Video Game Based Board Games

At the moment, one of the most popular board games on the horizon is BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Colombia. Apparently, this is turning into an excellent board game. It’s not often that one license can produce both a fantastic board game and a great video game.

That made me think, dangerous, I know. Like many other great board games, there are those that are based on video games. The answer is, not many. Or late, at least not many good ones. If we scrap a game that is just a re-release of an existing game (peril, monopoly), we only have a handful of options. There were a fair amount of shovels. However, I was able to find some really good options in the group. Some of them are quite well-known, while other have been forgotten since they were sold out.

So without further ado, I’ll give you our top 5 board games based on a video game.

Honorable Mention: Doom: The Board Game

In 1993, Doom conquered the world of video games with his first-person shooter game. It took only another 11 year for a board game based on this popular title to be released. In the PC game Doom, a player had to action hordes of demonic invaders in the narrow confines of a Martian base. Shootings, butcheries and a maze of corridors and rooms shaped this successful PC game.
Similarly, the board game puts most player in the role of Space Marines, while the other player takes on the role of demonic invaders. Player will have to work together to survive in the claustrophobic rooms of the Martian base, while the demonic invaders are trying to kill them. Along the way, player will find new equipment, weapons and more monsters to action. Complete the mission objectives and they will defeat the invading player.

Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery

Age of Empires III was a real-time strategy (RTS) video game released in 2005. He followed the classic real-time strategy formula of building your civilization from a solitary base until you could find and eliminate the opposing player. Resource management, technical progress and action are the basic concepts of this game.
In the board game, you play the role of a colonial power that wants to make a name for itself in the new world.

They will colonize, trade and accumulate wealth. The game board is divided into 2 sides, one side with a card and the other with a set of squares indicating which actions you can perform on your turn. While you can build and strike an army in this game, war is usually counterproductive.