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
the promises of wealth, power, fame, and success. Meanwhile,
thugs and raw muscle 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 patrons
to 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 ta see
names like "Dusk", "The Head", "Sluggo",
and "Sticky Fingers" appear in the Final year after
Gangsters is an elegant game of balancing and maximizing
odds. "There are no bad die rolls in this game - you 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 cash? When is the right time to
use your muscle, to risk 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, strategic competition, and squirt guns anywhere!
Two demo sessions will teach you what you need to know to begin
your life of crime...
Format & Prizes
Each heat is a brand-new competition. Win once during any of
the four heats to advance to the single-elimination semi-final.
Those who've played zero or one times before are eligible for
the Junior Godfather award. The player who takes the most hits
in one game wins the Roadkill award. The player who gets seduced
the most wins the I think She likes Me! Award. Cement
Overshoes and a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan reward good
Bonus Prizes: http://www.gameaholics.com/gsr_wbc/gsr_prizes.htm
Complete Format, Tie-Breakers, Strategy Articles, &
Complete Errata/FAQ: http://www.gameaholics.com/gsr_format/gsr_clarifications.htm