Doom: The Boardgame
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The Union Aerospace Corporation, an arm of the most powerful conglomerate on Earth, was performing secret experiments in their base on Mars. Tapping into the very fabric of the universe itself, UAC scientists made discoveries that would forever change human existence.
Then something went terribly wrong...
With Doom: the Boardgame, Fantasy Flight Games brings one of the most famous computer games of all time to the tabletop. Marine players explore darkened corridors and rooms battling imps, hell knights, archviles, and other classic Doom monsters, while the Monster player tries to bring them down using the legion of horrors at his command. Doom: The Boardgame includes more than 60 finely detailed plastic miniatures, the largest of which stands approximately 80mm tall, and features weapons, monsters, and graphics taken from the best-selling Doom 3 computer game.
Always fun to shoot an afternoon away with this game. And you can easily get new people in on the fun, while explaining the rules as the game progresses. I grabbed this game on a whim and I've loved it since.
The game instantly grabs your attention with amazing miniatures, and a great way to get the maze running and gunning feel of Doom into a board game. You build the maze as th marines advance, and one player (Me in my gaming group) plays as the demons and has plenty of tricks in his sleeves, from ammo destroying to spawning demons everywhere. It seems like too much at first, but you soon realize the marine specialty cards more than make up for it.
The flow of the game is fast paced, keeping the marines on their toes, unknowing of what the invader player is planning and what lies behind the next door. I can't rave about this game enough.
The only thing holding me from giving it a 5, and it might seem silly, is that it uses the Doom3 demon figures instead of the old school demons. It may seem silly, but I've been playing Doom I and Doom II since I was a little guy, and I find that would have made the experience even more fantastic, maybe an expansion with the miniatures in it? Very much worth a buy, a great game for 4 players!
I bought Doom with some trepidation wondering if it would be a real BOARD GAME or a roleplay/boardgame experience. For a starter I would say the price tag is good considering the quality of the figures that come in it. They are excellent. I have in fact painted them up and they look awesome,really nasty. for the marines however I do use other games figures for an individual touch.
The players have yet to make it through the first scenario it is true (at least without running out of frags) so a little tweaking is necessary but I don't see why this minor setback should inhibit the game. The players find it frustrating but challenging and want more of it so what can I say don't expect it to be easy those out there who are slating doom for being hard. Plus your players need to work together or they are DOOOOMMMED.
My serious suggestion is get some undercoat (car primer or the like) and paint the monsters up and this will improve the games feel a lot. Just paint the colour on the base.
Finally I will be getting the expansion set when I get round to it.
These people are playing the game wrong.
Anyone who finds the gameplay experience to be too unbalanced or easy for either side can incorporate any of the rule or difficulty options indicated on Fantasy Flight Games' website
It is obvious the game’s designers thought of how the game could emulate the thrill and fear that the DOOM III environment tried to evoke; they made the boardgame as breathtaking as possible given the medium it was made for. They succeeded. Any fans of the DOOM series that enjoy boardgames certainly could do worse than getting a copy of this game.
Now with the expansion, the game gets even better. So don't listen to these people that dont do the research on the web and figure out how to better their game.