GW: Top 5 “Board Games” GW Should Do

BoLS Chaos Land

Move over Burning of Prospero and look-out Deathwatch: Overkill – here are the Top 5 “Board Games” Games Workshop SHOULD make!

After close examination of Games Workshop’s strategy to increase sales of models and to get new players interested in the Grim-Dark, we here at BoLS have a few suggestions for GW. We know you guys like repackaging models that might not be “flying off the shelves” so here are some ideas you can “borrow” from BoLS. We take payment in plastic…or Forge World Resin… you know what we mean!


1) Hungry Hungry Hippos: Haruspex Edition

Hungry Haruspex

Keeping in mind that this game is really all about repackaging the model in a new “board game” instead of the traditional “Hippo” game. Instead of trying to “eat marbles”, in this edition you have cut-outs. These cut outs would be shaped like Space Marines, Guardsmen and other Imperial figures. Players would then toss these cut outs at the Haruspex. Each one they get to “stick” they get points! It’s basically a Grim-Dark Ring toss.

2) Boss Tater’Ead

Boss Tater'Ead

This one is designed to get people interested in those lovable Morkanauts! Their “belly” already opens-up, why not toss in some “extra bits” for the kids – this one’s a sure fire hit.

3) Don’t Break The Ice: Fenris Edition

Don't break the ice Fenris

Ol’ Papa Grimnar on his Santa Sled hasn’t been exactly well received…But with this game is a perfect vessel to get his popularity up. It’s thematic and totally appropriate. We will have to scale up the “ice board” a touch, but that’s just more plastic goodies to crank out!

4) Chaos Land

BoLS Chaos Land

This one is pretty obvious really. And I think we all know which models are going to be used as “playing pieces” with this re-boxing: Mutilators.

99810102011_ChaosMutilatorsNEW_01We come from the lolly-pop guild…

5) Pyrofire



Take the classic game with a super catchy theme, create a stand that you can attach a Pyrovore to the top of the “gun” and BOOM – You’ve got Pyrofire (which really means Fire-Fire…seems appropriate!)


Bonus: Necromunda


…I’ll take two!


What awesome “board game” would you want GW to redo and which models would it help sell?

  • rtheom

    I don’t think anyone ever actually owned or played Crossfire, but we all knew and constantly sang that theme song.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      I’d believe it.

    • StingrayP226

      I owned it as a kid… so theory proven wrong!

      • rtheom

        Gasp! Why did you never invite me over to play?! We could have shot each other in the eyes with those guns… I mean got caught up in the crossfire!

    • PrimoFederalist

      Owned and played it. Regularly. Until we lost most of the ball-bearings.

      • rtheom

        I’m guessing that was in about 5 minutes? :p

        • generalchaos34

          nah, thats only if you had shag carpeting. I played mine on playing piece friendly Berber. That game was actually pretty fun

    • Andrew

      My neighbors had it. I remember shooting some of those ball bearings off the board and he kicked me out. Lmao.

  • Aezeal

    Is necromunda a boardgames?

  • Blackfel

    You missed the obvious one: “Rock ’em Sock ’em Dreadnaughts”. I’d also like to mention “Clue: the Inquisition Edition”. “It was the Chaos Sorcerer in the Altar Room with Gorechild!”

    • Raven Jax

      Clue: The Inquisition Edition

      Player: I believe the murderer was the Space Marine in the Chapel with the Bolter.
      Inquisitor: You know what? Why don’t I just kill all of you to be on the safe side.

      • Blackfel

        Ha! You were wrong! It was Alpharius in the Chapel with the Bolter.

        Hmmm…on second thought, it might have been Alpharius after all.

        • ellobouk

          Guess Who: Alpha Legion Edition

          “Are You Alpharius”
          “Damn, you win”

  • benn grimm

    Is mr. Potato head a board game now? Surprised you didn’t do Orks must die… anyway, just Necromunda will do, though Man O War/Space Marine/Titan Legions would be nice.

  • Blackfel

    How about “Battleship: Port Maw Edition”? “You sank my Sword Class Frigate, heretic!”

  • georgelabour
  • Kritarion

    Don’t break the Ice: Lukas the Trickster vs. Word Bearers

    • Dan Wilson

      Settlers of Catachan…?

  • Sebastien Bazinet

    Operation: Fabius Bile Edition

    • Muninwing

      pretty sure they’d nee to bring back Gak and Floam for that…

  • DeadlyYellow

    No 40k Monopoly? The territories could be conquests, and the currency troops.

    • Sentinel

      Are sorry didn’t see your post, have a look at my 40K monopoly idea above, pretty much what your thinking.

  • Sentinel

    40K Monopoly!!! The currency is lives, a little hyper inflated but spend them well! Your goal is rather to keep the installations (houses) on your part of the sector (stretch of board). When you land on an enemy sector you pay lives but get a chance to destroy their installations. Stuck in jail? Your lost in the warp! Eldar players get that new cat, Space Marines get a biker, Orks get an old boot etc!!! Fun for all the family!!!

  • Drew_Da_Destroya

    I’m most amused by the Boss Tater’ead, since the Mr. Potato Head Stompa was a thing that modelers actually did before they made an actual Stompa kit.

  • Aezeal

    Those mutilators have an odd color scheme for orks, no green skin?