Battlestar Galactica: The Board Sport, the traditional hidden-role recreation first printed in 2008, is being reskinned for the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Arkham Horror Recordsdata universe. Writer Fantasy Flight Video games introduced the undertaking, a brand new recreation referred to as Unfathomable, on Thursday in a weblog submit.
“It has lastly been introduced!” mentioned Corey Konieczka, who designed the unique Battlestar Galactica, on Twitter. “That is the reply to the query I get requested most frequently. BSG is again child!”
The unique Battlestar Galactica board recreation adopted the premise of the Syfy tv collection intently. A number of gamers on the desk secretly performed the function of a Cylon, surreptitiously working towards the actions of the opposite gamers. It was a potent mixture of thematic occasion playing cards and crafty deception that has given the sport a unprecedented popularity amongst hobbyists. Used copies of the unique and its expansions — Pegasus, Exodus, and Dawn — commonly promote for $1,000 or extra on the secondary market. New, in-box copies of the bottom recreation go for $600 on Amazon.
Unfathomable rolls the clock ahead to the yr 1913. The motion is about aboard a Titanic analogue, the steamship SS Atlantica.
“Its unsuspecting passengers totally anticipated a peaceful journey to Boston, Massachusetts,” mentioned Fantasy Flight, “with nothing out of the atypical to stay up for. Nonetheless, unusual nightmares plague the minds of the individuals aboard the ship each night time; rumors flow into of darkish shapes following intently behind the ship simply beneath the waves; and tensions rise when a physique is found within the ship’s chapel, indicators of an odd ritual littered across the corpse. This voyage started like every other, however now it appears that evidently the Atlantica could by no means attain its vacation spot.”
Unfathomable is priced at $79.95, and contains a number of decks of playing cards in addition to a central recreation board. In contrast to Battlestar Galactica, this recreation does embrace plastic miniatures. Pre-orders can be found now, with copies hitting retail by September. Count on extra on June 13 in the course of the Fantasy Flight livestream on YouTube.