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The Kelly Gang Playing Cards

Travel back in time to the wild colonial days of outback Australia. Using this deck will feel as though the Kelly Gang is back! The villains of the deck are the four members of the Kelly Gang. These original illustrations capture the youthful, destructive urges of the four outlaws, and each design captures a unique element of their outlaw character. The outlaws’ weapons are based on the weapons of choice of the actual Kelly Gang. The Jokers’ design pays specific homage to two characters, the outlaw Ned in the now famous suit of armour from his last stand at Glenrowan, and his remarkable mother Ellen. The premium deck features gold foil on the tuck case with inner printing on the packaging. Each playing card is printed on 310gsm premium German linen stock. The deck’s extra cards include a double backer, info card, and Ned Kelly portrait.

Designer: Eric Suswanto
Developer: Aleseva
Printer: Noir Arts NPCC
Made: Europe
Released: 2018
Type: Playing Cards

Information: BuyWorthy.com.au

D&D Next: Circle of the Outback

Several different editions of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game have been produced since 1974. The 5th edition’s Basic Rules, a free PDF containing complete rules for play and a subset of the player and DM content from the core rulebooks, was released in 2014. The Starter Set features a set of pre-generated characters, a set of instructions for basic play, and an adventure module. The edition returns to having only three core rule books, with the Player’s Handbook containing most major races and classes. Mechanically, 5th edition draws heavily on prior editions, while introducing some new mechanics intended to simplify and streamline play.

Title: Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Released: 2018
Type: Role Play

A new ranger subclass called The Bushranger is equiped with new feats and properties for thematically appropriate weapons. Bushrangers have a complicated relationship with the denizens of this hellish landscape. No matter the viewpoint, they are legends of the Outback. Famous rogues who follow not the laws of a country, but that of their own personal morality.

Information: dnd.Wizards.com
Download: Australian Ranger [PDF]

Dead Man's Hand: Kelly Gang

Dead Man’s Hand is the 28mm skirmish game by Great Escape Games. Bands of tough and wily cowboys, stoic lawmen, ruthless outlaws and crazy desperados fight for fame and respect in the Old West. With an accompanying range of 28mm miniatures and pre-painted buildings, now you can fight legendary gunfights of the historical Old West and the silver screen. The rule books contain all the procedures you need to recreate your gunfights and twelve blood-soaked scenarios.

To many locals the Kelly Gang are heroes, fighting against a corrupt and unjust system. To others he’s a murderer, a common criminal to be loathed. To the authorities he and his gang are to be hunted mercilessly, brought to justice and a short drop and a sudden stop. Whichever is true one thing is for sure, anybody who crosses the Kelly Gang faces a terrible, almost unstoppable foe. 

Sculptor: Mark Evans
Manufacturer: Great Escape Games
Released: 2015
Type: Role Play

The Dead Man’s Hand: Kelly Gang expansion contains five Kelly figures, painted bases, and a Kelly rules card. The five supplied figures require painting. A Dead Man’s Hand rule book and Dead Man’s Hand: Down Under source book are required to play.

Information: GreatEscapeGames.co.uk
Download: Instructions [PDF]

Bushranger Dart Board and Cabinet

The Bushranger Dart Board and Cabinet includes Bristle TX-290 dart board, Ned Kelly themed cabinet, mounting instructions, and rules for the game of darts [on back of box].

Manufacturer: Formula Sports
Range: Aussie Collection
Released: 2015
Type: Dart Board

Ned Kelly's Last Stand

Heritage Mini Series presents Ned Kelly’s Last Stand antique metal puzzle. The object of this metal mind teaser is to remove the ring. In-between uses the puzzle can be displayed on a metal stand. Rated a 4/5 difficulty [easy to extreme], the mind puzzle is suitable for all ages eight and upwards. Included inside each package is the solution to the Ned Kelly’s Last Stand mind puzzle.

Inventor: Heritage
Series: Mini
Made: United Kingdom
Released: 2013
Type: Mind Puzzle

Game as Ned Kelly

In the tradition of comradery shown by the Kelly Gang and the Police that pursued them, you’ll need to muster all the team play and strategy you can to outwit your opponents. The Kelly Gang must distribute money to the sympathisers in thirteen towns and escape to New South Wales … The Victoria Police will do anything to capture and place all of the Kelly members in Gaol!

Game as Ned Kelly is an action-packed game that incorporates Team Play, Strategy, Luck and Historical fact. Utilising the exciting ‘Any Player, Any Direction’ concept with Repeated Game Play reveals endless strategies for outwitting your opponents.

Inventer: Zenitopia
Manufacturer: Blue Opal
Made: China
Released: 2007
Type: Board Game

Information: GameAsNedKelly.com.au
Download: Instructions [PDF]

The Game Ned Kelly

The Game Ned Kelly is a strategy board game for two players based upon the siege of Glenrowan in 1880. That’s when the Kelly Gang lost their battle against the Victoria Police, and the most wanted bushranger in Australia’s history was finally surrounded and captured. In this game Ned still has a chance to escape to one of his hideouts before the Police capture him. The rules are straightforward, but the more you understand the numerous tactics, the more complex the play becomes.

The game is suitable for ages eight and up. It is a game that will continue to challenge and be treasured for a lifetime. Each game contains twenty-four Police, one Ned Kelly, twelve Gang Members, clear rules with some history about the Kelly Legend, a 30cm x 30cm playing board printed on canvas for an Australian rustic feel, and a calico bag for all the pieces. With a playing time from ten to ninety minutes, everything is cleverly packaged in a canister to play [or send as a gift] anywhere.

Manufacturer: CMK Partners
Made: Australia
Released: 2003
Type: Board Game

Download: Instructions [PDF]

Ned Kelly Great Escape Puzzle

Ned Kelly Great Escape Puzzle is an entertaining puzzle game. Ned Kelly. Australia’s most famous bush-ranger, needs to escape from this unique puzzle. Can you help him find his way through the opening? Watch out! It’s more difficult than it looks. Full instructions and brief history of Ned Kelly enclosed.

Instructions: Ned Kelly. Australia’s most famous bush ranger, needs to escape. It looks simple, doesn’t it? But is it? What you need to do is to get ‘Ned’, in his suit of armour, past all the other obstacle pieces, so that he ‘escapes’ out of the slot at the bottom. The rules are: you can slide only one piece at a time and only into a vacant space – no lifting, turning or removing any pieces. Once you start, you may find it hard to put this puzzle down. But don’t give up early, as it may take over 100 movements to get ‘Ned to ‘escape’.

Manufacturer: Jarrah Wood
Made: Australia
Released: 1993
Material: Eucalyptus Marginata
Type: Mind Puzzle