This XCOM Board Game Will Kick Your Ass
XCOM is brilliant, and so are board games. So what do you get when you combine the two? Something DOUBLE BRILLIANT, that’s what.
This awesome-looking new board game is being published by Fantasy Flight – the company responsible for such tabletop greats as Descent, Mansions Of Madness and Talisman – and pits a team of players against an unknown alien menace.
The most interesting thing about the game, though, is how it relies on a digital companion app for phones and tablets to co-ordinate alien activity. Each turn, player activity is fed back into the app, which in turn responds with alien activity – it’s basically like playing against an AI alien dungeon master.
The game is due to launch at the end of the year, with Fantasy Flight’s awesome-looking tabletop take on The Witcher also due around the same time. It’s a good time to be a geek.