The BANG! recreate an ancient western spaghetti shootout, with each player randomly receiving a character card to determine special abilities, and a secret role card to determine their objective.
Four different roles are available, each with a unique victory condition:
Sheriff-Kill all the outlaws and the renegade
Assistant-protect the sheriff and kill all the outlaws
Outlaw kill the sheriff
Renegade-be the last person standing
The role of a player is kept secret, except for the sheriff. Character cards are placed face up on the table, and also follow strength (hand limit) in addition to the special ability.