Spotlight On: Fallout Board Game

May 5, 2024

Fallout is back and better than ever! If the hit show has you hankering for more, you can’t miss checking out Fantasy Flight’s Fallout board game. As with the video game, it’s an immersive experience that has a hefty run time of 2+ hours, and you’ll be competing to gather allies, equipment and influence in the aftermath of the apocalypse!

Each Fallout scenario included in the game is based off a familiar story from the franchise. Survivors begin the game on the edge of an unexplored landscape, uncertain of what awaits them in this unfamiliar and dangerous world. With just one objective to guide them from the very beginning, each player must explore the hidden map, fight ferocious enemies, and build the skills of their survivor as they attempt to complete challenging quests and balance feuding factions within the game.

As they advance their survivors’ stories, players come across new quests and individual targets, leading them to gain influence. Who comes out ahead depends on how keenly and aggressively each player ventures through the game; however, if a single faction is pushed to power too quickly, the wasteland will be taken for their own, and the survivors conquered along with it.

The game pieces are fantastic in their own right, and contain many parts that Fallout fans will love and appreciate including cap tokens and miniatures including a Ghoul, a Wastelander, a Super Mutant, and a Brotherhood of Steel Outcast. You can flex your creative skills and paint them to make the game an even better experience, and keep them on your shelves between games to admire.

Fallout is just one of many board game adaptations inspired by popular video games – you’ll find titles such as Dark Souls, Battletech, Civilization , XCOM and the Witcher. Come by and see what speaks to you!