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28th May '17 3:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' AND ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have seen a number of quality games from Fantasy Flight Games. Chaos In The Old World puts each player in the role of the Chaos Powers in a race to conquer the WarhammerFantasy world first. Literature/HorusHeresy is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, an reenactment of the infamous event with one player as the traitors and the other as the Imperium. Part of what makes these games fun is the multiple paths to victory in addition to the random events/scenarios that prevent the game from getting stale too quickly.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' AND ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have seen a number of quality games from Fantasy Flight Games. Chaos In The Old World puts each player in the role of the Chaos Powers in a race to conquer the WarhammerFantasy ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' world first. Literature/HorusHeresy is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, an reenactment of the infamous event with one player as the traitors and the other as the Imperium. Part of what makes these games fun is the multiple paths to victory in addition to the random events/scenarios that prevent the game from getting stale too quickly.
13th May '17 4:30:14 PM nombretomado
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* Blizzard has licensed several of its computer games to Fantasy Flight for boardgame versions, including ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''{{Starcraft}}''. Probably because the makers of these games are tabletop game players themselves. In particular, the ''Starcraft'' boardgame has the feel and spirit of ''Twilight Imperium'', but with several unusually clever mechanics.

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* Blizzard has licensed several of its computer games to Fantasy Flight for boardgame versions, including ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''{{Starcraft}}''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Probably because the makers of these games are tabletop game players themselves. In particular, the ''Starcraft'' boardgame has the feel and spirit of ''Twilight Imperium'', but with several unusually clever mechanics.
3rd Apr '17 2:16:22 AM GoblinCipher
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* ''Mr. Card Game'' is licensed from ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', and it kind of works as a purely abstract numbers game. It doesn't have much to do with the game, though, and borrows its [[StylisticSuck artwork]] but not its humor.
20th Nov '16 8:44:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''-based wargame ''StarFleetBattles'' is one of the most successful tabletop space combat games out there. However, with the exception of a few names, it has almost nothing to do with the show or movies. This is because it was mostly taken from the ''Technical Manuals'', and went off into its own universe (and license) prior to the movies.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''-based wargame ''StarFleetBattles'' ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' is one of the most successful tabletop space combat games out there. However, with the exception of a few names, it has almost nothing to do with the show or movies. This is because it was mostly taken from the ''Technical Manuals'', and went off into its own universe (and license) prior to the movies.
29th Oct '16 1:10:48 PM Koveras
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See also: ThemedStockBoardGame for when a pre-existing game is re-released in a special tie-in edition, and TheRolePlayingGame for when pen-and-paper tabletop adaptations.

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See also: ThemedStockBoardGame for when a pre-existing game is re-released in a special tie-in edition, and TheRolePlayingGame for when pen-and-paper tabletop adaptations.
23rd Aug '16 2:49:40 AM Koveras
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See also: ThemedStockBoardGame for when a pre-existing game is re-released in a special tie-in edition.

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See also: ThemedStockBoardGame for when a pre-existing game is re-released in a special tie-in edition.
edition, and TheRolePlayingGame for when pen-and-paper tabletop adaptations.
20th Aug '16 12:09:16 AM Koveras
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** The early [[TheNewTens 2010s]] saw a slew of new adventure board games based on the ''D&D'' [=IPs=], such as ''[[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} Castle Ravenloft]]'' (2010), ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' (2011), and ''Wrath of Ashardalon'' (2011). The conspiracy-minded would almost suspect these to have been an apology by the Creator/{{Wizards|OfTheCoast}} to the fans of the tactical combat gameplay of ''D&D'' 4E back for for the radical shift to the freeform Theater of the Mind in 5E.

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** The early [[TheNewTens 2010s]] saw a slew of new adventure board games based on the ''D&D'' [=IPs=], such as ''[[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} Castle Ravenloft]]'' (2010), ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' (2011), and ''Wrath of Ashardalon'' (2011). The conspiracy-minded would almost suspect these to have been an apology by the Creator/{{Wizards|OfTheCoast}} to the fans of the tactical combat gameplay of ''D&D'' 4E back for for the radical shift back to the freeform Theater of the Mind in 5E.
20th Aug '16 12:08:26 AM Koveras
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** The early [[TheNewTens 2010s]] saw a slew of new adventure board games based on the ''D&D'' [=IPs=], such as ''[[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} Castle Ravenloft]]'' (2010), ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' (2011), and ''Wrath of Ashardalon'' (2011). Suspicious minds would almost suspect these to have been an apology by the Creator/{{Wizards|OfTheCoast}} to the fans of the tactical combat gameplay of ''D&D'' 4E back for for the radical shift to the freeform Theater of the Mind in 5E.

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** The early [[TheNewTens 2010s]] saw a slew of new adventure board games based on the ''D&D'' [=IPs=], such as ''[[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} Castle Ravenloft]]'' (2010), ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' (2011), and ''Wrath of Ashardalon'' (2011). Suspicious minds The conspiracy-minded would almost suspect these to have been an apology by the Creator/{{Wizards|OfTheCoast}} to the fans of the tactical combat gameplay of ''D&D'' 4E back for for the radical shift to the freeform Theater of the Mind in 5E.
20th Aug '16 12:07:32 AM Koveras
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had an eponymous {{Adventure Board Game|s}} adaptation.



* ''Lords of Waterdeep'' is a worker placement game taking place in the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the juggernaut of a franchise it is, spawned a number of board game adaptations:
** ''Dungeons & Dragons: The Fantasy {{Adventure Board Game|s}}'' (2002) was one of the first official attempts to codify the RPG into a board game.
** The early [[TheNewTens 2010s]] saw a slew of new adventure board games based on the ''D&D'' [=IPs=], such as ''[[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} Castle Ravenloft]]'' (2010), ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' (2011), and ''Wrath of Ashardalon'' (2011). Suspicious minds would almost suspect these to have been an apology by the Creator/{{Wizards|OfTheCoast}} to the fans of the tactical combat gameplay of ''D&D'' 4E back for for the radical shift to the freeform Theater of the Mind in 5E.
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''Lords of Waterdeep'' (2012) is a [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent worker placement game game]] taking place in the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting setting.
* ''Candamir: The First Settlers'' turns ''TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan'',
of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.all things, into an adventure board game.



* Blizzard has licensed several of its computer games to Fantasy Flight for boardgame versions, including ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''{{Starcraft}}''. Probably because the makers of these games are tabletop game players themselves.
** In particular, the ''Starcraft'' boardgame has the feel and spirit of ''Twilight Imperium'', but with several unusually clever mechanics.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' the boardgame, again by Fantasy Flight.
** If you want to play a first-person shooter on a board, Steve Jackson Games' ''[[http://www.sjgames.com/frag/ Frag]]'' is designed to be this, from the ground up. You'll need a Santa's sack full of d6 to play it, though.

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* Blizzard has licensed several of its computer games to Fantasy Flight for boardgame versions, including ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''{{Starcraft}}''. Probably because the makers of these games are tabletop game players themselves.
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themselves. In particular, the ''Starcraft'' boardgame has the feel and spirit of ''Twilight Imperium'', but with several unusually clever mechanics.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' the boardgame, ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}: The Board Game'', again by Fantasy Flight.
** * If you want to play a first-person shooter on a board, Steve Jackson Games' ''[[http://www.sjgames.com/frag/ Frag]]'' is designed to be this, from the ground up. You'll need a Santa's sack full of d6 to play it, though.


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* The official ''VideoGame/DarkSouls: The Board Game'' went to Website/{{Kickstarter}} around the time of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' release and smashed through all of its goals. Its [[DuelingWorks/{{Games}} unofficial underdog competitor]], ''TabletopGame/DarklightMementoMori'' debuted a bit earlier and had more moderate success.
19th Aug '16 11:49:17 PM Koveras
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* While ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' series originated as books, ''The Witcher Adventure Game'' is based on the [[VideoGame/TheWitcher video games]] instead ([[TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination the first RPG]], on the other hand, is firmly rooted in the novels, as it preceded the video games by six years).
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