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Kingpin

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Kingpin is a game about crime syndicates vying for control of a city.  

You play a crime boss controlling a group of lieutenants to shake down businesses, sell drugs, strong-arm opponents and stay out of the watchful eye of the police.  Your goal is to kill the competition, control the city or get rich.

2-4 Players, 45-90 Minutes

Game Play

Lieutenant Card

Lieutenant Card

Stay Away from the Cops

Every action has a reaction.  Players incur Heat with each action they take, rolling dice at the end of their turn to determine if they've dealt a masterstroke or over-reached.

Dark Past Card

Dark Past Card

Build an Empire

Players recruit a Kingpin and their stable of Lieutenants to take strategic control of locations on the game board.  Locations unlock abilities and resources they use to amass wealth, control the city, or destroy their rivals.

Secret Motivation Card

Secret Motivation Card

Dark Pasts and Secret Motivations

Players begin the game with secret objectives that help and hinder them in their race to take control of the city.

Location from Game Board

Location from Game Board

Criminal Intent

Your arsenal of tactics include Robbery, Assault, Drug Trafficking, Bribery and Racketeering. 

Heat Card

Heat Card

Theme

A cast of 33 criminals and cops in a city of vibrant neighborhoods.

Juan "Santo" Ramos

Juan "Santo" Ramos

Juan “Santo” Ramos

Juan was christened Santo after a baptism of blood.  Starting out as a low-level thug in a no-name gang, Santo went on a brutal killing spree, taking out lieutenants and bosses, one after another until no one was left standing.  The beleaguered citizens of the crime-ridden city slums whispered “Santo” under their breaths as they watched him walk blood covered through the streets in the aftermath.  Their children would use that name as a curse, after he began his own reign of terror over their neighborhood.

Strength: +2/+4/+6/+8

Abilities:  +$10K from each Business.

Donny Fitz

Donny Fitz

Donny Fitz

Donny doesn’t love the violence and crime, but he sure does love the money and drugs.  Son of a car dealer, he inherited a small fortune at 19, but proceeded to piss it all down the drain as he fell into a vortex of hookers, gambling and anything he could smoke, snort or inject.  He turned to crime to feed the monkey on his back, but now he’s careful to keep his habits low-key in week-long binges every few months huddled in his apartment.

Strength:  +2/+4/+6/+6

Abilities:  Roll 1 die, on 1 lose 1 drug and 1 action that turn.

 

Marcy Davis

Marcy Davis

Marcy Davis

Marcy used to work the overnight shift at the downtown hospital, but things changed when her mother got Alzheimer’s and a thug she’d treated at the hospital showed up at her house with a GSW and a fist full of bloody cash.  Finally able to cover her second mortgage and the late payment to her mother’s assisted living up-state, she quit the hospital and went freelance.  No questions asked, only cash accepted.

Strength:  -2/0/0/0

Abilities:  Starts the game with 3 Aid tokens.  May use an Aid token to prevent one rank loss or heat effect.

 

 

Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 9 Kingpins
  • 20 Lieutenants
  • 14 Cops
  • 43 Standees
  • 54 Event Cards
  • 54 Heat Cards
  • 6-Sided Dice
  • Money Tokens
  • Drug Tokens

Game Layout

Credits

Game Design:  Josh Hoff and Robert Jamison

Concept Artist, Illustrator:  Hai Pham

Special Thanks:  Richard Rouchleau, Sarah Kreutzer and Robin Jamison