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We also already own Round-up.

When I was younger I played:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1983 Frontier-6

Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: What are the best Light-Med. Western games? (besides Ban
way out west is a flawed gem
 
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Re: What are the best Light-Med. Western games? (besides Ban
Wyatt Earp is pretty fun.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/878

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I'll second Wyatt Earp. If you enjoy a rummy stype game or have tried any of the Mystery Rummy series then I'd definitely give it a try. Enjoyable game but I wish the cards were bigger!
 
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Tossing the analytics in here for discussion...
There's only 48 games on BGG marked as American West and having a weight rating of 1 to 3.5

Of those, if you line up the people who rated more than one of them and do the "preferred and used" thingy, the top 10 are:
Wyatt Earp (#1)
Gunslinger
Lost Valley
Boomtown
Bang!
Deadlands: Doomtown
Old Town
Way Out West
Gnadenlos!
Go West (#10)

Personally I haven't actually played ANY of these, so I'll leave the rest of the discussion to qualitative comments by those who have.

Cheers
Joe
 
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Blood Meridian wrote:
We also already own Round-up.

When I was younger I played:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1983 Frontier-6

Thanks in advance.


Shhhh!

Slugfest Games (KUNG FU FIGHTING!, EN GARDE!) is playtesting this awesome new card game codenamed GUNSLINGER. It's similar to the system they used in their first 2 games but with elements and concepts appropriate to the genre.

But I am loathe to get into detailed desriptions because most companies try to keep such things on the down low due to the intellectual property issues, but it basically takes the EN GARDE/KUNG FU FIGHTING "system", and fits it to the genre. I enjoyed it a great deal and would recommend keeping an eye out for it...
 
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Kung Fu Fighting is pretty much an empty box...

So you can count me out of the hype for that game snore
 
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I've not played either of these, but they seem to be what you are looking for:
Saloon http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2496
Calaboose http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/16088
 
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Re: What are the best Light-Med. Western games? (besides Ban
tornadog wrote:
any report on cash n guns????

Great game. Not a western theme. Think "Resevoir Dogs: the Boardgame".
 
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MontyCircus wrote:
Kung Fu Fighting is pretty much an empty box...

So you can count me out of the hype for that game snore


That's your story and you're welcome to it - all I know is, it's been a big hit with every group I've gotten to try it, and that's a lot of groups - fast paced, easy to understand, amusing theme, decent fun. Not something you'd play over and over, but I can't say that about any game, and people who don't like luck elements won't like it, but they can't expect to be satisifed with anything but pure strategy games anyway, and as far as pure strategy goes...snore is about right...

Each of Slugfest's games is just a little different from the others to reflect the different themes - like a fight scene in a martial arts movie, KUNG FU FIGHTING is a very basic slamfest with just a few modifiers, whereas EN GARDE has quite a bit more strategy and countermoves. Currently, GUNFIGHTERS is in-between those 2, with some modifiers that keep it from being a straight-on bash and a bit more emphasis on weapons than KFF...
 
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