Some games are played to be won, others can only be lost.
“I’ve got to finish it, I’ve got to…”
A small and horrible bundle of needles and dyes with a truly sickening history and unpleasant side effects.
Another scary child’s toy…
Pirates' many bejeweled rings and piercings actually had a practical purpose - when the pirate or sailor died, the rings could be taken off as payment for a proper burial, saving him from a watery grave. This could be tied into regional culture, or made into a quest (The Pirate's Lost Rings, etc.). Also gives treasure-seeking divers another thing to look for besides crusty old chests.