Ahhh, International Pirate Day. A parodic holiday created by two guys back in 1995 that thanks to media coverage and the Internet as a whole has turned in to an international sensation. Assuming you observe the holiday, on the 19th of September you simply spend the day talking like a pirate. Some people take this even farther and dress like a pirate, go to pirate themed parties, or even pirate themed pub crawls with entire gangs of pirates marauding about town. iPhone developer Newtoy, creators of We Rule [Free] as well as both Chess With Friends [$2.99 / Free] and Words With Friends [$2.99 / Free] just released Words With Pirates [Free], a pirate-themed scrabble game.

Unfortunately it would seem that Words With Pirates got caught up in the Apple approval process, or met some other speed bump along the way preventing it from being available for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th. Even though it's a little late, the game is just as ridiculous. Basically, it's Words With Friends with all the push notification powered asynchronous multiplayer that made the original great with a tile set and dictionary conducive for playing pirate words. Y's, A's, R's, G's, H's, and exclamation marks are plentiful for playing words like "Arrrrgh!" or "Harg!"

Words With Pirates is free, and only available for a limited time per the iTunes description. If you've had a good time with Words With Friends in the past, and love pirates, I'm not sure why you wouldn't grab this. If this is the first you've heard of the With Friends games, I highly recommend checking out the ad-based free versions of both Words and Chess.

  • Icepulse

    My favorite is "GARRRRRRRR".

    I don't know why, but it had me laughing out loud.

  • Icepulse

    My favorite is "GARRRRRRRR".

    I don't know why, but it had me laughing out loud.

  • http://www.careerfield.org Careerfield

    What kind of movies are pirates favorites? Rrrrrrrrr rated.... haha so ok hopefully I'm not the only nerd on here.

    • chris

      I guarantee you are not.

    • deadclown

      No, really, you're the only nerd on a video game forum.

  • http://www.careerfield.org Careerfield

    What kind of movies are pirates favorites? Rrrrrrrrr rated.... haha so ok hopefully I'm not the only nerd on here.

    • chris

      I guarantee you are not.

    • deadclown

      No, really, you're the only nerd on a video game forum.

  • cyberpyrot

    Almost Fart App Quality.... This game is stupid on so many levels

    • Silverfist

      ...Although in this case, it'd be a fAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRt app.

      .

    • King John

      Try 'Word Score' if you are word game fan. Very addictive .. I am still trying to reach 5000 score.

  • cyberpyrot

    Almost Fart App Quality.... This game is stupid on so many levels

    • Silverfist

      ...Although in this case, it'd be a fAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRt app.

      .

  • Adams Immersive

    The day may be over, but you can keep the spirit in your heart all through the year!

    Funny idea. WWF is great—so I have to have this as well!

  • Adams Immersive

    The day may be over, but you can keep the spirit in your heart all through the year!

    Funny idea. WWF is great—so I have to have this as well!

  • spacecowgoesmoo

    Hahaha, the App Icon text is 'YARRR!'

  • spacecowgoesmoo

    Hahaha, the App Icon text is 'YARRR!'

  • metaphiller

    Yaaaaarrr, me thinks the devs had the best intentions of delivering on Pirate Day, but were unexpectedly delayed by several bottles o' rum.

  • metaphiller

    Yaaaaarrr, me thinks the devs had the best intentions of delivering on Pirate Day, but were unexpectedly delayed by several bottles o' rum.

  • Ibahappypirate

    What's a pirate's favorite letter? Ahh, matey you think it be the rrr, but it really be the c (sea)!

  • Jo

    Why is it being shut down on the 20th

  • Blackbeard

    It's either George Bush's fault or Janet Napolitano deems it a threat to national security