News for April 2011
3:10 to Deadwood 15
Announcing the upcoming release of Deadwood, a wild and wooly board game
Deadwood | Published 08 April 2011

“I reckon this dispute can only be settled one way,” Redhand Jack says.
Bobby the Kid, your hired gun, nods. He’s not big on words.
“Draw,” Alfie yells.
One shot rings out. Jack crumples to the ground, dead. You don’t think he even touched his gun.
You walk over to Bobby. “Well done,” you say.
Bobby nods.
You always did think talking was overrated.

The town of Deadwood might not be civilized, but neither are you. Frankly, you wouldn’t have it any other way. A lifetime of crime is about to pay off; when the railroad’s built Deadwood will be mighty profitable to control. But with rival gangs claiming territory, can you control it?

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Deadwood, an unruly board game for 2-5 cowboys that’s anything but cordial! In Deadwood, players use both their wits and their guns to control the businesses in town and gain as much money as they can. Whichever bronco has the most cash at the end of the game is the winner.

A True Cowboy Carries Two Guns

The game starts with a ranch full of cowboys at your command, a handful of waiting buildings in town, and tension in the air. Each cowboy sent into town can earn money and at least one special advantage at each establishment by being the first one there, or by instigating a shootout against a rival cowboy, killing him, and taking his building.

To be sure, with you roaming the streets, the shanty-town of Deadwood sees neither law or order. But do you have the wits and muscle to drive out your rivals? You didn’t become a gang boss on the strength of your gun alone. If you win they won’t be staying in town for long.

With three possible ways for the game to end, your every decision either to stay at a building, instigate a shootout, or build the railroad can change the course of the game. In the reckless and exciting game of Deadwood, there’s no telling the final outcome.

The 26 possible buildings that can be constructed in Deadwood, such as a Casino or a Dance Hall, promises variety in each game played.

Head over to our Deadwood site to learn more. Then, look for exciting previews in the coming weeks and prepare for an uncivilized adventure this summer!

Deadwood is a board game for 2-5 cowboys that puts a quick and deadly twist on classic worker placement games. Control a gang of cowboys, using them to take control of Deadwood’s businesses, and collect as much money as they can. The player with the most cash at the end of the game is the winner...if he’s not dead first.

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cyberfunk
Published: 4/15/2011 2:43:09 PM
#15

 I remember joking with somebody that we needed a remake of Doomtown with HBO's Deadwood. Instead of "Dudes," the card type could be... well, you know... 

Cazantyl
Published: 4/15/2011 7:45:48 AM
#14

Really hoping for some good western flavor in this game. Plus it sounds a bit more aggressive than your typical worker placement game, so here's to hoping that back-stabbing shenanigans arise.

"Someone's poisoned the water hole!" ...yes Woody...yes they have...*maniacal finger-twiddling evil cowboy laugh*

jasonpanella
Published: 4/13/2011 7:47:35 AM
#13

 This game probably doesn't have anything to do with the TV show, the Pete Dexter novel, the Cheapass game of the same name, or the Deadlands setting. There are several real towns or cities named Deadwood, too — in South Dakota, Oregon, California, Texas (in the US), and in Alberta, Canada. 

3darkman
Published: 4/11/2011 2:04:19 PM
#12

 I hope that it have a better gameplay than the trash City of Thieves. I have regrets of had bought it.

corkysru
Published: 4/10/2011 3:03:10 AM
#11

This is a Dust game. Just look at the front of the box. You can see the logo on the bottom right.

rickert
Published: 4/9/2011 10:05:41 PM
#10

I can't wait for this one. I love the genre and this one looks to be fun and strategic. I'll be anxious to learn more.

vandimar77
Published: 4/9/2011 12:10:10 PM
#9

From the artwork and description I would say that the only thing that this boargame hads in common with the HBO series is it's title...

ilgoga
Published: 4/9/2011 4:13:51 AM
#8

Does this has something to do with the TV-series or is this the same "world" as the old FFG game Deadlands?

Tsukari
Published: 4/9/2011 3:34:25 AM
#7

Was never a fan of the TV series, so I will probably give this a miss, though I know someone who will be interested, so i will let him know about it.

Ruvion
Published: 4/9/2011 12:40:41 AM
#6

Designer is  Loïc Lamy according to BGG.
At first I thought it'd be a worker placement Euro, but with dice rolling abound, may it be a hybrid?

GrumpyBatman
Published: 4/8/2011 10:32:01 PM
#5

Sweet! I am always looking for a good wild west game. I like Carson City, but this might scratch that gunfighter itch a little better. :D We shall see.

JerusalemJones
Published: 4/8/2011 8:10:16 PM
#4

This one looks interesting, and I like the different end of game situations, I'll have to check this out when it releases.

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