The list of video games that have become a board game is admittedly long. From Apex Legends to Street Fighter, to Assassin’s Creed, more video game developers are turning to this new medium to recreate their games and Call of Duty, a beloved franchise about military conflicts all over the world, is the latest to dip a toe in the hobby.
Call of Duty: The Board Game Coming to Kickstarter
The new board game is a collaboration between Arcane Wonders and Activision and Call of Duty: The Board Game intends to be a worthwhile recreation of the video gaming experience, minus the cheaters. So far, not much is known about the game specifically. The companies have done a nice promotional teaser that features some of the game’s art but reveals little of the actual mechanics.
What is known, though, is that the game will be crowdfunding on Kickstarter and will get a fair bit of attention from fans of the franchise as well as tabletop enthusiasts. Is this to say that Call of Duty: The Board Game would be good? This is pretty much anyone’s guess.
The Kickstarter is due to start at some point in 2023 and the game should hit retail launch in 2024. Some information is already available. Arcane Wonders is confident that the game would live up to certain standards and has described the game as a “competitive experience” that features unique combat and weapons, bringing players an intense and immersive gaming experience.
What characters will be available in the box is still a bit of guesswork, as there are plenty of angles Activision can explore this. Besides, Call of Duty is not just known for its warfare – it also features a zombie mode, which could be something that fans are looking forward to, or in the very least – giving CMON and their Zombicide franchise some fresh ideas.
To be perfectly honest, there have already been some reimaginations of Call of Duty as a board game but none of the previous versions hewed to the original as seriously as this upcoming project seems to be doing.
All in all, Call of Duty arriving to the tabletop experience is definitely something to look forward to and the game joins a number of other recent announcements such as Monster Hunter World Iceborn: The Board Game, Elden Ring, Dead Cell, Slay the Spire, and just so many others. While you wait for the campaign, you may check out our list board games inspired by video games.