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Gold Town: The Mining Town Game

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"There's Gold In Them Thar Hills!"

Gold Town is a unique historical Wild West PDF tile-board game for 2 to 8 players recreating the real-life experience of Old West miners during the early 1870s in the gold mining town of Whitewash City. A lot of care and research was undertaken to ensure the historical accuracy of Gold Town. To play, just print it, cut out the components, and play -- everything you need is included, except two six-sided dice, a pencil, paper, and the players (3D Whitewash City building models are sold separately).

Gold Town Game Play
"Gold Town game using Whitewash City cardstock models and Wild West 28/32mm miniatures."

Please Note: Gold Town plays a bit like a traditional board game but with interactions within the various buildings of a gold rush town. Players roll 2d6 to move around town. Players do have control over how and where they move, but the movement distance is determined by the roll of the dice. Gold Town is not an RPG board game that encompasses player character development nor is Gold Town a shoot'em up style Wild West game

Gold Town is a fun fast-paced, historical game that can be played in 2 hours. The gameplay can be longer or shorter depending upon how players want it set up. The more gold used in the game, the longer the game will last, but once the gold has run out... Whitewash City has become a Ghost Town and the game is over.

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Gold Town is a historical PDF tile-board game. The object of the game is to be the miner with the most money when the gold finally runs out at the end of the game. Each player owns a mining claim, which, over the course of the game, they will work to accumulate their wealth. Their initial mining claim is not one of the best in the region, but, as recent arrivals in a gold rush town, they have to take what they can get. During the course of the game, the players are forced to leave their mining claims to visit Whitewash City to perform Game Tasks, such as buying provisions, mining equipment, or just to relieve the monotony of living and working alone on a small mining claim! Once in Whitewash City, players are faced with the many temptations that a Wild West town-that-never-sleeps has to offer: drinking, gambling, and women - just to mention a few - all designed to steal away your hard-earned gold. It's a tough existence, but that's the way it was for the miners who lived and worked around a Gold Town.

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Gold Town is a complete game. To play, print out the rules and the game cards, and with a minimal amount of cutting and assembly, start playing. The only additional equipment required is a pencil and paper and at least two six-sided dice. Although there are a number of full-color game components (in PDF), the color on these pages has been kept to a minimum to make the game more economical to print while retaining its graphic beauty. Many of the game components can be printed in grayscale, and many of the game cards are designed for black ink printing. The rules booklet is also designed to be printed with black ink text, and blackline or grayscale images and game tables -- no color printing is required for the entire rules book. Ease and economy for our customers as our primary goals. This product won't "bust a stake" to print!

Gold Town game comes fully loaded with PDF game files:

40-Page Rulebook (29 pages of rules/charts; 7 pages of designer notes/FAQ; tile page; 3 pages of intro/history; 1 page index)
 42-Building Cards (5 pages in full color)
 Cheat Sheets for quick chart reference (4 pages in black & white)
Gold Cards (1 sheet in full color)
 Gold Town Play Money ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 sheets)
 Task Cards (6 pages/120 black & white Cards, or you can use the 1 page, black & white, Task Table)
 Town Character Markers (1 sheet of the Town Characters in full color)
 Player Roster Cards (2 sheets in full color or black line art)
 Player's Character Cards (1 sheet in full color)
 Game Markers/Chits (1 sheet in full color)
 Bibliography (2 pages of the books used to research Gold Town)
 Player Playing Pieces (player pieces in 3D/in full color)
 Special (Objects) Cards (1 sheet in full color)

(Note: In most cases, color pages have subdued colors or minimal colors used to save you ink when printing; many of the above components are optional).

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"Photo on Left: playing Gold Town with just the game cards and markers on a homemade felt game mat. Photo on Right: playing Gold Town with Whitewash City cardstock building models and Wild West miniatures on a felt mat"

Play Gold Town with Whitewash City PDF building models purchased from

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"10-out-of-10! A great game. Very well done, and one of the most interesting crossovers between board games and miniatures that I've ever seen." by Mike Mitchell
(Mike Mitchell is the author and publisher of Gutshot Wild West Skirmish Rules)

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April 16th, 2020
Gold Town is a complete table top game (Rules and Paper Building) you will need to figures if you want too, have fun I enjoy it. [...]
April 20th, 2013
It's a fun little game and it makes an effective tie-in with the wonderful 3d card models that re also available. My only gripe would be I would have liked a more C19th look to the actual characters but that's nit picking! Overall it's a pleasure to pl [...]
April 10th, 2005
I decided to buy this because I like both board games and the old west theme so this had to be the best of both worlds. I am certainly please with my purchase. I have up until now only read the rules but the game looks like it will be very enjoyable to [...]
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