Welcome to Megacityopolis... the most hooch infested city during the roaring dandies. Become a boss and recruit your goons, then conquer your rival bosses and control Megacityopolis. Hooch Stooges' innovative mechanic asks you to risk your contraband before using it; allowing greater reward for the risk of being busted by the police.
—description from the back of the box
Hooch Stooges is a combination of Area Control and Deck-building. Turf cards are randomly distributed to make the playing area and each player begins play in their HQ. Cards are added to your deck by gaining Hooch and then used to attack and take over turf. Players are eliminated if their HQ turf is taken over by another player. The last player left on the board is the winner.