Its 1929 and Chicago is in the hands of the gangsters. The police and magistrates are completely under their control, and the governor of the state is futile.
It is going to take the Federal government to restore a city's ability to govern itself. Newly elected President Herbert Hoover wants to clean up the city and that means bringing down the most notorious gangster of the time, Al Capone.
It would take two years, but Hoover got his wish. In June 1931, federal prosecutors indicted Capone on 22 counts of income-tax evasion.
As the defense, your efforts are asymmetrical focused on using cards and dice drafting to bribe and intimidate, jury tamper and cut deals to keep Capone from being convicted.
As the prosecution, you maintain the straight and narrow using cards and dice drafting to argue that Capone is guilty of a majority of tax evasion counts.
To win, the defense must build up enough corruption to make it to the end of trial simulating winning over public opinion, whereas the prosecution must win the game before the trial comes to a close by stringing together key evidence, convincing a majority of the jurors or prove witness tampering.
Scarface: The Al Capone Trial, puts you in the hands of the prosecution or defense to bring this gangster to justice or remind the justice system that a kind word and a gun...is still king.
This is a standalone game. It is volume 3 in the Trial Series by Green Feet Games (previous Volumes includes Unforgiven: The Lincoln Assassination Trial and Prophet Without Honor: The Billy Mitchell Court-martial).
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