“The fun thing about this game is the gameplay…pretty fast, pretty furious, and allows you to get the deckbuilding itch with a little more resources than you’re used to and a little different style.”

Boomtown Tycoon

The wild west, gold-mining, city-building card game.

Welcome to Boomtown! Rumors of gold have drawn you to the uncivilized lands of the west. Like yourself, many eager souls have also traveled to these parts, but there is only so much gold to go around. Settle in, but don’t get too comfortable because rival prospectors will do anything to acquire the shiny yellow nuggets. The nicest of them might try to beat you to the mother lode, but the nastier ones — well, let’s just say that you should keep a revolver or two handy.

There is no organized state government to speak of, so the townspeople have taken it upon themselves to provide what safety and shelter they can. If you are able to strike it rich, you’re going to want to build up the town a bit more. The more labor you hire and resources you control, the better off you will be. You will have easier access to gold buried in the hills and more protection from those who try to snatch away what you have already dug up.

If you can’t make it by honest means, you may turn to more nefarious tactics. Is the risk of getting caught for committing crime worth the reward? That’s for you to decide. Hey, if things go your way, you could become known as the legendary western boomtown tycoon!

Download the game rules for free here: http://bit.ly/1jXKikJ


Components

Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 30 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 140 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 30 cards)

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Requirements

time30-60
players2-4
age12+

Cool Factors

  • City-building game set in the wild west.
  • Deckbuilding mechanic to acquire essential resources.
  • Mine gold to increase wealth & win!


Vitals

DesignerIB Games, LLC
Average Rating (6)
Publish DateApril 15, 2013
EditionSecond Edition
DepartmentCard Games
GenreHistoric
ThemeCivilization
SettingAmerican Old West
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicDeck Building
If You LikeDominion



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