Last summer we learned that a Big Trouble In Little China board game was in the works, and we were very intrigued. Well, the creators have shared more details with us—including peeks at the box art, game board art, and miniatures. Let’s just say that we’ve crossed the line into full-blown excitement.
“Big Trouble in Little China: The Game” is currently in development and is the brainchild of Chris Batarlis (Everything Epic) and Boris Polonsky (Flipside). The game originated from the designers’ love of the film, and the passion to make a game that would capture the magic and fun of the cult classic. It’s a thematic, cooperative, strategy, miniatures, adventure game that allows 1-4 players to experience the events they remember from the film as well as create new adventures of their own. The game plays in two acts: Act One uses the front side of the game board: Chinatown, while Act Two takes place on the back: Lo Pan’s lair. Players will choose from six characters, each with unique abilities, and will use custom dice for actions, quest tasks and combat. They will also be able to use the communal fate dice, which come with a fun risk/reward mechanic. After completing quests and upgrading their characters, players will move to the back of the board for the big showdown with Lo Pan! Will the heroes stop Lo Pan’s evil scheme in time, or is everything gonna go to hell?