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Fastest Gun - Denys Fisher, 1973

A three dimensional, action-packed, Wild West board game. You buy property, hire gunmen and shoot it out in town. Will you be the fastest gun in the West? The Fastest Gun was first published by Denys Fisher in 1973.

The Fastest Gun

This is a fantastic looking game, with a great 3D board. The gunfighting feature, which is operated by a wheel that spins underneath the board, is very entertaining and makes it a cut above the normal property trading "Monopoly type" games. The artwork on the box lid is pretty cool too, but perhaps I'm a bit biased, as this was a game I owned myself in the 1970's and I have happy memories of it!

Each player is given $300 and a coloured gunman. Starting at the bank, each player takes it in turn to throw the ordinary die, moving around the board in a clockwise direction, buying properties if they are available. When a player lands on a property already owned by another player, they must challenge that player to a gunfight! The gunfight is decided by throwing the 2 dice together and the winner owns the property fought for.

A player is out of the game when they cannot pay bail or a gambling debt, when they land on the Indian War Party without owning property or if they lose a gunfight using their own playing piece. The game is won by the last player to remain or, after an agreed time has elapsed, the player who is worth the most in cash and property.

Game Details

Game: Fastest Gun
Company: Denys Fisher
Players: 2-4
Year: 1973

Game Contents

A fully complete game will have the following contents.

1 three dimensional game board
2 rows of properties
4 gunmen playing pieces in different colours (red, blue, green, yellow)
4 gunmen playing pieces coloured black
1 normal die
1 special coloured die, for use in gunfights
16 property owner cards
1 set of money in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.
The rules are printed on the inside of the box lid.