Strike - Sword. 2
Green, 1 Yellow payment. 5 Intercept, 5 Force. "Two
Green --> Move Sneak Aboard up one zone (You are now
defending in that zone). "Pirates aren't the only
ones who can be cunning."

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Date Reviewed - 07.04.06

Name: Sneak Aboard
Card #: 157
Rarity: Rare
Type: Strike – Sword
Payment: 2 Green, 1 Yellow
Intercept: 5
Force: 5
Card Effect: "Two Green --> Move Sneak Aboard up one
zone (You are now defending in that zone).
Flavor Text: "Pirates aren't the only ones who can
be cunning."

Remembering that all of this weeks’ cards come from
a Will Turner deck that I made for my wife to play
(and beat me wife I might add), this particular
Strike is actually really valuable. For only 3
energy (which is one third of your starting total)
you get a 5/5 strike with a nifty ability. If you
happen to flip this card in either your yellow or
red zones you can pay a couple more green energy and
move it up one zone. As the game progresses you’ll
find that energy control is about the most important
aspect of the game, often it’s not that you won’t
have a decent strike to defend with, you won’t have
the enough energy to pay for it.

Now, considering that I haven’t managed to pull more
than two copies of any rares (and I already traded
away one of them), I’m not sure how this particular
card would work in a 4x playset. I’ve never really
played that way anyway, preferring to keep my decks
more interesting with more cards. Once we get a full
spoiler for the entire set I’m going to put together
a nice listing of all the strikes, their energy
costs and their statisitics, so that we can find out
exactly which strikes have the most economical
payment costs. I doubt that this one has a decent
cost to statistics ratio.

Sword Strikes appear to be fairly rare in of
themselves (actually all the PotC exclusive Strikes
– Sword, Cannon and Sail – seem to be pretty rare as
opposed to the standard Lion, Bear and Fox strikes.
I would value this particular rare at between $3 and
$5.

My ratings:
Playability 3 of 5
Collectability 4 of 5