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Straining your voice to mimic Marlon Brando’s “make him an offer he can’t refuse” line from The Godfather is an American pastime. With CoolMiniOrNot’s The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, you can now pull this off while playing a board game—and a pretty good one at that.

Cash, drugs, and cannoli: The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire reviewed

High-quality tabletop games based on licensed intellectual properties are on the uptick.
It’s no longer correct to assume that licensed properties will result in a mailed-in effort with some stylish artwork thrown on a box.

Game designer Eric Lang (Chaos in the Old World, Blood Rage) has said that The Godfather is his favorite film, and his dedication shows in this new release.
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