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‘The Expanse’ Board Game Set for October 4th Release

The Expanse Board Game (WizKids)The Expanse Board Game, which really has had my interest piqued since the title’s announcement, finally has a release date set. On October 4th, gamers will get to dive into the SyFy adaptation of James S. A. Corey’s universe to choose and command either the Earth’s United Nation forces, the Martian military, the O.P.A. Belter rebels, or the shadowy Protogen Inc as they vie for supremacy. Designed by Geoff Engelstein and released by WizKids, the game is for two to four players, will play in around 60-90 minutes, and carry an MSRP of $49.99.

Sorry to say scoring review copies from WizKids is like trying to draw blood from a stone, so it’ll be a while before you see a review of The Expanse Board Game here at The Gaming Gang…

From WizKids:

Players represent Earth’s UN forces, the military of Mars, the rebels of the O.P.A., and the mysterious corporation, Protogen Inc. Each has special abilities that you must cleverly use to gain an edge.

The Expanse Board Game is an accessible card-driven system where action points and events help move fleets and influence, place fleets and influence and use other abilities. But let us not forget about the’ Rocinante and her crew. They are available to help players in need.

For gamers, The Expanse Board Game delivers the excitement of political intrigue of a Twilight Struggle but in a shorter time frame. Fans of the show will feel like they are in the universe as the cards are chock full of images from the series.

Game Components Include:

Influence Cubes
Fleet tokens
Player Mats
Action Cards
Tech Cards
Misc Tokens

The Expanse Components (WizKids)

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    1. Oh, I don’t have any real beef with WizKids. According to a company rep I chatted with at Gen Con, they set aside a very small number (single digits) of review copies for each of their releases and then you have to jump through a bunch of hoops to in an attempt to get your hands on one. After seven years, and hundreds of reviews, I don’t go banging on company doors to score review copies; if a company wants us to do a review and sends a game our way? Great. If not? That’s fine too. I just want to nip all the eventual emails, which will no doubt fill my mail box on October 5th asking where’s our review of The Expanse, in the bud in case I don’t go out and buy it.

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