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Bang! The Dice Game
Shoot with Dice
Shootout in Wild West, using dice! As Sheriff, Outlaw, Deputy or Renegade you have the same goals as in the card game; the Sheriff needs to eliminate Outlaws and Renegade, the Outlaws must eliminate the Sheriff, Deputies must support the Sheriff and assist him and the Renegade must be the last man standing.
Those roles are assigned randomly, then the Sheriff reveals himself. Then characters are assigned, each player announces name and special ability and takes bullets = life points according to the card.
The Sheriff begins, the others follow in turn: You roll five dice, up to a maximum of three times, including setting aside and rerolling of dice. Dice show symbols that have different effects and are resolved in the order of Arrow, Dynamite, Bull's Eye, Beer and Gatling, causing effects for the active player, his neighbors or all players. For an arrow you roll you take an arrow marker instantly and can re-roll the die; if you take the last arrow marker you trigger an Indian attack and all lose one life per arrow marker they hold. Dynamite cannot be re-rolled, three dynamite end your turn and cost you a life. Bull's Eye hits your neighbor and next-but-one neighbor, they lose one life accordingly; Beer gives one life to a player you choose. Three or more Gatlings (machine guns) take one life from every player but you and you can give back all your arrow markers. If you lose your last life, you are out of the game.
Fast, cute, witty and somehow fells like a real shootout in O.K. Corral, the others comment, hope for Beer and are afraid of Arrows or Gatlings. Excellent fun for in-between, with the potential for a slow-burner.
Designer: Michael Palm, Lukas Zach
Artist: Riccardo Pieruccini
Price: ca. 17 Euro
Publisher: dv Giochi 2013
Genre: Dice, Wild West
Users: For families
Special: Many players
Rules: en it + de
In-game text: yes
Very nice dice interpretation of Bang! The Card Game
Stand-alone game, yet many elements of Bang nicely incorporated
High chance factor, but equally high entertainment value
Bang! for topic and characters, otherwise all dice game with results influencing all players
Abacusspiele, Bard Centrum Gier
Chance (pink): 3
Strategy (blue): 0
Creativity (dark blue): 0
Knowledge (yellow): 0
Memory (orange): 0
Communication (red): 0
Interaction (brown): 0
Dexterity (green): 0
Action (dark green): 0