Sniper Elite the Board Game kicks off Rebellion's 'Unplugged' division

We're already imagining bone and organ-exploding kill cams on a good dice roll with Rebellion's newly-planned Sniper Elite board game.


Sniper Elite has always been a series dedicated to planning your moves carefully for that exact, precious moment when your opportunity to strike presents itself. It’s also known for its fun and ridiculous x ray system when it comes to landing your skill shots. It would be difficult to capture the latter in a board game, but Rebellion is still aiming to pull the key elements of Sniper Elite into a board game with the studios all-new Rebellion Unplugged division. What’s more, they’re planning on bringing Sniper Elite the Board Game to PAX Unplugged 2019.

Rebellion announced their intention to bring their first board game project to PAX Unplugged on November 20, 2019 via a press release on the new Rebellion Unplugged website. First revealed on November 12, 2019, the new Rebellion Unplugged is aimed at taking some of Rebellion’s most popular franchises to the tabletop. As beloved as Sniper Elite is, it’s the new division’s first major project since their rollout and players will be able to get a sneak peak and play it for the first time during the weekend of December 6 to 8, 2019 at the PAX’s board game-focused Unplugged event in Philadelphia.

Despite its popularity among Rebellion’s franchises, Sniper Elite is an interesting choice for Rebellion Unplugged’s launch project. Certainly, the game features a good amount of tactical strategy that would make for various working board game mechanics. The visceral nature and vast environments of the game also can’t be understated and we wonder just how Rebellion intends to work them into the tabletop format. That said, as fans of the series, we also can’t wait to see how Rebellion Unplugged approaches these challenges.

With PAX Unplugged right around the corner, we’re sure to have some of our answers soon enough. Are you excited or interested to see what Sniper Elite the Board Game has to offer? What other Rebellion franchises would you like to see hit the tabletop? We’re crossing our fingers for Evil Genius, but let us know what you think in the Shacknews Chatty comment section below.

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From The Chatty
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    November 20, 2019 10:17 AM

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      November 20, 2019 11:30 AM

      Board games are hot right now! Some companies are consistently raising multi-millions on their Kickstarter projects and I guess everyone is noticing.

      I already went all in on Reich Busters: Project Vril for my Nazi slaughtering alternate reality fun, though:

      game looks so friggin' dope I can't wait!

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        November 20, 2019 12:58 PM

        My only problem with the current kickstarter craze is that an awful lot of them put pretty plastic above game design.

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          November 20, 2019 1:04 PM

          I like both! I paint minis so I get excited, but my wife and I are also down to play Castles Of Burgundy which is basically the ugliest game known to man.

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            November 20, 2019 1:07 PM

            I like pretty plastic too, but there's a point where you're paying much more for that than you are for a game people actually want to play. See the Batman kickstarter from a while ago.

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              November 20, 2019 1:18 PM

              Oh for sure. I typically wait for a lot of games to hit retail and don't stress about missing out on all the KS bonus crap. Oh cool, I really need those 275 extra zombies for Zombicide.

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                November 20, 2019 1:19 PM

                Haha, yeah some of those are absurd. I want to say the most mini's I've gotten from a game is probably Rum & Bones, which I also bought after it hit retail, and it makes sense as a board game MOBA to require that number.

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      November 20, 2019 1:05 PM

      So no slo-mo ball sack shots?

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        November 20, 2019 8:32 PM

        I'm hoping there's a card mechanism that is pretty much all about the ridiculous kill shots. That makes the most sense to me.

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      November 20, 2019 10:05 PM

      Are we gonna get board game related news now? I'd totally be down for that.

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