Cash n Guns

Money

I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. Now you come to me and say, "Don Corleone, give me justice!" But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship.

You don't even think to call me 'Godfather'. Instead you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder. For money.

In Ca$h ‘n Guns, players will point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!

Luck:

In Ca$h ‘n Guns, players need to take some calculated risks when deciding when to stay in and when to bow out. Get too confident and you can find yourself out of the game all together, but with a little luck, you may find yourself with a big pay off.

 

Strategy:

The game is basically a giant game of chicken, but in the form of a Mexican standoff. You are going to need to know how to read your opponents while also bluffing and taking calculated risks to get the most value. I have found most success comes from collecting paintings as the more of those you get the more they are worth, however if that strategy is taken by too many people the option of just taking the most cash may serve you better.

 

Complexity:

The game is very simple, the God Father counts down for each round and it is relatively straight forward how the rounds flow. Players choose a Bang or a Click card, point at another player, then decide whether to bow out or risk taking a hit. 3 wounds and you're out of the game. Explaining it to new players is pretty easy as the basis of the game can be seen at a glance.

 

Replay Value:

The game is a fantastic party game for 4-8 players and works well at the upper echelon as many players will find themselves out of a round each time. You could probably only get through about 1 or 2 games before it begins to get a bit stale, that being said this is a game I find myself excited to come back to time and time again.

 

Components:

Ca$h ‘n Guns comes with adorable little standee's, foam guns to point at your friends and family and delightfully enticing loot to fight over. If you are looking for a fun little party game that hasn't got too many fiddly bits this is a perfect game for you. The one gripe is the box fitting the components in, The guns fit nicely if you keep the frame that they punch out from but this makes it difficult to fit the standee's in without removing the feet, and with then just being cardboard this isn't ideal.

Cash N guns

Learning Curve:

The game is easy to teach, all you have to know is bluff or shoot, point at someone, decide if its worth the risk and draft the most money. It might still be worth while new players taking a practice round just to show them how a round flows without the consequence of falling behind early. 

 

Scaling:

As I mentioned earlier, the game is at its best at the 7-8 player count. From round to round you will find many players either bowing out or being shot, so the more players involved gives more likely hood for the loot to be shared around. With less players the game almost isn't worth it, there are better options on the shelf to be sure.

 

Theme:

The theme is pretty comical and light, you are gangsters after a successful heist, however you are all greedy and want it all for yourself, so a gun fight has broken out. The game is pretty friendly despite pointing guns at each other as the idea of actually killing anyone is nowhere to be seen.

 

Final Thoughts:

Ca$h ‘n Guns is a delightful party game for the whole family, The fact that it is so streamlined and easy to teach makes it an instant must buy, if you are looking for deep strategy and lots of little pieces to play with this might not be for you, but if you want to vent some frustration and point some foam fire arms at that family member that just wont stop talking...This could be some good therapy.

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Brent

Brent is the founder of OzBoardGamer, he has a passion for the hobby and especially loves games for 2 to 5 players


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