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Square Enix Games Talk About Tomb Raider And Chocobo Party-Up - Comment To Win

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Ryan saw them set up their stand on Thursday and could not wait to talk to Tim of Square Enix Games.

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They are talking about their games including Tomb Raider The Board Game and Chocobo Partyup

 

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aztecjaguar
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Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 4 – good times playing through these on my PlayStation back in the late 1990s. Does the board Game have a Solo-Play option?

Dan (@DarkDanegan)
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I’d like to know this too 🤔

Martyn
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Martyn

It’s for 3-4 players only I’m afraid (I’m not sure if there are any variants for less). You’re all competing with each other to get the artifact, and it can swap between players many times during the game. You collectively push your way through the different sections, but advancing to the last area (final segment of the circular board) can only be done if you have the artifact, then you win. To some extent the winner will come down to some elements of luck right at the end of the game.

The game is part-programming, with 3 actions planned per turn from a hand of 4 out of a total 7 cards. You also have action cards which you can collect and use to gain bonuses, or mitigate other negative effects.

It’s relatively light and was fun to a point. I’d definitely like to play it some more, but probably not a game I’d enjoy long-term. The Expo price was £50 which is (IMO) crazy for what you get. The launch price will apparently be higher.

Hope that helps 🙂

aztecjaguar
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Thank you so much for the information. It does seem a shame though that they designed a Tomb Raider game without a Solo-play mode – especially as the Video game was a purely solo adventure.

bigbadbazz
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Tomb raider my favourite

tmon
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I’d love to win a copy of tomb raider!!!

lukusbiriyani
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never played on a round board before

Adam Buza
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Adam Buza

That board looks cool…tomb raider ftw

I will paint all my models
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Tomb raider should work really well in board game

Bill
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Bill

Squenix have been one of my favourite developers for 20 years! Epic games! Can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow!

lordreaver
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Can I have Chocobo PartyUp instead please. 😛

Martyn
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Martyn

I was thinking only last week that it’s strange there’s been no recent Tomb Raider board game around, then up pops this. Interesting!
(And a quick search on BGG shows me there have been a few! I vaguely recall the Angel of Darkness board game launching years ago with the video game, but I think the less said about that instalment, the better!)

Georgie
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Georgie

Can’t beat a bit of tomb raider. X

toricova
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seems like a nice game… simple but interesting

lianjaus
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lianjaus

the cocobo artwork looks great

jesus jaimes
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jesus jaimes

there should be a tomb raider mini available

timeslayer
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I like the video game franchises…will definitly have to check these out!

ahren78
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Chocobo looked fun.

marktarver
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the art work on chocobo was lovely seeing it yesterday.

Paul McKenna
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Paul McKenna

I kinda want the chocobo one solely for the chocobo meeples, they are amazing!

Tuffyears
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tome raider !

goban
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The Lara game looks to be a winner, Go Tome raider,

Paul Grindrod
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I have my doubts about Square Enix’s ability to put out a good game these days, but I’ll certainly give a free Tomb Raider a try!

deadhead
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got to love tomb raider legendary

zorg
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I could never get a gold Chocobo in FF.

eion755
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Love the look of tomb raider

shadykx125
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Im honestly shocked that I didn’t know about any of this. Can we get a Final fantasy tabletop game?

rgreenparadox
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I love chocobos, the FF series has made those transportation birds an amazing legacy. I like the customization and random nature of the tomb raider game, should make it very replayable.

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