Fallout The Board Game
1-4 Players | 120 - 180 Minute Playtime | Ages 14+ recommended
Designer: Andrew Fischer and Nathan I. Hajek
Artists: Andrew Fischer, Nathan I Hajek, Brian Schomburg, Evan Simonet, Ben Zweifel.
I really enjoy the stories in the game. Being able to play through the same scenario multiple times and get multiple elements of new stories coming through depending on what the cards give you. I played the game through 3 or 4 times before I finally hit a quest line that gave us a vault quest line where we could explore the vaults.
Another issue with the game is the rule book is complicated when you get going. It took me a lot of plays before I got the hang of the different nuances of the rules. When certain things trigger was another big thing. The game didn’t get a lot of play when it was just the base game. Folks I played with just weren’t interested in the competitive modes available.
From the Fantasy Flight website it shows that a new expansion is coming later in 2020 that gives us more cooperative game modes.
This game has it’s quirks. For myself it makes up for those with the story elements. Presenting the story to you in such a way that keeps you going forward. As I mentioned before I enjoyed getting different story elements even with the same scenario. To be honest I could see this mechanic of presenting a story being used without the game board and figures. Just telling a story. I enjoy the figures that are well crafted. The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. tokens and the leveling system are fun.
For me this game is always a fun one to bring to the table. For others, it has it’s glitches that folks playing didn’t enjoy it as much.
Fantasy Flight Games - https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/fallout/
Board Game Geek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232918/fallout
Joe DeMarco a single father, freelance writer, game designer, quality assurance software tester, and business analyst. I am a big-time gamer, and really enjoy checking out all kinds of games available. Putting my curiosity to the app store I find random games to check out.
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