Available to Kickstart now, check out Gunrunners – a new fast-paced, strategy, and area control game by Dr. Finn’s Games.
GUNRUNNERS: In pursuit of the Merchant of Death
Save the world from the Merchant of Death! The “merchant of death” is an infamous dealer of illegal arms whose business dealings have reaped him great profits, but have also put weapons into the hands of nefarious criminals throughout the world. In this game, players lead their own teams of international agents who pursue the Merchant of Death and confiscate his weapons. Will your agents succeed in bringing the Merchant of Death to justice?
Why would you like this game?
Gunrunners is a relatively quick (30 minutes) strategic area control game that is easy to play, yet contains a fair amount of depth for a “filler” game. The game often culminates in a close victory whose outcome is not decided until the end. During the game, players use the various abilities of their “special operatives” to quickly alter the balance of power, leading to a high level of player interaction and unexpected twists of fate. Furthermore, the game has been excellently illustrated and designed, as is evidenced by the sample artwork shown below.
Positive Reviews for Dr Finn’s Games
The goal of Dr. Finn’s Games is to produce “filler” games that are quick, have straightforward rules, involve some strategic planning, contain a limited element of luck, and whose outcome is rarely determined early in the game. In some of the pledge levels, other Dr. Finn’s Games are included along withGunrunners. Here are sample comments about Dr. Finn’s Games on [BGG].
“This game is a blast. I need to go play it right now.” – Impr3ssion
“After a handful of 2-player plays, I’m in love. The tension, the touch choices about which colors to keep, which colors to dump on, how much to bid, how to signal opponents to throw them off the scent of what you’re doing…there’s just so much good stuff going on here, and it all happens inside about 15 minutes. Wow.” – Mr Nuts
“This is the best card game of 2008, and my all-round favorite self-published game. It’s a brilliant auction/bluffing game in a small package, with one of the most singular card-drafting mechanics I’ve ever seen. Strongly recommended.” – tommynomad
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“This is an excellent filler! Very simple rules, a lot of fun, and it has agonizing decisions. Very well constructed dice game.” – Thyrlos
“One of the best two player dice games I’ve ever played.” – Travvller
“More superb filler from Dr. Finn” – eekamouse
Pledge Level Highlights
Please note: I made an error in the early bird level ($20) by not including international shipping. For those outside the U.S., you can still pledge at this level (until 100 backers have been reached) by just adding $20 to the pledge.
Avatar pack and wallpaper = a variety of images based on the game’s components that will be sent to you via email.
At the $200 level, you can have your name (or a fictional name of your choice) placed on one of the 24 Special Operative cards. There are six different types of Special Operative Cards (in four different colors) for a total of 24 cards. You can request a particular card type from the 6 below, though not all requests may be accommodated.
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