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Store:  Card Games, Family Games
Edition:  Family Business
Theme:  Crime
Genre:  Beer & Pretzels
Format:  Card Games

Family Business

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30 minutes 2-6

Manufacturer(s): Mayfair Games

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Product Description

This fast paced card game of gangster warfare, intrigue and suspense puts the emphasis on fun. Each player is a mob boss competing to survive the murder and mayhem of the Prohibition era. The last player to have a mobster alive wins. The functional sorting tray and players' mat combine with the easy-to-learn rules make Family Business a high quality game the whole family will love. The play is fast and the competition fierce because when these families get down to business, the goal is to survive!

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Mayfair Games

  • Year: 1982

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 360 grams

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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.9 in 18 reviews

June 27, 2003

it was one of the best, most interesting games i have played. it's even more fun when you talk in a gansta or italian voice. i played it with all my friends on a houseboat in sacramento, ca. it kept us awake all night because we couldnt stop playing. it's the best!

The Greatest Game Ever!
July 06, 2002

this strategy filled game, is a blast to play with as little as two and up to eight people, although you may get mad at people for trying to kill you, it's just a game. And you may be able to get some revenge the next game. My family went on vacation on a nice lake to go jet skiing and tubin, and wake boarding, and we played this 45 to an hour long game about three times a day every day for a week.

by Rocco
A Quick, Fun Game!
June 03, 2001

I found this game to be an easy, quick, fun game to play to get the gaming night started. I don't believe it was meant to be played for hours on end, but it is great fun to 'rub out' your friends on the 'hit list.' Doesn't have the deep strategy of a game like Acquire, but it wasn't designed to be a heavy strategy game. This game is well worth the price I paid for it, and we play it often. Lots of fun!

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