Pirate Games of the 18th Century

Pirate games included dice

Pirate games in the 18th century really existed – a precursor to our popular gambling games. It’s likely that games at sea were a much-needed past time used to fill those long days at sea. At heart, we all love great entertainment and games have always filled that bill –…

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18th Century Acumens of the Rich and Famous – Ask Someone to Smile

Fact: Blackened teeth became status symbol of the rich in the 18th century. This discovery led to the description of perfect teeth on my voodoo priestess – something I still doubt.

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Casting spells from the 18th-century – not as far from reality as you’d think!

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Maybe one day, whistling sailors really will send wind to sails that luff in the duldrums of flat seas. Perhaps, Zen masters will teach us how to draw energy from the skies. Someday, there may be healers who can speak words softly into the ears of those suffering (cast a spell, as it were) and relieve their pain . . .

100 years ago, doing that would have bought me a date with a hangman or a burning stake. I would have been tried as a witch and killed for it. Today, doing that makes me a good employee

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  • Press

    "What J. K. Rowling did for wizards and Stephenie Meyer did for vampires, Marti Melville has done for pirates." ~ Forbes Magazine (September 9, 2011)

  • Reviews

    "Melville’s work, which heavily romanticizes the life of a pirate, is atmospheric ... a solid start to the series." ~ Publisher's Weekly (February 2017)
  • Schedule

  • Enjoy my favorite Celtic music (from Outlander)

  • Listen to the Creaking Wood and Ocean Currents from a Tall Ship at Sea

  • Celtic Battle Music