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The sheriff and his deputies are trying to kill the outlaws, the outlaws are trying to kill the sheriff, and the renegade is trying to be the last one standing. But no one knows who the other players are...

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Can I play a Beer to no effect in Bang?

Is it legal to play a Beer card in Bang! even if I am at full life? Some scenarios where I might want to do this: I don't want someone else to "Panic" it from my hand I'm Suzy Lafayette and I want ...
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Why is Bang! so predictable when I play it?

Bang! gets rave reviews from every source. However I can't see how to play it other than in a very predictable and routine manner. It seems like every game generally follows this routine: Everyone ...
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When a player is killed in Bang! can they still talk?

When a player is eliminated, can they still talk and discuss strategy on the table or do they have to stay silent?
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If Calamity Janet has a Barrel, can she use it to avoid Indians?

If Calamity Janet has a Barrel, can she use it to generate a Missed! and then use her special ability to turn the Missed! into a Bang! in order to avoid Indians?
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Can a Beer protect me from Dynamite overkill?

In Bang!, if I have 1 bullet left and the Dynamite blows up on me for 3 damage, can I use Beer and wind up at 1 life at the end?
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Can a Barrel block Gatling?

Can a barrel (or the character whose power emulates a barrel) be used to attempt to mitigate the Bang! effect from a Gatling card?
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Is there an instant win condition by abusing a loophole in Bang?

I apologize for not using the exact names of the cards as I did not play the English version of the game. In a gaming session with some friends the following situation arose: A player had the ...
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Does Jourdonnais's ability negate all or half of Slab the Killer's attack on a successful draw?

The other night we had Slab the Killer in play as well as Jourdonnais. Here are their abilities as listed on the cards... Jourdonnais Whenever he is the target of a BANG!, he may "draw!" : on a ...
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Can You Shoot Yourself in Bang?

Our group does like a bit of Bang!, but one of the problems we have with it is this: there's no reliable way to guess how long a game of it is going to take, which, combined with the fact that players ...
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What strategies can you use as a Renegade in 4 player games to maintain your cover?

So in 4-player Bang!, there is a Sheriff (wins when all others are dead), a Renegade (wins when all others are dead) and 2 Outlaws (win when the Sheriff is dead). So your typical game opens with the ...
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How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?

Bang! has had a relatively large number of changes over the years. I know lots of people who are used to a different edition than I am. Often, this means they are used to a different set of rules and ...
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Is there a solitaire version of Bang?

I love playing Bang! but I'm finding it hard to play a game with my friends, because of our busy schedules. I would love to play a solitaire version of Bang! if it existed, so that I could get my ...
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How is the panic card affected by Range?

The panic card has a range of one (which makes sense since the idea is you have your gun to someone's head). I've interpreted that to mean that you can only use that on people who are a range 1 ...
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What happens to the dynamite when you die?

In BANG!, if a player has the dynamite in front of them when they die, what happens to the dynamite? Does that change when someone's special skill is to receive the cards of dead people?
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How do Rum and Lucky Duke/Horse Shoes interact?

With the introduction of the Gold Rush expansion, there is no FAQ on how to handle Lucky Duke/Horse Shoes with Rum. Lucky Duke says each time he "draws!" flip the top two cards and chose one. Horse ...
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Can the last two player heal with beer when Ghost Town is in play?

There are only two players left in the game, say an Outlaw and the Sheriff. The Sheriff reveals Ghost Town at the beginning of his turn. Can he heal himself with a Beer card? I don't think he can, ...
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Can sheriff replenish his extra life point?

Sheriff always starts with one extra health point. Can this extra point be replenished through Beer or through other means?
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Can the "Gatling" be countered by "Missed!"?

The following rules are taken from English manual of Italian version of Bang! The Bullet!. Regarding the card Missed! the interesting part is: If you are hit by a BANG! you may immediately play a ...
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BANG! Where do cards played in phase 2 go when "Abandoned Mine" is in effect

In the Fistful of Cards expansion pack for the card game BANG!, the Abandoned Mine card states in both languages used on the card: Nella propria fase 1, il giocatore pesca dagli scarti (se ...
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Is there an online version of Bang!?

Is there any app to play Bang! (Wanted) online (even solo or multiplayer) ?
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Can you force a player to **Bang** themselves when Dorothy Rage is in play?

When playing with the Wild West Show expansion and Dorothy Rage is in play, can you force a player to play a Bang against themselves (or any other card where the effect can be applied to another ...
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Bang! New Identity Health

According to the Bang! High Noon Card "New Identity": At the beginning of their turn, each player looks at the character he is using to keep track of his life points. He may switch to the new ...
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Bang! Distances scope

Does the scope card change the distance at which you can Panic somebody ? As the Panic card has the symbol "Distance of 1", I'm wondering if the scope changes that. Same question for Rose Doolan who ...
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Bang! 6 Player Problem - It's unbalanced one way or another.

My group has played a good amount of bang of the year. 6 player bang however always seems to be unbalanced no matter what we try. We've taken the advice of a message board to shuffle randomly a ...
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Distance between characters

In Bang!, does the distance between characters decrease when a player is eliminated? Or, if a character is at a distance of 3 from you, will they always be a distance of 3 from you?
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In Bang!, can you use two beers?

The rules say you can only use one Bang! per turn and one copy of each card can be out in front of you. Does this mean that I can still use two barrels or two Gatlings on my turn?
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How does Conestoga work?

In BANG! Dodge City the Conestoga card has some ambiguous symbols. The first symbol is draw a card, and the second refers to any player at the table. This seems to have two possible meanings: Take a ...
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Suzy Lafayette super power

From the rules : Suzy Lafayette (4 life points): as soon as she has no cards in her hand, she draws a card from the draw pile. So it looks like a recipe to have Suzy performs a suite : draw card/...
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What's the point of the covered character in the Bang! 2-player variant?

The official two-player variant rules say that at the start of the game, you get two character cards, and you choose one to be your "exposed" character and one to be your "covered" character. You can ...
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Character Specials Triggering on Non Bang Cards?

Several of the characters in the game have special rules that allow them to do things when they are damaged. For example, one character, when "damaged by another player" may then draw a card from ...
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Can the "Ghost" card of in BANG! The Valley of Shadows double the elimination reward

Can I get the 3 card reward twice by eliminating an player, then using a ghost card on them, and discarding the ghost card? The rules for the ghost card read A ghost is considered “in play” for all ...
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What sources of damage are not caused by players?

In the character list, it's states in El Gringo description that Note that Dynamite damages are not caused by any player. So my question is: there are other cards which damage is not caused by any ...
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Bang How to Use Ghost Cards

How long do ghost cards stay in play. I was wondering if they were just a one time deal. Can you only get rid of them with a panic or cat bayou.
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Henry Block and self Cat Balou in Bang

When playing Henry Block, if you Cat Balou or Panic the rattlesnake from yourself for example, are you the target of a bang! ? Edit: Henry Block Any player drawing or discarding one of your ...
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Missed! symbol cards against Slab the Killer

Can I play a Bible, Shibata or some other Missed! symbol cards against Slab the Killer?
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How do Lasso, The Judge and Belle Star interact with equipment cards?

I am wondering how Lasso/The Judge/Belle Star should interact with equipment cards, since the rule book doesn't seem to be very clear about interactions with other expansions. Lasso: cards in play in ...
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Should the barrel being discarded when hit - Bang

In case the barrel card get hit and accomplish his goal, is it supposed to be discarded or not? Same question, in case the barrel doesn't get hit, can be used to face further bangs?
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How can we make Don Bell more balanced?

With Don Bell having 4 bullets and the ability to get an extra turn after the first (on a draw of a heart or diamond), he can become an overpowered character very quickly. He is likely to get 1 more ...
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BANG! Can I use the "Lady Rose of Texas" card to lock out the other player when it is down to two players?

In the expansion pack Wild West Show, for the game BANG!, there is a card called "Lady Rose of Texas". It states that: During his turn, each player can swap places with the player on his right, who ...
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Bang blue cards question

I know how many cards you have to end with in your turn I was wondering if the blue cards that you played like mustang or scope counts as part of your hand
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Bang! - Eliminating an outlaw with backfire

The outlaw has only one life and bangs the sheriff. The Sheriff plays a 'backfire' card, eliminating the outlaw from the game. Does the sheriff receive the 3 cards since the player was not ...
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Gatling and backfire in Bang!

If a gatling is played by player A and player B uses a backfire (as it counts as a Missed!), is player A the target of a Bang! ? Thanks
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How long do you keep the rattlesnake card in Bang!

I just bought the Valley of Shadows extension for Emiliano Sciarra's game Bang! I can't find anywhere in the rules (or the internet) if you're supposed to discard the card after being bitten by the ...
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Pedro Ramirez super power

From the rules: during phase 1 of his turn, he may choose to draw the first card from the top of the discard pile or from the deck. Are the cards in the discard pile visible? Doesn't this ...
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Bang the bullet - Barrel

After my barrel fails, can I use a missed card from my hand to fend off a Bang! card? Or does it mean that I will immediately take a hit?
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Ghost Town - Do abilities of the characters still count?

Claus the Saint can draw! 5 cards. He dies. When the Ghost Town is in effect, is he still allowed to come back and use his ability?
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Unique Item Cards in Bang?

Can you play an item card (like a Barrel) if you don't already have one, but someone else does?
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Bang! final battle

In the Bang! Gold Rush extension, the players who had been killed previously keep on playing as shadow gunslingers. If all players but the sheriff and renegade are killed, the dead outlaws have no aim ...
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Can Calamity Janet play a Punch as Missed?

She can play BANG! cards as Missed! cards and vice versa: can she use a Punch (or any other BANG card, e.g. Knife or Buffalo Rifle) as Missed? Vice versa, can she use an Iron plate as a Bang? If I ...
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Are eliminated "Vulture Sam" and "Herb Hunter" triggered by "Ghost Town"?

In High Noon expansion, there is a card named Ghost Town: During their turn, eliminated players return to the game as ghosts. They draw 3 cards instead of 2, and they cannot die. At the end of ...
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