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   Lancaster   Demo Paradise Terrace, Table #3

Thomas Richardson, VA

2006 Champion

2nd: Nick Henning, CT

3rd: John Pack, CO

4th: Steve Cameron, PA

5th: Ashley Collinson, MD

6th: Pat Richardson, VA
Event History
1992      Debbie Otto      28
1993      John Kilbride      24
1994      Kevin LeRow        8
1995      John Pack      22
1996      Jason Wagner      16
1997      Jason Wagner      49
1998      Stephanie Mayes      40
1999     Pitt Crandelmire     51
2000     Pitt Crandelmire     63
2001     Mark Love     49
2002     John Pack     72
2003     Pitt Crandelmire     68
2004      Nick Henning     76
2005     Nick Henning     69
2006     Tom Richardson     69

John Pack, CO

2007 GM


The Night Chicago Died …

Tournament Information, Timetable, Format, History, Hall of Fame & Statistics

PBEM 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!

Game Mechanics
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

 GM      John Pack  [10th Year]  11213 Keota Drive, Parker, CO 80134   (720) 851-2095
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