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Board game review & gameplay of: How to Rob a Bank

Game design: P. Hall

Illustrations: N/A

  • 7.5/10
  • 10+
  • 2-4 players
  • 20-30 minutes


This game is a 1 vs all game. One player represents the bank and the other player(s) are the robbers! In this game the bank wants to secure the money and the robbers want to rob the bank!

The game consists of three rounds of three phases;

1. The bank will set up the game with the tiles and tokens at random

2. Everybody draws 8 cards from their personal decks indicated by their own color. Everyone takes turns playing one action card, starting with the bank until there are no cards left

3. All players put their decks upside down and they will take turns resolving their cards. Again starting with the bank

The bank and the robbers both have a different set of actions to choose from, all about protecting the money bags/stealing the money bags. After three rounds if the robbers have robbed the bank of at least 4/5 moneybags, dependable on playercount, they win! If not, the bank wins the game


The quality of this game is superb! The way the game is setup using the box is well thought of and the blueprint rules are a nice touch as well. The gameplay itself is solid. You can anticipate on your opponents in advance because you pick the cards before playing them and it is a lot of fun to work together as the robbers against the bank! This is also why I would recommend playing the game with at least three players

If you like (semi) coop games with a small memory aspect, this is a very nice one with excellent value for money.


A copy of this game was provided to me by Jumbo Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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