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Make friends in the Wasteland with the new expansion for Fallout: the Board Game - Atomic Bonds

We are nuclear family.

Find companionship and wander the Wasteland together in Atomic Bonds, the newest expansion for Fallout: the Board Game.

Fallout is an adventure board game for one to four players based on the video game series published by Bethesda Softworks. In the board game, players assume the roles of survivors in a post-apocalyptic wasteland who must - depending on the chosen scenario - embark on a quest whilst battling dangerous mutants and warring factions.

Each survivor is tested to fend for themselves by exploring the Capital Wasteland and completing challenges set by the board game’s various groups, but must be careful not to lend too much power to one faction - otherwise they risk enabling a complete takeover by that faction. Whichever player successfully completes their set objective first is named the game’s winner.

With Fallout: Atomic Bonds, the original turns into a co-op board game wherein players can pursue a cooperative scenario that pits two factions against one another, with players having the option to team-up as part of one of these factions. This enables players to assist each other in combat and create C.A.M.P s for the other player to use. (Which allows them to warp across the Wasteland’s map.)

Fallout: the Board Game Atomic Bonds

Also included in Atomic Bonds are a collection of new cards that give players options to apply modifications, mutations and workshop upgrades to their arsenal and themselves - giving access to new perks and abilities to help empower their team even more.

Fallout: the Board Game was designed by Nathan I Hajek - creator of co-op board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth - and Andrew Fischer. (The designer of the Runewars Miniatures Game.)

Fantasy Flight Games, the company behind horror board game Eldritch Horror and Unique Deck Building game Keyforge, is the creator of Fallout: the Board Game and will be releasing Atomic Bonds.

The release date for Fallout: Atomic Bonds is set for the second quarter of 2020, at a retail price of $14.95 (around £12).


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Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing insightful video game coverage for outlets such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to analysing pop culture and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team. She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.