9-Shooter Quick Draw Review

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Posted November 3, 2014 by Oscar Russell in Nerdy Bits

Publishers: Game Salute and Hearland Consumer Products

Designer: Ryan Strong

Number of Players: 2 – 4

Age: 8+

Time: 10-15 minutes

9-Shooter Quick Draw, is quite possibly one of the easiest games to learn and play that I have encountered in a while. Within minutes of taking out of the box, and glancing over the rules the game was ready to play. Very little set up is required, and the action can pretty much commence immediately.

The game came about, after winning a contest to design a new game featuring the Square Shooter Dice. The Square Shooter Dice, consist of a set of 9 dice which make up a full set of playing cards.

This is also another game that comes with two-games in one box. For this review I will be focusing on the Quick Draw Game.

What you get in the box

2 Sets of Square Shooter Dice (18 dice in total)

16 Gunslinger Cards

32 Action Cards

The Rules

The rules are as straightforward as can be. Each player takes a set of Dice (this is the part that takes the longest to set up, but the rule book gives you a handy tip to quickly sort them), you are also dealt three Gunslinger Cards and three Action Cards.

Each player looks at their Gunslinger Cards and selects one to put into play. Then the rolling commences, the aim of the game is to match your dice to the poker hand which is printed on your opponents Gunslinger Card, you can lock dice that match and any other dice can be rolled (only if they are either a pair or from the same set).

Some of the Gunslinger cards

Some of the Gunslinger cards

Each round takes place at the same time, the first player who matches the hand on the opponents card is the winner. This carries on until one of you is down to no Gunslinger Cards.

Action cards can pretty much be played at any time and the rules for playing them are listed on the card and are clear and easy to have a quick read of. The rule book does seem to imply that these are complicated cards, but fear not they are dead easy to understand.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a little filler game, and I mean a little filler game then this could be for you. There is very little negative points to mention about this game. The rules are easy, the Action Cards and Gunslinger Cards are clear and concise to read and understand. We did have a quick game of the second game which comes with the rules, and to be honest it was not much fun and we didn’t enjoy it. The rules for that were again easy to follow, however it lacked the enjoyment of the standard game. It just seemed to be the same thing again just with one twist which wasn’t much to write home about.

and some Action Cards

and some Action Cards

There is a lot of scope for players to make their own house rules, and it seems to be in keeping with the game rules provided which were both takes on an already existing game.

The theme is consistent throughout, and although the rules say to shout “DRAW” and “BANG”, these can seem fun for kids to get involved with but two adults with not much sense of fun might not seem to be bothered by doing this.

The game is currently trying to get funded on Kickstarter, which you can check out here.

Keep on Rollin'

Keep on Rollin’

 


About the Author

Oscar Russell

Comics Editor for WTN, and co-host of the All New Comics Dash Podcast. I like comics and tabletop gaming!