Players will have the opportunity to select playable characters in Fallout: The Board Game including a Super Mutant, Ghoul, Brotherhood of Steel Outcast, or just your regular wastelander. Board game company Fantasy Flight clearly realized that shortcoming, because it announced a Fallout: a Post-Nuclear Board Game today, with a modular hex-based board making up the Wasteland and card decks created to simulate Fallout's roleplaying decisions.
In the official product page, Fantasy Flight Games describes Fallout: The Board Game as "a post-nuclear adventure board game" based on the popular series.
Inspired by both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, Fantasy Flight Games - the company responsible for Star Wars miniatures games, distributors for Android: Netrunner, Elder Sign and Mansions of Madness - announced that the Fallout board game would be a cooperative affair for up to 4 players.
Players will be able to choose whether to work by themselves or together with other players in exploring the unknown portions of the maps. That means you can expect a different experience - and probably a lot of different deaths - every time you play. "Players range out across a modular, hex-based board that matches with one of several scenarios and settings - all of which are drawn from Bethesda's core Fallout games or their expansions".
UPDATE: FFG has done a full rundown of the Fallout board game, which you can check out here. Below is a gallery containing some of the images to have been released for the game so far. The board game also features the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system and perk system from the video games, and also forces players to take note of their HP and radiation levels. These figures will attempt to gain influence in different scenarios by teaming up with factions, gathering allies, acquiring weapons and armor, and leveling up through a version of the "SPECIAL" progression system from the video games.
Fallout: The Board Game is set to release during the fourth quarter of this year.
The Fallout board game is tailored for multiple play-throughs. Savvy decision-making is also key to the player's success, with encounters and quest cards offering an array of choices throughout, each of which has "definite consequences".