Low-Tech Gaming

Classic video games get an offline do-over in the form of board games

Implications - Capitalizing on the popularity of classic video games in a fresh way, low-tech board games based on digital franchises are beginning to emerge. Both novel and nostalgic, this approach to fandom appeals to consumers who want to engage with much-loved characters and narratives in a way that they haven't had a chance to before: offline.
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Combat-Themed Board Games - 'Dark Souls: the Board Game' Brings a Popular Video Game to Life
SCORE 6.1
This Year and Warm 771 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Combat-Themed Board Games
'Dark Souls: the Board Game' Brings a Popular Video Game to Life
Steamforged Games Ltd. recently wrapped up a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to bring ‘Dark Souls: The Board Game’ to life. Designed to deliver the same immersive experience as... [More]
Laboratory-Themed Board Games - This Humorous Board Game is Based on the Popular Portal Video Games
SCORE 5.3
This Year and Warm 558 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Laboratory-Themed Board Games
This Humorous Board Game is Based on the Popular Portal Video Games
The makers of the highly successful ‘Portal’ video games recently created a humorous board game that uses the same absurd story line to take players on an unforgettable adventure. With... [More]
Arcade-Themed Card Games - The Street Fighter Deck Building Game is Inspired by a Digital Classic
SCORE 3.7
This Year and Mild 190 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Arcade-Themed Card Games
The Street Fighter Deck Building Game is Inspired by a Digital Classic
The Street Fighter Deck Building set is inspired by the nostalgic arcade game and lets players take on the persona of iconic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li or Ken among others. While each player... [More]
Alien Invasion Board Games - 'XCOM: The Board Game' Plays on the Theme of an Alien Invasion
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This Year and Mild 79 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Alien Invasion Board Games
'XCOM: The Board Game' Plays on the Theme of an Alien Invasion
‘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 &... [More]
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