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Gears of WarFor a time, the humans of Sera knew peace… then Emergence Day came. The Locust horde arrived without warning, and countless horrors spilled forth from their underground burrows. The Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) struggled to fend off the subterranean threat, but their defenses were quickly crushed. With billions dead, humans turned their weapons of mass destruction on their own cities to deny the enemy control. Now the long struggle against overwhelming odds approaches one final, desperate stand.

After a long, long wait Gears of War Board Game has finally arrived, and it’s landed here at Games Paradise! Fans of theme-heavy combat games like Doom and Descent will definitely want to grab a copy of this game from Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Corey Konieczka and based on the incredibly popular third-person shooter by Epic Games.

One to four players take on the roles of COG soldiers cooperating to destroy the relentless and virtually unstoppable subterranean Locust horde, and must work together to complete missions against an ingeniously challenging and varied ‘artifically intelligent’ game system. In Gears of War: The Board Game, you’ll relive classic moments from the video game. Roadie run into cover, spray your enemy with blind fire, or rip him in half with your Lancer’s chainsaw!

There are seven randomly constructed missions (and you can even play solo) with a variety of challenging objectives and a randomised map setup, so no two games of Gears of War: The Board Game will ever be alike. From scouting a path for future offensives to breaching the underground stronghold of the Locusts, your objectives will take cooperation and determination to complete. But if you want to test your mettle in the most challenging mission available, face wave after wave of incoming Locusts in the merciless Horde Mode! With adjustable degrees of difficulty for the truly insane, this relentless onslaught doesn’t stop until one side is utterly obliterated.

Featuring over 30 highly detailed plastic figures, and over 200 cards, Gears of War: The Board Game is the science-fiction combat extravaganza that thematic boardgamers have been waiting for. So what are you waiting for, soldier? Grab a copy and fight the Horde!!


  1. Picked this up Thursday…read the rules artwork on Friday…took it for a test run on Friday night. 9/10 great game. Easy to play. Solid mechanics. Coop fun fighting hordes of locust … Difficult to beat 🙂

  2. Excellent! Looking forward to playing it myself – and later down the track I’ll do a Painting Guide for the figures. Thanks for posting.

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