Gameday First Play – Bang! The Dice Game
The card game is bad, the iOS version is ok…
So how about the Dice Game?
In the U.S. wild west, the eternal battle between the law and the outlaws keeps heating up. Suddenly, a rain of arrows darken the sky: It’s an Indian attack! Are you bold enough to keep up with the Indians? Do you have the courage to challenge your fate? Can you expose and defeat the ruthless gunmen around you?
So roles etc are done the same as the card game. There is a Sheriff who reveals themselves, a Renegade and 2 Outlaws. We only played with 4 players so no Deputy.
You also get a character role which gives you an ability.
The game starts with the Sheriff, who roles all the dice. Like many other games, you get two lots of re-rolls. The six sided dice have 6 unique sides with different abilities.
Dynamite – Can not be re-rolled, 3 of these ends your turn and you lose a life but you resolve the other dice as normal.
1 or 2 – Shoot a player 1 or 2 sits away. They lose a life.
Beer – Choose a player to gain a life.
Bullet Holes – If you roll 3 or more, each other player loses 1 life and you lose all of your arrows.
Arrow – Gain an arrow token. If all the arrow tokens are taken each player takes damage equal to the number of arrows they have, returning them to the middle. You can re-roll an arrow die but you still take the arrow.
As with the card game, the Sheriff is trying to survive, the Outlaws are trying to kill the Sheriff and the Renegade is trying to kill the Sheriff but only AFTER the Outlaws have been killed.
Also, if we had a Deputy, they would be trying to survive with the Sheriff.
I’d like to give this a play with the Deputy, but initial impressions are this is a fun game and much better than the card version.