Boom, Bang, Gold

Gold, snakes and ghosts


Competition for gold in the Ghost Mine! Besides experienced prospectors there are also amateurs who try, by all means, to blast gold out of the mountain.

The mine is set up and filled with tiles for rubble and gold tiles as well as special and action tiles, are must be placed rubble side up.

Each player takes a stick of dynamite, a deposit board and a character who is protected from one special tile effect - Hank Harris from bats, Alma Anderson from rats, Tombstone Tony from ghosts and Rattlesnake Ruby from snakes.

A round of the game comprises Blasting, Gold search, Action tiles and Securing gold. You throw your dynamite into the mine, this causes tiles to turn over; all players search and take - simultaneously, only with one hand and one by one - gold and action tiles for their deposit board; you can shift tiles but never turn them over. If you spot your special tile - rat, bat, snake or ghost - you call! Attention ...” and all others must briefly put their hands on their head and shout “Help” before they continue to search and take, while you can continue to take tiles.

Then action tiles are played and resolved in the order of Pick, Dynamite, Sheriff’s Star and Revolver. If, after all action tiles are resolved, you have still some gold left, you secure it in your chest and the clock hand is advanced by one hour. When the clock shows 12, you win with most gold at the end of the round.

Super but hectic family fun - who spots and grabs gold quicker and - hopefully - has avoided to snatch illegal gold! A rat - quick. But your hands on the table and with “Help” down again, before Alma can grab lots of gold!


Players: 2-4

Age: 7+

Time: 20+

Designer: Alexandre Emerit

Artist: Timo Grubing

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Haba 2017


Genre: Collecting, Action

Users: For families

Version: multi

Rules: de en + es fr it nl

In-game text: no



Hectic and lots of fun

Dynamite works well

Action tiles change gold amount drastically


Compares to:

Action games including collecting


Other editions:

By Haba in various language editions, announced


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 2

Action (dark green): 3