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#1 Thorondor

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

The extent of the invasion impresses. No matter where you are in the world, know this - the aliens are mercilessly coming to assail you anew by means of Fantasy Flight Games' XCOM: The Board Game.

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XCOM: The Board Game is a cooperative board game of global defense for one to four players. As unknown alien invaders press their attack against the earth, you and up to three friends serve as the department heads of XCOM, an elite, international military organization. You must destroy UFOs, research alien technology, complete critical missions, and find some way to prevent the collapse of human civilization. You are humanity's last hope.


With its free companion app and distinctive player roles, XCOM: The Board Game evokes all the fear, desperation, and heroism that lie at the heart of the popular and acclaimed XCOM computer games. All the while, it immerses you in a wholly unique play experience.



Check out all the details at the dedicated product page and prepare for the onslaught that is set to begin Q4 2014.


A very special thanks is due to our covert operative FullAuto for relaying this precious intel our way.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

Milk that cow eh ?
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:41 AM

Very interesting, I'll be keeping an eye on this in the future. Thanks Thorondor and FullAuto! Posted Image

My hope is that this turns out to be a decent tabletop version, and perhaps Geek and Sundry will pick it up and feature it with Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: TNG), Felicia Day (The Guild) and special guests Jake Solomon and Julian Gollop. That would be awesome.Posted Image  By the way, Felicia Day posted a special thanks to all 1,000,000+ subscribers of her YouTube channel the other day which earned her a Gold Play award! Posted Image

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

I'm not sure I like the digital app necessity... Why wouldn't the whole game be played on the phone than? Board games should remain unplugged. IMO.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:17 AM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 06 August 2014 - 06:58 AM, said:

I'm not sure I like the digital app necessity... Why wouldn't the whole game be played on the phone than? Board games should remain unplugged. IMO.

Completely agree. Let's leave the technology at the door and play a board game the way it is meant to be. :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

#6 Thorondor

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

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Polygon's Charlie Hall speaks with XCOM: The Board Game's designer Eric Lang about the game and how the companion app was always an integral part of it as conveyed in this article.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:18 AM

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PC Gamer's Julian Murdoch goes hands-on with XCOM: The Board Game.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:04 AM

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People playing XCOM: The Board Game at Gencon.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:24 AM

umm. Well don't know that this will help much but here goes:
you could have a board and have the classic "track" that each character has to go through from start to finish. you can also have a spinner or dice. wherever they land, depending on where they land, they could maybe draw a card and then do what is on the card. they could also answer questions about the book or do things related to etiquette such as folding a napkin nicely(i know it's a lame idea) or drawing something. hope this helped! Source

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#10 Space Voyager

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

Welcome to the forum, Mark. If you're presenting a board game, I'd advise you to start a new topic in the general game forum. This is an XCOM: The Board Game dedicated topic, even if named "Across The Board".

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:27 AM

Found a couple pics of the board game in case anyone is interested.

XCOM The Board Game (Front).JPG XCOM The Board Game (Back).JPG

The price is rather steep at £40.00-£50.00 (at least that seems to be the going rate right now in new unopened condition). ;)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:53 AM

What? You didn't buy it yet Mr. Collect everything X-COM? ;)
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 06 August 2014 - 06:58 AM, said:

I'm not sure I like the digital app necessity... Why wouldn't the whole game be played on the phone than? Board games should remain unplugged. IMO.

I'm not a fan of the idea either, it almost sounds like a new version of the old VHS play along games from the 80's.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 01 February 2015 - 07:53 AM, said:

What? You didn't buy it yet Mr. Collect everything X-COM? Posted Image

Not for that price I'm not! Posted Image Besides, I blew my budget (well, not my entire budget of course, I have a couple projects in the pipe yet) acquiring all that rare X-COM/TFTD/MicroProse merchandise recently. That stuff comes once in a lifetime, the board game is still being produced. If I wait a while I can probably get it off eBay or Amazon for a lot less. Posted Image

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

#15 Thorondor

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:58 PM

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RPS' Robert Florence checks out XCOM: The Board Game, Part 1.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:57 PM

So tempted... :)
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#17 Thorondor

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

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Shut Up & Sit Down's Quinns and Paul review XCOM: The Board Game in a video found here.




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