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Yarrr Har Hunt

Play OverviewPlay Overview

Yarrr Har Hunt (2020) is a traversal game where you are a band of pirates working together to follow the clues and find buried treasure. You move from clue to clue but must work together and share movement to be efficient and find the treasure before the enemy pirate ship gets to the island.

Treasure Chest cards are placed face-down beside the board with a series of Clue cards on top. The first Clue card is shown and an X-marks-the-spot token is placed on the board at its location. Each turn you take a Movement Shell from a bag and move that number of spaces. If you land on an X token you take the related Clue card and reveal the next one, moving the X token accordingly. When you get to the last clue you get the treasure.

There are some nice twists. You can choose to give your Movement Shell to another player who may be closer to a clue or treasure. If you draw a ship Movement Shell, the pirate ship moves one space closer to shore and if it reaches the island the team has lost.

It's a clever game that's designed to enable very young players to play alongside older kids and adults. The surest path to success is for all players to share turns and work together to divide the finding of clues and treasure.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Yarrr Har Hunt 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Traversal game with Race elements. You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Learn to Play: This takes 2 minutes to learn. It's really quick to learn. Understanding how to work together and share movement is a key point to success.

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's designed to enable very young players to play alongside older kids and adults.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 2-5

Genres: Collecting, Traversal and Race

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: Bag, Board, Cards and Tokens

Developer: Peaceable K (@Peaceable_K)

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