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.
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 English tactic of setting
ships ablaze and releasing them towards the enemy fleet to break up
the formation of a larger adversary. This tactic is also represented
in the game.