From the back of the box:
Wealth is the name of the name and if you haven't got it...steal it. Raid, pillage and plunder your way to infamy on the bounty-laden seas of the 17th century Caribbean. Strike terror into the hearts of your victims, capture ships and ravage towns. Work your way up from a small trading vessel to a galleon bristling with cannons, but remember to keep your crew plied with rum and treasure or face a mutiny!
Will you survive to return a Pirate King, or end your days by dancing death's jig on Gallows Rock?