A Fallout Wasteland Warfare board game has been announced by Modiphius Entertainment. The tabletop role-playing game based on Bethesda’s popular franchise is a standalone expansion for a miniatures game of the same name. The announcement revealed the Fallout Wasteland Warfare release date would be during summer 2019. According to the Fallout Wasteland Warfare board game website, the role-playing expansion will build upon the narrative experience of the tabletop miniatures game. The game will include “new rules for character creation, creating adventures in the wasteland, and more.” The game is the first official Fallout roleplaying game. It will allow players to visit abandoned vaults, build settlements, and take on all the famous foes from the Fallout video game series, from Super Mutants to the Brotherhood of Steel. As part of the announcement of the Fallout Wasteland Warfare board game, Modiphius Entertainment also stated it is developing another title using … [Read more...] about Fallout Wasteland Warfare board game announced, release date during summer 2019
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IDW Games is making an official Metal Gear Solid board game, according to images posted on the company’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.The photo, taken at this weekend’s PAX Unplugged convention in Philadelphia, features game designer Emerson Matsuuchi standing next to a simple cardboard display advertising the game. No other information is given in the post apart from a release window of 2019. Matsuuchi’s previous titles include Specter Ops, Volt: Robot Battle Arena, Crossfire, Reef, and Century–Eastern Wonders, among others. Specter Ops is particularly noteworthy due to its thematic and mechanical similarities to the Metal Gear games, which inspired Emerson’s work for Specter Ops. IDW Games is also no stranger to licensed projects, having published numerous board games from the Dragon Ball, Death Note, Godfather, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises. This will be the first official board game based on Metal Gear since … [Read more...] about IDW is Making a Metal Gear Solid Board Game
The popular series of Legacy board games continues this month with the release of Betrayal Legacy, published by Wizards of the Coast under the Avalon Hill imprint. For designer Rob Daviau, it’s a bit like coming home. He’s credited as the co-designer of the original Betrayal at House on the Hill, a cult classic board game about a haunted mansion, first released in 2004. Now he’s been invited back to apply the revolutionary Legacy system, which he created, to one of his first hit games. They even put his name right there on the box. After playing through just a few games in its 13-session campaign, I can already tell that it’s going to be spectacular. [Ed. note: This is a spoiler-free review.] The Legacy series When I first met Daviau a decade ago, he was running around the Gen Con tabletop gaming convention with a handful of pre-production copies of Risk: Black Ops, a rare variant of the 1959 classic that now sells for a pretty penny on eBay. At the time he was … [Read more...] about Betrayal Legacy is 13 hours of bloody brilliance from board gaming’s great innovator
Board games and tabletop games have evolved so far beyond the classics like Monopoly and Life - now providing a plethora of experiences from quick, ten-minute long games to lengthy strategy adventures with various, carefully structured areas of play to consider. There are also dozens of video game adaptations, and games which require a mobile phone to play! Board games are a great way to socialise with friends, and can often be combined with [insert your drink of choice here] to create a brilliant evening of entertainment.Once seen as slightly nerdy, there's no longer a stigma around board games, card games, or tabletop gaming, so it's a great option to have ready for a party or family gathering. But with so many options and loads of different games to consider, you might be wondering where to even start. Hopefully, I can address some of that today. And if you're looking for more recommendations, here are the best board games you can play in 2018.What are modern board games and … [Read more...] about How to start with board games, tabletop, and card games (and what games are best)
Board game designer Rob Daviau and the team at Restoration Games faced a huge challenge when they decided to update Fireball Island, a classic board game from 1986. How the hell do you re-create a game that is remembered for being so much larger than life? “The board was 95 percent of our effort to get this going,” Daviau admitted to Polygon. The issue was that no one remembers Fireball Island as it was — they remember how it felt at the time. “People have this very fond memory of this game, people remember it being even bigger and even taller and even faster,” Daviau explained. “So we had to somehow make it bigger and faster without making the box bigger. That was the first problem; it was an engineering problem.” The goal in Fireball Island is to steal a jewel from an unexplored island defended by a stone sentry, and the hook was the ability to roll marbles down the three-dimensional board to knock other players off their paths. It was a … [Read more...] about How do you top a board game that was already larger than life?