23 September 2011

Mosey on Down to Your Local Retailer

Deadwood, the board game of control in the Wild West, is now on sale

Lost in the badlands of the Dakota Territory, the shanty-town of Deadwood is the last place you would think is worth fighting over. But now the railroad is headed that way, and with the iron rails comes the prospect of cold, hard cash. e local cowboys will take advantage, threatening the townsfolk and killing off their rivals as they fi ght to control the town. They have to act quickly, before the Cavalry comes to establish law and order. If there is too much crime, the Cavalry will come sooner, so the scofflaws need a better approach than the old high-noon shootout. One thing is certain: when the railroad finally arrives, the richest man in Deadwood will control everything.

Are you rough enough and tough enough to take over a town before it even gets started? Deadwood, the unruly board game for 2-5 cowboys, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore!

With its quick and deadly twist on classic worker placement games, Deadwood tasks players with using their wits and their guns to control the businesses in town and gain as much money as they can. Threaten townsfolk, take over their shops, and fight duels in the dusty streets. But hurry! When the railroad arrives, the gang with the most money will take control – if they aren’t all gunned down first.

This town ain’t big enough...

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 ever 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 your gang roaming the streets, the shanty-town of Deadwood sees neither law nor order. But do you have the wits and muscle to drive out your rivals? With three possible ways for the game to end, your every decision can change its course. In the reckless and exciting game of Deadwood, there’s no telling the final outcome!

Can your gang take control of Deadwood? To learn more, visit our description page, download the rules (pdf, 9.5 MB), or check out or previews: Somewhere to Call Home, Takin’ Control, and Hang Up Your Spurs. Then, mosey on down to your local retailer and rustle up your copy today!

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