! Bring your 3 parts for any toy item to Festivity's House on all oceans ‘n build one of the 3 new furniture items: Mr. Potato Sleds, Sock Skunkys, and Parsnip Patch Dolls! You can also acquire your very own “sleepy” Elf at the Trading Post.

Decorate your home and satisfy your taste for battle by giving a good wallopin' to these bands of miserable hat-stealing marauders!

Booched!

Our problems don't end there during this Booched holiday. While our backs we be turned, some elves assigned to' the holiday dye facilities pilfered a stash o' eggnog 'n went a wee wild, resultin' in color combinations that nature ne'er intended! Power Parrots, Psychedelic Spiders, Neon Ippolitos, Psychedelic Tigers, Radical Rodents, Wooly Wackos, 'n more have fallen victim to these color obsessed sprites.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on January 3, 2022 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 Octopuses with Hats, Berry-wine Dragons, Berry-wine Unicorns, Berry-wine Penguins, and holiday themed goodies.

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until December 13 at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.

Cold Winds Blowin' In

Icy doom befalls this land! A dire battle horn sounds, tearing the sea air and chilling ye to the bone! From o'er the whale-road the frost-daughter came, amid the clatter of mail and creaking of dragon-timbers. Oh woe and lament! All is gripped in the iron fist of Brynhild Skullspitter and her loyal Thanes! They prosper while all others must shiver in her icy embrace! While ye may not be a member of The Ice Wyrm's Hoard, ye can still show yer an ally through plushie homage. Own a subscription that runs through December, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Brynhild Skullsplitter Plushie to keep ye on her good side. Don’t get caught out in the cold and get one today.

While yer sailing the icy seas, be sure to keep yer skills sharp. Not even Brynhild Skullsplitter can keep ye from freezing on a crippled ship. Earn the December Seal o'Piracy by compleatin’ a non-Navy session of 5 different duty puzzles.

This month set a course for a jolly good time. This month’s LE ship is Rumored to have come from secret facilities in the icy northern seas. Visit yer local shipyard today ‘n build yerself a Yuletide Class Sloop.

Tis’ Wine O’Clock

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’ boxs o’ wine.

Tip one of these boxes back and savor the bounty of the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard. Discover the fruity notes of Dark Vintage Parrots, rich tannins of the Wineverines, earthiness in Olivella Owls, the round full body of a Dark Vintage Pooch, and more!!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on November 29, 2021 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 2021 Wine Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. Grab a glass or three and make the best of wine time, before the boxes are drained!

A Feast of Exploration

’tis time to set sail for parts unknown. While the seas can be treacherous, there’s no tellin’ what plunder ye may find. Own a subscription that runs through November, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Velasco Thorsson Plushie, the “Intrepid Explorer”, to help guide ye on yer adventures.

While exploring new lands, ye best make sure yer stocked full of fruit. 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’!

While explorin’ the far reaches of the sea, it helps to bring a truly amazin’ vessel. Expect the unexpected this month with the Wondrous Class Xebec! We can assure ye that each Limited Edition Xebec comes with a hold full o’ treasures, and a little touch o’ magic.

Unhallowed Halls!

Vampirates Land!

Ye hear that whisperin' on the wind? Thar be rumors of shadowy forces amassed on distant shores protectin' centuries’ worth of plunder. These forces aren’t alone. Word has it they are commanded by a regal creature who was first of her Vampirate kind. She’s the mother to all her minions and won’t take kindly to ye landing on her shores.

We sent a ship full of pirates to gather intelligence and investigate these rumors. Unfortunately, only those who made it to the first rowboat off the island survived. While they returned safely, they didn’t have a lot of useful information. While babbling incoherently, they seem to plead with anyone willing to listen, “Take ye hammers, hammer ‘em back. Shadowy hordes! She floats among ‘em!”

Sure ye can avoid these creatures 'n hideout on yer islands, or ye can pick up a cutlass ‘n pillage some o' thar legendary riches. Be wary and build those defenses. These aren’t yer average vampires lookin’ fer spoils, ‘tis their Sanctum yer entering. Ye didn’t reckon they’d make it easy on ye?

Land if ye dare, but be wary, losin' bites.

Trick-ARR-Treat Time

Trick-ARR-Treat Ye Scallywags!

Trick-ARR-Treat

Are ye ready fer Halloween, mates? To get ye in practice, we have a fine competition prepared for ye: Starting October 22nd, Pirates will be invited to participate in the great Trick ARRR! Treat event of 2021. That's right: "Arr!" We're pirates, after all.

And how do ye win this competition: Sail with yer crew and retrieve candy from the unwilling hands of brigands! A boon fer the Pirate with a sweet tooth!

Along with the competition, pirates might find hordes of monsters washing up on shore at an alarming rate. If yer scared, don’t worry, ye can hide behind one of the masks available at the palace shop.

Back In Black

The scallywags in the Dread Ringer crew have also updated the Black Box. These now include both skeletal familiars, a horde of black pets, Sanguine Amulets, Vampire Reliquaries; and some new furniture items. It’s unclear how the skeletal familiars were created, but we suspect something went dreadfully wrong during the hatching process. Creep on over to your local Black Market to engage in some dubious dealings!

Dress to Impress

When yer out Trick-ARR-Treatin’, don’t just wear any o’ thing; ye need to look the part! Lucky for ye, we have some costumes available. Check out the Palace Shoppe to get yerself properly attired for the run of the mill treat hunt, or a Vampirate gala!

Sinister Happenings Are Upon Ye

Sinister 3

Vampirates and other monster frays aren’t the only thing stalking the shadows on the oceans lookin’ fer libations. 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 Dark Vintage Monkeys with Hats, Shadow Ravens, Dark Vintage Hounds, Dark Vintage Sea Turtles, 'n more waiting to leap out at ye.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on November 3, 2021 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!

Pumpkin Palooza

Pumpkin box!

The wind is picking up ‘n thar be a chill in the air. The first real sign of fall is descendin’ on the oceans. We’re not talkin’ about foliage. Oh no. Look out, ‘tis Pumpkin Spice time!

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 to celebrate all things Pumpkin and Spice. ‘Tis no trick, these here boxes are filled gourdy goodness including Pumpkinpus with Hat, Dragkins, Pumkittens, Pumpkin Squatches, Pumpkin Dread Masks, and Pumpkin Chromas! Visit the Gold Safe at your island bank to buy gold boxes today!

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until October 11th at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.

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