Game On: Mobster Metropolis- Create your syndicate, rise to power
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STORMAKTEN game company was founded by three guys in 2015 Joel Ibson, Carl Berglind, Karl Nord and Adrian Arwedson. The three of them have been friends for a long time. They started out doing everything together.; school, sports, e-sports, games, and more games. After spending all of that time together their clan had a name called STORMAKTEN. They decided that the would start contributing to the game scene and create a game of their own.
Their company had been working on the game Mobster Metropolis for four years before finally releasing it on Kickstarter. They released their game on March 27th. Within 24 hours they were able to gather 200 backers. They mapped out their upcoming stretch goals. They also allowed backers to help choose their fifth gangster character. Within a week Mobster metropolis was funded and reaching for stretch goals. They continued to unlock new gangsters and tiles. By April 26th the campaign had raised over $300,000.
The story line behind Mobster Metropolis is: “Carello, the godfather of the Metropolis has just died. Now gangsters gather and scheme to create their own legacies. Are you intelligent and ruthless enough to become the leader of the most powerful gangster syndicate in Mobster Metropolis? Mobster Metropolis is a strategy game where participants compete to create the most powerful gangster syndicate. Invest in turfs and recruits to generate income and defense, or scheme and attack other players with Drive-bys to take their money. The player with the highest gangster reputation wins the game.”
Mobster Metropolis is played in rounds. Each player gets to play a Gangster Character with unique abilities. The board is split up into districts and each of these districts have their own unique attributes. There is a Mobster Deck, a Black Market Deck, the Bank and legacy tokens. Players are able to plan ahead and draft cards that will benefit them. They can invest in illegal businesses, generate income, delegate, and scheme. The police conduct raids each round striking at the players who have the highest reputations. To find out more about Mobster Metropolis or to view their Kickstarter campaign please visit the links below.
Suggested Players: 2-4
Suggested Play Time: 120
Suggested Age: 13+
Included in the box:
District tiles punchboard
Legacy Tokens punchboard
Black Market Cards
Income and defense tokens
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: March 27, 2018
Ship Date: July 2019