My Account
0
cart
Your cart is currently empty.
Search
 
Shop by Age Shop by Players Kids Family Strategy Card Party Puzzles Toys Extras
Funagain Frank's Adventures Funagain Points System Funagain Membership System Ashland, Oregon Eugene, Oregon Free shipping at $80! Facebook
 
 
 
 
NEW!
REWARD
program
 
 
NEW!
MEMBER
program
 
 
ASHLAND
oregon
 
 
EUGENE
oregon
 
 
FREE
SHIPPING
AT $80!
 
 
Close
 
Famiglia
 
 
Get Funagain Points by submitting media! Full details, including content license, are available here.
You must be logged in to your account to submit media. Please click here to log in or create a free account.
Store:  Strategy Games
Series:  Essen 2010 Releases
Format:  Card Games

Famiglia


List Price: $11.95
Your Price: $9.99
(16% savings!)
(Worth 999 Funagain Points!)

This item is temporarily out of stock [] (expected availability: Monday, September 7, 2015). You can still add the item to your cart and we will ship it to you as soon as it becomes available!

Quantity:

Notify me if/when this item becomes available:
(you will be asked to log in first)

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30 minutes 2

Designer(s): Friedemann Friese

Manufacturer(s): 2F Spiele, Rio Grande Games

Please Login to use shopping lists.

Product Description

The players control two rival gangs and try to recruit additional gang members from the four families (La Famiglia, The Accountants, The Brutes, The Mercenaries) on the Street. The player, who uses the special abilities of the different families better than his opponent, will get the most influential gang and win the game.

The players collect gangsters, with the goal of collecting the higher-valued gangsters. With the exception of the smallest gangsters (the “0” cards), a player normally needs two identical gangsters (same family, same value), to be able to take a gangster with the next higher value of the same family into his hand. When he does this, he places one of the smaller gangsters from his hand into his play area (the area near him on the table). To get the higher gangsters in a faster way, the player may use the special abilities of the different families, but at the cost of placing more gangsters in his play area. By doing so, however, a player may reduce his options and so must carefully plan these actions so that he can end the game with the most influential gang.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Friedemann Friese

  • Manufacturer(s): 2F Spiele, Rio Grande Games

  • Year: 2010

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 149 grams

  • Language Requirements: Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 3 in 2 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
Friedemann Friese's deck-building pyramid scheme
May 30, 2012

Designed by famous game designer Friedemann Friese, Famiglia is a clever little card game for two players that was released at Essen 2010. The chief notable feature of the box is that it looks like a cigar box. Very amusing and clever! I was initially very sceptical about the game, and the mafia theme and artwork didn't help matters. But if you can overlook the fact that cards with tattooed mobsters might not be ideal candidates for a family-friendly game, there's a remarkable little hand management game to discover here. It has deck-building and set collection elements, offers fresh mechanics, and comes in an attractive package.

The cards feature four families, and players try to recruit more powerful and higher point scoring cards using a type of pyramid scheme: the usual way this works is that you need two cards of the same value and colour, in order to get the card of the next highest value in that colour (e.g. you'd need two yellow 2s in order to take a yellow 3 from the Street). The basic concept of the game may seem rather simple, and it would indeed be boring if that's all that the game offered - but what really makes this game shine is that three of the four families have special abilities which allow you to exchange cards, reduce their value, or act as wild cards.

It can take a few plays to click, but when it does, you may find yourself playing multiple sessions in row! The theme and artwork won't please everyone, but those who aren't put off by this will find something that rivals some of the best of the Kosmos two-player series. Famiglia is certainly one of the best new two player card games I've played in a while.

EndersGame, BGG reviewer
Profile: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/EndersGame
Reviews: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/37596

 
 
 
 
 
by Tom
Pass on this one
March 09, 2011

I picked up a copy of this game on a whim at a local game store because I like mobster themed games. This one was stupid though. I've played it twice and neither time was it very fun. The value of the mercenary cards and brutes are far to great. If you are lucky enough to get a good mercenary or brute dealt to you along with an accountant then aquiring mobsters is like picking cherries from a tree. If you are dealt a lousy starting hand, then you have to build up your mob the slow way and you will never catch your opponent. I just feel like the game was not very well thought out and certainly not well balanced. My brother and I have been playing strategy games of all types for decades and we both found this one severely lacking. It probably won't get played again.

Other Resources for Famiglia:

Board Game Geek is an incredible compilation of information about board and card games with many descriptions, photographs, reviews, session reports, and other commentary.