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Gears Of War
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- Designed by Corey Konieczka
- Based on the popular third-person shooter by epic games
- Cooperative game for 1-4 players
- Includes optional solo rules
- Over 200 cards, 30 plastic figures and 75 tokens for a wealth of tactical options
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To help me understand the rules, I watched youtube videos of a guy playing through the first mission. I'm a visual learner, so this helped immensely.
I bought a cheap plastic tackle box to put the pieces in, and it helps when looking for tokens or figures when playing.
I picked up some card sleeves and I'm glad I did, because one on my friends already spilled soda on some cards, but they were protected so all is well.
Setup can be a little time consuming but oh well. Players start by choosing a soldier from Delta squad (Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole). Each soldier has his own starting weapons and ammo as shown on the character card. Each soldier also has his own special ability. For example Baird can carry 5 weapons instead of 4. Next we shuffle the Order cards and Random weapon cards and place them on the reference sheet. The reference sheet is just a nice way to organize all the cards throughout the game. Now we choose from one of the seven missions. On each mission card, it will list up to three different enemy types that will appear on the map. We grab the corresponding enemy character cards and AI cards. Also listed on the mission card are the general AI cards. AI cards control enemy movement and attacks. Flipping the mission card over reveals the location cards used in this mission. These cards tell us which map tiles we are going to use and, after shuffling them together, what order they will be placed. There can be up to 3 levels in a mission but normally only one level is set up at a time. On the bottom of the location cards, it says what enemies are going to spawn based on how many people are playing. And finally, we place our plastic COG characters on the map entrance and draw our order cards.Read more ›
My quick review of the game:
It's a slightly different spin on the crawler boardgame ... you are more or less compelled to take bold actions every turn, else you will get crushed in the unending wave of aliens, who are not anywhere near as squishy as you are. The basic mechanic is that your hand of cards is your bank of actions and your life. You can discard a card and take a basic action like move or perform a basic attack. or you can do what is on the card (in order, with little or no modifications) and hopefully have a big turn, but you must keep enough cards in your hand to soak damage, react to attacks and help your allies out when they need a hand. This game is divided into areas as opposed to the common grid, so movement, range and line of sight are a bit atypical (kudos for a line of sight ruler for determining LOS, instead of counting squares).Read more ›
'Gears' or not, this is a superbly crafted war game simulator, something that isn't 'Warhammer 40K' long but never dull, either! The AI system in particular is just brilliant, offering simple mechanics that result in massive overall effect, making it easy to implement, but complex enough to surprise and thrill you, too! The closest games that comes to mind: this combines the randomly-generated map-building of 'Betrayal At House On The Hill' with an almost 'D20 Modern'-esque combat rule system, creating a game that is a perfect hour-long roflstomp for a gaming group. It's even fun on your own, as I read the 1P notes so much, I had to try it! It's also very modular, meaning you can play to a certain point, then "save game" for another time, because each mission is nicely split up in setup and objectives (as is the map-generation, as a result).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
got this for my husband for Christmas and hes a huge gears of wars fan. he loves itPublished 2 days ago by km88
Just like the video game, this board game will suck all your time and frustration up. This game really needs to be played with at least two people. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mike Henslee Jr.
Love this game, the game boards or levels look amaxing, the miniatures look amazing, and very high production, the only problem I have is I wish Fantasy Flight would release more... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ryan Heckel
This game is so much fun, we have played different missions and have yet to get bored.Published 11 months ago by Katherine Marie
Its really hard! Sometimes we lose in 10 mins sometimes we lose in 60...we have only won once. I still love the game, but it is hardPublished 11 months ago by Izzey K
This is a great game, especially if you are a solo player. Definitely worth your money.Published 11 months ago by Joseph Rhodes