Arrgh! Alright, you scallywags! Someone has stolen the crew’s treasure and that’s not a crime we’re willing to overlook. Force blame upon your fellow crew mates, turn against your captain if you must, but be careful not to face demotion and end up with all that blame on yourself instead. When we find the no-good, guilty culprit, we’ll make them walk the plank!

What Is It?

A 2-4 player card game with memory and take that. Players take turns playing cards to the blame pile until one pirate accuses another, causing the pile to reset. When calculating blame, all cards of your rank are added together (with some minor changes only for the Captain). Whoever has more blame in the pile during an accusation must take all those cards into hand. When the deck runs out, the game ends and if you have the most blame in your hand, you walk the plank! (i.e. Score nothing). Once the guilty pirate is gone, players score according to their rank, with bonus points for having the coveted treasure, and the highest score wins!

Who Is It For?

  • Fans of a pirate theme
  • Ages 10 and older
  • Family/light gamers who enjoy quick and simple rules
  • Fans of “take that” mechanics
  • 3-4 players (works at 2, but more interesting with 3 and 4)

Components + Quality

Not too much in the box, very simple components. The 55 cards are really nice quality and have a nice finish on them. The art is cartoony and very cute; I’m a big fan of the style. The rules are short and straightforward, easy to understand and learn/teach from. The box is a bit disappointing. It’s just a simple, thin deck box, easily damageable. The front also isn’t very exciting as it is just a black background with a skull and the title.


  • Quick/light
  • Portable
  • Nice art style
  • Can teach to almost anyone
  • Simple, but offers light strategy because of ranks, loyalty, and course can all change, plus knowing then to accuse another player is key.


  • 2-Player game doesn’t do it for me. It’s okay, but the game thrives with player interaction, so it’s much more interesting with 3 or 4.
  • This one isn’t a huge deal, but it definitely confused me. The game is called YOHO (You Only HANG Once), but the last place pirate walks the plank instead of being hanged?? I felt like it was a missed opportunity.

Final Thoughts

The game definitely embodies the pirate theme well, overall, and is a neat little card game great for those who enjoy quick fillers. I wouldn’t say it’s bad at 2 players, but I definitely recommend it with 3 or 4 much more because the gameplay is smoother and more involved.

Final Ratings:
Overall Game – 6/10
Aesthetics – 7/10
Replay Value – 5/10
Difficulty – 3/10

Additional Information:
Designer – Richard Wolfrik Galland
Artist – N/A
Publisher – Sabrewolf
MSRP – £12.99 ($16 USD)

*I was provided a copy of this game to do this review*

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