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There’s gold in them hills!
With that cry prospectors race westward and Boomtowns are established—the gold rush is on. In Boomtown, you must compete with your fellow prospectors in a mad scramble to find your fortune in gold, but watch out for highwaymen, card sharks and crooked politicians. There are many ways to make a buck in Boomtown.
Aim of the game: The players are prospectors, trying to find gold and get rich. Every turn, mining concessions are auctioned. Then gold is found on some concessions, depending on the die rolls. Players can also act as highwaymen, tavern owners, and politicians. Through many means are fortunes won. At the end of the game, the player with the most influence, the best mines and the most gold wins.
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|A great mix of risk-taking, auctions, and hose your neighbor gameplay, it's just chaotic and light enough to be a perfect auction filler of choice. The cartoony artwork and fun theme will draw gamers in quickly. Can you stake your claim?
|What makes Boomtown shine is the very innovative bidding mechanism, where the winner of a bid doesn't pay the bank, but the other players, This twist has a huge impact on gameplay and balances power very effectively. Boomtown has simple rules, a high level of randomness and plays fast - a great combination for a game to play in between longer/deeper games.