The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – How To Play Amya HodkiewiczJanuary 16, 2020100 Comments Tags:Board Gamescard gamescmon gamesCorleone's EmpireEric Langhow to playinstructionstabletopTabletop Showcasethe godfatherWatch it Played 100 thoughts on “The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – How To Play” transportowiec96 June 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm 22:51 what happened to your voice? sounds funny 😛 Reply Junaid Ansari June 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm Awesome video. Do the suitcases fit sleeved cards? Reply Joe M June 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm Can. Not. Wait. Thanks Rodney – See you at Gencon! Reply Blake Curry June 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm That game looked complicated at first glance, but I feel like I understand it much better now, thanks to you. So feel free to have me win a copy so I can play it. 🙂 Reply Arminius The Cherusker June 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm So many good games and expansions coming out. I'm going to have to take out a bank loan Reply Dave Dogge June 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm Just started watching this .. is there a 'It was you Fredo !" card ? I am sure that there is a horses head card or meeple Reply Jason Levesque June 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm Mr. Rogers of board games! Thanks for these explanation vids 🙂 Reply Burdess Danny June 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm Love the Tabletop Showcase idea. The Godfather wasn't on my radar but watching the two videos so far, I think it looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for all your work! Reply Jonathan George June 20, 2017 at 6:36 pm this game was not on my radar, but after this video im interested in giving this a try. awesome work! Reply Phulu_OMGRT June 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm I really want to play the game now, thanks Rodney! Reply Colin Toke June 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm I got a chance to play this at origins and it was great. It's a total Lords of Waterdeep killer… lots more player interaction, and the theme is more immersive with the components. Glad this video is up, as the CMON demo crew nerfed or over simplified the rules during the demo. I absolutely loved this game… can't wait until it hits retail and is added to my game group! Reply Javier Salamanca Berlinches June 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm Wow Wonderful explanation… I think I'm gonna love this game… Reply Justin Shieh June 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm Hi Rodney! This is my first time commenting on your videos, and I just want to say, these videos are super helpful! I almost pick games to buy based on if it has a watch it played or not! Question: During the turf war phase, if blue has a thug, and yellow has a thug in the area, but blue also has a alley in that area, does that mean the blue gets the influence token? Super excited about this game! I've been on the fence of whether to buy this game or not, but the second I saw that you're doing a tabletop showcase, I pre-ordered it immediately! Reply wetwillyccma June 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm Looks like a cool game. Thanks Rodney. Your the King of How to play games, I always rely on you. Reply Jon Detmer June 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm As others are saying, I really wasn't very excited about this one. I'm usually not a fan of IP games. Since it is Eric Lang and CMON, I assumed it would at least be good production quality. When I heard it was the first game featured on Tabletop Showcase, I figured there must be some meat to it. After episode 1 & 2, it just may make the wishlist. 🙂 Reply Bill Martin June 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm This looks excellent. Thank you for the video! Reply Douglas Pearson June 21, 2017 at 2:51 am Is this game easier than it sounds? I play Advanced Squad Leader but this seams harder. Maybe I am tired after a long day at work or too old. I agree the Showcase is a great Idea. Who came up with it originally? Reply David Fears June 21, 2017 at 3:17 am I can't wait for the next showcase now… Watch it played and the Secret Cabal pod cast, have really done justice to this game, I am looking forward to the rest of the weeks events. and great job again Rodney for you great tutorial on how to play. Reply David Fears June 21, 2017 at 3:18 am oh is there a limit on how much we can enter the contest? Reply Robert Mitchell June 21, 2017 at 3:26 am Rodney, another great rules / game play overview! Had a chance to play Godfather at Origins and I was instantly hooked…this game is very good. Reply Zac Stewart June 21, 2017 at 5:37 am Didn't think it would.. but the new theme song is sure growing on me Reply Carlos Alberto Michan Amado June 21, 2017 at 11:39 am This game seems really fun, thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply Paco Lorca García June 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm Extraordinarily explained as always. Thanks Rodney! Reply Cheonging101 June 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm I am disappointed with the 1st Player Marker. I propose changing it with a real live cat to place on our lap. Reply Murr Rockstroh June 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm Made me laugh a little when I saw the intro with your new "bright and cheery" music showing you tossing a couple of Tommy Guns on the table, and dumping the bodies into the river, then laundering money into your stash. Really set the mood for the game! Keep up the good work, and thanks for teaching us the game and doing this new Tabletop Showcase thing Reply bitrubbish June 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm I have to admit, this wasn't too high on my list, but there were several really clever mechanisms that gave me visions of how things would play out with my groups. Now I'm really excited. This Tabletop Showcase has been outstanding so far. Thanks and keep up the great work! Reply TrippleZero June 22, 2017 at 1:25 am OH MY GOD I ALREADY PREORDERED IT !!!!! AHHHHHHH! Reply vmi02raven June 22, 2017 at 5:10 am clarification please: during the bribe phase, is a player restricted to at most one money card? You said "each player opens their suitcase and moves any amount of money found there into the lid." slightly confusing when the later examples only had at most one card. Reply vmi02raven June 22, 2017 at 5:22 am another question: are this season's WIP backers that het automatically entered into the contests this season also automatically entered into this one, or do we need to enter our info manually for this contest? Reply golinskyy June 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm did you get Lord of hellas prototype ? Reply K Khye June 23, 2017 at 2:11 am Nice video Rodney! I want to play this game now!! (>"<) Reply Sebastian Patzner June 23, 2017 at 7:00 am Really great video. Bur am I the only one that sees a lot of parallels to Blood Rage? Reply matthlowder June 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm even though I jokingly call this Godfather's blood rage, which it is, because it is by Eric Lang, I do think it is slightly more fun than blood rage and is a good adaptation of those mechanics. I think this is the best Godfather game on the Market. Reply Håkan Haraldsson June 24, 2017 at 9:22 pm Great stuff as usual 🙂 Was planning on buying this before and when you announced the Tabletop Showcase I wasn't surprised that this game was your pick but so glad it was. I really wanted to know more about it before I bought it and this with the combined effort of the other contributors ( especially @BoardGameReplay ) sealed the deal. 🙂 Questions: what's up with playing the blood money cards upside down ? My non-existing OCD kicked in every time it happened 🙂 And how do I use the Rodney "Mountie" with this game or is he to nice for this and will his horse be okay ? 😉 Keep up the good work Reply Graham Wallis June 25, 2017 at 4:38 am Rodney, I know have watched (or listened) to all the Tabletop Showcase entries for The Godfather Corleone's Empire. Everyone did their job excellently. I have already (before Tabletop Showcase) ordered my copy of the game from my local game retailer. Tabletop Showcase only made me want the game sooner (I cannot wait until I get it). I think you should continue with Tabletop Showcase. Like you said in your teaser for Tabletop Showcase, it should only be for the best games, not every game that hits the market. So I agree with you, only 1 to 2 Tabletop Showcases a year would be sufficient. Now that Tabletop Showcase is over, will you do a complete game play with Pep with this game, or do you think that only 2 players might not be enough to show this game in its true form? Again, thank you and everyone else involved in Tabletop Showcase and keep up the good work. Reply flaremon123 June 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm Dear Rodney, Will you be doing a lets play of this game before it has been released? Or only after? I would love to see some gameplay as there is only one from Joel. Reply fakewindow June 25, 2017 at 2:53 pm Thanks for the contest! Reply GShock112 June 26, 2017 at 5:07 am After XCom another masterpiece by Lang… Hopefully they'll fix the typo in the Matarazzo family. The name should be Leoluca and not Leolucca.There should only be one C! Reply John Smith June 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm Yaaaaaaaay!!!!! Hi Rodney!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!! (Maybe Massive Darkness when it's released someday?) Reply TrekMania666 June 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm I'm looking forward to a game… Reply Larry Follin June 28, 2017 at 12:42 am Thanks Rodney! I'm really interested in this game. Looks great! Reply Erica Kriner June 30, 2017 at 11:27 pm I have just begun collecting board games and then I saw this – an incredible board game based on my favorite movie ever! I'm so happy! lol Reply Baz H July 1, 2017 at 7:39 am OOOOOOHH JEREMY CORBYN 🕪🎵😎 Reply Dávid Depeš July 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm Is a suitcase wash of dirty money or something els? Reply Justin Swaine July 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm Well, this is DEFINITELY on my radar now. The overview really helped learn about it. I'm eagerly awaiting the contest draw! (I figure my odds must be better than Lotto Max) Reply Phoenix Wrath July 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm maybe it is just me, but I can't see that you have done a How To Play video about the game "Betrayal at House on the Hill", it would be nice if you could explain how the game works. Reply Nathan Biangel July 20, 2017 at 6:15 am When you place an ally do they get the benefits of the adjacent territories? For example when you place the mayor do you activate the back of the businesses acs well? Reply Nathan Thompson July 27, 2017 at 10:36 am This is a great SHOWCASE of the game. You make it seem very easy to setup and play. Really enjoyed the demo, you should send me a copy to play myself. Reply Andre Ng July 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm Another excellent, crystal clear explanation Rodney! Great work! Reply Lugo428 August 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm Found this. Bought it yesterday. Reply Tesla Volta Games August 9, 2017 at 12:15 am Thanks for making this video! Reply Matafer August 10, 2017 at 5:45 am Still a bit confused on adding business's during first phase. Does a business get added in only one turf on each turn starting with the lowest number, skipping over occupied ones in higher player number games. So on act two in a five player game you'd add a business to Queens? Vice versa in a two player game you'd add it to Brooklyn instead?! Doesn't seem explained well in book… Reply ZoidbergForPresident August 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm Just seen that at the store! Thanks for this video! I think I'll get it! 🙂 Reply amorbavian August 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm Why is it that you can't take 1+2 dollars instead of 3? Reply MasterJediAde August 24, 2017 at 4:58 am Another awesome video! Just a question though, what size are the cards? They look like standard MTG size? And will they fit in the suitcases even when sleeved. Yes, I'm one of those players who feel the need to sleeve cards in a game 😬 Reply s2601d August 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm Huge thank you for your video, you made a tons of work, but i still have one question, what about this box for money, you can only put there money in phase 5 if you have more then 2 on hands, or its possible to stash money after every phase end, and during the game you can stash money only if you capture special zone with box marker on it, or player can place money in their stash every time he have hi turn?Thank you Reply Jason Peacock August 26, 2017 at 7:39 pm The "Can't refuse card" it's my understanding that you could only put discarded money cards in your suitcase since the suitcase action says you can ONLY suitcase money. When you complete a job, you "put" the job card in your suitcase. There is some debate that you can take discarded job cards and suitcase them. Do you know one way or the other Rodney? Reply Carl Dayandante September 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm Hi Rodney, we did our first game earlier and this scenario came up: Player A controls the Upper East Side Turf. Player B uses his thug to do the Pawnbroker action. So both Players A and B get the horse token and 1 dollar reward. I get it that the player who used the thug chooses which one does the action first – so technically IF the player wants to, he can choose that Player B goes first, THEN Player A goes next. So the first player horse token actually goes to Player A (even though Player B used the action space). Reply The Dog Ate My Meeple September 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm Thanks for yet another amazing video. I honestly love the your channel! It's amazing work you're doing here. You've taught me so many games. Any tips for a beginner Board Game YouTube? 🙂 haha Reply Reden Reburiano October 11, 2017 at 1:45 am Can you Gun Down allies too? Like Union Boss' and Mayors? Is the Police Captain affected by cards like 'Car Bomb'? Can players still use Allies that have been Gunned Down? Reply Hingle McCringleberry October 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm Can an illegal good be suit-cased if someone plays a card that forces everyone to discard a card, and the player chooses the illegal good? Reply Mаксим Мелочников October 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm Hello Rodney. Thank you for the video. Help please, have a number of questions.1.In the video 10.30 min said, when placing the figures of thugs on an empty slot in a particular location, a player may not apply the effects listed in the lower part of the location. The question is whether in this case to apply these effects to the player who controls the area?2.Can I pull the same "trick" with Union bosses?3. THE EXECUTION OF ORDERS.After a reset the required set of illegal goods the player gets the money and can not apply the effect of the card? Reply Mаксим Мелочников October 17, 2017 at 5:40 am After discarding the required Illegal Goods cards, the player executes the ability written on the Job card and collects the Money listed at the bottom of the Job.He could not perform the ability written on the card task? Sorry for my English. Reply Alberto Villani January 4, 2018 at 10:42 pm A question…if i have a marker and a player put a thug on my area,is a choice get the benefit? Reply Alberto Villani January 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm Ok.But for example if i don't want discard 3 card for a 5 dollar and 3 dollar cards,can i don't take the effect if I am the owner of the tooken marker? Reply Miha Murćehajić January 14, 2018 at 9:16 pm Got the game for my birthday! Great game, and also AWESOME introduction video. At first had some problems/questions about the rules, but now everything is clear and is a SUPER board game to play with your friends. Keep the good job! Reply Engelstaub7 January 28, 2018 at 10:45 am Excellent! Reply Joe van Wyk February 12, 2018 at 11:34 pm Wow. Great through explanation and review. I should've clicked on this link long ago. Watched a confusing one before I played the demo. It was fun, but I had like tons of question that the manual didn't clarify, yet – all my questions have been answered by this excellent review. Thanks! Reply Kenrick Carlson Keh March 4, 2018 at 5:18 am I have a question. Since allies are neutral, do we get benefit from shaking down a turf that we dominate with the union boss? Reply Jaimie Freiheit March 25, 2018 at 10:36 pm So you always keep your ally even if played? Reply Marcus Böetius April 10, 2018 at 8:50 am 19:59 So you take back the allies after the bribery phase in ACT I, so you technically have ACT I allies when advancing to ACT II? Or how am I supposed to understand? Reply Rafael Uryayev April 24, 2018 at 4:13 pm This was a very good instructional video, among the best I've seen. We should have more like this! Reply solista31 April 30, 2018 at 7:36 am Simple, easy, love it Reply The Shogunstein June 14, 2018 at 3:53 am Did you play any two player games of this? Reply The Shogunstein June 20, 2018 at 3:40 am if nobody claims the front of the store action for the horses head and it is unclaimed, who gets it the next round? Reply Henrik Ripa July 24, 2018 at 7:40 am Great introduction to the game. 👍 Reply Board Game Coffee August 22, 2018 at 1:13 pm Not sure how I missed this game when it came out, but i'm hoping to correct that mistake shortly! As always, great job on the video 😉 Reply Lee October 11, 2018 at 5:56 am im always just confused when i watch videos like this … is the act 1 just preperation? Reply Cer Luigi Dela Cruz November 4, 2018 at 4:01 am This channel is my go to whenever I plan on buying a game. 🙂 Reply RovingRoy November 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm I wanted to play because, "I thought…it would be good for The Family. I didn't know it would be a hit, Mike!" Reply The Shogunstein November 22, 2018 at 6:26 am couple of questions 1) if you play union boss and you get the front shakedown 3x and if the other player controls that territory do they get that reward three times also 2) if someone shakes down the front of the store with 1$ and first player token and other player controls territory then who gets first player token 3) after completing a job from your hand, do you pick a new job from the face down job pile? thanks and happy thanksgiving Reply Evatar November 30, 2018 at 12:00 am I think Rodney makes the best rules explanations videos out there! Very clear, concise&thorough, great editing and, importantly, error-free! I will watch Rado's runthroughs or the Dice Tower or the Shut up and sit down reviews (and many others) to get some insights into strategies, hear critical comments or just laugh BUT Watch it Played its my first go to choice when I actually want to learn the game. After Rodney's explanations, the others are easier to follow and enjoy, because you already understand how to play the game! Thank you Rodney, keep them coming!! Reply The Shogunstein December 22, 2018 at 12:43 am Still having a bit of confusion with the term "adjacent" regarding placement of family members with the round base into the round circles. When getting the shakedown of the back of the business in the "adjacent area" is it just the businesses that touch where you placed the family member or is it all the businesses in that entire territory? Thanks Reply lupemulder December 24, 2018 at 1:47 pm Love it, i just bought it. Good explication. Just one doubt when a thug Shake down a business the other player who have the control collect the same benefict or collect the back oí the business? Reply Bryan Crowley January 2, 2019 at 1:29 am Thanks for the video, it was very helpful. I have a few questions: 1) When you have control of a turf, and another player shakes down the front of a business in that turf, are you required to perform the action associated with the front of that business, or can you choose not to? For example, you might not want to exchange 2 or 3 of the cards in your hand for money. 2) If I shake down the front of a business in a turf that I control, do I collect that ability twice (once for the thing that I placed, and again for having control), or only once? 3) One of the Police Chief All cards allows you to move the Police Chief to a territory and kill all of the enemy figures in that turf. If the Police Chief is already on the board, am I required to move it to a different turf, and then kill enemies, or can I kill enemies in the turf that the Police Chief is already positioned in? Thanks for your help! Reply Nut_nasty R January 10, 2019 at 5:53 pm Only 12$ @marshall Reply Mike g January 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm Got game at TJ Maxx for 10.00 Amazon has it for 23.00 Reply Melissa V January 23, 2019 at 1:19 pm I have a question about 4 player set up- it says you take 1,2,3 dollar bills and 3 job cards . but the hand limit is 5 on act one . I am guessing we discard one? but I did not see it in the rules Reply Bryan Crowley January 28, 2019 at 4:24 pm If I complete a job that allows me to suitcase money, am I able to suitcase the money that I collect from completing that job on the same turn, or do I need to wait until my next turn? Reply accousticdecay January 29, 2019 at 8:04 pm Mia figlia, sheza getta me dissa game for Chrissa-mus. Izza offer umma no can refuse. Gubeesh? Reply x x February 5, 2019 at 10:22 pm This game looks like a mob version of lords of waterdeep, can’t wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the video! Reply Parvat Xherpa Xherpa March 11, 2019 at 5:22 am is this game offlie Reply Axis&Allies March 25, 2019 at 10:38 pm Great job Reply Paul H April 28, 2019 at 2:24 am Great video, as always! So helpful. Reply Jsleezy2000 ! June 14, 2019 at 1:26 am Awesome work, Rodney!! Your videos make it so easy to start playing right away. You are truly appreciated. Reply grog3514 August 9, 2019 at 6:48 am So if I bribe a mayor in act I, I can then use that act I card once per act from then on? Like I could in theory use the Act I mayor 4 times, the Act II mayor 3 times, and the Act III mayor 2 times combined in a single game as long as I was able to win the bribe for all 3 mayor cards? Reply Frank Minogue September 30, 2019 at 9:01 pm I don’t know why this showed up in my feed today, but I am a big fan of the movies, and I have been wondering about this game, so I am watching it! Reply Frank Minogue October 1, 2019 at 8:44 pm Well, I actually fell asleep yesterday. Not your fault. I twisted my back getting stuff ready for the move, and had taken a muscle relaxer, and it made me tired and I had to sleep. So I finished the video today. This is AMAZING!!!! I can tell that you are a big fan , you could barely contain your excitement. I put this on my wish list. I think my wife would like it too. She likes action step games like this, and it is not dependent on knowledge of the movies, so she would really enjoy it. Video gets five stars as usual, and the game gets two thumbs way up!! (By the way fortunately, my back is much better today). Reply Frank Minogue October 28, 2019 at 5:10 pm I got this for my birthday. I cannot wait to play it!! After I saw your tutorial I put it on my list. My daughter got it for me! Reply Daniel Smith December 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm At about the 22:01 mark, give or take a second, you state in the act IV tribute phase that IF you discard $$, that money can be put into your suitcase. I do NOT see this nuance in the rule book. As I read the rules, they maintain that ANY cards discarded during ANY of the tribute phases go back to their respective piles. I see no reference to the exception you spoke of in Act IV. Clarification? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.