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I play yellow
Gamer - Level 6
37 of 37 gamers found this helpful
“Be a Godfather”

When the round has ended and its time to take the loot, DON’T forget you can grab the Godfather Tile rather than taking look (providing you do not already have it) Being The godfather has it’ advantages.

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Miniature Painter
Expert Advisor
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Advanced Reviewer
25 of 25 gamers found this helpful
“Larry, Stop Pointing That F(oam) Gun at My Dad!”

The Godfather title can be very powerful. It provides the first draft from the loot, and in situations when the loot is unevenly split, the Godfather always gets the most. The Privilege ability also allows the boss to redirect some heat, applying pressure to another player, while protecting himself. This results in less or no guns targeting him and makes decisions much easier in the Courage step.

The counter to this is fairly simple. Always try to have two to three players targeting the Godfather during the Hold-up. This makes the title more of a liability than a benefit. A gaming group that consistently does this evens the field dramatically, and becoming the Godfather, while sometimes still useful, will not be such an obvious choice.

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Knight-errant
Explorer - Level 3
I Love Playin' Games
37 of 38 gamers found this helpful
“Shooting blanks”

Some people in my group like to play the game without looking at the cards they are playing. It is not a rule everyone must follow but it is a variant some people seem to enjoy. It does add a bit of randomness as neither person knows whether if its a bang or a click. In this method both parties are just as surprised when the card is turned over.

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Grand Master Grader
Guardian Angel
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Rosetta Stone
37 of 38 gamers found this helpful
“If I'm going down...I'm taking you with me!”

If you’re not a huge fan of player elimination, once a player get three wounds, they can ‘bleed out, rather than bite the dust.

Here, they still can’t grab any cash, but can continue to point their guns, firing any blanks and bangs they still have.

It’s a good way to ensure people who are deemed ‘out’ can still have some influence on how the game plays out, giving them a chance to dish out some revenge if needs be, and potentially play some mind games with those who shot you down.

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Miniature Painter
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Advanced Reviewer
18 of 18 gamers found this helpful
“When in Doubt, Shoot Right.”

A main element of this game is drafting for loot. This is done in clockwise order from the Godfather. Anyone seated between you and the Godfather will get to select their part of the take before you, which can be especially troublesome if you looking for sets such as art or diamonds.

When choosing your target for the Hold-up, without any other pressing reasons, choose targets that would draft before you do. This will help scare them off, or if you shoot them, outright eliminate them from the loot sharing. This should help lean the odds in your favor.

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Knight-errant
Explorer - Level 3
I Love Playin' Games
38 of 40 gamers found this helpful
“Bluffing is key”

I’ve learned over the course of many playthroughs that being able to convince people you played a bang when in actuality its a click, is a great way to keep everyone guessing. Many people disregard the bluffing game altogether and just flip cards. But being able to persuade others is a key component of getting a win. That and stacking up on the paintings. They multiply quickly if you’re able to get your hands on them.

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Gamer - Level 7
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Petroglyph
Explorer - Level 3
10 of 12 gamers found this helpful
“alternative way to make choices”

I copied the character cards on heavy stock and made up sets for each player. Now they secretly choose a card and simultaneously reveal and then point their guns at their choices. This eliminated the problem of a slower player being influenced on their choice after a faster player made his.

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