Gen Con 2016: Godfather: A New Don

Published: October 13, 2016 1:00 PM /



Godfather: A New Don is my favorite gateway game, and one of my favorite games thus far this year. Set in the beloved world of the movies directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and originally penned by Mario Puzo, A New Don is fairly light both on theme and mechanics, but it really comes to life based on the interactions between players, both in how they interact with each other via gameplay, and how they interact with each other when the terrible accents begin to fly. If you like to talk with your hands, this game is for you.

From our review:

The Godfather: A New Don is great. It plays quickly, can be taught in about 5 minutes, and provides a surprisingly high amount of player interaction and player choice considering the low component count and simple, straightforward rules. This game has absolutely solidified a spot in my collection and is my new go-to gateway game of choice. A New Don is awesome for more casual game nights, but it fits into a hobby boardgame rotation seamlessly, especially when you want to belt out your favorite movie quotes and talk in an overblown accent. If you like high levels of player interaction, and even remotely like the theme, you’ll almost certainly enjoy this game. If you’ve been looking for a game to play with people who may seem gun-shy around more complex games, or are put off by some of the wacky themes that hobby boardgames have, look no further. Not only will those people be more willing to play this game, but you’ll actually want to play it with them.
Take a look at the video below as Nate Murray from IDW Games gives some insight into the gameplay of Godfather: A New Don, which debuted at Gen Con 2016.

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