Board games based on video games are a great way to bring the excitement of video games into the real world. They provide a unique way to experience the world of video games in a physical form. Not only do they provide a fun and engaging way to play, but they also offer a great way to bring friends and family together.
Board games based on video games can be a great way to introduce new players to the world of video games and even vice-versa. They provide a way to learn the basics of the game without having to invest in a console or computer. They also provide a great way to introduce younger players to the world of video games or video gamers to the world of board games!
This is our list of the best board games that are based on video games (handpicked!).
10. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Gwent is a popular board game that has been around since the early 2000s. It is a card game that is based on the popular Witcher series of books and video games. The game is played with two players, each with their own deck of cards. The goal of the game is to win two out of three rounds by having the most points at the end of each round.
Each player’s deck consists of a leader card, which is a special card that has unique abilities, and a set of unit cards. The unit cards are divided into four categories: melee, ranged, siege, and weather. Each card has a strength value, which is used to determine the winner of each battle.
Gwent is a great game for those who enjoy strategy and card games. It is easy to learn and can be played in a short amount of time. The game also has a lot of depth and can be played in many different ways. It is a great game for both casual and competitive players and it is safe to say it’s popularity is for good reason. It can also be played both in the video game and physically, a distinct feature which might have helped it onto the list.
9. Fallout: Wasteland Warfare
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is a tabletop miniatures game based on the Fallout video game series. The game was developed by Modiphius Entertainment and released in 2018. It is a two-player game that allows players to build and command their own crew of detailed miniatures representing characters from the Fallout universe. Players can choose from a variety of factions, including the Brotherhood of Steel, Super Mutants, and Raiders. The game also includes a number of different scenarios and objectives, allowing players to customize their experience to their own preferences.
The game is played on a 3×3 board, with each player taking turns to move their miniatures and take actions. It includes a variety of weapons, armor, and items that can be used to customize your crew and give them an edge in battle. The game also includes various special rules and abilities that can be used to gain an advantage over your opponent.
Overall, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is a great game for fans of the Fallout series. It provides an opportunity to experience the Fallout universe in a tabletop setting. The game is comparatively easy to learn and is ideal for spending an evening with friends. The game also provides a great way to explore the Fallout universe and its characters in a new and unique way. Another reason it appeared on this list is that I, personally, am a fan of the Fallout series and I’m willing to bet that you are too.
8. Civilization: A New Dawn
Civilization: A New Dawn is a strategy game that allows players to build and manage their own civilizations. Players must manage resources, build cities, and expand their empires in order to become the most powerful civilization in the world. The game is set in a randomly generated world, and players must use their wits and strategy to survive and thrive.
The game is turn-based, and players must make decisions about how to best use their resources and build their civilizations. Players can choose from a variety of different civilizations, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Players must also manage their population, build cities, and research new technologies in order to progress. How satisfyingly familiar for a Civilization game!
Players can win by conquering other civilizations, building the most powerful empire, or achieving a cultural victory and so, it is up to you to decide what kind of civilization you are best at building and leading. As a lifetime player of video games, I was never a big fan of the strategic ones but take it from me, in the form of a board game, it’s just something else.
7. The Witcher Adventure Game
Going back to the popular world of the witcher; The Witcher Adventure Game is a board game based on the popular Witcher video game series. It was released in 2014 and is set in the world of the Witcher, a dark fantasy world full of monsters, magic, and intrigue. Players take on the role of one of four characters from the series: Geralt of Rivia, Triss Merigold, Yarpen Zigrin, and Dandelion. Each character has their own unique abilities and play style, allowing for a variety of strategies and play styles.
The game takes place on a board with various locations, such as cities, villages, and dungeons. Players move around the board, completing quests and gathering resources. As they progress, they gain experience points and can level up their characters. The game also features a variety of monsters and villains and enemies which you must defeat in order to progress.
The game is designed for two to four players, and each session can be played in around an hour. It is a great way to experience the world of the Witcher in a new way, and is a great game for fans of the series. It is also a great game for those who are new to the series, as it is easy to learn and provides a great introduction to the fabulous world of the Witcher.
6. DOOM: The Board Game
Doom the board game is a classic game that has been around since the early 1990s. It is based on the popular video game of the same name and puts players in the roles of demons and demon slayers.
The game happens in a post-apocalyptic world where the players take on the role of a marine fighting against the forces of Hell. The goal of the marine is to survive and complete the mission objectives while one player as the embodiment of evil, tries to make sure they don’t succeed. The game is played on a board that is divided into four sections, each representing a different level of the game. The board is filled with monsters, traps, and other obstacles that the players must overcome in order to complete the mission.
DOOM: the board game is a great game for fans of the video game and those who are looking for a fun and challenging game to play with friends and/or some classical essence of DOOM.
5. XCOM: The Board Game
XCOM: The Board Game is a cooperative board game based on the popular video game series of the same name. In the game, players take on the roles of the top commanders of the elite military organization XCOM, tasked with defending Earth from a mysterious alien invasion. The game is designed for 1-4 players and takes about an hour to play.
To give you the gist of the gameplay, the game is highly strategic and requires players to work together to make the best decisions for the team. Players must manage resources, research new technologies, and deploy troops to fight off the alien threat. The game also features a unique “hidden movement” mechanic, where players must guess where the aliens are located on the board. This adds an extra layer of tension and strategy to the game.
That’s not the only thing XCOM does in its own unique way. The game also features a unique “companion app” component, which allows players to access additional content and game modes. The app also serves as a game timer, keeping track of the game’s progress and providing players with updates on the alien threat. This adds an extra layer of immersion to the game, as players can feel the pressure of the ticking clock as they make their decisions.
If you’re a fan of the XCOM video game series, or just looking for a great cooperative board game, XCOM: The Board Game is definitely worth checking out. It’s a hybrid of digital and tabletop entertainment that presents some interesting new ideas.
4. Bloodborne: The Board Game
Bloodborne the board game is a cooperative game based on the popular video game of the same name. The 1-4 players take on the role of Hunters, tasked with exploring the city of Yharnam and fighting off the beasts that lurk within. The game takes place in a gothic horror setting, and players must work together to survive the night and uncover the secrets of the city.
The gameplay process is divided Into two phases: the Exploration phase and the Combat phase. During the Exploration phase, players explore the city of Yharnam, searching for items and clues to help them in their mission. During the Combat phase, players must battle the beasts that lurk in the darkness of the city. The game also features a variety of events and encounters that can occur during the game. These events can range from random encounters with enemies to special events that can affect the game in a number of ways.
Bloodborne the board game is a highly appreciated game for fans of the video game. It captures the atmosphere of the video game perfectly, and the game mechanics are not difficult to learn and understand. The game also features a variety of weapons and items, as well as a variety of enemies and events. It is a great game for fans of the original Bloodborne, as well as those who are looking for a cooperative board game with a gripping horror theme.
3. Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game
Based on the popularity of the franchise, this one was a must to include in the list. However, it secures its spot in a solid way.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game is a semi co-operative tactical action game for 1-4 players designed in the rich and unique world of Horizon, where players face a number of different challenges such as managing their resources and fighting heartless steel beasts.
The game board is made up of a map of the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, with various locations and landmarks. Players must explore the world, scavenge for resources, and battle robotic creatures in order to survive. The game also includes a deck of cards that represent the various robotic creatures that players will encounter, which might ring a couple of bells for original fans of the series.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game also includes a variety of scenarios that can be played, allowing for a unique experience each time. The game also includes multiple scenarios and expansions that can be played, allowing for a unique experience each time.
2. This War Of Mine: The Board Game
This War of Mine is a survival video game developed and published by 11 bit studios. It puts the player in the shoes of a group of civilians trying to survive in a war-torn city.
The setting does not differ in the board game. Each player takes on the role of a civilian, trying their hardest to survive in the dangerous post-war/post-apocalyptic environment. Players must manage their resources, build shelter, and scavenge for food and supplies while trying to stay alive. Based on the award-winning video game of the same name, the game captures the same sense of desperation and despair that the video game does and definitely lives up to the proud name of its source of adaptation.
The game is set up in a way that requires the players to experience and overcome the harsh realities of war. Players must make difficult decisions about how to use their limited resources, and they must also deal with the consequences of their choices. The game also features a unique mechanic that allows players to make moral choices that can affect the outcome of the game.
This War Of Mine stands very high on rating charts, and it has won numerous awards, including the Golden Geek Award for Best Thematic Board Game. It is a great game for those who are looking for an immersive and thought-provoking experience. It is also a great option for those who are looking for a tabletop that is both challenging and rewarding.
1. Dark Souls: The Board Game
Dark Souls the Board Game is a cooperative dungeon-crawling board game for 1-4 players. It is based on the popular and prideful video game series of the same name and is set in the same universe. Players take on the role of a hero, each with their own unique abilities, and must work together to explore the world, defeat enemies, and ultimately defeat the game’s main boss. The game is designed to be a challenging and rewarding experience, with a high level of difficulty and a deep level of strategy.
The game is played on a modular board, with each game board representing a different area of the game world. Players move their heroes around the board, exploring and fighting enemies. As they progress, they will find items, weapons, and spells that can help them in their quest. The game also features a unique “Souls” system, which allows players to collect and use souls to power up their heroes and gain access to powerful abilities, along with the inclusive “Death” system that provides players with the chance of resurrection upon the death of their hero. This adds an extra layer of strategic thinking to the game, as players must decide when to risk their heroes’ lives and when to retreat and revive them. Everyone’s favorite thing about Dark Souls also makes an appearance as a unique “Boss” system, which allows players to face off against powerful bosses. These bosses are incredibly and notoriously difficult to defeat, and require a high level of strategy and skill to overcome.
For its uniqueness and proper execution, Dark Souls the Board Game, a challenging and rewarding experience, is placed at the top spot of this list. It is a deep and strategic game that requires a high level of skill, time and strategy to master. It is a great game for fans of the Souls games, as well as those looking for a challenging and rewarding board game experience. The Souls games after all, have never disappointed patient gamers who are willing to master the fun, and the board game is no exception of this.
Gamers of all platforms are sure to enjoy an engaging adventure that’s spiced up with challenges under every card. Thanks to the close connection of board games and video games, fans all over the world are presented with new ways of experiencing their favorite epic journeys. Combining the two can both introduce the games to a wider range of audience and encourage them to invest more time in the alternate platform.