6 gangland bosses each with 4 members of their gang are sat round a table. One member of each gang is armed with a knife and another with a gun. Situated on the table are more knives and guns, drinks, business rights and a cash register. Each player takes control of one gang and is trying to "earn" more money than everyone else. To achieve this they aim to keep their leader alive as long as possible, occupy the seats containing the business rights and to occupy the income doubling cash register. Each player holds five cards that can be played to do such things as shoot the character across the table, knife the character sat next to you, poison 3 drinks, place an exploding cake, move a cake, explode the cake or move a character.
Into the game and after initial placement most of the gang leaders were clustered around the two ends of the table. So not suprisingly a cake (which wipes out 3 characters around the bomb) was soon attracted to one end of the table. After a bit of juggling and Oggies leader legging it down the other end of the table it blew up taking a couple of henchmen with it. On more than one occasion carefully placed bombs found their way back to their "owners" before blowing them to bits. Amongst all this mass carnage Anne and Steve were amassing plenty of cash. However Steve was also attracting more than his share of the "hits", and was in the end the only player to be eliminated a couple of minutes before the end of the game. This left Anne a clear run to mop up despite taking a couple of late hits and Oggie finishing strongly.
A game that got a mixed reception, Steve was not too impressed while Anne loved it. It is possible in Don Pepe to eliminate players from the game and in our game Steve had to sit out for about the last 5 minutes.
Anne 15, Oggie 14, Steve 10, Tel 10, Paul 7, Andy 4
Ratings / 10
Anne 8, Oggie 7, Steve 6, Tel 7, Paul 7, Andy 7