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del G
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Me and my son are big fans of the falling skies tv show and we are thinking of making a board game based on the show, either a new game or a retheme of an existing board game.

So I was wondering if anyone here had some good ideas of where to start?

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Boaty McBoatface
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Depends on what scale.

Example 1776 would be a good place to start for a strategic game (or even if you can find it the Omega war), both OPP but I think 1776 is the more common of the two.
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Have a look at Fortress America.
Lots of adaptable parts,starting with the board,especially if your game will be set in the USA.
 
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Thanks guys all good ideas, but I was thinking along the lines of squad based or even playing as a group of characters from the show.

Something with base building and scavenging for supplies would be good I think.
 
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John "Omega" Williams
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This PNP board game might be re-themable.

The Sneak's War
 
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If it's squad level (like when they had to raid the discount warehouse for food), maybe retheme one of the dungeon crawlers?

If you wanted higher level action, not sure what that would that would look like. Maybe a DoaM or light wargame simulating the Boston battles prior to the first episode?
 
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What about Doom: The Boardgame
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Gears of War: The Board Game
 
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I've just stumbled across this little gem, Boots on the Ground.

It maybe the game I'm looking for as a good base to start a retheme and adding bits to make it like Falling skies.

What do you all think, would this work?
 
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