If you are a fan of fun, happiness and rolling dice you are probably going to enjoy Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek and published by Portal Games.

Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot places each of 2 -5 players in the shoes of a pirate captain in control of their very own vibrant, cartoony pirate ship as well as a small fleet of pirate ships represented by custom dice.  Players will be competing with one another to raid merchant ships for goods, hire crew members with special powers, customize their pirate ship with unique and wacky items all in order to come out on top as the richest and most glorious pirate.

The core of Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot revolves around dropping big handfuls of dice into the game box, which represents the sea, and then playing out battles by moving the dice around, firing cannons and boarding the merchant ship dice in order to gain money and valuable loot. After playing through a few scenarios on the high seas, the players will get a chance to visit a Port, which gives them the chance to spend their hard fought loot in order to upgrade their ship, hire crew and appease the Pirate King for fame and glory, aka victory points.

Take a look at the video below as we speak with Ignacy about Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot and he, excitedly, walks us through the various aspects of the game and gives us a quick look at the excellent components of the game from the bright, colorful ship pieces and custom dice to the really neat metal coins that come included in the game box.

You can find out more about Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot, including the games rules here and be on the lookout for Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot to hit store shelves in September. I may have already spoiled part of it, but keep an eye out for our review of Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot in the near future and make sure to use the hashtag #rattlebattleship when posting pictures of the awesome, ridiculous and ridiculously awesome ships you come up with while playing the game.

Travis Williams

Tabletop Editor

Maestro of cardboard and plastic.