How to Build Pirate Ships comes with a deck of 64 beautifully illustrated laminated leaves that break into 226 separate cards, cleverly shaped and notched to fit securely with every other card. Follow the book's guidelines to assemble them into a sturdy ship in full sail. Innovative design makes it easy to construct hulls, railings and sails that curve and billow in convincingly nautical fashion - all from completely flat pieces. Since pirates are known non-conformists, the possible ship variations are limitless. There are literally billions of different combinations in every pack of building cards, so you can make anything from a dinky dinghy to a super sailing vessel.