Board Game Adaptations of Video Games

As someone who runs a website about “video games, board games, and other nerdy pursuits”, my attraction to board games based on video games is particularly strong. Good or bad, I’m always fascinated to see how these video game franchises are translated to the tabletop.

Here are some of the board games based on video games that I own or have owned in the past! What board game adaptations of video games have you played?

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Get Dunked! – Fantasy Strike Live Stream

Reach out and touch someone! My Rook got a lot of burn during this Fantasy Strike stream and he scored an obnoxious amount of command grabs. Grateful to have some extended sets against really talented players! We also throw out an assortment of great movie recommendations!

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The Secret Best Fighting Game is Now Free-to-Play! – Fantasy Strike Live Stream

With Fantasy Strike going free-to-play, now is an amazing time to try out one of the best and most accessible fighting games out there! Besides singing the game’s virtues throughout, we get in a bunch of matches with Fantasy Strike pro Frostilyte, and I share a cheaper alternative to game streaming!

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Fantasy Strike Review

Fantasy Strike by Sirlin Games is a video game based on a card game inspired by a video game. You still following?

Yomi, the card game that is the source material Fantasy Strike is based on, is one of my all-time favourite tabletop gaming experiences for how well it translates the thrill of playing a fighting game into a tabletop experience. Does Fantasy Strike bring the whole thing full-circle as a compelling video game?

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Local Battles! Jett vs. Randy in Fantasy Strike!

My brother Randy came by the house and we competed in a pair of team battles!

Game 1: Jett (Setsuki/DeGrey/Argagarg) vs. Randy (Lum/Jaina/Grave)

Game 2: Jett (Rook/Geiger/DeGrey) vs. Randy (Valerie/Rook/Grave) GG Randy!

GG Randy! At the end, we discuss our games of the decade!

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In The Lab! – Fantasy Strike Live Stream

This stream was not part of the original plan. However, with a bunch of new equipment in need of testing, I decided to hop on in the middle of the night and play some Fantasy Strike! I mess around with Argagarg and DeGrey, while also playing a few online matches with Grave and Rook. Hoping you enjoy the FPS boost and we’ll see if I can bump the bitrate back up for a sharper image!

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Bro Battles! jettftw vs. PlayerTwoStart in Fantasy Strike

My brother Randy and I continue our sibling rivalry in this set of Fantasy Strike online matches! Would you be interested in watching more of this game as part of a live stream?

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Rook vs. The World in Fantasy Strike

Playing as the grapple-happy stone golem, I take on a pair of online opponents in Fantasy Strike! I hope this is a much better demonstration of how fun and involved this game can be vs. my first video. Loving this game a lot and I’m hoping to have a full review up for the new year!

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Fantasy Strike and the Importance of Finding a Main Character

One cannot overstate the importance of characters in a fighting game. We play these games in large part because we want the power fantasy that comes with being that character. It’s probably even more important than having tournament-level balance or a deep feature set.

Reflecting on my own life, there are so many examples where my character selection was the primary driver of my enjoyment in a fighting game. Discovering Rose in Street Fighter IV changed my life, as she and I melded into one being while climbing to the top of the leaderboards. The Marvel vs. Capcom series intimidated the hell out of me until Wolverine slashed his way into my heart. Despite my fundamental issues with Street Fighter V, I played that game for way longer because Rashid mobility and aggressive offense were so fun to use. Fight of Gods is a straight-up bad game, but I still found enjoyment out of playing as Jesus while making great use of his juggle combos.

Most recently, I’ve been dabbling with Fantasy Strike. Exploring what each character has to offer, my quest for a main character has taken me in an unusual direction.

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Let’s Play Fantasy Strike

Based on the fantastic Yomi card game, Fantasy Strike aims to find the balance between depth and accessibility. With this being day 1 of my time with it, we spend a bit of time talking about the game’s features, play a few arcade mode matches, and I showcase my set of Yomi cards!

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