Batten Down The Hatches For Family Pirate Party

Avast ya li'ly libbered land lubbers! Aksys Games have put out a press release to let us know that Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy are bored of playing Table Tennis even more bored of air hockey!.

Batten down the hatches and prepare to embark on a nautical themed adventure – ya’argh! Clearly we haven’t been too impressed with the ‘Family’ series from Aksys so far, but who knows, it could all change with Family Pirate Party? Check and the press release and screenshot gallery below and let us know your thoughts.

If this game doesn’t turn out to be any good we recommend that the family go back to feudal Japan and come back with ‘Family Ninja Party’ – everyone knows that ninjas pwn pirates by now surely?

Torrance, CA (February 25, 2009) - Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to announce Family Pirate Party exclusively for WiiWare™! Developed by ARC SYSTEM WORKS, creators of the Guilty Gear series and Family Glide Hockey, players of all ages will finally be able to battle their family members in an all or nothing family board game!

Family Pirate Party has players controlling our beloved family through several unique pirate-themed virtual board game. Players will traverse to multiple island spots on the board and plunder their riches and defend their spot against newcomers. Go head-to-head with your buddies in hilariously exciting minigames! “The “Family” series of games was created to offer simple-yet-fun alternatives to classic games that are appropriate for gamers of all ages,” said Bo deWindt, Project Lead, Aksys Games. “FAMILY PIRATE PARTY is a unique twist on the classic digital party game and promises hours of family friendly fun.”

Key Features:

  • Get In The Fun With The Whole Family!
    Enjoy 1-4 player board game fun, with any combination of players or CPU opponents!
  • Maximize your Bootay!
    Find and collect Help Cards to increase your gold, or use them to give you an advantage!
  • Plunder Ye Island!
    Play through three maps of varying difficulty which include Beginner’s Island, Freezing Winter Land, and Fluffy Cloud Land!
  • Keep the party going with add-on content!
    Use your Wii Points and download new maps and new costumes pack for the whole family!

Family Pirate Party has been rated “E10+” by the ESRB. For more information about Aksys Games and Family Pirate Party can be found at

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