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February 17, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

SGP is crafting the Terminator into a board game with asymmetrical play on 2 boards and times

Terminator board game
Taking place in both 1984 and 2029, the Terminator game involves time travel and lets you make decisions in '84 that effects 2029.
URGENT UPDATE: December 2017:
This game was expected to ship to Kickstarter backers in December 2017. With little updates over the last few months, SPACE GOAT Publishing announced the game is now delayed for an ENTIRE YEAR. They estimate a Dec 2018 delivery date. Without an acceptable reason or keeping backers informed, I would hesitate to back or buy anything from this company.

URGENT UPDATE: May 24, 2018:
SPACE GOAT Publishing announced some failure of equity crowdfunding, which sounds like they are bankrupt and will likely fade away. They appear to be a scam. Do not buy anything from them!!



I've loved the Terminator franchise ever since seeing the first film in '84. It's a fantastic franchise that keeps evolving with each new installment. To have it come to a tabletop board game is awesome news. Crafted by Space Goat Publishing, their Kickstarter for The Terminator - The Official board game was quickly funded, but still has plenty of time to reach it's various stretch goals.

Their intro Kickstarter video gives a high-level description of the game, but doesn't really give a sense of actual game play. They are going to be posting a more in-depth game-play video, but as of this writing I haven't had a chance to see it. The project sounds great and I'm excited to see it develop throughout the campaign!

They offer a print-n-play version you can download and get a feel for the mechanics on your own. As a diehard fan, this is tough to pass up and it's loaded with stretch goals. Take a look at the campaign page, follow their social media, and see if The Terminator The Official Board Game is something you want to back.

From the Terminator - The Official Game Kickstarter:
The Terminator: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game for 2-5 players played across two boards: one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all of Skynet's forces: Hunter Killer machines, Terminator cyborgs, and more. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.

Each of the two game boards play differently: 2029 focuses on light troop and resource management in a lopsided battle for dominance. 1984 focuses on personal missions with high stakes and intense pacing. Missions arise through the course of gameplay, and have players make decisions in 1984 that will affect the future, erasing and adding components in real time.

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