BANG! is a fast-paced card game that simulates a Wild West shootout, where players take on hidden roles with different objectives and engage in strategic gunplay.

Gameplay Overview

  • Wild West Theme: Recreates the feel of a spaghetti western shoot-out.
  • Hidden Roles: Players receive a secret Role card and a public Character card.
  • Role Objectives:
    • Sheriff: Eliminate all Outlaws and the Renegade.
    • Deputy: Protect the Sheriff and eliminate Outlaws.
    • Outlaw: Kill the Sheriff.
    • Renegade: Be the last person standing.
  • Character Abilities: Each Character card provides unique abilities and a hand limit.
  • Game Mechanics: Use BANG! cards to shoot other players within range, and MISSED! cards to dodge shots.
  • Equipment and Actions: Cards offer temporary boosts or special effects, like increasing range or providing health.
  • Language-Independent Design: Card information is conveyed through symbols.
  • Reference Cards: Included to aid gameplay understanding.


BANG! offers an exciting blend of strategy, deception, and quick decision-making. It is well-suited for players who enjoy games with hidden roles, direct player interaction, and thematic flair. The game's mechanics are easy to learn but offer enough depth to keep players engaged. The varying objectives of each role create dynamic interactions and ensure that no two games are alike. BANG! is a great choice for groups looking for a fun and interactive game experience with a touch of the Wild West.

Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

  • 4 - 7 Players
  • 20 - 40 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like BANG! so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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