Thursday, October 02, 2014
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Edizioni

Editions


Here I list all the BANG! editions I know of: the ones still lacking in my collection are grayed. If you know about some edition not listed here, let me know!

Italian-English International

Publisher

Year

Notes

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daVinci

July 2002

1st Edition.

Cardboard "Tuckbox" (12 x 19,5 x 2 cm) open on the longer side.
Cover with Duel as if it was carved on wood.
Italian/English rules.
2400 copies, 200 of which with the "Best of Show Lucca Comics & Games 2002" stamp (pictured left).


This is certainly the rarest of all editions, especially the one with the stamp!

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daVinci

2003

2nd Edition.

Box with plastic tray (10 x 15,2 x 3 cm).
Cover sporting the character Jourdonnais.
English/Italian rules.


On the back side, there is an errata on the Italian text saying "scarificarsi" (e.g. "to scarify oneself") instead of "sacrificarsi" ("to sacrifice oneself")!



daVinci

2005

Identical to the previous one, except the errata.

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Modiano

2003

Box with the plastic tray (10 x 15,2 x 3 cm).


For about a year renown Italian card manufacturer Modiano printed its own version of BANG! (about 1000 copies), distributed mainly in Italian tobacconists', with the horizontal alignment (which in turn caused the cropping of Jourdonnais' picture).
This version is very rare, too.

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daVinci

2007

3rd Edition.

Box with plastic tray.
English/Italian rules and cards.


This lasted not too long, because the 4th Edition was out just a year later. The main innovation is the text on the special cards instead of the symbols.

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daVinci

2008

4th Edition.

Strong cardboard box with plastic tray, small boards and counters (13,7 x 19 x 4,5 cm).
Cover sporting the character Slab the Killer.
English/Italian rules and cards.


This is a big improvement over previous versions of the game regarding game materials.

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daVinci/
dV Giochi

2008

Transitional edition between daVinci and dV Games (the new company name): on the box there are both the old and the new company logo.

HIGH NOON

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daVinci

2003

Transparent plastic envelope with rules printed on some cards (5,6 x 11,8 cm).
About 3000 copies printed.


This is the extremely rare original English/Italian High Noon!

DODGE CITY

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daVinci

2004

1st Edition.

Box with plastic tray (10 x 15,2 x 3 cm).

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daVinci

2007?

2nd Edition, with some correction on characters and very few changes on the deck.

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daVinci

2009?

Rigid cardboard box with plastic tray, single small board and additional life counters (13,7 x 19 x 4,5 cm).


This new edition includes High Noon as well.

A FISTFUL OF CARDS

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daVinci
Mayfair

2005

Plastic transparent enevlope with rules printed on some of the cards (5,6 x 11,8 cm).


The Italian version of the game was printed with the Mayfair logo on the cover as well.

WILD WEST SHOW

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dv Giochi

2010

Cardboard special box with light plastic tray (9,5 x 15 x 3 cm).
The rules are printed on some of the cards.

LA PALLOTTOLA - THE BULLET

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daVinci

2007

First edition of the "deluxe" edition of the game, shipped in an original plastic oversize bullet including the basic set, High Noon, Dodge City, A Fistful of Cards as well as the three promotion characters printed to date (Uncle Will, Claus "The Saint" and Johnny Kisch).
The first run had an errata: the Rag Time card had the Springfield effect.


daVinci

2009

The same of above, without errata.


daVinci
dV Giochi

2010

Transitional edition with both daVinci and dV Games logos.

U.S. and Canada

These are just the specific U.S. market editions, where often the previous Italian/English international editions arrived as well.

Publisher

Year

Notes

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Mayfair

2003

Strong cardboard box with cover (10 x 13 x 2,2
cm).
On the cover you may read "2nd Edition" even if Mayfair did not ever printed the 1st Edition, distributing the International Italian/English edition.

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Mayfair

2005

This shows, on the back, the Origins Awards won.
On the front side there are both Mayfair and daVinci logos.

DODGE CITY

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Mayfair

2004

Strong cardboard box with cover (10x 3x2,2 cm).

THE BULLET

daVinci
dV Giochi

2010

This edition sports on the cover a stamp with "1+3" text surrounded by the writing: "Un'esplosione di carte - A card explosion". But even if there is Italian text, too, this edition is distributed in U.S. only.

France

Publisher

Year

Notes

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Tilsit

2003

Strong cardboard box with cover and plastic tray (11 x 17,5 x 3 cm).
Tilsit was, to date, the only company to buy the rights of BANG! instead of just distributing the game in its country. This allowed them to revise quite a number of details, especially regarding the box and the rules booklet, as well as changing the name into Wanted!, which was apparently more understandable in French (where the gunshots on the comics sound Pam! instead of Bang!).

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Tilsit

2003

Almost identical to the previous one, there is the addition of daVinci logo on the cover.

This box is missing from my collection!

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Asmodée

2008

Same size of international edition.
After the bankrupt of Tilsit, daVinci was forced to wait the natural end of the agreement with them by the French laws.
After the agreement ended, the game was picked up by Asmodée which restored the name to BANG! as in the rest of the world.

2009?

dV logo instead of daVinci one.

DODGE CITY

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Tilsit

2004

Some box of the basic set.
The first Dodge City followed the graphical style of Wanted!

HIGH NOON + A FISTFUL OF CARDS

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Tilsit

2005?

Tilsit opted to pack together the two small expansions into a small card box like the first Lupus in Tabula.

DEAD OR ALIVE

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Tilsit

2005

This has been the first "deluxe" version of the game, even before The Bullet, and it was a French exclusive!
Inside the merry coffin-shaped box it included the basic set, High Noon, Dodge City, A Fistful of Cards and a Sheriff' star. It was sold for about 35 Euros.

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Tilsit

2005?

The same as above, with the Sheriff's star on the cover.

This, too, lacks in my collection!

THE BULLET

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Asmodée

2009

Asmodée, following international standards, published the Bullet deluxe edition abandoning the Dead or Alive style.

Czech Republic-Slovack-Poland

Publisher

Year

Notes

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Albi

2004

Light cardboard "tuckbox" (12 x 9,5 x 2 cm).
This is the 2nd Edition of the game even if it is not stated on the cover (the 1st Edition has been never translated, nor it has been ever distributed in this country).
Slovack and Czech rules.

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Albi

2005?

3rd Edition (?)

Albi

2004?

It seems identical to the previous one, except for the writing Spolecensé Hry under ALBI and, on the back, the character Black Jack instead of the Gatling.

Albi

2005?

Polish cards and rules.

DODGE CITY / HIGH NOON

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Albi

2006?

Cardboard "tuckbox" (12 x 9,5 x 1,5 cm).
The Albi version of Dodge City includes also High Noon and is called Mesto Duchu, i.e. Ghost Town, with the hominous picture of Bill Noface on the cover.
Slovack and Czech rules.

A FISTFUL OF CARDS

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Albi

2009

Transparent plastic envelope (5,6 x 11,8 cm).
Inside this package there are the additional High Noon cards (New Identity and Handcuffs) as well as the three promotional characters printed to date: Uncle Will, Claus "The Saint" and Johnny Kisch which is portrayed on the cover.
Czech and Slovack cards.

Deutschland


Publisher

Year

Notes

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daVinci

2003?

Cardboard "tuckbox" (12 x 9,5 x 2 cm).
Dutch/German rules and cards.
This version was distributed by Heidelberger.

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Abacus

2005

After the agreement with Abacus Spiele, the new box shows this company logo (the company CEO by the way is Jo Nikisch, inspirational to the character Johnny Kisch).


Abacus

2005

Almost identical to the previous, except the different font on the back and the daVinci logo not saying "daVinci" anymore (it is now simply "dV Games").
This was due to an unpleasant trial issued by an almost unheard of company "da Vinci Spiele" which was basically inactive until the success of BANG!.

HIGH NOON

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daVinci

2003

Transparent plastic envelope (5,6 x 11,8 cm).
The original High Noon was by daVinci itself with cards and rules in Dutch and German.

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Abacus

2005

In 2005 Abacus chose to resell again the German/Dutch edition of High Noon, with a slightly bigger package.

DODGE CITY

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Abacus

2005

Same "tuckbox" of the basic set.
The Abacus version of Dodge City is unique: instead of just an expansion, it is a fully playable game by itself, which however can be mixed with the basic set, so it can't be really called an expansion.

A FISTFUL OF CARDS

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Abacus

2005

Transparent plastic envelope (5,6 x 11,8 cm).

THE BULLET

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Abacus

2007

As for the rest of the games distributed in Germany, daVinci name is changed to dV Games (but still with the daVinci logo).

España

Publisher

Yera

Notes

Cromola

2006?

Cromola has been the first Spanish distributor of BANG!. This should be identical to 2nd Edition, except a booklet with Spanish rules.
This box lacks in my collection.

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Edge

2009

The 4th Edition is by Edge, which nicely retouches the box and the graphic on the booklet: the result is one of the best editions of the game in the world -- and surely my favorite!

South Korea

Publisher

Year

Notes

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InterHobby

2003

Cardboard box with plastic tray (10 x 15,2 x 3 cm).
This rare Korean version, based on the 2nd Edition of the game and never seen in Europe, has been printed in about 5000 copies.
Korea really welcomed BANG! which rapidly became a little classic there.

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Korea Board Game

2008

Same box as 2nd Edition.
The 3rd Edition of the game was distributed by Korea Board Game.
Even if BANG! was already well known in Korea, this version is very rare because the 4th Edition came out shortly thereafter.

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Korea Board Game

2008

4th Edition.

Netherlands

Publisher

Year

Notes

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PS Games

2005

Strong cardboard box with cover (10 x 13 x 2,2 cm).
Netherlands saw also the German/Dutch edition, with the sole daVinci logo on the box.

Hungary

Publisher

Year

Notes

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GemKlub

2009?

4th Edition.
Hungarian rules and cards.

GemKlub

2009?

Same as previous, but with dV Games logo instead of daVinci one.

Sweden and Finland

Publisher

Year

Notes

Lautapelit
Vincit

2009?

This version was distributed separately by Lautapelit in Finland and by Vincit in Sweden.

China

Publisher

Year

Notes

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Swan PanAsia

2009

The Chinese official version of BANG! is by Swan PanAsia, but before this there have been at least two completely illegal copies, not to mention the huge success of SanGuoSha, which is almost just a change of background on BANG!: it sold million copies in China, and become sort of a standard for board games there: there are now dozens of games with the same mechanic of BANG! as well as an online game which added more crazyness to the situation.
It is a pity that both the "author" and the publisher of SanGuoSha did not ask anything to me nor to daVinci.
Anyone responds of his own actions.

UNAUTHORIZED VERSIONS

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?

2007

This is an illegal copy of the game.

It is the 3rd Edition of BANG! packed into a Mayfair-style box (10 x 13 x 2,2 cm) with Chinese rules included.
The quality of the cards is poor at best.

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League Castle

?

This copy comes from Hong Kong and it is, as it seems, by League Castle Hobby Company, but I doubt it has been ever distributed.

Greece

Publisher

Year

Notes

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Caissa

2005

This is, practically, the international/English edition, with a stamp on the cover and Greek rules inside.

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Caissa

2009

The 4th Edition of the game is, instead, a real localization of the game, with Greek text on the cards.
The Greek letters are wonderful to see, and it is one of my favorite version of the game ever!

Russia

There are no translations available.

Editore

Anno

Tiratura e note

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Hobby World

2012

4° Edizione.
Gigantesca edizione in russo (19,5 x 27,8 x 6,5 cm!). Ma i materiali sono numericamente identici al gioco base che ha la scatola grande la metà.

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