Battlestar Galactica boardgame preparing for jump to stores

While the SciFi Channel heads into the Battlestar Galactica home stretch, and plans for a Cylon-heavy prequel, Fantasy Flight has fired up the engines on a related project: the Battlestar Galactica boardgame website. According to the site, the game will put each player in the role of a character from the television series, each with his/her own skills and disadvantages. Loyalty cards will be dealt to secretly determine which character is actually a Cylon, both at the beginning of the game and at a “Sleeper phase” partway through. The Human characters work together to escape toward Earth, while the Cylon characters secretly work against the other players. At this point, it doesn’t look like FFG has designed the game to be ultra-expandable, but I wouldn’t put it past them. The boardgame is currently scheduled for an October ’08 release.

5 comments

  1. A lot of people have made that observation but, hey, SoC is a great game but there is a twist with the BSG theme in that midway through the game, you have to draw loyalty cards again, which could make you a sleeper agent.

  2. FFG makes solid games too and nothing is wrong with borrowing a mechanic, especially if it makes the game fun. Looking forward to it.

  3. Just because there’s a traitor doesn’t make it SoC. FFG has put together enough good games that I’m willing to test the game before saying they lifted a mechanic. And, even if they did, that doesn’t mean the entire game is a SoC clone.

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