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In Pieces of Eight!, you play the captain of a pirate ship in an idealized Spanish Main, in the age of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Treasure Island. You must set the strategy your crew are to adopt as they cruise the Main in search of merchant prey – as they gain in experience and your reputation grows, you can give them more sophisticated orders and your success will increase. If you prosper you may be awarded a title of nobility by Good Queen Bess, or for the lowest scum of the seas there's the option of becoming a turncoat and taking the Spanish coin. But watch out for warships, sent by the merchant nations to extinguish the buccaneer menace, and even more so for your envious fellow-pirates – for there is truly no honour among thieves!