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After playing this at Origins, one of my close friends bought this game, and we cracked it out at a little social gathering recently.
Players: 5 (your humble author, Matt, Lee, Ginny, Doreena)
Time: 120 minutes (with some interruptions)
This game is, obviously, not to be taken too seriously, and it was perfect for the mood our group was in.
Little of note happened during the first couple of rolls, though there was significant loss of teeth early on. We were a pretty under-educated/employed bunch (even for this game) (I was the taxidermist). We all acquired our first car - and I tried to prepare for the inevitable passel of step-kids by buying the Tinkerbell (carries 10 Young-Ens). My first Go Redneckin'! card after that was to challenge someone to a Pink Slip race. I lost my die roll to Matt, and had to get a different car, giving me a BIG stack of Check 'N' Scrams.
Sidenote: my only nitpick about the game itself is that there is too much 'money' and not enough Check 'N' Scrams. When you're almost never out of debt, there's no need for a big stack of $100s. We had to 'bank' our C'N'Ss to keep the game flowing.
We proceeded through the next few steps, drinking moonshine, selling grandma's body to science, and losing teeth when we hit a pothole while picking our teeth with our hunting knife - Dang. Marriages were mostly uneventful, everyone but me slept with their divorce lawyer to save the $50, and everybody but Lee bought all the insurances available (if you're actually playing this to win - the insurance seems to represent a reasonable risk-reward payback, unlike real life). Along the way, I managed to steal back the car I had lost to Matt since he left his (my!) keys in it. Lee caught a 'social' disease from his tryst with his lawyer, while Doreena ended up with a bunch (6) of stepkids named Darryl.
The dice, which had been tough to us all game, finally turned around when we all hit the casino. I cashed in 4 Check 'N' Scrams from my winnings, everyone else tried to push past $400 and lost, with Lee getting to $1600 before losing.
By the time we all got to the Day of Reckonin', we were pretty beat up and poor. I had no teeth left (-1 really) after Uncle Clem came and took our debts out of our poor, sorry hides. And our granny's body sellin', small town girl Ginny ended up winnin' with about 6 teeth left.