As the leader of your country's federal police, you must stop the infamous Merchant of Death and his international team of Gunrunners as he sells his weapons of destruction in war-torn and drug-ridden countries Will your agents succeed and bring the Merchant of Death to justice?
The object of Gunrunners is to confiscate more crates of weapons than your opponents. Players take turns deploying their agents into one of four locations (Central America, Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia). During the game, crates of weapons are delivered to the different locations, so some locations will have more weapons than others. At the end of the game, players confiscate weapons from each of the locations based upon how many agents they deployed to that location. In addition, players may use "Special Operatives" to give them special powers that alter the game play in interesting ways.