About

GAMBONI is an interactive strategy board game for 3 to 5 players set in 1980's New York City.

Players take turns to collect money, move around the board and score points on Money, Power and Respect. To win the game you must choose the right strategy, take risks, be aggressive, co-operate, be patient, divide and conquer, eliminate, trade, bluf, intimidate and have some luck.

Here a 3 minute prototype overview by Felicia Mezzanotte and Giancarlo Caltabiano in English

Click HERE for the DRAFT version of the Rulebook, HERE for the FREE PnP version!

 Undead Viking prototype video review in English:     

"This is one of those games where it doesn't take long to get to the FUN ...It's easy to learn, pretty straightforward...The action is fast and fanatic but there is more to the game than just the rules...I really like the fact that everything in the game has a purpose...

The rules fit they make sense...the games I played with five people were AMAZING! 
Win or lose, at the end you had one heck of an experience and a heck of a good time as well. "

- Lance Myxter, Undead Viking Videos

Nox Spellenzolder prototype video review in Dutch / Nederlands / Vlaams:  

"GAMBONI is well put together, it's fast, it's simple and yet has a lot of depth. I like to many possible ways to victory and how the points system automatically balances gameplay."

- Bastiaan, Nox Spellenzolder

"GAMBONI is one cool Mafia game. It embodies the true nature of what it means to be Il Capo. The mechanics match the theme and it's a rare thing to see these days." 

- Luca Vince Caltabiano, Board to Death TV 

"GAMBONI is a lot of fun. It captures the best parts of being a gangster while keep the game fast and accessible. I really enjoyed playing it!" 
"I am totally going to rename it "SteveAvery's other Gangster game" J/K"
 

- Stephen Avery,
co-designer of "Nothing Personal" 

More reviews coming up (Germany, USA and United Kingdom) Stay tuned!

"We Happy?"  (GAMBONI is not affiliated to Pulp Fiction or Vincent Vega, photo courtesy of Miramax)
"We Happy?" (GAMBONI is not affiliated to Pulp Fiction or Vincent Vega, photo courtesy of Miramax)
                         

* 1 x Game board, size: 75 * 25 cm / 30" * 10" double layered, 3D!
* 5 x CAPO miniature pawn, size:  54mm / 2 1/8" (1:32 scale).
* 5 x SKILL token, genuine deluxe poker chip 39mm * 3mm.
* 5 x CAPO card, poker size double sided, linen finish.
* 250 x AREA token, cardboard poker chip 39mm * 2mm, 5 colors * 50.
* 45 Weapon cards, poker size, 11 suits, original art on both sides.
* 12 x Company card, poker size, 12 unique cards, all original art.
* 12 x Company token, cardboard chip 22mm * 3mm, 3 types.
* 13 x Commission card, poker size, 13 unique bonus assignments.
* 7 x FBI card, poker size, 7 unique cards, all illustrated by hand.
* 25 x Penalty chip $ 25,000, cardboard poker chip 39mm * 2mm.
* 150 x Gamboni cash bill, 50 of each value; $1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000.
* 1 x Round marker genuine deluxe poker chip 39mm * 3mm.
* 1 x Cheat sheet, DIN A5 size, double sided, laminated (see Rulebook).
* 1 x Rulebook, DIN A5 size, 34 pages, glossy finish (Download DRAFT).

1 x Game board, size: 75 * 25 cm / 30" * 10"
1 x Game board, size: 75 * 25 cm / 30" * 10"
"FRIENDS OF OURS" 5 x CAPO miniature pawn, size: 54mm / 2 1/8" (1:32 scale) digital preview
"FRIENDS OF OURS" 5 x CAPO miniature pawn, size: 54mm / 2 1/8" (1:32 scale) digital preview

 Click HERE to see 3D turntable videos of all 5 miniature BOSS pawns.

5 x SKILL token, genuine deluxe poker chip 39mm * 3mm. Click to see video on YouTube.
5 x SKILL token, genuine deluxe poker chip 39mm * 3mm. Click to see video on YouTube.
5 x CAPO card, poker size double sided, linen finish.
5 x CAPO card, poker size double sided, linen finish.
250 x AREA token, cardboard poker chip 39mm * 2mm, 5 colors * 50
250 x AREA token, cardboard poker chip 39mm * 2mm, 5 colors * 50
45 Weapon cards, poker size, 11 suits, original art on both sides. Click to see video on YouTube.
45 Weapon cards, poker size, 11 suits, original art on both sides. Click to see video on YouTube.
12 x Company cards, poker size, 12 x tokens 22mm * 3mm. Click to see video on YouTube.
12 x Company cards, poker size, 12 x tokens 22mm * 3mm. Click to see video on YouTube.
                                                                                                     
13 x Commission card, poker size, 13 unique bonus assignments. Click to see video on YouTube.
13 x Commission card, poker size, 13 unique bonus assignments. Click to see video on YouTube.
7 x FBI card, poker size, 7 unique cards, all illustrated by hand. Click to see video on YouTube.
7 x FBI card, poker size, 7 unique cards, all illustrated by hand. Click to see video on YouTube.
25 x Penalty chip $ 25,000, cardboard poker chip 39mm * 2mm.
25 x Penalty chip $ 25,000, cardboard poker chip 39mm * 2mm.
50 x GAMBONI $ 1,000 dollas. Size: 10 * 4 cm / 4" * 1" Quality paper
50 x GAMBONI $ 1,000 dollas. Size: 10 * 4 cm / 4" * 1" Quality paper
50 x GAMBONI $ 5,000 dollas. Size: 10 * 4 cm / 4" * 1" Quality paper
50 x GAMBONI $ 5,000 dollas. Size: 10 * 4 cm / 4" * 1" Quality paper
50 x GAMBONI $ 10,000 dollas. Size: 10 * 4 cm / 4" * 1" Quality paper
50 x GAMBONI $ 10,000 dollas. Size: 10 * 4 cm / 4" * 1" Quality paper
1 x Round marker genuine deluxe poker chip 39mm * 3mm.
1 x Round marker genuine deluxe poker chip 39mm * 3mm.

GAMBONI game guide video: Setup full 5 player game (prototype)

Click HERE to see a FULL 5 player demo game in 50 seconds!

- Five highly detailed 54mm minis, five characters with unique skills.
- 3D board to play this criminal game in an organised way.
- FREE "Big 3 Friendly" shipping to Canada, EU and USA.
- Gameplay involving strategy, tactics, luck, bluffing and negotiation.
- Only takes a few minutes to learn yet difficult to master. 
- Unique points scoring system automatically balancing gameplay. 
- Interactive game also suited for the "strong silent type". 
- Quality components, including 6 genuine clay poker chips 
- Beautifully designed nostalgic money printed on quality "paper"
- This project is a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE!

Tony "The Bull" Montano Fact Sheet
Tony "The Bull" Montano Fact Sheet

Click HERE to see 3D turntable videos of all 5 miniature BOSS pawns. 

Stories of all Families: MONTANO, LUCHETTI, GAMBONI, BORGHESE and GARRONE.

Organised crime ... 3D BOARD for clean business.

3D Board - Area tokens are easily placed and replaced snug in the board for organised gameplay.
3D Board - Area tokens are easily placed and replaced snug in the board for organised gameplay.


Time to put all our cards on the table ...

GAMBONI game guide video: WEAPON CARDS (45 TOTAL)

GAMBONI game guide video: COMPANY CARDS (12 TOTAL)

GAMBONI game guide video: COMMISSION CARDS (13 TOTAL)

GAMBONI game guide video: FBI CARDS (7 TOTAL)

 Click HERE for more gameplay videos on our YouTube Channel.

€   27,000 GAMBONI will be MADE!
€   30,000 LOCKED: Upgrade round marker from 2D Token to 3D poker chip.
€   33,000 LOCKED: Upgrade company tokens to coins 20mm x 3mm
€   ...

We have many exciting stretch goals planned which will be revealed as the campaign progresses. If these goals are reached, all backers will benefit from this. Better quality components such as more casino quality poker chips, special finishes on cards and even a "hitman" style poker case!

In addition to this, we have five completely new miniatures lined-up. Five characters with their own unique skills and original artwork. These five new bosses are not an expansion but can be used as "acting boss" for the original five families. Each color will have 2 capos to choose from.

PREVIEW sketches of 3 of 5 additional capo characters used as "acting bosses".
PREVIEW sketches of 3 of 5 additional capo characters used as "acting bosses".

Without talkin' too much, we can tell you these extra characters are INSPIRED by: Frank Lucas (American Gangster), Nicky Santoro (Casino), A female drug lord, Vincenzo Coccotti (True Romance) and Leslie Chow (The Hangover). If all goals are achieved, the game will have 10 minis!

All pledge levels have FREE shipping to the USA, Canada and EU. Shipping costs are included in the pledge amount (except € 5 ~$6 added to limited edition t-shirts). Rewards are shipped from within these Territories with no customs charges or other fees!

Other areas: Non-EU Europe € 25*, Rest of World € 35**.

* = Customs charges or additional fees may apply in Norway and Switzerland. ** Excluded: Afganistan, Ukraine, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea.

We've come a long way since the first sketches in Spring 2013 ... We created, tested, discarded, reinstated, added and dropped hundreds of components before coming to the point where there was nothing more to add and -more importantly- nothing more to leave out.

"I have not failed, I've found 10,000 ways that won't work". - Edison
"I have not failed, I've found 10,000 ways that won't work". - Edison

After many rounds of testing on more than a dozen different board versions, different rules, new components, more cards, dice, no dice, different number of players, more rules, less rules, ...

During testing sessions at the 2014 "Spiel" show in Essen, Germany - everything fell into place.The version you are looking at today has, since October 2014, been tested hundreds of times, by different groups of friends, family and strangers, all levels of gamers as well as non gamers.

GAMBONI prototype components being prepared for reviewers early 2015
GAMBONI prototype components being prepared for reviewers early 2015

Our mission has been to design an interactive board game where social skills are just as important as the game mechanics and luck. If you want to win, you need to take risk, the help of some friends and some luck. As in real life; it’s not the cards you’re dealt but how you play them!

THANK YOU for your attention and consideration to back this project. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it the past years! Click HERE for an interview with me :-).

More background info and pictures can be found here:

GAMBONI website: http://www.GamboniGame.com 
GAMBONI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gambonigame
GAMBONI Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/forgetaboutit

Kicktraq Day-1 - Click for cool graphs & share to help this campaign!
Kicktraq Day-1 - Click for cool graphs & share to help this campaign!
See much more pictures, info, ratings, etc on BGG. Become a fan and give us a thumbs up!
See much more pictures, info, ratings, etc on BGG. Become a fan and give us a thumbs up!


Design & video trailer: Studio RAAR http://www.studioraar.nl 
Illustrations: Toine Rohner http://www.thecreativebarn.nl 
3D Modelling: https://www.facebook.com/Sergio3D2D
Stop motion: Vechtlust Communicatie http://www.vechtlust.nl
Voice over: Rick Whelan http://www.heresricky.com
T-Shirts: SCUSA Moda Nostra http://www.scusa.com

GAMBONI trailer music score "Criminal Mind" from DnRtracks

Luca, Vince and Felicia, http://www.boardtodeath.tv
Nox Spellenzolder https://www.youtube.com/user/Dharquen
The Joker Utrecht http://www.the-joker.nl
Peer Lagerpusch http://www.erklaerpeer.de
James Mathe http://www.jamesmathe.com
DefShop http://www.defshop.com 

Last but not least, a big THANK YOU to all of you sending me comments and good advise, to all playtesters and ofcourse my family and friends!

During this campaign, we will give-away SCUSA Moda Nostra shirts to people who shared this project page on their social media, blog or website. #GamboniGame #tabletop #kickstarter

Made by SCUSA Moda Nostra, click picture to see all at DefShop.com
Made by SCUSA Moda Nostra, click picture to see all at DefShop.com

If you like this project and would like to help make it a succes, share this project page and you might WIN while helping! Simply share this page and mail to gamboni@scusa.com

Winners will receive notification via e-mail. Your e-mail will not be disclosed nor will it be shared with anyone or used for anything else than to ask you where to send which shirt and which size!

ONE OF A KIND ...

If we're fortunate enough to reach the milestone of one hundred backers, one of them will win this one of a kind piece of art! Hand drawn by Toine Rohner, size DIN A3 (42 x 27 cm / 17" x 11.5"). Qualify by backing and sharing this project. 

"Antonio Montano" by Quintoine Rohner. One-of-a-kind hand drawn, size: DIN A3 ~ 42 x 27 cm / 17" x 11.5" Click for larger image on facebook.
"Antonio Montano" by Quintoine Rohner. One-of-a-kind hand drawn, size: DIN A3 ~ 42 x 27 cm / 17" x 11.5" Click for larger image on facebook.

Like and share this picture on facebook or retweet to help spread the word to these other 99 people! Once 100 backers are reached, Toine will work on one of the other five characters as a special reward for the first 200 backers!

Here some banners you can use - click HERE for many more!

click to visit GAMBONI fan page on Facebook
click to visit GAMBONI fan page on Facebook
Click to visit GAMBONI fan page on Facebook.
Click to visit GAMBONI fan page on Facebook.

[German] Viel Erfolg beim DefShop Gewinnspiel mit SCUSA Moda Nostra! [/German]

Hier geht es zum DefShop Gewinnspiel - bis 19. May 2015
Hier geht es zum DefShop Gewinnspiel - bis 19. May 2015

  If funding is succesful, this is how it will be used:

  56% € 15,000 Production and shipping to hubs in USA, Canada and EU
  30% €   8,100 Worldwide shipping rewards to backers.
  10% €   2,700 Kickstarter (5%) and Amazon (3-5%) fees.
    4% €   1,200 Miscellaneous
100% € 27,000 Total (funding goal)

SHIPPING - As you can see, shipping is a huge expense. As we do not know in advance where our backers are from, the 30% we are calculating with is merely an estimate. If the vast majority of backers will come from the USA, Canada and EU, the amount needed for shipping will go down. Anything we can save on shipping will go towards production. 

PRODUCTION - Calculation for production is very tight but doable. Obviousely we will not be making any money if we just hit our goal, nor will we make any if we would exceed it by 50%. These extra funds would be used to further enhance the game with even better quality components and extra's such as additional miniatures. We started this project because we want this game to be produced in the best quality possible so we can be proud of it and enjoy it for many years to come. 

COMMITMENT - I personally invested thousands of euros as well as a lot of time and energy in this project over the past 2 years - which I enjoy by the way! I also got help from many friends by calling in favors and promising favors in return...  

CONCLUSION - As we may not need the total number of copies we are required to produce to meet production minimums, we would have spare inventory to sell after all rewards are shipped to backers. With the money generated from this, designers will finally get some compensation for the excellent work they've done. I hope you agree and will help make this happen by backing and sharing this project!

Thank you for reading this far! Still not had enough?! Check out this timelapse video of the 3D creation of the Antonio "The Bull" Montano character by Sergio Mengual. Gracias Sergio!

Risks and challenges

In exchange for your pledge to this project, we pledge to consistently and quickly reply to your questions as we are grateful for your support! We promise to keep you informed at all times - in case of good news but also in case of setbacks.

Although this is our first Kickstarter project, we have done our homework and spent many, many hours in researching and negotiating the best options for production and shipping. We do have many years of expierience in design, marketing, sales and production (apparel and print work) and know how to handle international shipping and deal with manufacturers around the globe.

We know how to plan and guide production from start to end and have learned never to assume anything. "If there is any doubt, there is no doubt" - so we check and double check until there is no more doubt that everything will be as good as intended, or better!

We will work hard with full focus on our aim to get your rewards delivered before x-mas. Because mistakes and delays happen and shipping in November and December can take longer than in other months, we can not guarantee this. Please bear with us as we keep you posted during this process. Thanks again for your consideration and support!
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Important note from our consigliere:

GAMBONI - King of New York is registered at the United States Copyright Office under Registration Number TXu 1-910-697 Date of registration: April 14, 2014. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    FRIENDS OF MINE (~$28 USD)

    Receive 1 set of all 5 family bosses, unpainted miniature 54 mm pawns as included in the game. Use as collectable, as a spare set or for miniature painting.

    Includes shipping to USA, Canada and EU! All other countries add € 8 (~$9 USD)

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    ASSOCIATE (~$50 USD)

    Full game, just without the fancy miniatures. Except these bits, every bit as good to play!

    Receive 1 copy of GAMBONI (includes 6 deluxe poker chips, 3D board, 5 regular pawns) plus all achieved stretch goals.

    Includes shipping to USA, Canada and EU!

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    WORD ON THE STREET (~$54 USD)

    Available the first 48 hours only!

    Save a couple of bucks as you help us spread word on the streets by showing your Loyalty right from the start.

    LIMITED TO ONE PER BACKER

    Receive 1 copy of GAMBONI (includes 5 miniatures, 6 deluxe poker chips and 3D board) plus all achieved stretch goals.
    Includes shipping to USA, Canada and EU!

    To add an extra set of 5 miniatures, simply add € 25 (~$28) to your pledge and write "ADD MINI" as comment.

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    FRIEND OF OURS (~$61 USD)

    Receive 1 copy of GAMBONI (includes 5 miniatures, 6 deluxe poker chips and 3D board) plus all achieved stretch goals.

    Includes shipping to USA, Canada and EU!

    To add an extra set of 5 miniatures, simply add € 25 (~$28) to your pledge and write "ADD MINI" as comment.

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    EL PADRON (~$77 USD)

    Plata ò Plomo? Dress like a Boss to intimidate your opponents. Receive 1 copy of GAMBONI plus all achieved stretch goals + "El Padron" shirt. MSRP € 34,99 ~ $39 US

    Ships to USA/CAN/EU for just € 5 ~ $6 USD!

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    SCARFACE (~$84 USD)

    The Original Hawaii tee. Don't F@#$ with me Tony. You want WAR?! Receive 1 copy of GAMBONI plus all achieved stretch goals + "Scarface" shirt. MSRP € 39,99 ~ $45 US

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    STREET FAME (~$280 USD)

    We will name a street after you on the official game board, included in ALL copies!

    One per area, NYC is divided in 13 areas.

    Receive 1 copy of GAMBONI plus all achieved stretch goals + Your name on the game board. Note from our consigliere: We reserve the right to refuse any name or to suggest alternatives. Refund if no agreement is reached.

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    THE GODFATHER (~$500 USD)

    Become a BOSS! Send us your pictures and we will reply with a sketch. Once approved, a highly detailed 3D model is created for your very own 54mm miniature pawn plus layover card to use in the game. Choose nickname, Family name and color.

    Rewards:

    - Full game (x2) including all stretch goals
    - Own custom CAPO pawn 54mm miniature
    - Own custom CAPO layover card
    - Receive own 3D file to print at Shapeways
    - Express shipping included, Worldwide
    - Rulebook mention as founding Godfather

    BONUS: 3 SCUSA shirts of choice size S-XL

    "Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day."

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