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Phil Mawson
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Gunfights, horses, trains, robbing banks, outlaws, lawmen, bounty hunters, cowboys, wilderness survival.

Basically looking for 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly' or Red Dead Redemption (video game) in a boardgame.

Ideally something still in print. No card games though please.

Games with the 'American West' theme I already have or interested in:

Colt Express - pre-order
Deadwood - own
Carson City - interested
Spurs - interested

Cheers.
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Carson City has the theme, but not really the feel. There are some "gunfights," but the fights involve no action or cunning, mostly just firepower. The rest of the game is strategizing how to convert land, buildings, abilities, firepower, and die rolls into money, and then how to best convert everything into points.
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Nyogtha wrote:
... Basically looking for 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly' or Red Dead Redemption (video game) in a boardgame.


Spurs: A Tale in the Old West would be the best choice, imho. You can hunt varmints, rob banks, go prospecting for gold nuggets, get ambushed by outlaws, and even engage in PvP duels.

I enjoy the game quite a lot.
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Just listened to The Long View podcast episode about Revolver 1 and 2 with the designers and seems to be what you are looking for.

Cheers

Btw, I haven't played them yet but after listening to this podcast both games made it to my wish/trade list.
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Hoss Cartwright
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Fort Apache

Cavalry
Mexicans
Indians
Cowboys

battle it out.
 
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My favourite is Gunslinger. It's weird and crufty and takes some practice to play smoothly. But it's got a great ambiance, and permits a surprisingly dramatic set of player actions.
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Another vote for Gunslinger. But, it's an old school wargame.

And Doomtown: Reloaded is the weird west, and is a ton of fun.

I also always enjoyed Way Out West despite some obvious flaws, but a good, Euro, Martin Wallace take on the Wild West.
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I wrote a blog post earlier this year about all the Westerns coming out this year, especially "weird" westerns:
http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/30376/year-weird-western

I like westerns and also backed a couple of Kickstarter westerns:

A Fistful of Dinero
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1149948327/a-fistful-of...

Gunman's Law: Wild West Shootout
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/gunmans-law-...

Haven't received them yet so can't comment or review yet.
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Windopaene wrote:
Another vote for Gunslinger. But, it's an old school wargame.

For those who find Gunslinger too daunting, Cowboys: The Way of the Gun could be described as Gunslinger Lite.
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rynelf wrote:
My favourite is Gunslinger. It's weird and crufty and takes some practice to play smoothly. But it's got a great ambiance, and permits a surprisingly dramatic set of player actions.
Yep, a great game.
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If you want miniatures I recommend Once upon a Time in the West, but it's not a simple game.

Simpler and more fast flowing is The Rules With No Name, they lack the detail but a better for "club night" game when you only have a couple of hours.
 
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I really like Bang! The Dice Game, and its pretty thematic with the emphasis on the Sheriff, the Deputy, the Renegade whose on both sides, and the Outlaw enemies.

It plays fast and is a dice game kind of similar to King of Tokyo, only a LOT faster with hidden role too.
 
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+1 Spurs
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, keep 'em coming if there are more.

At the moment I think I shall get a copy of Spurs if I can find one (is it all sold out?), although it looks a little clunky in places. And maybe add a couple of other games like Colt Express and Bang for that different aesthetic.
 
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