Fragged Seas: Skull & Shackles
One way pirates amuse themselves is through songs and stories. Pirates love a good sea chantey, and characters who perform well will quickly find themselves popular members of the crew (although pirates aren't generally big on Imperial opera).
Aside from telling stories, singing songs, and other recreations, the following pastimes have two things in common: they are dangerous, and they are played for money. Remember: some people are bad losers.
Arm Wrestling – Not merely typical arm wrestling bouts, such matches are usually conducted on a barrel top covered in broken glass, knives, or caltrops.
Hog Lob – Participants lob a lead ingot covered in a greased piglet skin—the "hog"—as far across the deck as possible.
Heave - This potentially deadly drinking game is played with rum and takes place between any number of pirates, who bet to predict the winner beforehand. Each pirate drinks a half pint of rum in one swig. Pirates then take turns drinking until only one is left standing. Some tales tell of entire crews drinking themselves to death through this game, leaving ships of drunk ghosts wandering the shipping routes.