Tabletop Spotlight: The Others

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The Tabletop Spotlight in on The Others!

Now, we already talked about The Others, but now – the game is in stores for you to purchase! So Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought it over to show:

The Others is a great game from the mind of Eric M. Lang. In it players take the role of agents of the secret organization F.A.I.T.H. who are protecting the world from the evil horrors that are trying to corrupt and destroy life. As I mentioned in our preview, it takes a lot of religious themes and adds a disturbing layer of Horror in the mix.

Game play is tight consisting of some basic, but tactical game play. You can actually read the rules right HERE if you feel so inclined. I won’t go over them here but I will say that once you get the hang of a basic turn it’s pretty easy to pick-up from there. It does require at least 2 players – one player takes control of the agents, the other plays as the Sin. It also supports up to 5 players which I think is a perfect number these days.

The objective is for the agents to complete the mission they have selected and each one has it’s own story elements to it. I won’t spoil that here, but it’s what you would think – kill this, break that, shut down a portal, recover an item – you get the idea. All the while the Sin player is trying to stop the players or kill them outright. The Missions use the modular boards and you can link them all to form a type of campaign system.

The Others Box Spread

But aside from game play, the real reason you want to pick this game up and check it out is the models. That are fantastic! For single piece, pre-built miniatures, they don’t get much better. They aren’t painted, but I’m glad they aren’t – because I don’t think the pre-paint technology is there just yet. Plus that allows the hobbyists out there to take a crack at painting up these miniatures.

Overall, I said it before and I stand by my statement – this is a great game to pick-up. The modular board/missions, combined with the simple-yet-challenging game play and the superb models makes this a terrific buy. If you are looking for a board game with some striking visuals to play with your gaming group go check out The Others – in stores now!

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The Others Box

The Others: 7 Sins is a horror board game for 2 to 5 players. One player controls one of the 7 Deadly Sins, employing monstrous incarnations of these corrupting forces in an attempt to consume the world and bring about the apocalypse. The rest of the players cooperate as heroes of the F.A.I.T.H. organization who will attempt to fight back the invasion!

 

The Others – Creepy, yet cool! It’s a lot of fun!

  • Corsair6

    I picked up the game on Kickstarter. How can you pass up paying for two deadly sins and getting five for free. I am simply blown away by the great minis. The rules are simple but the game is complex. It is definitely worth the price. I would recommend it to gamers and painters alike

  • Alistair Collins

    I only have 2 “negative” feedback points for this otherwise great game:
    1- whilst the mission/map boards have a “campaign/story feel, there is no character/team “rpg style” progression.
    That a team is wiped on one mission/map board has no impact to the other boards or the overall story.
    2- there really needs to turn reference board, that details all the little interlocking rules. BGG has a couple user generated ones but it is a missed opportunity by the dev’s.

  • euansmith

    I’m still waiting for this to slither through my letterbox from the kickstarter. Fingers crossed it will be worth the wait.

    • Admiral Raptor

      I got mine a few weeks ago. It’s absolutely worth the wait, even if you’re just in it for the miniatures 🙂

  • Simon Chatterley
    • arkhanist

      Ditto. I’m not particularly bothered, as it’s likely be a good while before it gets to the top of my painting queue anyway. Still, it’s a little irritating that they were so late shipping the EU orders in comparison, we got caught in the Hanjin mess.