The designer described his new game as "a quick little dice game" and this is exactly what Buccaneer Bones is. Players roll dice, looking to make pairs or triples of any number. These allow them to move the pirate ship in the appropriate column of their little board. When a ship reaches the bottom of the column, the player gets a bonus -
an extra die, say - while it remains there. Roll a triple of the appropriate number and you get a treasure and the ship returns to 'port' at the top of the column. First to a specific number of treasures wins.
I have to say that Buccaneer Bones is a quick little dice game. There's not too much to think about, so it rattles along at a good pace while the players complain about or applaud their luck. It's a neat filler and good fun.
For 1-4 players, aged 8+, playing time 10 minutes: £6.00 (£5.00 outside the EU)