‘Fallout’ becomes a board game in ‘Wasteland Warfare’

Fallout has appeared on computers, consoles, tablets, and smartphones, but one format still eludes it: tabletop.

No longer. The hit series from Bethesda Softworks is finally getting the board game treatment. And unlike the older, themed version of Monopoly, this one is its own game.

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is a miniatures game from Mophidius Entertainment. It’s “coming soon” and… that’s pretty much everything we know at this point.

A teaser image offers an early look at some of the game’s miniatures. Lots of familiar sights here: a power armor-wearing Brotherhood of Steel soldier, a couple of raiders, a deathclaw, an eyebot, and even a Nuka Cola machine.

Miniatures games tend to fall somewhere between pen-and-paper RPGs and strategy-focused board games. They’re generally more complicated than traditional board games, with long play times and progression/upgrade elements reminiscent of video games.

Mophidius is one of a younger generation of tabletop game publishers that have discovered the power of Kickstarter as potent marketing tool. The company launched in 2012 and has found repeated success with bringing projects to the crowdfunding platform.

There’s no word one way or another one whether or not Fallout will stick to that same pattern, but there’s no reason to believe it won’t. You can sign up for news blasts about the game on the Mophidius website.

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