Rate 5.4


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Cheap Sheep Games – Website

You are an averagely successful criminal in a petty town. You are tired of doing small jobs that only earn stress and scars. You have no hope for a better future. After hearing success stories from gangsters in big cities, you move to Crimopolis and pursue becoming the most prestigious gangster of all time.

Crimopolis is a fast-paced strategy board game about bean-shooters, chippies and dough in a city where nothing counts but underground influence. You recruit criminals, move through the city and explore new areas, execute illicit jobs, ambush others and take over their possessions. Reporters get in the way, but growing skills and abilities balance it.

Players explore a city area by moving gangsters further and further away from their headquarters. Tiles feature streets and city blocks with parks, banks, graveyards, churches, lakes etc. Players assemble gangsters and execute jobs. The trickier the job the more prestige they earn. Taking over other players’ assets also gains prestige as well as end game contributions such as city influence, body count and hidden skills. The player with the highest prestige wins the game.

Crimopolis is a mixture of a Eurogame featuring strategy with multiple winning paths and downplaying luck, and an Amerigame allowing for an immersive 1920s gangster theme with direct player conflict and highly intuitive rules. The game length can be freely adjusted: shorter games increase luck, longer games deepen game plays. The recommended game length balances both and allows for family game nights with players of different ages.

Casual players learn the rules quickly. Hardcore players enjoy the depth of strategy that opens up after a few rounds of the game. There are four winning paths which can be freely chosen, mixed and changed throughout the game, requiring you to adjust your plans if other players have changed their strategies.

—description from the publisher

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