The Night Chicago Died ...
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Tournament Status --
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 the
promises of wealth, power, fame, and success offered by your
own operation. Meanwhile, you back it up with thugs and raw muscle.
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 enemy operations! And if dat weren't enough, youse
gotta get da patrons to buy 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
ta see names like "The Nose", "The Stephmeister",
"Sluggo", and "Sticky Fingers" appear in
the finals year after year. (Find out who these guys are by visiting
the tournament website!)
Gangsters is an elegant game of
balancing and maximizing odds. As a long-time wargamer (who'd
never bothered with multi-player games at the WBC) said after
playing several games, "There are no bad die rolls in this
game. The low rolls are good, and so are the high ones -- you
just gotta be ready!" How many of the possibilities can
you turn into good ones?
For that matter, should you pursue a monopoly?
Real estate domination (with ten joints)? Or should you just
pile up the cash? When is the right time to use your muscle,
to expose yourself to the cops, or sit tight? The decisions aren't
trivial nor for the weak-of-heart. But if you're ready, the streets
of Chicago await you -- with the best combination of pure fun
and strategic competion at the WBC!
The complete and current errata/FAQ for Gangsters is at http://www.gameaholics.com/gsr_clarifications.htm.