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XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Wubs4Scrubs » 09 Jan 2018, 02:58

Recently I purchased the physical copy of XCOM: The Board Game and it's a lot of fun. I was wondering if anybody else had experience with the game and might be interested in perhaps playing it in something like tabletop simulator. I haven't yet tested out the version on tabletop simulator however it has some good reviews so I'm going to check it out.

These two videos do a pretty good job at showing how the game works and I'd recommend watching them before playing, I'd also be open to answering any questions that people may have.
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Post by AmazinglyAmazing » 10 Jan 2018, 00:19

I absolutely love XCOM, been playing it since I was introduced to it back in 7th grade when a close friend suggested XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I eventually got the Enemy Within DLC, played Long War, and then XCOM 2 before finally playing UFO Defense and Terror from the Deep.

Now, I've known there's always been a board game, but I wasn't a fan of board games when I was younger. Now, in High School I play card and board games all the time, and after watching the video, I absolutely have to grab this for myself and my friends to play. XCOM: The Board Game is something I wish XCOM's multiplayer would of kind of been like, or have this as an alternate game mode, but I can understand how complex and hard it would of been doing something like that. It would be different than the 1 v 1 multiplayer where you're like "Oh I hope my opponent didn't go overkill and has 2-3 soldiers with plasma weaponry while I'm here with my squad of 6 with ballistic weapons and nothing else- oh heck he does and got spawned closer to the roof."

Well, I guess there's a mod for XCOM 2 where it let's two players control soldiers in missions for campaigns now. That's a start... Pfft, what am I saying? I'm just some edgy teen talking about a game with the worst RNG ever. Either way, thanks for bringing this back up!
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Re: XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Wubs4Scrubs » 10 Jan 2018, 00:30

AmazinglyAmazing wrote:
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No problem mate, I'd totally recommend the board game. Each role is important and if somebody isn't doing their job you can feel it. For example if the researcher isn't getting new tech the squad leader has trouble completing missions, if the central officer isn't clearing UFOs in orbit the app actually simulates communications being scrambled so people's turns start happening out of order.

Also, when you're the commander it's really fun when somebody asks if they can assign researchers or soldiers to a mission and you just tell them "no, it isn't in the budget."
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Re: XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Lukey111 » 10 Jan 2018, 08:19

Yeah, XCOM is amazing, haven't tried the boardgame, though, what do you do?
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Re: XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Dumblike » 17 Jan 2018, 01:23

Lukey111 wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 08:19
Yeah, XCOM is amazing, haven't tried the boardgame, though, what do you do?
you try shooting the ayys and you miss

even though they are one tile away from you

and this is your best and more well-trained sharpshooter

and you have 99.9% chance of hitting

cause well it is XCOM: Land of Blind People
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Re: XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Lukey111 » 17 Jan 2018, 12:16

Dumblike wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 01:23
you try shooting the ayys and you miss

even though they are one tile away from you

and this is your best and more well-trained sharpshooter

and you have 99.9% chance of hitting

cause well it is XCOM: Land of Blind People
So just like the video game, just in cardboard mode
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Re: XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Steve_Rhino » 19 Jan 2018, 16:58

I've heard the Xcom board-game uses an app and is time-based too between actions to keep you on your toes?

I'd be down to try Tabletop simulator though, gotta buy it first aha

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Re: XCOM: The Board Game

Post by Wubs4Scrubs » 19 Jan 2018, 17:06

Yeah it has a companion app that's kinda like a dungeon master. It dictates what actions can be taken and what invasion plan the alien's use.
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