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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > Issue Eight – Feb/Mar '17 > MOVIE AND TV SPIN-OFFS


For more than half a century, board games have found ways to bring the cinematic world to life on the tabletop. Whether they’re simply retelling the stories of their silver screen counterparts or finding new ways to expand their narratives, spin-off titles have remained one of the most popular ways for fans to immerse themselves further in the worlds of their favourite flicks – just look at the multi-million-dollar success of licensed Kickstarter projects for proof of that. Sadly, this doesn’t mean that they’ve always been good; Alien, Jaws, Jurassic Park and RoboCop all stand as examples of stellar films marred by naff games. Yet, the last decade has seen movie and TV tie-ins leap in quality, becoming some of the most acclaimed and cherished board games of all time. Here’s our pick of ten of the finest film offshoots worth your time.

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