GAMBONI is a board game for 3 to 5 players. The game map is a representation of New York City in the 1980’s where five families controlled organized crime. To co-ordinate business and to settle disputes, the “COMMISSION” was formed. Each family is represented by their boss aka “CAPO”. The boss of the most powerful family is elected or otherwise installed as “Chairman of the Commission”. Up to 5 players compete to become “Boss of all Bosses” or “Capo dei Capi”.
In a standard 5 player game, each player has 7 turns (one week) to gather as much MONEY, POWER and RESPECT points as possible, whilst staying alive … MONEY points are earned by controlling area and operating business sites such as pizza co’s, strip clubs and drug labs. POWER by controlling complete area’s and RESPECT by attacking and successfully defending. These points are represented by poker chips, stacked on the left side of the board.
Key to winning GAMBONI is to find the right balance between RISK and REWARD. The game involves tactics, strategy, diplomacy, bluffing, risk taking as well as a portion of luck. One must be aggressive and active but know when to stop and whom to attack and whom to keep as a friend.
GAMBONI is on Kickstarter from May 24th till June 22nd 2015