XCOM: The Board Game Review | Gameosity
Rob: Today we're going to be protecting the Earth from an alien invasion in XCOM: The Board Game - a cooperative strategy/push your luck game for 1 to 4 players from designer Eric M. Lang and publisher Fantasy Flight Games and is inspired by on one of our favorite video game franchises ever. We're most likely going to fail horribly, so I'd like to take a moment to welcome our new alien overlords and preemptively thank them for not turning me into one of those freaky green frozen sludge people-statues. You know the ones I'm talking about. XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three of your other friends will fulfill four different roles as you deal with the alien threat - Commander, Chief Scientist, Central Officer, and Squad Leader. All of these roles are essential to the game, so you won't be able to function without each and every one. Fortunately you can divide them up amongst your group as you see fit if you end up playing with fewer than four people, but you absolutely cannot