Bulletproof Board Game Review

Game: Bulletproof
Publisher: Double Eagle Games
Designer: Rob & Anahi Radke
Board Game Type:
Kickstarter link: Bulletproof

Players: 2-5
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Age: 14+
Time to Learn: 30+ minutes

Bulletproof Board Game Review

It's like Goodfellas meets Boyz in Tha Hood meets Grand Theft Auto meets the Godfather, with cards.

It's like Goodfellas meets Boyz in Tha Hood meets Grand Theft Auto meets the Godfather, with cards.

 

Description

Bulletproof is a card game in which players fight to build criminal empires, Scarface-style. Throughout the game, they use coercion and bribery to corrupt other players, steal money and acquire territories. It's fun for the whole (crime) family!

Game Play

The dealer deals each player five cards, and turns four cards face up within each of everyone to create the Black Market. Players are assigned a character with a special power. Each turn consists of two phases, an action phase and a reload phase. In the action phase, players chose to play a card from their hand, put money in their safe, claim a territory, or visit the Black Market. After carrying out the results of the action phase, players reload by drawing on card from the draw pile. Each players’ special power is vital in their fight to become a criminal mastermind. The first criminal to build three complete territory sets is the winner. Just make sure it doesn't end like Reservoir Dogs.

Verdict

Don't cross these guys. Unless you cross them first and you're good at hiding bodies.

Don't cross these guys. Unless you cross them first and you're good at hiding bodies.

 

If you are looking for a game to bring out your inner felon, Bulletproof will have you making cement shoes for your rivals in no time! Between stealing, kidnapping, corruption, and acquiring the most territory you will have your hands full and dirty. The edgy theme will definitely bring out your wild side, though Bulletproof is not necessarily a great filler game. The theme is a bit too heavy to play between games or while you are waiting for friends to arrive. It is pretty easy to play as each card clearly states its action. Throughout our plays, the game lasted at least 30 minutes, but we did play with four to five players.

Gateway Game Score: 4/10
Overall Rating: 7/10

Pros

  • Commit crime without jail time
  • Distinctive artwork
  • Unique theme
  • It's a great chance to break out your head bandanas

Cons

  • Artwork is more appropriate for 18+ (Ex: weed, sex club reference)

Board Game Review by Gangster Annamous