X-Com Board Game Announced

August 5, 2014 - 12:37pm
xcom boardSome exciting news from Fantasy Flight Games was announced today.  The popular video game X-com, a tactical game pitting militia against aliens, is now going to be released as a board game.  The game includes various cards, tokens, and miniatures and the artwork looks fantastic.  What's additionally interesting is that a companion digital app will be released.

"In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the alien invasion.

Where the world’s militaries have failed to stand against the alien invaders, you must succeed. To do so, you must make strategic use of the resources available to you. You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base, all while you try to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good."

You can visit FFG's website here for more information.