Fallout Boardgame on the Way
Fantasy Flight Games is planning to bring the joys of Fallout’s post-apocalyptic wasteland to the tabletop, with a boardgame adaptation of the popular RPG series slated for release later this year.
Set in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust that leaves the US ruined and irradiated, the Fallout games combine open-ended exploration with retro designs and tongue-in-cheek humour. This new tabletop version hopes to recreate the feel of the series by including heavy character development and exploration mechanics.
The Fallout boardgame is set to come with four ‘scenarios’ that set out the major landmarks for the world, as well as the factions that players can align themselves with and the main quest that drives the story and shapes how it’s played.
“With just a few locations pinpointed on their map, the players choose whether to work together or individually to explore these mysterious regions that lay before them,” says the company in a news announcement. “Along the way, each player will face a wealth of choices, deciding whether to pursue experience or Caps, collect loot or loyal companions, and progress the main questline or veer off to the vaults.
“As the players move around the board, building their skills and filling their inventory, the area’s warring factions will gain power, forcing the players to pledge loyalty or defy conformity, all in pursuit of gaining the most influence of anyone else in the wasteland.”
The game will take its cues from the more recent titles in the series, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, as well as their downloadable content expansions. Iconic locations from the titles form the basis of the scenarios you can play in, including The Capital Wasteland, The Pitt, The Commonwealth, and Far Harbour.
Fantasy Flight says that the game can be played by 1-4 people and will be released in late 2017.