Chainsaw Dudes In Half At Your Next Family Game Night With Gears Of War: The Board Game

The visceral thrill of Gears of War is (indeed) coming to a tabletop near you with Gears of War: The Board Game, the latest video game to board game adaptation from Fantasy Flight Games.

They're the people who have turned video games like StarCraft and Civilization into board game form, but they also do plenty of non-video game stuff, like A Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and Call of Cthulhu. Fantasy Flight's Gears of War board game is a four-player cooperative affair, one that includes cover-based tactics and even Rodie Runs.

Gears of War: The Board Game was designed by Corey Konieczka, who helped create Fantasy Flight's World of Warcraft adventure game and its StarCraft board games. It sounds deep, with more than 30 plastic figures, 200-plus cards, 17 map tiles and tons of other things stuffed in this package to make it worth your $US79.95 USD.

No firm release date yet, but it looks like Gears of War: The Board Game is due sometime this year. Additional details at the official site.

Gears of War: The Board Game [Fantasy Flight Games]


    Shit yeah, bitches! I'd buy that!

    I have FFG's Tannhauser, a squad-based action oriented board game, and it's AWESOME, so i can only assume that this would be great also.

    Yay for board games.

    Finally a solution for lag free Gears of War multiplayer.....

      Wouldn't the lag be worse though? Presumably the game can only update one player at a time, making for some pretty stuttery movement and gunplay.

    Devious AI. Love it. Trying to use video game speak for a board game.

    I really hope there are more board pieces in that box. At the moment it looks like a really nerfed Space Hulk set.

    A new Space Hulk could be cool, though.

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