How Designers Build Board Games Based On VGs

Video games can contain a multitude of complex interlocking systems and distill these into a board game is a unique challenge.

July 20,  2018

In an article published in Jonathan Ying and  Andrew Fischer, lead designers of Fantasy Flight’s 2017 Fallout board game, explain why they describe the task as “rather daunting.”

With Fallout’s status as a solid open-world video game full of player freedom and choice, their primary concern was how he was going to adapt such an elaborate video game into a simple two- to three-hour board game.

Moreover, the designers had to contend with the fact that the properties they’d been tasked with adapting were primarily known as single-player experiences and in order to add additional players to these properties, they had to work mechanically and fit thematically.




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