OBJECTIVE OF WYATT EARP: The objective of Wyatt Earp is to be the player with the most money by the time the game comes to an end.  

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 Players 

MATERIALS: 29 Sheriff Cards, 7 Reward Tokens, 4 Summary Cards, 18 $5,000 Reward Cards, 60 $1,000 Reward Cards, 49 Outlaw Cards, and Instructions 

TYPE OF GAME: Hand Management Card Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up 


Acting as infamous Texas Rangers, the players will capture vicious outlaws to earn the rewards. Hot on the outlaws’ tails, the players will chase them until there is nowhere else to run. Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid are all out there, just waiting for justice to be served to them on a silver platter. As players collect the bounty, the winner will quickly be determined.  


To begin setup, place the reward posters in a circle in the center of the playing area. The reward tokens should be separated by amount, creating two piles in the center of the posters. The most honest player will take over the role of the Banker, taking care of all of the money. A thousand-dollar reward is placed on each poster.  

The oldest player will shuffle the cards well, dealing ten to each player, face down. The players should ensure that their cards stay hidden from the other players. The dealer will place the rest of the cards in the middle of the posters, facing down, creating the supply deck. The top card is drawn and placed beside the card supply, creating the discard pile.  

Each player will collect a summary card. Each card will provide a description of the Rangers. The area in front of each player will act as their territory. The game is then ready to begin.  


The player to the left of the dealer will begin the game, and turns will rotate clockwise around the group. During their turn, the player will draw one or two cards, play at least one card, and discard one card. The players must draw one or two cards from the top of the draw pile. 

They then have the choice to play one or more cards. They may only play one Sherriff card at most, but they may play as many Outlaw cards as they desire. The Outlaw cards are placed on their territory, but the Sheriff card is placed in an opponent’s territory. After they have played as many cards as they want, the player must choose at least one card from their hand to discard.  

Once a player discards a card, the player on their left will begin their turn. The game will continue until a player has no cards remaining in their hand. The hand will then immediately come to an end, causing all other players to discard their hands. The players will then score their territories, beginning with reward posters.  

The players will win bounties from certain outlaws, depending on how many Capture points they have accumulated throughout the game. The game will continue in this manner until a player accumulates twenty-five thousand dollars.  


The game comes to an end when a player has twenty-five thousand dollars or more after scoring. The players will then tally the money that they have to determine the winner. The player who has the most money becomes the winner.  

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