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Strategy tabletop game for 3-6 players where social skills are as important as tactics and luck. MOB "The Godfather of all Board Games"
Strategy tabletop game for 3-6 players where social skills are as important as tactics and luck. MOB "The Godfather of all Board Games"
Strategy tabletop game for 3-6 players where social skills are as important as tactics and luck. MOB "The Godfather of all Board Games"
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Take control of one of the Five Families in a quest to become Boss of all Bosses. Play a full game in less than an hour or wage an EPIC MOB WAR for a whole evening of fun!

Each Family has their own special ability, suiting different strategies and personalities. Intimidate and fight your way to the top using brute force, or go for a more subtle approach of business and diplomacy. 

Rulebook | Libro de Reglas | Regelheft | Règles du jeu

Players take turns to complete 3 phases;

1. MONEY > 2. POWER > 3. RESPECT

1. Collect money and decide wether to take an assignment or snitch to the FBI for cash;
2. To the streets. Move 5 spaces and score points claiming territory, attacking and ordering hits;
3. Back in the office. Restock weapons and open businesses. Deposit cash, finish the day.  

A typical working day of a mafia boss. Score RESPECT points via attacks, area control and earning cash. The player with most points in a set number of rounds, wins.

✔ Fast paced - There are no dice.
✔ Action - Points via attacks, not victory.
✔ Negotiation - Bribe, trade and betray!
✔ Strategy - Characters special abilities.
✔ Bluffing - Rock-Paper-Scissors system.
✔ Betrayal - Snitch to jail opponents :-)
✔ Diplomancy - Form or break alliances.
✔ FUN - Random events, secret missions.
✔ Business - Pizza Co, Drugs, Stripclubs. 

Why pledge now? 

✔ Get the game at 40% off MSRP!
✔ Unlock stretch goals to benefit all backers.
✔ Be part of the creation process.
✔ Get the RICO expansion for FREE!
✔ Become immortal as founding godfather.
✔ Get Kickstarter Exclusive BONUS!
✔ Only available via Kickstarter
✔ Golden poker chip round tracker
FREE shipping to USA, Canada and EU!

Final prototype review by Nox Spellenzolder:

First proto review Undead Viking (must-see):

First proto overview Board to Death Youtube.

 YouTube videos of all 3D miniature pawns!

(✔) 180 Backers - BIG money, 5" wide
(✔) 187 Backers - 3D print own miniatures

(✔) 200 Backers - RICO expansion
(✔) 210 Backers - Poker chip round marker
(X) 218 Backers - Sports Stadium
(X) 230 Backers - Garbage Disposal
(X) 240 Backers - Underground Casino
(X) 250 Backers - Union "Jimmy Hoffa"

SOCIAL

(✔) 5,000 Facebook fans - Golden Beretta!
(✔) 1,500 Followers Twitter - Biker Gang
(✔) 1000 Followers Instagram - "Crips"Gang
(✔) 20 YouTube subscribers - "Bloods" Gang
(✔) 20 BoardGameGeek fans - Vatos Gang
(✔) 200 Comments - unlock RICO stretch

The Expansions allow you to play the game with an extra player! This player has a different role, adding a whole new dimension;

I RICO: Police Chief, Judge, FBI agent. (stretch goal);
II MERCENARIES: Hitman, Bodyguard, Enforcer. (stretch goal);
III GANG LEADERS: Crips, Bloods, Bikers. (stretch goal);
IV POLITICIANS: Major, Union Leader, Governor. (stretch goal).

The goal of this player is to STOP other players or to get RICH while "helping" them (taking bribes). Each expansion contains 3 new characters and a set of simple instructions.

If you like what you see, forgetabout Omertá and speak freely about this project! You can help this project not only by backing it, but also by sharing it with other potential backers!

✔ "Like" your favourite capo on Facebook;
✔ Become a fan on BGG, thumb up images!
✔ See "Five Step Plan", social stretch goals.
✔ Place lots of comments, make us visible!
✔ Take this Quiz - which boss type are you?

Rewards shipped to backers from the USA, Canada and the EU are shipped from within these territories. Shipping charges:  

€ 10 for EU, USA and Canada (~$ 11.00) -included in pledge amount.
€ 15 for Rest of Europe (~$16.50) - € 10 included in pledge plus € 5
€ 25 for Rest of the World (~$28) - € 10 included in pledge plus € 15

We cover shipping costs beyond your pledge amount as listed above. The Print & Play version of the game will be available immediately after campaign end. It contains all digital files needed but some custom bits are recommended (pawns and poker chips).

BONUS: One GRAND: 1 extra copy, The GODFATHER / Five GRAND: 2 extra copies, BOSS of all BOSSES: 4 extra copies. Use these as a gift, show your generosity as a Don!

"Don't fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you."
"Don't fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you."

There are 10 different areas. Score 3 points per controlled area. Get all 30 area tokens on the map to win the game. Setup Business on safehouse or Manhattan.

There are different characters suiting different strategies. The Montano and Garrone Families are agressive, Luchetti and DiNero defensive and Borghese more balanced. "The Donald" is ... Fuhgeddaboutit!

See: "Building your Empire" (backers only)!

Snitch to the FBI for cash and play a random card on your opponents. This however puts a contract on your head to be claimed by any other opponent!

Weapon cards have a "paper-rock-scissors" mechanism for bluffing purposes. There are 3 special double sided cards. See "How to use Weapon Cards" on YouTube. Last but not least, "The Commission";

We have been working on this project for over 3 years now and have come a long way since our previous campaign in 2015. Part of the fun of creating something via Kickstarter is all the great feedback we got from backers and playtesters which helped us in further improving this campaign.

The game is extensively tested and all artworks are done. Costs for design, development and marketing are NOT part of this campaign. These are our own investment in this project. All we need now is funds for the production and shipping of GAMBONI, from our kitchen table to yours!

Contributors: Bart Schoonens, Bum "Badabum" Beekman, Jaap Bakker, Neil Edwards, Oliver Elgaard, Wesley "Ameritrash" Fechter, Emil "SunTsu" Larsen, Jaap Moras, Esdert Prins, Gjalt Rameijer, Paul Romijn, Frank Oosterom, Marco de Vries, Tristán Gonzalo Scelso, Jochem "Tony" Wilbers.

Thank YOU for considering to back this project and all of you for sharing this project and posting comments. Gratitude to all playtesters, Friends of Ours, family and ofcourse my fiance Madelon Romijn!

Risks and challenges

To reduce the risk of mistakes, we only have one full game reward for all backers. No add-ons or shipping options A, B, C, D, etc. All backers benefit from the same achieved stretch goals and bonus content, keeping production and shipping as simple as possible.

Manufacturing and fulfillment will be handled by our partner Golden Games from New York (USA). I personally guarantee to carefully supervise the process and make sure all rewards are fulfilled precisely as promised. Together, we will work hard on our aim to make this game in the best quality and to get your rewards to you on time (or better and faster).

Because mistakes and delays happen, we can not guarantee that there will be no delays at all, but I give you my WORD (and I don't break it, for no one) to keep you informed at all times. Thanks again for your consideration and support!

Ewout Key Rameijer, Keyser Games (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) | Marc Goldner, Golden Games (New York, USA). Contact us via this page or: gamboni@scusa.com

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    BOSS of all BOSSES

    There are many bosses but one can be THE Boss. In gratitude, with honor and respect, we add a fat stack of NEW $ 50,000 dolla bills (x20) to every copy of the game AND 3 own Commission Cards!

    ✔ 5 copies of GAMBONI (ages 14+)
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    ✔ Place comments, suggest new cards!
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