This War of Mine

This war of mine as a great indie games (check it out on Steam) and now from the sound of it its a great board game.


Board games lengthy paragraphs of background fiction, which add depth and detail to the narrative, date back to 1985’s Tales of the Arabian Nights and surely even earlier. But they’re becoming 2017’s ”big thing”. This War of Mine, an adaptation of the video game, is another example using extended fiction to great effect. In many respects it follows the mechanics of the original. Players cooperate to survive in a war-torn city by improving their shelter during day and scavenging for supplies at night. But the added richness from the story book and the social dynamic of playing with friends lends extra emotional gravity to proceedings. Given the bleak scenario, it can be a roller-coaster ride.