Card is an ideal medium for creating a board game. This particular game has also been successfully constructed with all its components fabricated from standard copier paper. The game is intended to give children studying Tudor history an appreciation of some basic aspects of naval warfare during that period.
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The playing board is based on a thinly veiled Tudor Rose; the ubiquitous symbol of England from the late fifteenth century to the early seventeenth.
The performance of sailing ships was mainly influenced by the wind and therefore an arrow on each space indicates the wind direction. To decide on the prevailing wind at the start of the game, a die is rolled.
The game gets its name from the desperate tactic of setting ships ablaze and releasing them towards the enemy fleet to break up the formation of an adversary. This tactic is also represented in the game.