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North Star Games To Debut Most Wanted at Gen Con

We're a scant couple weeks away from Gen Con. With thousands of gamers all descending upon the ICC, it's a great place to debut a new game. And that's what North Star Games is doing with Most Wanted. It's a family-friendly poker game with a touch of the wild west thrown in. A few will be released at the show. But for those that can't make it, you can pre-order on the company's website and get it in October.

From the announcement:

Get ready for a high-noon showdown this August at Gen Con (booth 2311), the country’s largest board game convention. Most Wanted is a poker-themed boardgame designed to rustle-up notorious friends and family around the table. The rules are easy enough for a kid (even Billy the Kid). All you need is a hankering to take risks, the guts to double-cross, and the desire to bluff a man out of his saddle.

Designed by Ken Gruhl & Quentin Weir (Happy Salmon) and former pro-Magic player Dominic Crapuchettes (Evolution), Most Wanted blends the strategic risk-taking of a wild-west poker game with the simple thrill of being a notorious outlaw. Playing the best hand - or bluffing with the worst hand - could mean the difference between a successful train robbery or spending time in the slammer. Players can repent at church to make a new start, or even work some honest labor (gasp!) for bail money. Be the first player to reach 13 points and claim the dubious honor of being MOST WANTED!

Players: 2-8; Ages 10+; Playtime: 30 Minutes

“It's rare to find a game that can keep 8 players happily involved at all times, and even rarer for it to be wicked fun with only 2 players.” states Dominic Crapuchettes, Founder and Co-President of North Star Games. “In fact, Most Wanted is my son’s favorite board game of all-time. He’s been keeping track and claims we’ve played it 73 times... but he can stretch the truth at times (or downright bluff).”

Most Wanted will be available October 1st for $34.99. A limited supply will be sold at Gen Con and available for pre-order here (for August delivery).