Those that buy the box edition of the game get an offline version of the game where they can practice bilging, sailing, swordfighting, and alchemistry, a non-decaying, non tradeable in-game item (their choice of either the backsword or the savvy hat) for each of their pirates, and a free month subscription to the online version of Puzzle Pirates. Those that preordered the box edition also received a deck of Puzzle Pirates themed playing cards (with Ocean Masters and developers as face cards) and a chance to win some things from a sweepstakes.
Offline Modes Edit
Story Mode EditAs an introduction to the puzzles before playing online, the box edition contains a mode with a plot. The player assumes the role of an anonymous mate shanghaied by the navy. The story progresses with each new puzzle difficulty level, with dialog appearing continuously through the puzzling, much like the chat interface in the online game. After some level of mastery is shown in each puzzle, a new one is introduced. Once a chapter is completed, a score out of 100 is given, and a new puzzle is unlocked in the practice mode. When the player is familiar with enough puzzles, the use of puzzles in the story emulates a standard pillaging trip.
Practice Mode Edit
In addition to playing along with the story, owners of the box edition can play any of the four included games offline once they have been played in story mode. Tutorial, tips, and star levels are included, and the player can continue as long as he or she likes.
Historical Note Edit
When the box edition was first announced, a pre-order drive with a raffle for five different prizes was run. The five prizes were: