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Oath of the Brotherhood

work for your membership


The captain has had some news about treasures and is hiring pirates for the search for those treasures, but he will only accept members of the Brotherhood of Pirates for his crew, so you want to become a member of the Brotherhood.

In each of the seven or ten rounds, depending on the number of players, from round Two you start with a Replenishing Phase and then play the phases Action and End of Round. For actions you place crew man or mate on a location on the board and use him for resources or completing missions. The second player at a location must “fight” the one already there and in consequence loses one Toughness; when a player’s toughness is down to Zero he can only go to free locations.

Locations and their actions are Blacksmith, Bazaar and Docks to acquire one Supply, Equipment or Ally – Beach for drawing of one Action card that can be played at any time in your turn and instantly resolved – Bridge for two Doubloons – Brotherhood to complete or acquire a mission or both – Inn for 2x Toughness – Tavern for a Follower card for a special ability with payment of 1 Doubloon for use – Watchtower for the Starting Player token and and Exploration card that unlocks a new location on the board. At the end of the round you take back all men.

After seven or ten rounds you can complete a final mission and discard markers and then you win with most points.

Worker placement as we like it, challenging and with lots to do; as usual the choice of the optimum actual working spot is essential. All happens in a nicely designed environment with good components, with everything fitting the theme nicely.


Players: 2-5

Age: 12+

Time: 80+

Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis, Tony Cimino

Artist: Othon Nikolaidis, Tiago Da Silva

Price: ca. 30 Euro

Publisher: Desyllas Games 2015


Genre: Worker placement

Users: With friends

Version: en

Rules: en gr

In-game text: yes



Good use of the worker placement mechanic

Nice components

Atmospheric background story

Also good for ambitious casual players


Compares to:

Worker placement games in general

Other editions:

Greek edition


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 1

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0