CMON is flying high with their recent offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange, and some of that elation is from a big upcoming release from the current hot designer, Eric Lang. That game is The Godfather: The Board Game, based off the iconic film with all the names and faces you expect, even the infamous Don Corleone. It is being touted as a confrontational worker placement game, with miniatures, where different mafia families are trying to take over the city. To do that you will have to control different rackets, scheme behind your fellow player’s backs, rub out your competition, and even gain the favor of the Don himself. Whoever can best manage the city’s seedy underbelly will be the one to come out on top and be the winner.
Just looking at the cover, the art is looking really good for this game, so props to Karl Kopinski who is doing it all. Release of the game is still a way’s off with a planned 3rd quarter release in 2017.
La Cosa Nostra is the latest game being Kickstarted by Quined Games, and it’s a whole lot of mobsters contained in a box. In La Cosa Nostra you are trying to be the top dog, the kingpin of all the organized crime in the city, and so you will need to fight and deal all the way to the top. In each round of the game you will be hiring new gangsters, going on jobs, killing other gangsters, buying up businesses, and more in the effort to get more money. When you go on jobs you will roll dice to see how well you do, the higher you roll the more likely you are to get a better return, but roll poorly and the job fails. Then there is the fact some jobs require you to already own certain businesses, and this is where the deals come in. When making deals you can offer anything you like except the cards in your hand, and if you manage to strike a deal you will be able to use the business you selected at a later time. Say you want to steal some cars, but to do that you need the garage your opponent has, so you have to make it worth their while to allow you to use it. In the end whoever has the most money will have the most power and is deemed the winner.
The game lasts about 90 minutes and is all about playing cards at the right time and making good deals. The art is nicely done and at a cost of only 25 euro, not a bad price either. Head on over to the campaign page to pledge for your own copy today.