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Unboxing Dune: The Board Game

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Jan 10 2020

Grab yourself a thumper, make sure your stillsuit is fitted desert fashion, and come with us as we take you inside Gale Force 9’s Dune board game.

The worm is the spice, the spice is the worm, and you’ll need to master both–and more if you want to win in GF9’s refresh of the classic Dune Boardgame. Today we’re going to take you through everything that you’ll find in the box, which includes a gorgeous new board, updated art, and a few common house rules–the only thing it doesn’t have is pain via nerve-induction, so you’ll just have to play the game to truly test your mettle. Take a look!

If this looks familiar to you, that’s because this is by and large a refresh of the classic Dune board game. Aside one or two minor tweaks, and a bevvy of clarifications to frequently asked questions that have propped up over the years, this is the same game that folks around the world have been enjoying for the last forty odd years.

You’ll still take control of one of six factions: the Atreides, the Harkonnen, the Bene Gesserit, the Spacing Guild, the Emperor, and the Fremen. Each one has their own unique spin on the game, with special abilities and powers that allow them to influence the game to their own benefit. But they’ll have to watch out, the other players are just as cunning. The Fremen are powerful warriors, but are impoverished compared to the other factions. The Harkonnen might not have the best troops, but they are masters of treachery. Everyone must please the Emperor. And nearly any victory might be a secret win for the subterfuge of the Bene Gesserit witches and their soothsaying.

If you have never played this game, it is a ton of fun. It’s easily the best Asymmetric game I’ve ever played, and that’s including Root. If you want something that you will dig into for years and years to come, check out Gale Force 9’s Dune Board Game, available now.

Dune the Board Game – $50


Imagine you can control the forces of a noble family, guild, or religious order on a barren planet which is the only source for the most valuable substance in the known universe. Imagine you can rewrite the script for one of the most famous science fiction books of all time. Welcome to the acclaimed 40 year old board game which allows you to recreate the incredible world of Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, Dune.

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