The Night Chicago Died …
Mob blood run in your veins? Or does it just run in the streets
of Chicago? Gangsters is your chance to find out, to prove your
metal, or to catch a slug in the back! Four gangs compete to
rule the streets of Chicago in all-out gang warfare. Your racketeers
secure the choice joints from which to conduct your affairs.
Your vamp seduces the members of rival gangs with promises of
wealth, power, fame, and success. Meanwhile, thugs give your
gang the raw muscle to make your plans a reality. Feel like puttin’
the squeeze on local businesses or just puttin’ the enemy six
feet under? These are yer boys! Meanwhile, youse gotta keep da
boyz in blue under control with carefully placed bribes and by
tippin’ ’em off to rival operations! And if dat wuzn’t enough,
youse gotta get da marks tah buys lots o’ yer moonshine!
Originally thought of as a simple, beer-and-pretzel game (with
a squirt gun, for cryin’ out loud), Gangsters has evolved as
top contenders have analyzed and published strategy into a serious
(and seriously fun) competition. Youse can expect tah see names
like “Dusk", “The Head", “Slumord",
and “Sticky Fingers” appear in the Final year after
year. Gangsters is an elegant game of balancing and maximizing
odds. “There are no bad die rolls in this game—youse just
gotta be ready!” How many of the possibilities can you turn
into good ones? Should you pursue a monopoly? Real estate domination?
Or should you just pile up the dough? When is the right time
to use your muscle, to risk the cops, or sit tight? The decisions
aren’t trivial nor for the faint-of-heart. But if you’re ready,
the streets of Chicago await you-with the best combination of
pure fun, strategic competition, and squirt guns anywhere! Youse
can learn what you need to know to begin your life of crime at
any heat or delve into greater strategy at the demo session.
Please help us keep our singular exception to the BPA Weapons
& Uniforms policy by using only squirt guns with neon colors
and only at those Gangsters’ tables designated for squirt
gun use. Thank you!
Format & Prizes
Each heat is a brand-new competition. Win once during any of
the four heats to advance to the single-elimination semifinal.
Those who’ve played zero or one times before are eligible for
the Junior Godfather award. The player who takes the most hits
in a single game wins the Roadkill award. The player who gets
seduced most often in a single game wins the “I think She
likes Me!” Award. Cement Overshoes and a trip to the bottom
of Lake Michigan reward good sportsmanship.
Complete Format, Rules Video, Tie-Breakers, Strategy Articles,
Squirt Gun Etiquette & Statistics: http://www.gameaholics.com/gangsters_tournament.htm
Bonus Prizes: http://www.gameaholics.com/gsr_wbc/gsr_prizes.htm
Complete Errata/FAQ: http://www.gameaholics.com/gsr_format/gsr_clarifications.htm