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Get Five Points from Mayfair Games this Spring

Five PointsHA! You thought they were points toward a free car or some such, but actually Five Points is a game coming from Mayfair Games this May about gang struggles and political influence in Manhattan in the mid 1800’s. The game is for 3-5 players ages 12 and up and will be available this May with an MSRP of $35.00.

Five Points is a game of struggle for political control of Manhattan in the mid-19th Century. As the leader of a powerful political faction, you manipulate gangs and influence politicians behind the scenes to seize control. Effective use of your resources will gain influence, win elections and control the destiny of New York, fail and you will be less than a footnote to history.

Several tools lie at your disposal, if you have the strength to acquire and use them. Your loyal rabble will execute your will. Controlling districts with your rabble could give you access to a limited number of important buildings, Tammany Hall, Board of Elections, 5th Ward Offices and many others. Your control of these buildings may provide influence and special powers. Bid for control of election-influencing manipulations that may swing the vote.

In Manhattan, your burgeoning political machine may affect politics in America’s great city for over 100 years. At the heart of this machine are the gangs of New York who enforce the will of the bosses and determine elections before the first vote is cast.

Welcome to Five Points.

 Components

• 24 city block tiles

• 12 election area tiles

• 24 advantage tiles

• 9 building tiles

• 48 influence chips

• 100 rabble cubes

• 25 boss markers
• 60 victory point chips (1s, 3s, 5s)

• 5 player mats

• 1 rulebook

Five Points was designed by Andreas Steding with art by Farel Dalrymple. It is for 3-5 players ages 12 and up and will be available this May with an MSRP of $35.00.

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  1. I’d be vary interested in checking this one out since I’m a fan of the book Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury as well as Scorsese’s film! I get to be Bill the Butcher though… Or I guess I should say his somewhat historical counterpart William Poole. 😉

    BTW, Ashbury also wrote Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld which is now issued as Gangs of Chicago. Its an excellent read about the early days of our birthplace, Elliott.

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