Puzzle Pirates is a game you can play for free. Many players have enjoyed the game for years without ever making a purchase.
In the game, pirates earn pieces of eight, our in-game currency. Pieces of eight are earned as a reward for sailing out, pillaging ships, and taking their treasure. Pieces of eight (also known as "PoE") can be used to obtain your own ship, buy pirate clothes, and generally live the pirate life. There are, however, certain limits on what you can do with your PoE if you remain a free-to-play player. These limits do not affect the length of time you may play, the amount of PoE you can earn, or how good a pirate you can be.
You can enhance your experience of the game in one of two ways. Puzzle Pirates is divided into five oceans, each of which is classified as either a doubloon ocean or a subscription ocean.
When you start playing Puzzle Pirates, you will randomly join either a subscription ocean (Cerulean) or a doubloon ocean (Meridian or Emerald). If you decide you enjoy Puzzle Pirates, you are free to start a new pirate on any ocean you choose. See which one you enjoy the most!
If you do decide to purchase a subscription or doubloons, you can do so by logging on to your account here.
If you'd like to learn more about the different payment options we have available, you can check those out here.