Movies make bad video games, and video games seldom make good board games. Unless the game is one of those Atari or Colecovision deals that needs some score keeping mechanism, it’s usually best to keep Risk away from Command & Conquer. So what to make of the Gears of War board game? Well, it looks pretty.
Gears of War: The Board Game may have a fitting title, but the insane detailing is what will draw hardcore fans. With little plastic creatures as detailed as the in-game animations and a literal score of map and player tiles, the two sets of dice needed to play the game (also included) seem too paltry in comparison. Designed to fit a maximum of four players, the board game is more inclusive than playing GoW in your living room with your friends. Oh yeah, there’s also built-in 3D that doesn’t need any migraine-inducing grease covered plastic glasses – so, pop-ups.
Worst comes to worst, if the game completely sucks you can use all the pieces to make an amazingly sweet D&D campaign. It’s simple – take the rot diseases and the zombie aspect…
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