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Family Business

Family Business: takes mob warfare to a new level of backstabbing, revenge, and general bloodthirstiness, which is what makes it such a blast to play. Every player controls a 'family' and plays various cards to off other players' family members. In a game with this little structure, it's possible for everyone to gang up on one unlucky soul, or for the damage to be fairly evenly spread. Either way, the last family standing is victorious. Each player starts with a gang of nine characters. To try to get rid of other gangsters, contracts are played on them. If these contracts are not blocked by anyone, the targeted gangster is placed on the hit list. As soon as six gangsters are on the hit list a mob war is started. This means that, at the start of every turn, the first character on this list is eliminated. This goes on until the list is empty.
Mobwars can also be triggered by cards being played. When no more than the last six or fewer characters are in play a constant mob war is going on, until only one player has characters left.

Category: Family/Strategy card game, it's a fun game, easy to learn but hard to master. Lots of replay. Pretty much for the novice gamer and above.

Time to play: about 30 minutes

# of players: 2-6