Fantasy Flight Games Announces Doom: The Board Game

Man, I remember when the Doom video game came out. I didn’t have it, but my neighbor did. So I’d go over there and we’d play for hours, running up and down those pixelated corridors (that still looked exceedingly awesome at the time) and blasting cyberdemons with our gatling guns and shotguns and BFGs. Soon, all of that will be able to be played on your tabletops (though much less pixelated than that original game), as Fantasy Flight Games has announced Doom: The Board Game.

In the game, take on the role of either the United Aerospace Corporation’s marines or the masses of Hell’s demons. Walk the cramped corridors of Mars trying to either save the planet or enslave it. The game is heavily scenario-driven, with two campaigns of six missions each. All of them have unique objectives for both the Marines and the Demons, and they all have particular maps that they’ll use. Demons spawn from special portals, their frequency depending on the level of the mission, from Infestation to Horde to Assault. Meanwhile, the Marines can respawn as well, but only a certain number of times.

Expect to see Doom: The Board Game on store shelves in the 4th quarter of this year.


  • odinsgrandson

    Didn’t Doom The Board Game come out from Fantasy Flight a while back?

    I guess this is a re-issue then?

    • Davos Seaworth

      It is not a straight-up reissue of the earlier Doom game from FFG. This iteration uses a lot of mechanics from Imperial Assault and some card-play from their Gears Of War game.

      • odinsgrandson

        That’s cool.

        It seems to me that FF doesn’t often do re-issues without updating their rules sets. Is that your experience as well?

        I haven’t played Doom, but I’ve heard that Descent was based on the same rules set, and that Imperial Assault was based on Descent. So I can see how it could come back around.

        • Ghool

          Every game they update is just that – an update. At the core, the game remains the same. But they will often streamline, fix, and enhance the game over the older version.

          So far, every reboot, and re-release has been better than the previous versions in my experience. One thing that does change though – the number of components takes a significant dive. However, the game itself is better set up to accept and implement expansion material.

          I assume this will be no different.

  • Lexthilian

    As with Descent second edition and Star Wars imperial assault, and now this game…. what is FFG’s obsession with making the graphics on the map so small that the characters in the game look like they would be 15 feet tall?