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Gears of War board game announced

Gears of War board game announced

Fantasy Flight has announced it is to develop a board game based on Gears of War.

A board game adaptation of the Gears of War series is in development. The publishers, Fantasy Flight Games, known for other computer game related board games, are adapting the Xbox 360 hit and hope to finish it some time this year.

Gears of War: The Board Game will be a four player cooperative game, including a translation of the cover-based tactics that characterise the popular series. The game will also include a board game translation of Roadie Runs.

Said to cost around $80, the box will include more than 30 plastic figures as well as cards and map tiles. It has been designed by Corey Konieczka, someone who has also worked on Fantasy Flight's World of Warcraft and StarCraft board games.

Fantasy Flight Games were responsible for the Civilisation board game and also do other non-video game related translations, such as Arkham Horror.

Check out the Gears of War 3 trailer below, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 20th May 2011, 17:03 Quote
....Really?


..I mean.. Really?
Flibblebot 20th May 2011, 17:07 Quote
Why?

That is all.
leveller 20th May 2011, 17:13 Quote
People still play board games?!
mighty_pirate 20th May 2011, 17:21 Quote
A board game mechanic & "plot" don't necessarily have anything to do with each other. It's entirely possible/probable that someone at Fantasy Flight had a good little mechanic worked out & wanted a well renound IP to apply it to for commercial success. Then one day Epic puts out feelers for effort free merch.... Bada-bing, bada-boom, Gears boardgame.

The weird part is, as a result, the game might not be that bad.
MrJay 20th May 2011, 19:08 Quote
I love Heron Blue and Mark!
Pete J 20th May 2011, 20:27 Quote
I suppose this is the closest we'll get to a PC release, eh?
chimaera 21st May 2011, 13:55 Quote
Fantasy Flight did a superb job turning Battlestar Galactica into an *awesome* board game - I'll be very interested to see what they make of GoW.
The Hooded Claw 21st May 2011, 16:23 Quote
But what are the minimum spec's?
Burdman27911 22nd May 2011, 05:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by The Hooded Claw
But what are the minimum spec's?

Ages 8 and up?
Kanester 23rd May 2011, 23:19 Quote
Oh god, whats next?
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