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 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 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