Doom Board Game Lets You Play As the Demons

It's a "tactical combat experience for two to five players" from Fantasy Fight Games.


The Doom series was revitalized this year with a great installment in the long-running first-person shooter series. Building off this resurgence in Doom's popularity, there's now a Doom board game on its way.

Developed by Fantasy Fight Games, the board game is described as a "tactical combat experience" and will be playable by two to five players. It's based on this year's Doom game, and you'll pick to play as either demons or marines. It's an asymmetric game, so gameplay will be different for each character type. If you pick marines, you're tasked with completing objectives in a series of six missions. If you pick demons, you must attack the marines and prevent them from completing their goals.

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Making things more interesting, marines only have a set number of times that they can respawn after death. Think something like Battlefield's Rush mode--the players trying to complete objectives can only die so many times before they exhaust their reinforcements, whereas the players trying to stop them can respawn as many times as they like.

You can read way more about the game over at Fantasy Fight Games' website. The company has also created board games based on the Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars universes. The Doom board game is due out later this year.

This isn't the only video game property getting a board game adaptation: a Dark Souls game is in the works, too.

As for the video game, Doom released earlier this year to critical acclaim. GameSpot gave it an 8/10, and you can read our full review here. Doom is also getting a big free update tomorrow, which you can read about here.

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