From the designers' website:
"From nobody to little fish to bootlegger to capo di tuti capi...
King of Chicago is a board game about building the strongest gangster empire of 1920s Chicago. It's a strategy game with ample opportunities for politics, alliances, betrayal, and luck.
Each player gains strength and power through building illegal businesses and hiring handpicked mobsters to his gang. In bullet rains from drive by shootings, raids, and corrupt police, historic Chicago becomes the perfect setting for this action packed board game.
King of Chicago is for 2 - 6 players Ages 14 and up The game appeals to fans of classics such as Risk, Axis and Allies and Illuminati. It's an intensive game for younger players, and an intelligent challenge for more experienced board game enthusiasts."