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Eric Lang’s sprawling gangster game won’t leave you sleeping with the fishes

CMON | £79.99 | Worker placement | 2-5 players | 60-90 minutes | Age: 14+ |

The game’s production values live up to the movie’s acclaimed polish.

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse: a board game adaptation of one of the greatest movies ever made, by one of the best tabletop designers working today. That designer is Eric Lang, who brings his ‘dudes on a map’ philosophy previously perfected in Blood Rage to the blood-soaked world of The Godfather.

Although framed around the first Godfather film – the four acts span from the opening wedding scene (“You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for money.”) through to the climactic betrayal and deaths at the close of the gangster epic – you wouldn’t necessarily know it if it wasn’t on the box. Despite the suggestive title, the action avoids following the iconic Corleone story, instead opting to focus on the clashes between other warring mafia families that takes place primarily in the background of the film. Marlon Brando’s Don Corleone appears as a plastic miniature, but serves only as a round counter and a thematic excuse to discard down to a hand limit at the end of each round.

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