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Aliens: The Board Game
Aliens The Board Game
Aliens: The Board Game
Developer:
Leading Edge Games
Publisher:
Leading Edge Games
Release date:
1989
Genre:
Fighting, Co-operative, Dice
Game modes:
co-operative
Rating:
U
Media:
Platform:
Board Game
Media:
Board Game
Game engine:
n/a




Contents

Release


Release date for the game Aliens: The Board Game;


1989

Plot


Aliens (1989): Aliens: The Board Game (also Aliens: this time it's war) allows players to recreate three key battle scenarios from the 1986 science fiction/horror film. The scenarios include "The Reactor Room" (nine marines vs. the aliens in their lair), "Operations and Air Ducts" (the surviving marines face an alien assault and pursuit), and "Ripley vs. The Queen" (Ripley uses a power loader in her final battle with the Alien Queen).

Aliens Expansion (1990): Marines can have very short life spans in this game, especially if they don't work together. Game play is fast and intense, and the game creates the sense of urgency felt when watching the movie. Missions can be made more brutal with optional rules, plus with some rule variants add to some fun "what if" scenarios. Add the Aliens Expansion and you can virtually re-write the entire movie script!

This is a different game to Aliens: The Board Game (Flash) on the PC, but can be considered as the 'Board Game version' of the game.

Gameplay


Additional scenarios and rules for the Aliens game. Scenarios include the battle aboard the Drop Ship, Ripley's Rescue of Newt, the Marines' assault on the Lairs, an expanded version of the movie scenario, and the desperate hunt for the Queen. Features rules cover backup weapons, ammunition restrictions, fires, tournament rules, the Facehuggers, and the deadly Alien Queen.

Game modes

You can play in the following modes;
Normal

Gameplay modes


Co-operative with variable Player Powers

Characters


Ripley
Hicks
Hudson
Apone
Dietrich
Crowe
Drake
Wierzbowski
Vasquez
Frost
Newt
Gorman
Burke
Ferro
Bishop
Burke
Spunkmeyer

Features


  • Characters from the film Aliens
  • Includes a 17" x 34" game map, character cards, and counters, all featuring photos from the movie
  • 49 rectangular counters
  • 19 character cards
  • 32-page rulebook
  • Added expansion includes 5 new scenarios along with additional rules

covering backup weapons, ammunition restrictions, fires, Facehuggers, and the Alien Queen, 16 Alien Lair cards, and a 21-page rulebook

  • Official 25mm miniature lead figures could be purchased in 7 sets for use in the game

Maps


'The Reactor'
'Operations'
'Ripley vs. The Queen'

Weapons


Shotgun, Pulse Rifle, Grenades, Pistol, Flame Thrower, Smart Gun.

Equipment


Ammo, Health.

Enemies


Aliens
Praetorians
Alien Queen
Face Huggers
Eggs

Vehicles


APC
Power Loader
Dropship

Publishers


Leading Edge Games producers of such games as Living Steel, Aliens, and The Lawnmower Man.

Developers


Leading Edge Games producers of such games as Living Steel, Aliens, and The Lawnmower Man.

Awards


Releases


Supplement features:

  • New full color Map, 17" x 33".
  • New Cards, to determine the inhabitants of Alien lairs.
  • Scenarios for the battle on board the Drop Ship, Ripley's rescue of Newt, an attempted rescue of Apone and Dietrich, and a complete Hunt for the Alien Queen.
  • Expansions for the Movie Scenario, allowing the Marines more options and greater challenges.
  • And a variety of new rules, including Ammunition Restrictions, Backup Weapons, and Tournament Rules.
  • 24 page book.
  • 16 Alien Cards.

Reception


7.0/10 Aliens: The Board Game

References

Citations

Aliens: The Board Game

Footnotes

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