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Big Trouble in Little China board game gets a trailer

Big Trouble in Little China board game

A couple months ago, we shared the news that the folks over at Everything Epic were creating a board game inspired by John Carpenter's fantasy / martial arts movie classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Although I pretty much left my board game days behind me in grade school, I always get interested when I hear a game is being made based on a beloved movie, so this one got my attention.

A trailer for the game has now been released online, and as cool as this all looks it also makes one thing very clear: board games for adults are a hell of a lot more complicated than any board game I've ever played before. There looks to be a lot of things going on in this game, a lot of moving pieces.

The core game involves all of this: 

Double-sided game board  |  Questbook with 15 fully narrated detailed story quests  |  40 Highly detailed miniatures  |  38 Custom molded dice  |  6 Hero character boards  |  168 Cards  |  5 Boss boards  |  Fate Track  |  Dozens of tokens and  plastic pegs

While the Deluxe Limited Edition adds in: 

Limited metallic gold box  |  7 Quests w/ questbook  |  38 Cards (quests, hell cards, hero upgrades)  |  10 Custom dice, adding a fifth and sixth player  |  1 Alternate Lo Pan boss board

The description of the game goes like this: 

There is a secret world where ancient evil weaves a modern mystery… they call it Little China. It’s where Big Trouble was waiting for Jack Burton and his friends as they uncover an ancient diabolical plot. The evil minions of the immortal ghost-sorcerer Lo Pan are waiting to chop down the players with axes and guns in dark alleys and all throughout the battle-torn streets of Chinatown. Now, Jack, Wang, Gracie, and the rest of the gang must muster up all of their courage, survive against hordes of baddies, and then face off in a showdown with the darkest demon of them all Lo Pan!

Big Trouble in Little China the Game sends you and up to five other players on a wild adventure to experience the unknown and mystical underworld of Chinatown. Each brave character uses their own unique talents and abilities to take on various missions throughout Little China; working together to gain enough Audacity to take down Lo Pan, the Three Storms, and a slew of other powerful henchmen, in this cooperative, replayable, cinematic experience.

You will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to your benefit. Player actions are powered by thematic dice that are rolled each round. These dice will be used to take part in combat, gamble for riches, and get players in and out of “Big Trouble." But beware: roll bad luck and suffer the consequences!

The clock’s ticking as Lo Pan inches closer to breaking the curse and regaining his mortal form. The heroes are thrown into a final 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 rescue the green eyed beauty, defeat ancient magic, and save Chinatown... in Big Trouble in Little the Game!

Check out the trailer below, and if you like what you see - or if you're a BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA super-fan who needs to own the board game no matter what - you can head over to the official site and put in a pre-order for the Deluxe edition. That one will set you back $99.95.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be playing this game?
Source: Official Site

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