IDW Games and 20th Century Fox have announced a new storytelling party game, The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory. The story telling, social party game with light deduction puts players in the role to creating plausible theories using evidence at the scene to convince the other players of their case.
Designed by Matt Fantastic, designer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Everything is Connected, puts players in the role of Special Agent Fox Mulder who is trying to earn the respect of the other players as FBI Directors to create a plausible theory for the case. This story telling game is built deep within the lore of X-Files, and puts players right on the scene to see if they can make the other players believe. The game also comes with a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes “From Outer Space”. Other player play as witnesses to a paranormal event and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.
Planned as the first game in a series based on the X-Files, X-Files: Conspiracy Theory Everything is Connected, will be available March 2018, riding along side the shows 25th Anniversary.
The Truth Is Still Out There! Find It! Join the most famous paranormal investigation team of all time in The X-Files Board Game! Players work together to traverse across the U.S. searching for clues and closing investigations. Attempting to foil them at all times is the player-controlled, enigmatic “Smoking Man”, who works to manipulate investigations and obfuscate clues in hopes of stalling out the players’ investigations. With game play focusing on the hit series’ pool of iconic characters and most popular “Monsters of the Week”, The X-Files Board Game is perfect for fans of the show that want to continue to uncover the truth!
This summer, fans of The X-Files will have a brand-new way to search for the truth, with the release of a brand-new big box board game! Players will get the chance to take on the role of Mulder, Scully, and the X-Files team as they work to uncover global conspiracies and threats while going up against various members of the Syndicate.
The X-Files board game will focus heavily on material from the first three seasons of the television series, giving fans a chance to start from the beginning of the phenomenon. IDW Games has enlisted top-notch designer, Kevin Wilson to bring TheX-Files to the strategy board game community. Acclaimed gallery and comic book artist, menton3 brings his talents to the board gaming world by providing art direction for this project as well as the stunning box art. Designed for a playtime of between sixty and ninety minutes, two to five players will face off against one friend who will control the Smoking Man and his nefarious network.
IDW Games will release The X-Files game in July with a suggested retail price of $59.99. Get ready to find the truth on your tabletop!