A different flavor of MMOG, Bang! Howdy is strategy game that is set in the Wild West. Created by Three Rings Design (the creators of Puzzle Pirates), Bang! Howdy offers gamers the opportunity to interact with other online players in a strategic and tactical element. Players first lay down their pieces and the pieces then move in "ticks". Each unit can only move once every four ticks, and so the game is kept moving by players moving their pieces around the game board.
With its strategic style of gameplay, players can earn in-game currency, "scrip", which can be later converted into gold. To add a type of monetary investment to the game, real money can also be used to buy in-game currency for players to use. Players can use their in-game currency to buy other units and special card effects that they can use in-game.
Bang! Howdy is F2P with an item mall.