|A Deadly Machine
Announcing Gears of War (TM): The Board Game, a cooperative game for 1-4 players
|Gears of War: The Board Game | Published 18 May 2011|
Humanity’s golden age came to a sudden and violent end on Emergence Day. Within 24 hours, a quarter of all human life on Sera was wiped out, and billions more were lost in the conflict that followed – an unending war that has reduced the planet’s surface to a smoking ruin. Now, one final desperate stand is all that remains to prevent the total annihilation of the human race. Gather your team. You are humanity’s last hope.
Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Gears of War™: The Board Game! This fully cooperative design by Corey Konieczka pits 1–4 players against a cunning and relentless foe, and is based on the wildly popular series of third-person shooters by Epic Games.
Build your team from any of four COG soldiers and face an intelligent game system in one of seven randomly constructed scenarios. In Gears of War: The Board Game, you’ll relive classic moments from Gears of War™ and Gears of War 2™. Roadie Run into cover, spray your enemy with blind fire, or rip him in half with your Lancer’s chainsaw!
Stand together against the Locust horde
Teamwork is essential in Gears of War: The Board Game, as you and your fellow COGs will secure areas in an ever-expanding and randomized map, lay down suppressing fire to support each other’s movements, and rush to the aid of fallen allies – all in an effort to complete your mission objective.
Also essential is the careful use of the tools at your disposal: a range of tactical options and devastating weapons. Your hand of Order cards represents your COG’s spectacular battle prowess, and on each turn you’ll discard one to either use its listed ability, move across the map, or attack.
You can even hold on to these versatile Orders, discarding them to dodge or guard against incoming attacks, or to follow closely behind a teammate. Communication is key, and the most successful COGs recognize that together, they form a deadly machine.
A variety of missions offer vast replayability
The seven included missions deliver a range of objectives, from placing a sonic resonator deep in the Locust-infested earth to escaping the attack of a raging Berserker. What’s more, each mission is randomly constructed every time you play, using an ingenious map creation system to ensure that no two games are ever exactly alike.
Adding to this element of unpredictability is a terrifyingly intelligent game system that keeps the pressure constant, while lending each type of foe an individual style of play. As Drones cautiously fire on you from cover and Boomers lob grenades from elevated positions, you’ll swear that there’s a deliberate and sinister tactical purpose behind every move the Locusts make.
Learn more on our Gears of War: The Board Game website, then gather your team. Humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation, and only you and your fellow COGs can drive the Locust horde back!
Gears of War: The Board Game, designed by Corey Konieczka, is based on the wildly popular third-person shooter by Epic Games. One to four players take on the roles of COG soldiers cooperating to destroy the Locust horde, and must work together to complete missions against an ingeniously challenging and varied game system.
WOW!!!! Gears of War + Corey + Coop? I need this!!!!
DOOM's successor? It would be great if the system could be reimplemented in DOOM too for those of us that have that game. Either way, it's a must buy game for me.
Excellent! Even better, it looks similar, but more streamlined than the Doom boardgame.
Will the figures be available separately?
This looks stunning - look forward to seeing this in store and demos running...
A co-op designed by Corey. I'm in.
AWESOME, I love Gears of War, it is the best FPS. This game is a must buy.
wow it's finally coming out. I didn't think that would ever happen and I had no plans to buy it until I saw that it is 1-4 players co-op. I'm a sucker for co-op board games and I'm glad there have been a lot more of these coming out lately.
Can't stand the pacing of the parent VG, but I am more than happy to take this on based on the strength of Death Angel. Keep it coming Corey.
That's definitely interesting. Hopefully will have some of the ingredients Doom had, plus the coop experience which, to me at last, is a winning ingredient! Wanna know more...
1-4 player coop? Looks like FFG is getting more of my money.