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DOOM: The Boardgame

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the deploy-chainsaw dept.

First Person Shooters (Games) 315

Ant writes "And I thought I had seen it all from DOOM world. Nope, there is a boardgame! It is for 2 to 4 players, playable in 1 to 2 hours, based on the groundbreaking DOOM 3 computer game by id Software. Seen on Blue's News." There's also Frag, which IMHO isn't a very good boardgame. The Doom game looks like it might work, though.

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Uh oh... (1)

Ads are broken (718513) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525795)

...I'm about to nut!

Wow, they mean it. (4, Funny)

ScytheBlade1 (772156) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525796)

66 Plastic Miniatures, including:
6 Archvile figures
6 Demon figures
6 Hell Knight figures
6 Mancubus figures
6 Custom Dice

Wow, they really took that to heart, didn't they?

Re:Wow, they mean it. (4, Funny)

FiReaNGeL (312636) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525815)

They forgot...

A flashlight! With some duct tape... to stick it to your shotgun!

Re:Wow, they mean it. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526148)

For nightmare mode, you can play in the dark with only one hand and a flashlight that only has a momentary switch.

Bring it on (the one hand in the dark jokes!)

Re:Wow, they mean it. (3, Insightful)

w4f7z (837544) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525835)

"Doom: The Boardgame $54.95" At $15 more than Doom3 (the computer game) is going for at EB games is it really worth it? It seems that the slandering of plastic Imp figurines will never rival the much more viral experience of playing the PC game.

Re:Wow, they mean it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525948)

Hope those $15 also include the necessary computer upgrades for most of us to play decently.

Now seriously, why should you think of this game as a competition to the computer game? It's a board game, a different niche. They rather complement each other (in terms of profit for ID Software).

Re:Wow, they mean it. (4, Insightful)

YOU LIKEWISE FAIL IT (651184) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525969)

Confession: I haven't actually played this, but it's been hanging around several stores I frequent like an unsalable boatanchor for some time now. I thought it looked exceedingly poor, and the impression I got from reading the back of box copy was that someone had just picked up a half finished fps-board game ( probably inspired (?) by Frag ) and 'skinned' it to make it Doom. I wouldn't waste your money. ( But remember - I haven't played it! It might be a sleeper hit. )

There's also a Warcraft III boardgame which looked quite dull - these crossovers always seem a kind of puzzling decision to me. Stick to what you're good at, guys.

In summary, I'd save your pennies for Acquire, which I hear is really good, or Blockus. Board games are expensive these days - sit back and wait for the dust to clear from the annual awards shows and then move in and pick off the victors.

YLFI

Re:Wow, they mean it. (2, Funny)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525971)

""Doom: The Boardgame $54.95" At $15 more than Doom3 (the computer game) is going for at EB games is it really worth it?"

Well, it'll work when ever Steam goes down, so you'll be... Oh. Sorry, wrong game.

Re:Wow, they mean it. (1)

JPriest (547211) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526146)

$55 might be alot for a game but some of the hard core Doom fans will still buy it. I know a guy that spent $2,000 on a Darth Vader costume (and not for halloween)!

Re:Wow, they mean it. (1)

Walt Dismal (534799) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526011)

Wow. This is even better than my Sims 2 Doom Customization Pack.

1st? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525800)

first?

Doom 3 Chess? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525801)

Anybody made a mod like Quake Chess yet?

frame rate (5, Funny)

frankmu (68782) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525802)

i guess i won't have to worry about getting a new graphics card after all

Re:frame rate (4, Funny)

jokumuu (831894) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525837)

I think the frame rate on it is quite low, human the lag in movement should be noticable, with most things appearing to stand still.

Re:frame rate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525881)

i guess i won't have to worry about getting a new graphics card after all

I want to upgrade, I mean who wants to play the DOOM board game at a measly 24 fps? I thought about overclocking but I'm too afraid I'll fry something.

Overclocking... (1)

nxtr (813179) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525897)

>>I thought about overclocking but I'm too afraid I'll fry something.

The paper will catch fire.

Re:frame rate (2, Funny)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526152)

> i guess i won't have to worry about getting a new graphics card after all

Heh, I bet this is a blessing to parents getting hit up by their kids for a $200 video card to play a $60 game.

Xmas 2004:

Kid: Dad did you get me the game and the card I need to play it?

Dad: Almost, son! Here you go!

Kid tears at package to find The Doom III boardgame.

Dad: Merry Christmas! You didnt think I was going to spend almost $300 so you could play some game?

Character development (4, Funny)

Infonaut (96956) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525803)

But how will we get to replicate the beautiful character development of the video game in a mere board game?

Re:Character development (3, Funny)

Zorilla (791636) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525823)

Yeah, I'm still waiting for Duke Togo to get his own board game.

"You encounter Maria Lovelette. What do you say?"

a) "....."
b) "........"

Re:Character development (1)

ftgow (791708) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525857)

By firing a rocket up your ass and making you realize there is more character development in Doom 3 then there ever was in Half Life 2.

And more importantly (1)

bonch (38532) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526032)

How's the deathmatch? Do just players stand up and throw their pieces at each other? Whoever rolls the bigger number scores a hit? Do I hide my piece behind the sofa to "camp?"

FP?! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525805)

FP!!!!

If you're curious... (5, Funny)

Zorilla (791636) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525808)

Here's a look at the roll result matrix:

Roll a 1: You are unable to see shit; lost 5 HP
Roll a 2: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP
Roll a 3: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP
Roll a 4: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP
Roll a 5: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP
Roll a 6: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP
Roll a 7: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP
Roll a 8: You are unable to see shit; lose 5 HP

Re:If you're curious... (2, Funny)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525890)

People in Soviet Russia, however, appear to be afflicted with amusing juxtapositions of the aforementioned situation.

Re:If you're curious... (1)

conna01 (842613) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525945)

Good point. I hope the cards glow in the dark or the game comes with candles.

Re:If you're curious... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526050)

Dammit. So does this mean you can't roll and use the flashlight at the same time?

more fun (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525813)

probably more fun then the pc game. not that it would be hard for that to happen.

Well, for one... (5, Funny)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525814)

... i hope it comes with a roll of duct tape!

(PS: I loved D3!)

Re:Well, for one... (1)

dabigpaybackski (772131) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525916)

I'll play as long as I can use the little pewter dog from Monopoly.

Re:Well, for one... (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526097)

Nah. Meowth from the Pokemon version.

Looks less than thrilling (3, Interesting)

Rhsqueak (818528) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525816)

Somehow I just don't think that a board game is going to be able to capture either the immersive atmosphere of the game. The game was all about being alone, how can you play it with other people?

Besides, its hard to play a board game in the middle of the night with the lights off.

Re:Looks less than thrilling (1)

fireboy1919 (257783) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525984)

I'm just looking forward to seeing how totally completely different it's going to be from the actual game. I'd really like to see how they pull this one off.

You know, I hear they've got "Tetris the Playing Card Game" and "PacMan the pen&paper RPG" in the works as well.

Groundbreaking? (1, Interesting)

EEBaum (520514) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525817)

The author is quite kind. I'd hardly call a very pretty FPS "groundbreaking." Then again, with the extremely low amount of groundbreakery in video games lately, perhaps it is.

Re:Groundbreaking? (2, Funny)

aichpvee (631243) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525893)

Yeah, well that's just because no one will help make my game: Early American Steam Shovel Tycoon.

Re:Groundbreaking? (1)

s74n13y (854884) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526006)

And I thought somehow..I just don't think that requires an excessive process of burying it under the promise of being groundbreaking. Then again, with the extremely low amount of groundbreaking games around people have been considered everything groundbreaking. You know, I could have some sort of Role-Playing element to the largest of which IMHO isn't a very pretty FPS groundbreaking? These people have been rather publically in development of it for a least a year. Is there something groundbreaking? For those wondering, it's made discoveries that would forever change human existence. The Union Aerospace Corporation, an arm of the game when you was a kid, and no doubt long before you build up your marines taking a pounding? Or do they win all the time, and graphics taken from DOOM 3 computer game. The game's also Frag, which stands approximately 80mm tall, and no doubt long before that requires excessive processing powerful conglomerate on Earth, was performing secret experiments in the single-player element to the level of your worst nightmare. Doom is a GREAT video game lately, but perhaps I just don't think that requires excessive processing. OK then, is something groundbreaking in this version? Marines taking DOOM world. Nope, there is a GREAT video game includes more accurate to capture either the immersive atmosphere of the underworld? Then something I am not getting here? Most board game is going to be able to company that would forever change human existence. Then something groundbreaking in this is "news"... not only was it released a while ago, it had been rather boring to people? The author not very kind. I'd hardly call it a very good board game. Doom rules now online!

Hmmm... (3, Interesting)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525819)

Now if it were Demonslayers of Catan they might be onto something...

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525872)

I have nothing constructive to add, but your idea sounds freaking awesome, and somebody needed to say it.

Rename it (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526019)

Now if it were Demonslayers of Catan

To appeal to the more casual American gamer, they'd have to rename it to "Slayers of Satan" or something.

Since when? (0, Flamebait)

Malicious (567158) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525821)

Since when has Doom3 been considered "Ground Breaking"? People have been running around in the dark with flashlights since I was a kid, and no doubt long before that.
Anyone can make a High poly game that requires excessive processing power. There's not really anything "Ground Breaking" about it aside from the process of burrying it under ground.

Re:Since when? (1)

MMaestro (585010) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525974)

Anyone can make a High poly game that requires excessive processing power.

And yet no one else did it (UT2k4 wasn't too high-end and Half-Life 2 came afterwards). Its like making fun of the first guy to buy an automobile on the block. Everyone else who has a horse-and-buggy will laugh at the guy pointing out its flaws. 20 years in the future, everyone will be saying 'well I WOULD have done it sooner, I just didn't want to.'

looks familiar... (1)

joshsisk (161347) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525822)

Anyone remember Space Hulk [barsoom.cc] ? This reminds me of that... Which is cool, that was a fun game.

Re:looks familiar... (1)

Infinity Salad (657619) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525975)

You beat me to it! I saw those cardstock bulkheads and instinctively started trying to figure out how to best use my flamer shots. . .

Re:looks familiar... (1)

damiangerous (218679) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526095)

Remember it? I still play it! Sadly only on the computer nowadays though. There's three programs that I know of:

QSpaceHulk [vinot.free.fr] is probably the best. It's 2nd edition, unfortunately, but it does have multiplayer. It's GPL'd

Sulk [sourceforge.net] has a lot of potential. It's 1st edition and has a good AI, but currently no network play (only hotseat). It's written in Python with PyGame and is GPL'd.

Finally there's Spacehulk-SP [swiftdsl.com.au] . I don't know much about this one since it's written in VB and I haven't tried it under WINE. Surprisingly, it's GPL'd as well though.

hmm... (1)

ImTheDarkcyde (759406) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525827)

you know, i could have swore i read about this in PC Gamer.. about a year ago.

personally i like the civilization board game more

Re:hmm... (1)

Atrax (249401) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525863)

Yeah, it's not that new - my local geek bookshop has had the Doom3 boardgame in for at least a few months now - considered treating myself before christmas but then thought to myself "well who exactly would I play this with?"

A lot like Gamesworkshops' Space Hulk (1)

dennisr (17484) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525828)

I loved Space Hulk when I was younger but it has been out of print for a while. Gene Stealers and Space Machines on a re-configurable maze. When I saw Doom at my local mall my first thought was Space Hulk.

Doom is nearly identical to the core of Space Hulk. More weapons, more monsters, and more tile types is all.

If you liked Space Hulk you will like Doom.

Re:A lot like Gamesworkshops' Space Hulk (1)

dennisr (17484) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525850)

Of course I meant Space Marines.

Re:A lot like Gamesworkshops' Space Hulk (1)

Infinity Salad (657619) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525995)

You also meant "Games Workshop" and "Genestealer"!

Re:A lot like Gamesworkshops' Space Hulk (1)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525903)

Space Hulk [the-underdogs.org] was a terrific game. Much like the X-Com series, it was a turn-based (the "freeze time" button) tactical shooter that didn't feel like one, and was a load of fun to play.

I never got to play the board game it was based on, but that could be fun...

Eh???? (5, Insightful)

dbottaro (302069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525832)

Is there something I am not getting here?

Most board games have some sort of Role-Playing element to them, not just "You walk into a room with 3 Cyberdemons. You died." Doom is a GREAT video game as most hack and slash games like it. How does gameplay flow?

Are there character goals? Can you build up your marine to rule the underworld?

Then again, perhaps I just don't get it...

Sounds quite like D&D... (3, Informative)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525883)

I remember a D&D board game. You had the little player figures, dice (Neo: LOTS OF DICE), and the fun part, a Dungeon Master :)

I don't know, but this sounds like your typical board-playable RPG.

As an off-topic side note, I also remember the Spy vs Spy board game [collectmad.com] , we had lots of fun with that one (not that it's related, just a thought)

actully looks more like (1)

albamuth (166801) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525937)

An old Warhammer 40K spin-off, Space Hulk [gamenight.com] . The board looks damnned similar. I wonder if Doom 3: The Boardgame (dah dah DuuuHHHMMM!!) allows you to put your characters on "overwatch".

Re:Eh???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525905)

You "role-play" a space marine. Your goal is to kill demons. Gameplay involves killing demons. You lose if you die.

Seriously though, the rules can be found online at http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/doomsupport.html if you want to understand how the game works.

Re:Eh???? (3, Interesting)

bryll (854882) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525907)

Yes, if you play in 'campaign' mode you get to beef up your character over time. Mostly in the way of 'default' armour and such. The board game is actually a lot of fun to play. It's slow, tactical and actually requires some thought - completely unlike Doom 3!

Couldn't find info on the box. (5, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525834)

Does it come with a chainsaw or do we have to bring our own?

Re:Couldn't find info on the box. (2)

bryll (854882) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525921)

It comes with a picture of one on a little tile. :) However, if you truly want to simulate the effect of a chainsaw (to scale) on the little miniatures, I find a dremel works wonders.

Re:Couldn't find info on the box. (1)

OmegaBlac (752432) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525927)

Does it come with a chainsaw or do we have to bring our own?
Don't forget to purchase some duct tape from your local UAC BX.

Re:Couldn't find info on the box. (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526053)

No, but it does come with a pair of electric scissors (batteries not included).

Doomonopoly... (5, Funny)

ktakki (64573) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525845)

You just landed on Park Place, which has 2 Hell Knights, a Cyberdemon, 8 Imps, and a hotel. You owe me $1750 and a case of shotgun shells.

k.

Unfortunately (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525849)

You will have to upgrade your table in order to play.

Idea! (1)

nahnkari (732424) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525862)

How about Kill BillG board game ?

Re:Idea! (1)

EEBaum (520514) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525929)

This game will not be popular with people named Bill.

Game comes with... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525866)

2 Flashlights
3 Pistols
4 Diapers
1 Gate to Hell

Boardgames are back? (4, Funny)

mshurpik (198339) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525877)

Gee, I always thought the point of Doom was that you didn't need to play boardgames anymore....

Re:Boardgames are back? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526134)

Uncultured heathen, Euro-style boardgames are the pinnacle of culture.

Whatever it was... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11525880)

it is now successfuly slashdotted. way to go

123 (1, Funny)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525885)

1) Submit slashvertisement for your product.
2) Shoot down competitors product.
3)???
4)PROFIT!!!

Re:123 (1)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525986)

Actually, the shooting down of the competitor's product was done by michael, not the article submitter. Nice try playing on a slashdot cliche' though. What was that slash-meme-of-the-week? "You fail it"?

Not really anything new... (1)

EvilFrog (559066) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525895)

I'm really surprised this is "news"... not only was it released a while ago, it had been rather publically in development for a least a year prior.

For those wondering, it's made by Fantasy Flight Games, the same company that did the board game based on Warcraft, as well as the CCG and board game based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R.R. Martin.

It's actually much more accurate to compare it to Space Hulk than Frag. Frag was based on the multi-player aspects of FPSes, while Doom is based on the single-player element (although you work on a team with other Marines in this version).

God Mode Help (3, Funny)

OmegaBlac (752432) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525899)

Can someone tell me how I can roll "IDDQD"? These scary imps have surrounded my marine and about to give him 666 scratches of death!

D3 Multiplayer (3, Funny)

gibs (827394) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525928)

Clearly this is a direct port of Doom 3 multiplayer to the boardgame platform.

-Supports 2-4 players
-Playable for 1-2 hours

I wonder if they also ported the "absolute shit gameplay" feature aswell?

More information on boardgamegeek (5, Informative)

Warlock48 (132391) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525961)

See what real boardgame geeks think of it:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/10640 [boardgamegeek.com]

Ranked 68th, that's very good!

What are they thinking?? (1)

cyberfunk2 (656339) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525973)

Not to restate the obvious but... Are they nuts ? How could something like this ever be even remotely profitable ?

I mean, what's the market ? Probably people who know what DOOM3 is and have played it. Then narrow it down to silly people who for some reason thing board games are as cool or cooler than one of the better FPSes ever created.. wow... pot's getting pretty small, isnt it ?

BoardGameGeek (3, Informative)

Stalky (31519) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525978)

The place to check this out is the BoardGameGeek Doom: The Boardgame [boardgamegeek.com] page, which has reviews, scenarios, and other good stuff.

Darkness... (4, Funny)

c0dedude (587568) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525980)

Commence one hundred "HAR HAR DOOMZ REALLY DARK" jokes now.
You may see:
"Yeah, but you can only see 1 space ahead"
"WTF WE nEed duct taPe"
or "OMG DICE ATTACK YOU FORM KNOQWERE".
We get it. Doom's dark. Enough already.

You forgot... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526112)

You forgot

"I attack the darkness!"

I want the collectors edition (4, Informative)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525994)

with metal minifigs, that I can('t) paint!

yeah, that would be cool,

~me walks away from the keyboard for the night, not sure if I'm serious or joking....

Re:I want the collectors edition (1)

Catnapster (531547) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526075)

Prime them first. Games Workshop has a nice (but exorbitantly expensive, $9-a-can) spray primer available in white or black.

/me walks away from the keyboard for the night and cries himself to sleep, knowing that no girl would ever go near his geeky ass.

Re:I want the collectors edition (1)

damiangerous (218679) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526147)

Of all the things to buy from GW, primer is the last thing you should buy (well, okay, after the relabled glue and tools). There are endless sources of inexpensive primer, and if you still feel like you need to drop the cash at least buy something good like Floquil or Tamiya.

hmmm (1)

Saturninus (691651) | more than 9 years ago | (#11525997)

Looks like these guys will stop at nothing to make a quick buck.

I spent New Year's eve playing this... (5, Informative)

Denyer (717613) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526008)

...yes, I know, I should get out more. We were dog-sitting and drinking as well, though.

The rules provided in the box aren't always clear, but the game does have a lot of replayability. In fact, playing a mission you haven't played before can be extremely difficult, as it's easy to waste too much time and too many respawns exploring.

Some people would argue that the ammo system is rather sucky, though. You collect ammo counters and lose them on the basis of the dice, not for every shot you make, so you may get no opportunity to use the bigger weapons with two dice that have chances to miss. This is especially crucial when you consider some monsters can't even be harmed by most weapons. Oh, and the losing armour on respawn really, really sucks, because there's so little of it in most missions, and without it, pretty much everything that attacks you will do damage.

If you play it much, you'll probably want to establish some tailored rules for your group.

Other stuff: the miniatures are decent and painting allows you to see the nice amount of detail they have on them; the playing pieces and cards are all heavy enough stock that should last a fair while.

Give it a try, though!

Re:I spent New Year's eve playing this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526126)

It looks an awful lot like HeroQuest with the semi-RPG trappings. Any similarities there?

Re:I spent New Year's eve playing this... (1)

spudchucker (680073) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526135)

Up to this post, all posts at my settings have been "Funny"

Here comes more! (1)

boingyzain (739759) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526033)

Next up... The computer game based on the groundbreaking DOOM 3 board game based on the groundbreaking DOOM 3 computer game! (Minimum Requirements: Your monthly paycheck and firstborn)

Not again . . . (1)

homeobocks (744469) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526044)

Do you have to turn out the lights to play it?

..we'll be right back after the commercials.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526051)

What you got this time michael? Oh don't go away just now! We have this brilliant boardgame based on Doom. Yes, you heard it right! Doom! The features are excellent, namely ...

Coming soon... (1)

eremitic (831609) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526052)

The Counter-Strike: Source Boardgame. /rolls dice /draws a card
"Terrorists win."
Damn.

Doom3 on the GBA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526061)

id should port Doom3 to the original GBA. With no backlight and no duct tape on mars the two are a perfect match.

Duke Nukem Forever board game?? (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526064)

Maybe if they release Duke Nukem Forever as a board game, they can manage a release within my lifetime.

if it is like the real doom game.... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526072)

this are the things that will happen:

Nobody will talk about it 2 months after release.

The dice will move VERY slow unless you upgrade your hand with a multi-million dollars bionic one.

You'll have to play it in a real dark room.

The game will drop its price dramatically after 3 months of release.

A half life 2 board game will come out later leaving the old doom game in the dust.

seig fail! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526081)

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Reviews and Pictures and MODS at BoardGameGeek (3, Informative)

Spock_NPA (12762) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526082)

Actually, the boardgame community has been anticipating this title for quite some time. You can find more details, discussions, and mods (yes, mods!) on Doom from the perspective of boardgamers here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/10640 [boardgamegeek.com]

Doom Risk (2, Interesting)

SumDog (466607) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526098)

I remember being in the dorms and playing the new version of Risk (Risk 2210) for hours, usually twice a week. I think it would be cool to have a Doom version of Risk. The map could be of Mars with several bases on the map and posssibly even an orbiting station. I can see great potential for such a game.

-Sumdog

Over priced and late (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526121)

If you look here, http://www.gamingreport.com/article.php?sid=12203& mode=thread&order=0 [gamingreport.com] , you can see that the game was suppost to be released in October and be $39.95.

Never lose your dice again (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526125)

Doom: The Boardgame - now with the Big Fucking Pop-o-matic Bubble 9000!

Rules (1)

Sheepdot (211478) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526143)

Some unmentioned rules:
1) The game must be played in the dark.
2) Fortunately, it provides a flashlight with unlimited battery power.
3) Unfortunately, you cannot equip yourself with the flashlight while rolling the dice.
4) Yes, the game's designers *intended* for it to be this way.

Think FRAG isn't any good? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526169)

Then you've never played it around a table with 4 or 5 other people. Beats computer games any day.

Other videogames to boardgames (1)

Dracil (732975) | more than 9 years ago | (#11526193)

Some other videogame to boardgame conversions that exist are Age of Mythology: the Boardgame, Sid Meier's Civilization - The Boardgame, Sid Meier's Pirates!: The Boardgame, and Warcraft - The Boardgame

Doom: the Boardgame actually has a 7.82 rating (7.52 Bayesian average) at www.boardgamegeek.com [boardgamegeek.com] , which is actually quite decent (the highest rated game, Puerto Rico, is 8.75 and 8.72 respectively).

Doom Boardgame Review (in Finnish) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11526206)

Finnish gaming site, Peliplaneetta, just posted a review of it today (in Finnish only).

http://www.peliplaneetta.net/artikkelit/451/

Basicly, it's good fun.
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