'XCOM: The Board Game' Plays on the Theme of an Alien Invasion

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 20, 2016
References: amazon & pastemagazine
'XCOM: The Board Game' is a tabletop game that puts players in charge of an elite military organization tasked with thwarting an impending alien invasion. Based on the popular video game 'X-COM,' the board game gives players a new way to figure out how to defeat intergalactic intruders.

XCOM: The Board Game uses the same theme and mechanics as X-COM, but with a unique tabletop twist. The board game allows up to four players to take on different roles and work together to solve complex challenges. To help guide players through these challenges, there is an accompanying app that adds a new dimension to the game. Overall, the challenge is to ward off the alien invasion by making use of limited resources.

While XCOM: The Board Game still has a digital component in the form of the accompanying app, the tabletop design and cooperative gameplay gives fans of X-COM a new way to enjoy the award-winning video game.