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BANG! 10th Anniversary - rules

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There are two types of cards: brown-bordered cards (= play anddiscard) and blue-bordered cards (= weapons and other objects).Brown-bordered cards are played by putting them directly into thediscard pile and applying the effect described with text or with symbolson the cards (illustrated in the next paragraphs).Blue-bordered cards are played face up in front of you (exception:Jail). Blue cards in front of you are hence defined to be “in play”. Theeffect of these cards lasts until they are discarded or removed somehow (e.g. through the playof a Cat Balou), or a special event occurs (e.g. in the case of Dynamite). There is no limit on thecards you can have in front of you provided that they do not share the same name.3. Discard excess cardsOnce the second phase is over (you do not want to or cannot play any more cards), then youmust discard from your hand any cards exceeding your hand-size limit. Remember that yourhand size limit, at the end of your turn, is equal to the number of bullets (i.e. life points) youcurrently have. Then it is the next player’s turn, in clockwise order.Distance between playersThe distance between two players is the minimum numberof places between them, counting clockwise or counterclockwise(see figure). The distance is very important, becauseall cards with a sight take it into account. Normally you canreach only targets (players or cards) within a distance of 1(note the of your Colt .45 on your playing board). When acharacter is eliminated, he is no longer counted when evaluatingthe distance: some players will get “closer” when someone iseliminated.Eliminating a characterWhen you lose your last life point, you are eliminated and your game is over, unless youimmediately play a Beer (see below). When you are eliminated from the game, show your rolecard and discard all the cards you have in hand and in play.Penalties and Rewards• If the Sheriff eliminates a Deputy, the Sheriff must discard all the cards he has in hand andin play.• Any player eliminating an Outlaw (even if the eliminating player is himself an Outlaw!) mustdraw a reward of 3 cards from the deck.END OF THE GAMEThe game ends when one of the following conditions is met:a) the Sheriff is killed. If the Renegade is the only one alive, then he wins. Otherwise, theOutlaws win;b) all the Outlaws and the Renegade are killed. The Sheriff and his Deputies win.Example 1. All the Outlaws are eliminated, but the Renegade is still in play. In this case, the gamecontinues. The Renegade must now face the Sheriff and his Deputies alone.Example 2. The Sheriff is killed, but all Outlaws are eliminated, and one Deputy and the Renegadeare still in play. The game ends with the Outlaws winning! They achieved their goal at the cost oftheir own lives!


NEW GAMEIf you play more than one game in a row, players still “alive” at the end of the game maychoose to keep their character (but not the cards in hand or in play!) for the followinggame; players which have been eliminated must draw a new character randomly.If you want to give each player the opportunity of playing the Sheriff, you may decide,before starting the game, to pass this role among players from game to game, randomlyassigning the other roles.Now that you are familiar with the <strong>rules</strong>, let’s see the cards of <strong>BANG</strong>! in detail!THE CARDSWeaponsYou start the game with a Colt .45 revolver. This is not represented by any card,but it is drawn on your playing board. Using the Colt .45 you can only hit targetsat a distance of 1, i.e. only players sitting to your right or your left.In order to hit targets farther than distance 1, you need to play a bigger weapon:place it over the Colt .45. Weapons can be recognized from their blueborder with no bullet holes, black-and-white illustration and thenumber into the sight (see picture) that represents the maximumreachable distance. The weapon in play substitutes the Colt .45, until the cardis removed somehow. Even if weapons are played on the board, they can still bestolen (e.g. through the play of a Panic!) or discarded (e.g. through Cat Balou). Theonly weapon you can never lose is the ol’ Colt .45!You can only have one weapon in play at a time: if you want to play a new weaponwhen you already have one, you must discard the one you already have.Important: weapons do not change the distance between players.They represent your maximum reachable distance when shooting.Volcanic: with this card in play you may play any number of <strong>BANG</strong>! cards duringyour turn. These <strong>BANG</strong>! cards can be aimed at the same or different targets, butare limited to a distance of 1.<strong>BANG</strong>! and Missed!<strong>BANG</strong>! cards are the main method to reduce other players’ life points. If youwant to play a <strong>BANG</strong>! card to hit one of the players, determine:a) what the distance to that player is; andb) if your weapon is capable of reaching that distance.Example 1. With reference to the distance figure, let us suppose that Ann (A) wantsto shoot Carl (C), i.e. Ann wants to play a <strong>BANG</strong>! card against Carl. Usually Carlwould be at a distance of 2, therefore Ann would need a weapon to shoot at thisdistance: a Schofield, a Remington, a Rev. Carabine or a Winchester, but not aVolcanic or the ol’ Colt .45. If Ann has a Scope in play, she would see Carl ata distance of 1, and therefore she could use any weapon to shoot at him. But ifCarl has a Mustang in play, then the two cards would combine and Ann would still see Carl at adistance of 2.Example 2. If Dan (D) has a Mustang in play, Ann would see him at a distance of 4: in order toshoot Dan, Ann would need a weapon capable of reaching distance 4.If you are hit by a <strong>BANG</strong>! you may immediately play a Missed! - even though it isnot your turn! - to cancel the shot. If you do not, you lose one life point (discarda bullet). Discarded bullet go into a pile in the middle of the table. If you haveno more bullets left, i.e. you lose your last life point, you are out of the game,unless you play immediately a Beer (see next paragraph). You can only cancelshots aimed at you. The <strong>BANG</strong>! card is discarded, even when cancelled.


BeerThis card lets you regain one life point –take a bullet from the pile. You cannotgain more life points than your startingamount! The Beer cannot be used to helpother players.The Beer can be played in two ways:• as usual, during your turn;• out of turn, but only if you have justreceived a hit that is lethal (i.e. a hit thattakes away your last life point), and not if you aresimply hit.Beer has no effect if there are only 2 players left inthe game; in other words, if you play a Beer you do notgain any life point.Example. You have 2 life points left, and suffer 3damages from a Dynamite. If you play 2 Beers you willstay alive with 1 life point left (2-3+2), while you wouldbe eliminated playing only one Beer that would allowyou to regain just 1 life point. You would still be at zero!SaloonCards with symbols on two lines havetwo simultaneous effects, one for eachline.Here symbols say: “Regain one lifepoint”, and this applies to “All the otherplayers”, and on the next line: “[You]regain one life point”.The overall effect is that all players inplay regain one life point.You cannot play a Saloon out of turn when you arelosing your last life point: the Saloon is not a Beer!Stagecoachand Wells FargoSymbols state: “Draw twocards” (three with Wells Fargo)from the top of the deck.THE SYMBOLSEach card shows one or more symboCount as a <strong>BANG</strong>!: removeone life pointCount as a Missed!: cancel theeffect ofRegain one life point. Onlythe player playing this cardbenefits from this effect,unless otherwise stated.Draw a card. If “any player”is specified (see that symbol),then you can draw a randomcard from his hand, or you canchoose one in play in front ofhim. If no player is specified,draw the top card of the deck.In any case, cards drawn areadded to your hand.Force to discard a card. Youcan force a specified player todiscard a random card fromhis hand, or you can chooseGeneral storeWhen you play this card, turn as many cards from the deck face up as the playersstill playing. Starting with you and proceeding clockwise, each player chooses oneof those cards and puts it in his hands.Panic!The symbols state: “Draw a card” from “a player at distance 1”. Remember thatthis distance is not modified by weapons, but only by cards such as Mustangand/or Scope.


ON THE CARDSls that show the effect(s) of the card.and discard one card in playin front of him.Cat BalouForce “any one player” to “discard acard”, regardless of the distance.It specifies that you can applythe effect to any chosen player,regardless of the distance.It specifies that the effectapplies to all the otherplayers – i.e. not the playerwho played the card -,regardless of the distance.It specifies that the effectapplies to any one player,provided that he is within areachable distance.GatlingThe Gatling shoots “a <strong>BANG</strong>!” to “allthe other players”, regardless of thedistance. Even though the Gatling shootsa <strong>BANG</strong>! to all the other players, it isnot considered a <strong>BANG</strong>! card. Duringyour turn you can play any number ofGatling, but only one <strong>BANG</strong>! card.Indians!Each player, excluding the onewho played this card, may discarda <strong>BANG</strong>! card, or lose one life point.Neither Missed! nor Barrel have effectin this case.It specifies that the effectapplies to any one player ata distance of the number orless. Note: Mustang and Scopecan alter this distance, butweapons in play do not.DuelWith this card you can challengeany other player (staring him in theeyes!), regardless of the distance. Thechallenged player may discard a <strong>BANG</strong>!card (even though it is not his turn!).If he does, you may discard a <strong>BANG</strong>!card, and so on: the first player failingto discard a <strong>BANG</strong>! card loses one lifepoint, and the duel is over. You cannotplay Missed! or use the Barrel during a duel. The Duelis not a <strong>BANG</strong>! card. <strong>BANG</strong>! cards discarded during a Duel are not accounted towards the “one<strong>BANG</strong>! card” limitation.MustangWhen you have a Mustang horse in play the distance between other players andyou is increased by 1. However, you still see the other players at the normaldistance.Example. In the figure of the distance, if Ann (A) has a Mustang in play, Ben (B)and Flo (F) would see her at a distance of 2, Carl (C) and Emma (E) at a distanceof 3, and Dan (D) at a distance of 4, while Ann would continue seeing all the otherplayers at the normal distance.ScopeWhen you have a Scope in play, you see all the other players at a distance decreasedby 1. However, other players still see you at the normal distance. Distances lessthan 1 are considered to be 1.Example. In the figure of the distance, if Ann (A) has a Scope in play, she would seeBen (B) and Flo (F) at a distance of 1, Carl (C) and Emma (E) at a distance of 1, Dan(D) at a distance of 2, while Ann would be seen by other players at a normal distance.


Draw!Some cards (Barrel, Jail, Dynamite) show little poker suits and values, then anequal sign and then their effects. The player using such a card must “draw!”, i.e.he has to flip over the top card of the deck, discard it, and look at the pokersymbol in the lower left corner. If this flipped card shows a symbol (and value!)that matches, then the “draw!” was successful, and the effect of the card is resolved(the “draw!” card is always discarded without effect). Otherwise, nothing happens: bad luck! Ifa specific card value or range is specified on the card, then the “draw!” card must show a valuewithin that range (including the pictured symbols), and the suit shown.The value sequence is: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K-A.BarrelThe Barrel allows you to “draw!” when you are the target of a <strong>BANG</strong>!:- if you draw a Heart card, you are Missed! (just like if you played a Missed! card);- otherwise nothing happens.Example. You are the target of another player’s <strong>BANG</strong>! You have a Barrel in play:this card lets you “draw!” to cancel a <strong>BANG</strong>! and it is successful on a Heart. So,you flip the top card of the deck and put it on the discard pile: it’s a 4 of Hearts.The use of the Barrel is successful and cancels the <strong>BANG</strong>! Ifthe flipped card were of a different suit, then the Barrel wouldhave had no effect, but you could have still tried to cancel the<strong>BANG</strong>! with a Missed!.JailPlay this card in front of any player regardless of the distance: you put himin jail! If you are in jail, you must “draw!” before the beginning of your turn:- if you draw a Heart card, you escape from jail: discard theJail, and continue your turn as normal;- otherwise discard the Jail and skip your turn.If you are in Jail you remain a possible target for <strong>BANG</strong>! cards and can still playresponse cards (e.g. Missed! and Beer) out of your turn, if necessary.Jail cannot be played on the Sheriff.DynamitePlay this card in front of you: the Dynamite will stay there for a whole turn. When you start yournext turn (you have the Dynamite already in play), before the first phase you must “draw!”:- if you draw a card showing Spades and a number between 2 and 9, theDynamite explodes! Discard it and lose 3 life points;- otherwise, pass the Dynamite to the player on your left (who will “draw!” on histurn, etc.).Players keep passing the Dynamite around until it explodes, with the effectexplained above, or it is drawn or discarded by a Panic! or a Cat Balou. If you haveboth the Dynamite and a Jail in play, check the Dynamite first. If you are damaged(or even eliminated!) by a Dynamite, this damage is not considered to be causedby any player.


THE CHARACTERSBart Cassidy (4 life points): each timehe loses a life point, he immediatelydraws a card from the deck.Black Jack (4 life points): duringphase 1 of his turn, he must showthe second card he draws: if it’s Heartor Diamonds (just like a “draw!”), hedraws one additional card (withoutrevealing it).Calamity Janet (4 life points): shecan use <strong>BANG</strong>! cards as Missed!cards and vice versa. If she playsa Missed! as a <strong>BANG</strong>!, she cannotplay another <strong>BANG</strong>! card that turn(unless she has a Volcanic in play).El Gringo (3 life points): each timehe loses a life point due to a cardplayed by another player, he drawsa random card from the hands ofthat player (one card for each lifepoint). If that player has no more cards, toobad!, he does not draw. Note that Dynamitedamages are not caused by any player.Jesse Jones (4 life points): duringphase 1 of his turn, he may chooseto draw the first card from the deck,or randomly from the hand of anyother player. Then he draws thesecond card from the deck.Jourdonnais (4 life points): he isconsidered to have a Barrel in playat all times; he can “draw!” when heis the target of a <strong>BANG</strong>!, and on aHeart he is missed. If he has anotherreal Barrel card in play, he can count both ofthem, giving him two chances to cancel the<strong>BANG</strong>! before playing a Missed!.Kit Carlson (4 life points): duringphase 1 of his turn, he looks atthe top three cards of the deck: hechooses 2 to draw, and puts theother one back on the top of thedeck, face down.Lucky Duke (4 life points): each timehe is required to “draw!”, he flipsthe top two cards from the deck,and chooses the result he prefers.Discard both cards afterwards.Paul Regret (3 life points): he isconsidered to have a Mustang inplay at all times; all other playersmust add 1 to the distance to him.If he has another real Mustang inplay, he can count both of them, increasing alldistances to him by a total of 2.Pedro Ramirez (4 life points): duringphase 1 of his turn, he may chooseto draw the first card from the topof the discard pile or from the deck.Then, he draws the second cardfrom the deck.Rose Doolan (4 life points): she isconsidered to have a Scope in playat all times; she sees the otherplayers at a distance decreased by1. If she has another real Scope inplay, she can count both of them, reducingher distance to all other players by a totalof 2.Sid Ketchum (4 life points): at anytime, he may discard 2 cards fromhis hand to regain one life point. Ifhe is willing and able, he can usethis ability more than once at atime. But remember: you cannot have more lifepoints than your starting amount!Slab the Killer (4 life points):players trying to cancel his <strong>BANG</strong>!cards need to play 2 Missed!. TheBarrel effect, if successfully used,only counts as one Missed!.Suzy Lafayette (4 life points): assoon as she has no cards in herhand, she draws a card from thedraw pile.Vulture Sam (4 life points): whenevera character is eliminated from thegame, Sam takes all the cards thatplayer had in his hand and in play,and adds them to his hand.Willy the Kid (4 life points): he canplay any number of <strong>BANG</strong>! cardsduring his turn.


THE CHARACTERS - MOST WANTEDFrom <strong>BANG</strong>! Dodge CityApache Kid (3 life points): he isunaffected by cards from the suitof Diamonds played by the otherplayers. During a Duel, his abilitydoes not work.Chuck Wengam (4 life points): duringhis turn, he can choose to lose 1 lifepoint to draw 2 cards from the deck.He may also use this ability morethan once in the same turn; however,he cannot choose to lose his last lifepoint this way.José Delgado (4 life points): duringhis turn he can discard a blueborderedcard from his hand to draw 2cards from the deck. He may use thisability twice per turn.Pixie Pete (3 life points): duringphase 1 of his turn, he draws 3 cardsinstead of 2.From <strong>BANG</strong>! Wild West ShowBig Spencer (9 life points): he startswith 5 cards. He can’t play Missed!.Youl Grinner (4 life points): beforedrawing, players with more handcards than him must give himone card of their choice. Thechosen card must come from theplayer’s hand.From <strong>BANG</strong>! Gold RushMadam Yto (4 life points): each timea Beer card is played, she drawsone card from the deck. It doesn’tmatter who played the Beer, evenMadam Yto’s Beer cards count.From the Czech expansion <strong>BANG</strong>! Údolí Stínů(The Valley of Shadows)Colorado Bill (4 life points): Eachtime he plays a <strong>BANG</strong>! card, “draw!”:on Spades, this shot cannot beavoided; thus cards like Missed!or Barrel or Jourdonnais’ abilitycannot be used.Henry Block (4 life points): anyplayer drawing or discarding a cardin his hand or in front of him isthe target of a <strong>BANG</strong>! The card isdrawn (or discarded) only after thisautomatic <strong>BANG</strong>! is resolved.THE CHARACTERS - THE 10 TH ANNIVERSARYAnnie Versary (4 life points):She may use any card as a <strong>BANG</strong>! card.


Inordrderto keepeptrackof yourlifife points, you can use anotheher character card,fromtheones leftover. Tururn it facace downandcovover/ uncncovoverthebululleletsbyslidining yourchahararactctercard on it,jusust likein the pictcture. Thihis makes easisiertobrining <strong>BANG</strong>NG! witith you and play it anywywhere!Jesse Jones with three lifife points• Anycard with a Misseded!symbol canbe usedto cancel theeffffect ofacard with a <strong>BANG</strong>! symbol.• You can onlyplalay one <strong>BANG</strong>! ca rd perturn, butyoucanplalay any numberof othercards which show thesymymbol .• You cannothavave two cardrds withthesamame name in fronont of youou.• You can onlyhave one weapaponin play, but atleaeastyoualwlwayays havea Colt .4545.• Weapons donotchange the distancebetween plalayers, theyrepresent only yourshooootingranange.• Beerhasno effefectwhehen therere are only2 plalayeyerslefeft in thegamame.• When youarelososining yourlasast lifepoioint, you can onlyplay a Beer,and not a Saloon.SPECIAL RULES FOR 3 PLAYERSTake these 3 role cards: Deputy, Outlaw, and Renegade. Give one of them randomlyto each player, but place them face up on the table. Everyone knows the role of allthree players.The goal of each player is determined by his role:• the Deputy must kill the Renegade;• the Renegade must kill the Outlaw;• the Outlaw must kill the Deputy.The game plays as usual, beginning with the Deputy.You win as soon as you reach your goal, if you shot the final hit on your target(e.g., as a Deputy you must personally kill the Renegade).If the other player dealt the final hit, then the goal for both survivors is to be the lastman standing. For example, if the Outlaw killed the Renegade, then the Deputy didnot win – he must now kill the Outlaw, who must in turn kill the Deputy in orderto win.However, any player who personally kills another one (regardless of his role)immediately draws 3 cards from the deck as a reward.As there is no Sheriff, the Jail can be played on anyone.Beer still has no effect when there are only 2 players left.

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