Plenty of new board games to buy this week.
Board game releases are tough to track, because some games arrive “when they arrive” and there are numerous distributors that have different delivery dates. However, each Monday we assemble as accurate a list as possible of recently released games and those expected to hit store shelves in the coming week.
Go grab some board games this week and get to playing!
XCOM The Board Game
It’s finally here! The long-awaited analog version of Firaxis’ hit video game XCOM: Enemy Unknown is on its way to a store near you. With the unique use of a free app, you and three friends will take specific roles at XCOM and attempt to repel an alien invasion. The app manages the aliens for you and keeps you on your toes. There’s a timed phase, where each person will have to make quick decisions or lose out on valuable resources. Then there’s a resolution phase where dice are rolled and aliens either cheer in victory or get their asses back to Mars.
It’s spy vs. spy as pairs of undercover agents infiltrate a party to retrieve crucial documents. Each duo is trying to sabotage the others by cutting the lights and stabbing them in the dark, blowing up their escape chopper, or snatching the classified documents right out of their hands. The catch? You don’t know who which spy is your ally and which are the bad guys. Figure out whom you can trust and who you need to choke with a garrote in the storage closet before it’s too late!
Also out now or expected this week:
The Ancient World
Captains of Industry
Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Dungeon Master’s Screen
Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion
Magic: The Gathering – Fate Reforged
Progress: Evolution of Technology
Video Game High School Board Game
The X-Files Board Game
Are you picking up anything this week? Let us know in the comments.