Gameday First Play – Bang!
I shot the Sheriff, but I did no shoot the deputy…
Actually I did, I was the renegade.
The Outlaws hunt the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bullets fly. Who among the gunmen is a Deputy, ready to sacrifice himself for the Sheriff? And who is a merciless Outlaw, willing to kill him? If you want to find out, just draw (your cards)!
So I’m cheating here, this is my first TABLETOP play of Bang!, I’ve played the iPhone app a few times.
The basic game goes as follows…
Each player is dealt a random a role… (Example for a 5 player game)
Sheriff – Reveals himself at the beginning of the game. Needs to survive to win.
Deputy – Stays hidden until dead. Wins if he survives with the Sheriff.
Renegade – Stays hidden until dead. Wins if if the last person standing.
Outlaw x2 – Stays hidden until dead. Wins if the Sheriff dies.
It has the typical hidden role mind-trickery stuff…
The Sheriff needs to survive while trying to work out who the Deputy is.
The Deputy needs to show the Sheriff he is the Deputy by attacking all other players.
The Renegade needs to pretend to be the Deputy.
The Outlaws need to kill the Sheriff ASAP. Once they attack the Sheriff, they leave themselves wide open to attack.
You have a range of one which means you can only attack the players either side of you.
There are cards that let you attack, dodge, draw cards, steal cards, increase your range, regain health etc There’s also character cards that give everyone a different ability.
It suffers from Citadels Syndrome where turns take longer than they should.
Not a great game but glad I got to play the real card version with people.