Gears Of War: The Board Game Coming This August

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Gears Of War: The Board Game Coming This August

Post by S7 Wiggles1778 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:59 am

Fantasy Flight Games has announced they are releasing a board game based on Epic Games' uber popular Gears of War franchise. Simply titled Gears of War: The Board Game, Amazon currently has the game listed with a release date of August 31st.

The game comes complete with 30 plastic characters, a number of cards, tokens, map tiles and two sets of dice, and can be played by up to four people, as C.O.G members Marcus, Baird, Cole Train and Dom lock chainsaws once again with the Locust through seven missions.



Here is a game trailer too...


(Hope the video works... I cant actually view it here at work)

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Post by S7 Panzer on Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:24 am

that is a negotiator on the video

EDIT: never mind the video works and wow that looks retarded.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:08 am

S7 Panzer wrote:

wow that looks retarded.


i would have to agree with panzer on that

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Post by S7 Vision67 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:34 pm

It doesn't look that bad to me. The stigma is in that the initial reaction is "lolwut, gears as a board game?"

If you think of it not as an offshoot of a video game, and instead as another tabletop, it's quite easy to digest IMO. You can see standard tools in there like the attack range ruler, line of sight restrictions, and Attack vs Armor rules.

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Post by S7 Panzer on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:03 pm

If I wanted to play a board game ( which I wouldn't ) I would either settle with the classics of "Life" or "Monopoly".

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Post by S7 Vision67 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:36 pm

Panzer, I implore you to experience gaming outside of video games. Tabletops are fun as hell, you can't play crap games like Life or Monopoly, or Sorry or Parchese and expect very good results.

The good games aren't really mainstream. Go play Settlers of Catan or Arkham Asylum or DnD 4e or 3.5e.

The pleasure you can get with rolling dice with random people at the shop, or with your close friends in your dining room is a different rush than playing video games with people across the world. I'm not saying it's better, but definitely a different rush, a different pleasure to hold your player token and move it, to declare a minor action and let the DM approve it, and roll a success and just laugh your asses off at what the DM comes up with.

One of my favorite stories to tell about how I first got into DnD was a bullshit game at the local shop. We started a quick game using off the cuff silly classes with a basic stat sheet. We walked into a cave full of gnolls and our Disco Wizard threw up his Disco Ball and our Cleric smited the Disco Ball, doing 2 x d4 + 4 light damage against every gnoll in the place due to refraction of the spell with a successful > 18 roll (which was the only way the DM would allow such a silly move. Well, they hit every gnoll and the table just sat laughing their heads off at it.


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Post by S7 Epic on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:48 pm

Vision used 'inner nerd'.

It wasn't very effective.

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Re: Gears Of War: The Board Game Coming This August

Post by S7 Zalacious on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:18 pm

S7 Panzer wrote:If I wanted to play a board game ( which I wouldn't ) I would either settle with the classics of "Life" or "Monopoly".



Always a fan of Battleship myself. Easiest game to cheat at ever.

Opponent- " B,6"

Me- *looks down to see a hit on my carrier " Uh.....miss" Razz

All kidding aside I'd rather play a good game of dominos over a board game any day but that is just me.

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Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:38 pm

Not impressed. They have/had great ideas in there but it just falls short. IF I were to play this once I'd probably only get through 5 mins. and never, never, never, never play it again....EVER!

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