Across The Board

by on 5th Aug 2014

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.

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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Thorondor\
8 Feb 2015 - 4:41pm
Thorondor
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Shut Up & Sit Down's Quinns and Paul review XCOM: The Board Game in a video found here.
tankman\
5 Feb 2015 - 10:57pm
tankman
So tempted... :)
Thorondor\
4 Feb 2015 - 5:58pm
Thorondor
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RPS' Robert Florence checks out XCOM: The Board Game, Part 1.
Zombie\
1 Feb 2015 - 6:23pm
Zombie

silencer_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

- Zombie
neptunesnookgames\
1 Feb 2015 - 10:40am
neptunesnookgames

Space 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.
silencer_pl\
1 Feb 2015 - 7:53am
silencer_pl
What? You didn't buy it yet Mr. Collect everything X-COM? ;)
Zombie\
1 Feb 2015 - 5:27am
Zombie
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). ;)

- Zombie
Space Voyager\
30 Oct 2014 - 7:15pm
Space Voyager
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".
markjguillen\
30 Oct 2014 - 10:24am
markjguillen
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
Thorondor\
3 Sep 2014 - 9:04am
Thorondor
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People playing XCOM: The Board Game at Gencon.
Thorondor\
20 Aug 2014 - 8:18am
Thorondor
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PC Gamer's Julian Murdoch goes hands-on with XCOM: The Board Game.
Thorondor\
19 Aug 2014 - 1:50pm
Thorondor
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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.
Zombie\
8 Aug 2014 - 4:17am
Zombie

Space 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. :)

- Zombie
Space Voyager\
6 Aug 2014 - 6:58am
Space Voyager
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.
Zombie\
6 Aug 2014 - 3:41am
Zombie
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

- Zombie
silencer_pl\
5 Aug 2014 - 9:47pm
silencer_pl
Milk that cow eh ?

 

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