I know a number of otherwise perfectly fine people who have not mastered the art of the first person shooter. In the occassional office tournament, the competition tends to get rather one-sided. Now, finally, Doom: The Boardgame levels the playing field.
For those of you who didn’t experience the debut of the most frightening computer game ever that fateful December in 1992, this board game downplays the need for lightning reflexes in favor of comforting plastic figurines and cards! Check it out:
In Doom: The Boardgame, demonic invaders have broken through from another dimension into the Union Aerospace Corporation’s Mars base. Marines have been deployed to the base to protect UAC personnel and destroy the invaders. Up to three players will take the roles of heavily armed and highly trained marines, while one player will control the legion of demonic invaders.In the game, the marine players explore the claustrophobic rooms and corridors of the Mars base, attacking monsters, picking up new weapons and equipment, and working together to complete specific mission objectives.
The shocking thing is that describes Doom pretty well (except for the working together part perhaps). The devil is in the details, I guess.
There isn’t a whole lot of info on the site yet, so I’m not sure if I should be mocking or applauding this whole idea. I hope it’s not a hoax…we need this! Via Slashdot.