La Cosa Nostra Box

The underworld of New York City is ruled by the Mafia. Her greed is without limits: Drugs, prostitution, fraud and corruption – the Cosa Nostra has a finger in the pie everywhere. But behind the scenes the crime families are involved in a merciless power struggle. If it is for the hunt of real big money, no one of the big bosses will stay behind.

La Cosa Nostra is a tough, thrilling, interactive game about power and cash. Providing a deep theme experience it leads you down into the dark world of modern mafia stories. You are the boss –build up your gangster empire and enter the dark world of mafia bosses, pacts, pledges – and backstabbing.

ENGLISH VERSION by Quined Games.

SPANISH VERSION by EDGE Entertainment.

FRENCH VERSION by EDGE Entertainment.

POLISH VERSION by Baldar Games.

Have a look at the 2016 Kickstarter for the English version

La Cosa Nostra on BoardGameGeek

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The game

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.

>>> English rules (PDF)

Game components
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 …