Halo Board Game Announced

Genius Products Inc. and B1 Games have teamed to create the first board game based on bestselling Halo video game property from Microsoft and developer Bungie. Scheduled to arrive at retail this September, the Halo Interactive Strategy Game will have a family-friendly tone as it offers players the chance to control UNSC Marine and Covenant forces in strategic battles for power. The game will also offer exclusive DVD content to enhance gameplay.

Master Chief and other popular characters from the video game are featured in the strategy title, which employs a modular board that can be re-configured for many different gameplay combinations. Fans will also recognize music from the video game’s award-winning soundtrack as they command armies of three-dimensional collectible character pieces for two different levels of play: Heroic for faster, more casual gameplay and Legendary for more strategic advanced gamers.

Gamers can follow storylines that expand the Halo experience in Campaign mode, or go head-to-head in interactive battle sequences with Slayer or Capture the Flag modes. The battle options are virtually endless with future add-ons of new adventures, vehicles, characters and weapons to expand the experience.