In the late 17th Century, mighty ships sailed the seas and brought all types of goods back to port. As a savvy captain, you must skillfully utilize your crew to fill your ship's cargo hold with the best combination of treasure, cannons, and (ahem) other items to earn gold. At the end, the player who amasses the biggest bounty will be declared the greatest smuggler...uh, SEA CAPTAIN...of all time!
In ShipShape, 2-6 players each take control of a ship. Over the course of three voyages (rounds), you will bid using numbered crew cards to claim unique crate tiles off the central stack. Fill your cargo hold with gold, cannons, and contraband and cover up what you don't want. At the end of each voyage, get coins by comparing your holds with everyone else, looking only at what is visible in your hold.