A new #Board Game from #Fantasy Flight Games is set to hit stores this year, based on the post-apocalyptic retro-futuristic role-playing video game, "#Fallout." The board game is based on "Fallout 3" and "Fallout 4" (created by Bethesda Softworks) and their expansions. Players can either work individually or as a team in exploring the regions offered by the board game. The tabletop game can accommodate up to four players and promises hours of fun with friends.

“Players choose whether to work together or individually to explore these mysterious regions that lay before them. Along the way, each player will face a wealth of choices, deciding whether to pursue experience or Caps, collect loot or loyal companions, and progress the main questline or veer off to the vaults,” according to Fantasy Flight.

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Players can play the part of members of different factions: a ghoul, a super mutant, a wastelander or a Brotherhood Outcast. Players can check their stats from a sideboard while the game will incorporate the original Fallout-style S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character creation setup with statistics for strength, perception, intelligence, and luck. The board game will have the main story and side quests to distract players as they walk off into the wasteland.

The game presents pre-generated scenarios familiar to seasoned fans of the franchise: The Capital Wasteland, The Pitt, The Commonwealth and Far Harbor. Players must meet the conditions printed on secret cards called influence cards. These cards can also be used to access a territory held by certain in-game factions, including the Brotherhood of Steel and The Institute.

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With all the rage about this new board game let's look at what makes "Fallout" such a hit.

A unique setting

The "Fallout" series takes place in the post-apocalyptic United States during in an alternate history scenario. The catastrophe gave birth to the rise of several factions as a bizarre socio-technological status quo emerges.

Factions

The games feature a collection of groups that are called factions, namely: The Brotherhood of Steel, The Enclave, The New California Republic, The Church of the Children of Atom, Caesar's Legion, The Followers of the Apocalypse, Mr. House, Raiders, The Super Mutants, The Unity, The Institute, The Railroad, The Gunners, Talon Company, The Regulators and the The Minutemen. These factions are often the major players in the larger events of each game's primary story line.

Fantasy Flight is hoping to release its board game this holiday season.