Big Trouble in Little China: The Game Looks Fan-Freaking-Tastic
When everything old is new again, an upcoming new board game inspired by the 1986 movie Big Trouble in Little China is sure to have people rewatching the fantasy martial arts film again. The game which is still-in-development is designed by Chris Batarlis and Boris Polonsky, who are both huge fans of John Carpenter’s cult film. The box art and the board art look amazing, and the character pieces are just as good. You'll have to wait to see Jack Burton and Lo Pan, but it looks like it should be worth the wait. As for the game itself, it is a thematic, strategy, cooperative, miniatures, the adventure game that allows one to four players to experience the events they remember fondly from the film along with creating new adventures of their own. The game is played in two acts. With Act One using the front side of the game board Chinatown, and Act Two taking place on the back which is Lo Pan’s lair. Game players will choose from six characters, each with their unique abilities, and will use custom dice for the actions, quest tasks, and combat. Players can also use the communal fate dice, which come with a fun risk/reward mechanic. After completing quests and upgrading their characters, players will then move to the back of the board for the big showdown with Lo Pan. This board game sounds awesome.
You will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all while discovering rare magics and weapons and rare magics to use to your benefit. Player actions are then powered by thematic dice that are rolled each round. These dice will be used to take part in combat, testing your luck taking action, and getting players in and out of Big Trouble. But you have to beware because if you roll bad luck, you'll suffer the consequences. The clock’s ticking as Lo Pan gets closer to breaking the curse and regaining his mortal form. The heroes are thrown into a showdown with Lo Pan and his most elite bodyguards to finally put an end to his reign of terror. You’ll need all of your guts and glory to help rescue the green eyed beauty, defeat ancient magic, and help save Chinatown in Big Trouble in Little the board game.
Big Trouble in Little China is the 1986 American fantasy martial arts comedy film directed by John Carpenter and stars Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, James Hong and Dennis Dun. The cult classic tells the story of Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue Wang's green-eyed fiancee from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. The characters go into the mysterious underworld that is beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan, who requires an Asian woman with green eyes to release him from a centuries-old curse. Truck driver Jack Burton played by Kurt Russell who wins a bet with his restaurant owner friend Wang Chi and accompanies him to the airport to pick up Wang's Chinese fiancée Miao Yin played by Suzee Pai to make sure he honors the payment. A Chinese street gang known as the Lords of Death tries to kidnap another Chinese girl at the airport who is to be met by her friend Gracie Law played by actress Kim Cattrall, intending to sell her to work as a sex slave.
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