For any questions regarding the English version, please contact the publisher Quined Games.
La Cosa Nostra is a tough, thrilling, interactive card game. Build up your gangster empire and enter the dark world of mafia bosses, pacts and pledges – and backstabbing.
The game was first published in German at SPIEL’14 in Essen.
It quickly gained a popular following. It sold-out, was reprinted, and received awesome ratings on BGG. Now comes the really good news:
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Each player controls Gangster Cards gangster cards that serve for performing action cards to either gain money or attack other players. Actions are planned secretly, placed face down and then played in turn.
Often you need certain business cards to succeed. If you don’t own them yourself, you can negotiate deals with the other players. The players bargain, spy, threaten and deceive each other.
Each of four game rounds brings new action cards and the number of gangsters increases. Thus, the possibilities for actions become more diverse, the jobs more profitable, the attacks more powerful. Cooperation gets more attractive and treason alluring. Cause at the end of the day it’s only the money that counts.
196 cards • 4 dice • 2 card mats • 25 Deal chips • 140 bills
You are the boss
In La Cosa Nostra, you take on the role of a mafia boss. In the beginning, you control a crew of gangsters and a couple of businesses.
Seize the power
During the game, you will hire new gangsters to do the dirty work and collect your money.
Establish your crime syndicate
Investments lead to new lines of business or monopoly positions: take control of the drug dealing, moneylending or prostitution. Bribe politicians and cops, invest your money in night clubs, casinos or the waste management industry.
Negotiate with your rivals
To get the big deals you often need to cooperate with the other families. And of course they want to get their piece of the action.
Don’t trust anybody
But never rely on those „friendships.“ The others will take the first opportunity to stab you in the back. So, you better do it first …