Alien vs Predator: The Hunt Begins is a dynamic, tactical board game for one or more players that allows you to take control of one of three forces: Alien Xenomorphs, Predators or Human Colonial Marines and face off against each other on a derelict spacecraft called the USCSS Theseus.
From Alien Xenomorphs skulking in the shadows, waiting for the moment of weakness to pounce on and capture new hosts for the brood, to the well-trained Colonial Marines who are geared up with state-of-the-art equipment and finally to a mysterious race of brutal extra-terrestrial Hunters that the humans call Predators. Each force offers a unique set of skills to provide their own diversity to the gameplay. There’s no shortage of terror and excitement in Alien vs Predator!
Alien vs Predator offers many challenging game types, which can be played by one or more players. There is also a main campaign consisting of 10 missions joined together into a narrative story depicting dramatic events taking place on board the USCSS Theseus. This game provides hours of suspense and action! Alien vs Predator can also offer two sets of rules (basic and advanced) which offer beginners a chance to jump into the action easily, but allows for depth and growth for experienced gamers alike!
This is the second edition of the game which contains
- REDESIGNED MINIATURES
All models have received fresh design and looks. Characters are more dynamic now and we are introducing built-in terrain bases as well.
- IMPROVED RULESET
Second Edition of AVP contains all the patches and erratas we have collected over last year of testing and collecting feedback.
- THE LAST STAND MODE
You can play with your fiends in cooperative way using The Last Stand Mode from First Edition. Aim of the game is simple - destroy Spawning Points of Xenomorphs, while Horde of Aliens is trying to do what they do best. Horde is controlled by The Game, while your brave Marines Squad or Predator Pack are controlled by players.
AVP Second Edition is now in different box, in a square shape, instead of rectangular one. It will fit stacks of your favorite board games perfectly and it's much easier to handle now.
- MINIATURES ARE UNICAST NOW
Biggest improvement has been done with models - you can place them on board straight from the box! No assembling required, no gluing, no cutters - just open a game and play!
- PROTECTIVE FOAM INSERT FOR MODELS
After you finish playing, you can assembly the game and put models back into the box without any risk of damaging them. All this thanks to protective foam we have used for miniatures.
- REVAMPED ARTWORK
We have spent a lot of time improving our assets, which results in new design of tiles, we are using for a game. Take a look.
- Ages 12+
- 1-3 Players
- 60-120 Minute Playing Time
In yet another of our regular board game spotlights, Zatu Games dissociates entirely, plunging into a downward spiral of misfiring synapses and questionable choices from which the only possible respite is Alien vs Predator: The Hunt Begins, the 2015 release from publisher Prodos Games LTD and designers Jarek Ewertowski and Grzegorz Oleksy.
Combining two of fiction’s most famous creatures purely because they share complementarily genital faces proved to be a tragic mistake in the film world, one which cost us millions of lives. That’s not to say, however, that nothing good can come of it, as Alien vs Predator: The Hunt Begins aptly demonstrates.
A game for one to three players, The Hunt Begins allows you to take control of one of three factions: heartburn exacerbators the Xenomorphs; Carl Weathers’ limb detachment specialists the Predators; or standard human peeps the Colonial Marines.
Each faction has a unique playstyle and a specific set of skills. Units taken down by Aliens in close quarters have a chance of returning another Alien unit to the board via their ‘Egg Injection’ ability; Predators gain combat bonuses from nearby brethren with their ‘Pack Hunt’; and Marines have an array of equipment with which they can heal, shock and reveal accordingly. These cover only a fraction of the slew of traits each faction has.
A tactical combat experience, the game is set aboard the USCSS Theseus, and players may use the networks of corridors and air vents to outmanoeuvre and outwit their opponents. There are an array of different game types along with a 10-mission campaign to play through. For all those who love big things but made small so that they’re like small versions of the big thing that they look like, each faction has an array of detailed, perdy miniatures.
Prodos Games LTD are a relatively young company comprising members from the UK, USA and Poland. They specialise in miniature wargames, of which AvP is one. They have a team of highly-skilled 3D designers working for them and produce some of the most detailed miniatures on the market.
The company also offers a 3D design service as well as 3D printings. Another of their main titles is Warzone: Resurrection, which is described by the company as a "fast paced, exciting and tactical miniature game."
Jarek Ewertowski is the CEO of Prodos, and specialises in developing the rules for miniature wargames, most notably those for Mutant Chronicles: Warzone Resurrection and, of course, the above.
Grzegorz Oleksy is a Polish game author with Prodos Games.
If you think it’s time to get down to tri-directional bipedal business and shoot some somethings, buy this game from Zatu today!