XCOM: The Board Game is a board game by Fantasy Flight Games, based on the video game franchise of the same name, about fending off an alien invasion. Specifically, the board game appears to take many cues and key art assets from the 2012 video game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The board game puts up to four players in roles like Commander and Chief Scientist and uses a digital companion app to escalate the alien invasion as time goes on. More on the game and its gameplay is available in Fantasy Flight’s initial announcement.
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.
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