Fantasy Flight Games Announces DOOM: The Board Game

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DOOM: The Board Game, a completely redesigned tactical combat experience for two to five players based on Bethesda’s blockbuster video game, DOOM. 

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Glory Kill your way to victory as one of the United Aerospace Corporation’s elite marines or grab control of the legions of demons threatening to take over the complex. Each side of DOOM’s asymmetrical gameplay introduces an entirely unique way to play, whether you’re struggling to save Mars from being overrun by Hell’s most merciless demons or fighting to crush each marine and conquer the planet once and for all. You and up to four friends will play through a series of missions, the marines attempting to achieve a variety of objectives and the invader orchestrating a barrage of savage demon attacks against them. While the marines can respawn after death, they can only do so a set number of times before the demons claim victory over the mission, threatening not only the UAC’s operation, but the survival of humanity as a whole.

DOOM provides two operations of six missions each for your invader and marines to battle through. Every mission takes place on a unique map and presents a different set of objectives and threat levels. The objective cards designated for each mission describe the victory conditions for both the team of marines and the invader, in addition to all associated special rules. The marine’s objectives can vary from securing the battle area to collecting valuable assets, while the invader has just one goal—to kill the marines…repeatedly. 

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One player in your game of DOOM will take the invader role, commanding the legions of Hell in an attempt to terminate the UAC Marines. As the invader, you are able to spawn hordes of demons throughout the mission from portals scattered across the campaign map. Your band of relentless fighters and the way they spawn will vary depending on the threat and invasion cards designated by each mission. The threat cards mentioned earlier apply unique rules to the portals around the map and at what point you may introduce new demons, while the invasion cards, kept hidden from the marines, indicate exactly which demon types you’re able to summon. While the marines have the ability to respawn when they die, you instead summon masses of increasingly terrifying demons.

Look for DOOM November 2016.

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