BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia is a tabletop board game from Plaid Hat Games designed by Isaac Vega. Inspired by the video game BioShock Infinite, players can play (either as a single player or in a two of two players teams) as either the Founders or the Vox Populi, as they must build up an army to defeat their opposing faction, while persuading their own influences to sway various events that arise, in reclaiming Columbia to win. However, it doesn't follow the storyline of the video game, but rather, it allows for players to create their own scenarios for different storytelling moments. The game features 52 '25mm resin miniatures, where 11 of those miniatures are different unique sculpts, cards, dice, and a board drawn by John Ariosa. The game was released around August 2013.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- In an article from The Verge, BioShock Infinite board game drops players into the middle of a floating civil war, Colby Dauch, founder and chief game designer at Plaid Hat Games, mentions that the early prototype for the board game was described as a "hobby board game" inspired by the large scale combat, dramatic backdrop and intriguing characters of the unique BioShock Infinite universe.
- One of the miniatures, a Handyman, is included for both the Premium and The Ultimate Songbird Editions of BioShock Infinite. Also, an alternate promo Founders card, "Enraged Songbird," was offered in the first editions of the BioShock Infinite Signature Series Guide.
- The Siege of Columbia reuses a few art from Industrial Revolution, making it in a way the only multiplayer game set in BioShock Infinite, whose multiplayer modes were ultimately scrapped during development.
- Paul Guzenko made several new art pieces for the board game, including new portraits of Zachary Hale Comstock, Saltonstall and Esther Mailer for the Founders side, and Cornelius Slate and the two exclusive Vox leaders, Meyer Herzog and Owen MacKenner, for the Vox Populi.
- Plaid Hat announces first licensed board game on Plaid Hat Games.
- ↑ BioShock Infinite board game drops players into the middle of a floating civil war on The Verge
- ↑ The Siege of Columbia: Making the BioShock Infinite board game, interview of Colby Dauch on Polygon.com
- ↑ Paul Guzenko's website on guzboroda.com
- ↑ Paul Guzenko's gallery on DeviantArt.com