Bountytown

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With the jailhouse empty since the death of the last sheriff, all manner of outlaws have made this little dust bucket their playground. The fix? Scare off the outlaws!

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Gold Banner product Named one of the Top 10 Western Board Games by Dice Tower!

The ol’ railroad needs to lay track through this town yesterday, but with the jailhouse empty since the death of the last sheriff, all manner of outlaws have made this little dust bucket their playground. The fix? Scare off the outlaws. The railroad’s put out bounties on the worst of the worst, with cash rewards higher than anything this side of St. Louis. That’s drawn everyone from veteran peacekeepers to folks who’ve never once picked up a pistol. Folks out West don’t call this town by its proper name no more. They call it… Bountytown

In Bountytown, from Kyle Van Winkle and Michael Huven-Moore, three to six players take on the roles of unique characters in the Wild West, dueling bounties and each other in a race to build up the most Renown in Bountytown. Players move around the town, activating unique locations to gain advantages and to shore up weaknesses. The bounty hunter who has earned the most Renown when the dust settles wins the game!

Note: This game is currently only available in the boxed version.

What's In The Box?:


•   One 20-page, full-color Rules booklet
•   150 cards
•   15 character standees (minor assembly required)
•   31 bounties
•   1 Train card
•   One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet

Credits:


Game Design: Kyle Van Winkle and Michael Huven-Moore
Development and Documentation: Kevin Fortuna
Producer: Deon Carrico
Graphic Design: Michelle Ball, Nathan Hansen, Richard Starke
Art: Brett Mitchell
Playtesting: M.J. Anderson, Joe Betz, Noah Brown, Darren Cheatham, Jack Eury, Robert Garza, Jeff Gondek, Ann Graff, Alison Headley, Judy Headley, Kim Heath, Robert Heath, Erin Herbst, Steven Hier, Sam Holder, Erin Huven-Moore, Bryan Koroleski, Sean Leary, Robin Lees, Bryan Meadows, Andy O'Neal, Wesley Paulson, Aaron Pemberton, Cassidy Post, Monica Reyes, Justin Schaffer, Cameron Stanley, Marc Starcher, Bailey Turner, Katie Van Winkle, Tina Van Winkle, Brian Winkelmann, Sarah Wood, Frank Zazanis II
Proofreading: Noelle Le Bienvenu, Russ Williams, Karen Wolterman

Firearms Consultant: Trevor Cantrell-Paulsone

Game Resources

(Rules require a PDF viewer installed in your browser, or right-click to download and open with a PDF reader)

Game Data

Number of Players 3-6
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 30 minutes
Difficulty N/A
Solitaire Suitability N/A
Designer Michael Huven-Moore and Kyle Van Winkle
Developer Kevin Fortuna

Reviews

Bountytown by Jeff Patino (Board Game Quest)
I quite enjoy Bountytown as a 3 or 4 player game. It puts players in the position to attempt to take advantage of their strengths and bluff or hide their weaknesses while trying to boost their Renown to win the game and defend against losing duels to the other bounty hunters. The back-and-forth nature of gameplay is challenging and engaging.

[Bountytown is a] challenging and highly re-playable card game that should hold a place in anyone’s collection as a solid Old West themed game. (3/5)
Fist Full of Cards by Jason Meyer (iSlaytheDragon)
Bountytown isn’t the first board game to incorporate Poker, but it does it well and for arguably the most appropriate of themes. Smoothly blended with its action point allowance mechanic, the vying aspect is simplified to appease casual players, while still retaining the showdown and bluffing qualities that make the card game so universally regarded. Like any rustic frontier town worth its salt, it can be a little rough around the edges the more crowded the table. But otherwise it provides some straight up fun, flush with tension, whether playing with three of a kind or a full house.
Bountytown by Maurice Fitzgerald (Club Fantasci)
With a unique take on the tried and true poker mechanic, Bountytown is both a familiar and fresh card game that is accessible to everyone and above all, a whole lot of fun! The balanced mix of special abilities for the characters, items and location cards gives the game enough strategic options to keep things interesting through many plays.
Bountytown by Nerdbloggers
We found the character abilities to be pretty balanced in our games, but we haven’t played with enough combinations to really know how that will turn out in the long run. The fact that there is so much left to see with the game is probably is greatest strength. There are characters we haven’t used after three games, bounties we haven’t captured, locations we haven’t visited (and maybe even items we haven’t bought, but I’m not sure about that). Just the variety in locations alters player strategy from game to game and makes every game feel unique.

The theme is one that goes over well with my group, but also works with non-gamers and younger family members. Overall, I’m completely pleased with this game and fully expect it to make my most-played-games list this year. (4/5)
Bountytown by Jonathan Nelson (Gaming Bits)
I've never been a big fan of poker so I was afraid that this might not go over as well as it did, but I have to admit the game was quite fun. ... For me, this game takes poker and makes it enjoyable enough for me to play. Fans of poker or other hand management games should enjoy this one. I also think that players that enjoy the old west theme should find this one equally entertaining. I like it and find it to be a great take on an old classic. (8/10)