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Square Enix has announced a cardboard version of their hit Tomb Raider franchise. It’s called Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game, and it’s developed in partnership with Crystal Dynamics and Hobby Japan Co. It has a suggested retail price of $59.99, and should arrive February 2019.
The board game is designed for 3-4 players with a run time of about 40 minutes. It has a suggested age of 13+.
Judging by the artwork it looks to encompass the full arc of the series, rather than just the rebooted trilogy. Each player plays a different version of Lara Croft as they race around a modular board. Use skills, wits, and tools to explore ruins, fend off enemies, and search for hidden treasures. This biggest threat is Lara herself – the other players.
Tomb Raider Legends is designed by the makers of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. While actual gameplay has only been teased, the full component list has been released as follows.
- Instruction Manual
- Start tile: x1
- Goal tile: x1
- Area tiles: x10
- Climax tiles: x3
- Lara markers: x4
- Player sheets: x4
- Action cards: x28 (6 types, 7 cards per player x 4)
- Raid cards: x41
- Artifact: x1
- Artifact Replica: x2
- Starting Player marker: x1
- Threat/Experience marker: x7
- Injury marker: x4
Pre-orders are available now on the Square Enix store. Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game should arrive February 2019.
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The first official image of actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft has surfaced. In an interview with GQ Magazine, director Roar Uthaug shares some information on the 2018 film’s direction and video game influence, and shares our first official look of the new Lara Croft.
Given the design and the origin story plot, the upcoming film looks to be based on the recent Tomb Raider video game reboots. When asked if it’s based on the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, Uthaug admits “that game was certainly part of what inspired our film.” He goes on to mention that the film will be more grounded and realistic than other special effects-heavy video game adaptations. Uthaug also teased that there will be elements of the 2015 sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider as well.
Developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider were both well-received by fans and critics. They were trumpeted as taking an aging and somewhat embarrassing video game icon in Lara Croft and giving her a much-needed makeover, as well as compelling emotional stories written by Rhianna Pratchett.
The 2018 film isn’t the first Tomb Raider adaptation. That honor goes to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), both starring Angelina Jolie. The films were panned by critics, though the first film was financially successful.
Video game film adaptations are almost universally awful, a trend that continues to this day. Hopefully Tomb Raider (2018) can reverse the trend. At least the images look solid, and we can all agree that Roar Uthaug is an incredible name.
The film is currently in the middle of production, and also stars Daniel Wu. It’s set to release almost one year from today, March 16, 2018.