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BioShock Infinite: The Siege Of Columbia Board Game Announced

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Jonathan Lester
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Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia, board games, Irrational Games, Plaid Games

BioShock Infinite: The Siege Of Columbia Board Game Announced

BioShock Infinite will receive a companion board game tie-in that lets 2-4 players vie for control of the floating city of Columbia, and explore the backstory behind the Vox Populi uprising.

Note that the following contains very, very, very minor spoilers.

BioShock Infinite: The Siege Of Columbia pits two teams of 1-2 players against each other as the warring Founders and Vox Populi factions, who'll vie for control of key territories while commanding important characters like Daisy Fitzroy and The Songbird. However, Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth pop up as neutral characters who unpredictably pursue their own agenda during the conflict, helping and hindering both teams as they carry out their grim business. Tight resources will apparently lead to some "tough decisions" as players decide whether to focus on acquiring silver eagles, assembling troops or dominating Elizabeth and the Songbird.

Here's a list of components, courtesy of manufacturer Plaid Games. Pre-Orders are now open at a 25% discount, and we reckon that several players will probably look to this as a collectible as well as a fun use of a rainy afternoon.

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 12 Combat Dice
  • 3 Sky-Line Dice
  • 2 Player Reference Sheets
  • 3 Elizabeth Timeline Cards
  • 13 Red Vox Populi Units
  • 12 Dark Red Vox Populi Units
  • 13 Blue Founder Units
  • 12 Light Blue Founder Units
  • 2 Gray Booker and Elizabeth Units
  • 9 Red Vox Populi Structures
  • 9 Dark Red Vox Populi Structures
  • 9 Blue Founder Structures
  • 9 Light Blue Founder Structures
  • 16 Territory Tokens
  • 5 Destruction Markers
  • 73 Silver Eagles
  • 10 Founder Victory Tokens
  • 10 Vox Populi Victory Tokens
  • 1 Elizabeth Marker
  • 30 Blue Founder Action Cards
  • 30 Light Blue Founder Action Cards
  • 30 Red Vox Populi Action Cards
  • 30 Dark Red Vox Populi Action Cards
  • 4 Founder Leader Cards
  • 4 Vox Populi Leader Cards
  • 15 World Event Cards
  • 15 Victory Point Cards
  • 1 Four Player Turn Order Track
  • 1 First Player Token
  • 14 Key Tokens
  • 40 Upgrade Tokens

After completing BioShock Infinite over the long weekend, I'm still reeling from a bit of an existential crisis. We assume that the board game won't attempt a similar ending... [ via D'Toid]

Add a comment3 comments
Late  Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:18

Ah, so THAT's what the DLC season pass gets you?...

JonLester  Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:20

HA. :D

Actually, that'd be awesome.

Quietus  Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:13

Not bad, but nothing will ever beat HeroQuest.:D

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