|Gears of War: The Board Game | Published 01 September 2011||Rating||23 votes|
The Locusts, so named by human scientists for their immense numbers, are a race of humanoids from deep within the subterranean tunnels of Sera. These relentless killers seem bent on destruction, and all attempts at negotiation with them have ended in violence. As mankind approaches its final stand, what new horrors does their mysterious enemy hold in store?
An Emergence Hole has opened at your local game store, and you and your team are humanity’s last hope of survival. Gears of War™: The Board Game is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore!
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. 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 or die alone
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.
For more on Gears of War: The Board Game, check out our detailed previews: A Deadly Machine, Thinking on Your Feet, and The Horde Emerges. You can also download the complete rules (pdf, 11.4 MB) from the support page and watch our exciting video overview! Then, grab your gear, gather your team, and head to your local game store to face the Locust onslaught!
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! the package look so inviting..
Just ordered it, but with some trepidation -
- sometimes I wish games like this had "softcore" and "hardcore" rules, allowing players to pick their own levels of c0mplexity...
Ordered and eager to try it. Looks like a game that DEMANDS at least one big expansion! ;)
Picked mine up yesterday on the way home from work, first impression, is that this is going to become my favorite game.
Excellent just need them to arrive in the UK - so we can complete our pre-orders and entice new boardgamers...
Check Drakkenstrike's (Youtube) revue... For another take on it.
My preorder was just sent to FEDEX
Tada! Let the carnage begin!
I think that I shall sell my PS3 now!!!!!!
Looks brilliant and it had a great review from the D6 Generation podcast.