In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the escalating alien invasion coordinated by the game’s innovative, free digital companion app. You are humanity’s last hope. This is a co-operative game of global defense for one to four players that challenges you and your friends to turn back a full-scale alien invasion coordinated in real-time by an innovative and free digital companion app. Together, you must balance your efforts to destroy UFOs, research alien technology, defend your base, and uncover the alien invasion plan. Should you fail, humanity is doomed.
THE DESPERATE DEFENSE
Destroy UFOs. Research alien technology. Defend your base. Uncover the alien invasion plan. Should you fail at any of these tasks, humanity is doomed.
UTILIZE NEW TECHNOLOGY
The most notable aspect of XCOM: The Board Game is the free and innovative digital app it requires. Incorporated into the game’s very core, this app promotes a unique play experience unlike anything you and your friends have previously encountered in a board game.
The app’s primary function is to coordinate the escalating alien invasion, randomly selecting from one of five different invasion plans. It coordinates the arrival of new UFOs, plans strikes against your base, and responds to your successes or failures as the aliens seek to conquer Earth. The app manages all of these tasks and heighten’s the game’s tension as it forces you to adapt to a dynamic turn structure and respond in real-time.
FIGHT ON MULTIPLE FRONTS
You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base.
PUSHING DEEPER INTO DANGER
XCOM: The Board Game utilizes a push-your-luck dice rolling system that allows you to take heroic risks, even as the aliens intensify their assaults. Whenever you undertake a task and push your luck in search of success, the task’s threat level rises. If you fail to meet the threat, you suffer the consequences. You may lose soldiers. Your satellites may go offline. Your scientists may succumb to disease. You will suffer losses, but with the world at stake, you can’t afford to play it safe.
Item #: FFG XC01