Prior to the challenges taking place the crew is split up into two teams (red or black) randomly based on the red or black colored marble each person pulls from a can. After each team has been divided they are sent off to complete a “pirate challenge” which usually entails an obstacle course filled with clues and puzzles along the way as well as one sabotage point to slow the other team down. Each team works their way through the obstacle course and uses the clues and puzzles to obtain a treasure chest that is at the end of the course and is filled with gold pieces, and amounts to a certain denomination of money. If the captain’s team wins he/she stays captain and has the choice to keep all of the winnings or to split it up amongst the team as he/she sees fit. If the team without the captain wins that team then chooses the new captain. The appeal of being captain besides having the choice to keep all of the winnings or splitting it up is the ability to live in comfort within the captains quarters along with his two officers, eat a higher quality food then the crew, has no obligation to chores and maintenance around the ship, and was able to dictate what each crewmembers duties were as wells as general rules for everyone.
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