Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, the classic hidden role-playing game first released in 2008, is being reshuffled for the HP Lovecraft-inspired Arkham Horror Files universe. Publisher Fantasy Flight Games announced the project, a new game called Incredible, on Thursday in a blog post.
“It’s finally announced!” said Corey Konieczka, who designed the original Battlestar Galactica, on Twitter. “This is the answer to the question I often get. BSG is back baby! ”
The original Battlestar Galactica board games followed the premises of the TV series Syfy closely. One or more players at the table secretly played the role of a Cylon, working covertly against the actions of the other players. It was a strong mix of thematic event cards and cunning deception that has given the game an extraordinary reputation among hobbyists. Used copies of the original and extensions – Pegasus, Moses, and Dawn – sells regularly for $ 1000 or more in the secondary market. New, in-box copies of the base game cost $ 600 on Amazon.
Incredible rolls the clock until the year 1913. The action is set aboard a Titanic analogue, the steamship SS Atlantica.
“The unsuspecting passengers fully expected a leisurely trip to Boston, Massachusetts,” Fantasy Flight said, “with nothing out of the ordinary to look forward to.” However, strange nightmares bother the minds of the people on board the ship every night; rumors circulate of dark shapes following closely behind the ship just below the waves; and tensions rise when a body is discovered in the ship’s chapel, a sign of a strange ritual that surrounds the body. This journey began like any other, but now it seems that Atlantica may never reach its destination. “
Incredible costs $ 79.95 and includes several decks as well as a central game board. Unlike Battlestar Galactica, this game includes plastic miniatures. Pre-orders are available now, and copies will go on sale by September. Expect more on June 13 during the Fantasy Flight livestream on YouTube.