Illustration for article titled A Board Game Version Of 2D Fighting Games

2D fighting games are a very video game kinda thing, but where there’s a will, there’s a Way of the Fighter, an upcoming board game that tries to replicate the digital genre on a tabletop.


It looks like a pretty decent attempt at an adaptation. There’s a stage that players move back and forwards across, you can equip moves and skillsets onto characters, there’s initiative and even the art is suitably fighting gamey.

Oh, and there are a lot of dice.

The game is currently up on Kickstarter, but if you really want to see how it all works (beyond the video below), you can download a prototype version of the game here, print it out and try it yourself.

UPDATE: If you’d like to take a look at some games like this that already exist, you can try BattleCON (or this fan-made Smash Bros. mod for it).

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

Share This Story

Get our newsletter