Bang!

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Can I still play a Missed! card if the Barrel did not work?
Yes
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Is the card drawn when using Draw! discarded?
Yes
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Does the Gatling count as a BANG! card?
No
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Can I evade Indians! with a Missed! or Barrel card?
No
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Do I have to discard a BANG! card when Indians! are played?
No
But you will lose a life point if you do not.
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Does the player who played the Indians! card have to discard a BANG! card?
Indians! affects every player except the one that played it.
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Can I evade a Duel with a Missed! or Barrel card?
No
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As Calamity Janet, can I use any a Missed! card as a BANG! card during a Duel?
Yes
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Can I only play one Gatling per turn?
You can play as many Gatling cards per turn as you wish.
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What does the Stagecoach do?
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What does Wells Fargo do?
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How does the General Store card work?
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How does the Panic! card work?
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Can I choose a player at a distance greater than 1 when playing a Panic! card if I have a Weapon card in play?
No
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Can I use the Panic! card to take a card that is in front of another player?
Yes
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How does the Cat Balou card work?
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What is the difference between the Cat Balou card and the Panic! card?
The Panic! card allows you to keep the card that you take from another player and you may only target a player at a distance of 1 or less. The Cat Balou card forces a player of any distance to discard a card.
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What does the Gatling card do?
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Can I play a Beer if I am at full life points?
Yes, but it will not have any effect.
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Can I play a Beer card if there are only two players alive?
Yes
But it has not effect at all.
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New Does Bart Cassidy or El Gringo draw a card when he loses his last life point – so if it’s a Beer, they can save themselves?
No
If they lose their last life point without a Beer in their hand, they are dead. However, if Bart Cassidy plays immediately a Beer card from the hand, saving himself and remaining alive, he will be able to draw the card due to the lost life point.
What does the Saloon card do?
All players regain one life point.
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Can I play a Saloon if I am losing my last life point?
No
Unlike Beer, Saloon can be played only during step 2 of your turn, and only if you are capable of playing cards. For example, if you lose your last life point after a Duel in your turn, you are eliminated before you could use Saloon.
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Can I play Saloon when there are only two players in play?
Yes
It is not a Beer card. However, you can do it during your turn only.
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Can a Jailed player play a Beer in his turn?
Only if they've received a lethal hit! Note: beer has no effect when there are only two players left.
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When can I play a Missed! card?
When you are hit by a Bang! card - even outside your turn.
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What does a Missed! card do?
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Can I play a Missed! card out of my turn?
Yes
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Can I dodge a BANG! card?
Yes
By playing a Missed! card.
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Can I use a Missed! card on someone else?
No
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How can I recover life points?
With Beer
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Can I have more life points than I started with?
No
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Can I use a Beer on another player?
No
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When can I play a Beer card?
Typically on your turn, but if you just received a fatal hit out of turn, you can use the Beer! card to save your life! Note: beer has no effect when there are only two players left.
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Can I play a Beer card out of turn?
Only if you just received a lethal hit! Note: beer has no effect when there are only two players left.
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Do I start with a weapon?
Yes
Players start the game with a Colt .45, and it's drawn on their playing board.
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How do I equip a new weapon?
Place it over your Colt .45 on the player board. You can't have 2 weapons, so if you already have a card placed there, you have to discard one.
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Can I play another weapon if I already have one in play?
Yes
You have to discard the other.
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Can I steal someone's Colt .45?
No
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Can my weapons be stolen?
Yes
All of your weapons can be stolen or discarded by other players, except for the Colt .45!
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How many BANG! cards can I play per turn with a Volcanic?
Any number
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How do I eliminate other players?
There are several ways to eliminate other players, main way to eliminate is with a Bang! card.
How do I lower other players' life points?
There are several ways to eliminate other players, main way to eliminate is with a Bang! card.
What is a BANG! card?
Bang! cards allow you to reduce other players' life points.
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How do I use a BANG! card?
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Who wins if the Deputy and Renegade are alive but the Sheriff is dead?
Outlaws
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Are there any rewards for eliminating players?
Sometimes
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What is the reward for eliminating the Renegade?
Nothing
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Does the Deputy still win if the Sheriff is alive at the end of the game but the Deputy has been eliminated?
Yes
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When does the game end?
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Can I keep my character card for the next game?
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Is it possible to assign the role of Sheriff before starting the game?
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Which cards are the weapon cards?
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Which cards have the sight on them?
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How far can I shoot?
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Do weapons change the distance between players?
No
Distance remains the same, but weapons allow to shoot further.
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Is there a hand size limit?
Yes
The hand size limit is the amount of bullets the player has.
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Can I discard more than I have to?
No
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If I lose a life point do I have to discard my excess cards?
Not until the end of your turn.
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If I get more cards than my hand size limit, do I have to discard them?
Not until the end of your turn.
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What is distance?
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What direction should I count the distance?
Both
Whichever direction has the least number of places between them.
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When someone is eliminated, do I count them in distance?
No
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What is the sight icon?
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When does a player get eliminated?
When they lose their last Life Point (bullet).
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What happens when you are eliminated?
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What happens when the Sheriff eliminates the Deputy?
A penalty
Sheriff discards all cards in hand and in play.
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Can I have a Mustang and a Barrel and a Scope?
Yes
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How many weapons can I have?
1
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Can I have two guns?
No
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Do I play Brown cards in front of me?
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How do I play Brown cards?
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Do I play Blue cards in front of me?
Yes
With the exception of Jail.
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How do I play Blue cards?
Place them in front of you (exception: Jail)
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When do I discard my cards?
End of turn
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When do I end my turn?
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Can I voluntarily discard my cards?
No
You can only discard in Phase 3 and only the excess cards in your hand.
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How many cards can I play?
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Do I have to play cards on my turn?
No
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Can I play cards outside of my turn?
Only the Beer and Missed! cards.
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What are the limitations to the cards I can play?
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How many BANG! cards can I play on my turn?
Typically only 1, but some characters allow more.
Can I play a Gatling card and a BANG! card on my turn?
Yes
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Can I have two Mustangs?
No
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Can I have two Barrels?
No
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Can I have two Scopes?
No
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When is a card in play?
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How many cards can I have in front of me?
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How many life points do I start with?
It depends on the Character. Each bullet on the Character card represents a life point. Note, that the Sheriff always starts with one extra Life Point.
How many times can I be hit before I die?
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What are bullets?
Life Points
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What can I do on my turn?
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Who starts the game?
Sheriff
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Which way does play proceed?
Clockwise
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When do I draw cards?
Start of turn
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Where do I draw cards from?
Draw pile
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