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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Fire In The Hole is dexterity card game where you compete to throw cannonballs at a pop-up pirate ship to scavenge treasure and win the day. The aim is to land your coloured cannonballs to form a square of four in the holes of the boat, but other players are both competing to do the same and can sabotage your attempts. It's rowdy enough for a fun family game night, but has enough twists for more competitive evenings.

You play one of the cards in your hand to determine if its just you throwing cannonballs or if other players are throwing too. The style of throwing changes too. You may have to throw two cannonballs at one, have an eye patch on or even throw with your eyes closed. Or maybe you'll play a there she blows card and spin the boat (spin-the-bottle-style) to see who goes again.

The result is a simple game about throwing that has enough tactics for older players while keeping things fun (funny) and approachable for youngsters.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2022

Genres: Battle, Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Board, Cards, Dice and Placeables

Developer: Mc Miller Fun (@McMillerFun)

Players: 2-4



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Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. It's super simple to learn, although there is quite a bit of depth to the tactics if you want to be more competitive.

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and half an hour to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need some dexterity to enjoy the game. You can allow younger players to not use the patch or close their eyes to give them an advantage.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


No cost data.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Fire In The Hole Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@McMillerFun) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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