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Fire in The Hole! - A Review

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

Fancy a new game for family game night, that’s fun for all the family? Or maybe a game to play with friends whilst sipping on some Grog? Then Fire in The Hole might be the option for you!

A little bit from the Company behind Fire in The Hole!

Fire In the Hole mixes dexterity with strategy and suits the young landlubbers all the way up to the ol’ seadogs.

SAVE THE SEVEN SEAS! Fire In the Hole is 100% plastic-free, biodegradable and carbon-neutral. The ship, box 'n playing cards are made from FSC-certified paper.

EASY TO PLAY. Strap on an eye patch, play yer carrrd, and fire yer cannonball! First to link 4 cannonballs be the WINNER!

YOUNG SCALLYWAGS WELCOME. Fire In the Hole is the multi-generational game with a comedy punch. Part carrrd game, part dexterity game, it’s simple enough to entertain the young landlubbers (7+) but has the strategic twists to trick even the saltiest of ol’ seadogs!

KICKSTARTER SENSATION. Fire In the Hole hit its funding goal in just 2 hours on Kickstarter! It went on to raise over $300,000 with videos hitting over a million views on TikTok.

PERFECT FOR THE GROG SWILLIN’ CROWD. Fire In the Hole has been tried and tested as the perfect party game, so keep that bottle o’ grog handy!

Our Thoughts

The box is bright and engaging and very child friendly. In fact, as soon as we opened the parcel our son was instantly intrigued and wanted to dive straight into it.

The packaging much like the game set up is glorious! It is so well designed and thought out, right down to the presentation in the box! You open the box up and right there in front of you attached to the bottom of the board are the instructions on game set up and play.

What’s more thematically staying true to the pirate theme as the instructions are like an easy-to-follow pirate treasure map.

The game set-up itself is beautiful a fold out board and the pirate ship pops up as if rising from the murky depths of the sea. All you need to add is the Mast which can be found in a pocket cleverly placed as you open the board!

Game play is simple, be the first pirate to get 4 Cannonballs linked to win the game. Kind of like noughts and crosses or beer pong, depending on your age. Simple right?... that is until you introduce the pirate eye-patches and the different play cards that try and scupper or help you win the title of best pirate!

As a family we played this several times and our son just couldn’t get enough.

It mixed skill and dexterity as you fling your cannonballs with one eye covered, or even worse both eyes closed to try and get that illustrious 4 linked. I must say I came close a few times but then disaster struck as Ben was lucky enough to get the “swap yer colours” card and then stole my cannonballs… I know rude, right?! At other times I’d perfectly lined up the cannonballs and then our son turned the ship with the “Thar she blows” card so that it was harder to get that 4 linked! To be honest I think some of the scurvy pirates were working together to scupper me voyage!

This game is not only great but sustainable as well it is 100% plastic free, biodegradable and carbon neutral in its production and shipping!

The game designers even added special features like “set the mood” QR code that links to pirate music on their website!

With all this it’s hard not to understand exactly why it was fully funded in two hours on Kickstarter!


I can already see this game being played on family game nights regularly, I can also see this game being played when friends come round to have a few glasses of grog!

Big thumbs up from us and a big thumbs up from

Our son who liked it so much drew a picture of the front of the box and rated it as a 10/10!

Parents score

5/5 or 10/10 this game gets full maaaaarrrrrrrks!!!

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