IP's that should be games!

What do you wish was made into a game?  I got two that I think about all the time.

1. Stargate Dungeon Crawl:  You are an SG team, and every board can be a completely different vibe.  Go through the gate with a mission.  Maybe you are dealing with advanced enemies, maybe peaceful primitive societies, or a Gouald base.   I would play the heck out of it.

2. The Warriors Area Control Game:  How is this not already a thing?  It could be totally asymmetric with all the ridiculously themed gangs and all.

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5 months ago

Stargate would be cool!

Dune is one that already has a great game, but honestly that lore is so rich that you could make any number of games without getting stale. I would buy all of them, haha.

5 months ago

Always seemed weird there weren't more Indiana Jones games. Lucas clearly knocks it out of the park when it comes to licensing games. And people still love the adventurer/relic hunting theme. But imagine something like El Dorado or Tobago but with combat mechanics for fighting off Nazis. 

5 months ago

Indiana Jones would be awesome, but it might be the case that the generic "adventure" theme is close enough for publishers, and they don't have to pay the licensing fees. I'd sure be interested if someone made a good Indy game, though.

5 months ago

That's a good point.

5 months ago

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Zelda. Open world. 8+ hour gameplay. Except for the gameplay time part. I'm just joshing (sort of).

Supporter5 months ago

This is my go-for these threads too :)

This, and Final Fantasy (seriously, this could easily be the theme for #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion) and Avatar the Last Air Bender haha. If a game even has a pasted on Zelda theme where one of the actions is throwing pots or cutting grass for treasure, I'd enjoy that.

And while it would be impossible to secure this IP, I'd add Smash Ultimate to this list. Just a pure brawling game with variable player powers.

5 months ago

My goodness. A Smash game would be soooooo fun! And there'd be a market for it too, even outside of board games. But execution...that's where it'd be tough. It's easy to knock down health. But to increase damage and thereby increase knock back? That'd be an interesting mechanic on tabletop.

5 months ago

I dont even know what Smash Ultimate is!!! 

Supporter5 months ago

It's the successor to a lineup of Nintendo's brawling games called Super Smash Brothers that features characters from tons of IP. Has a big competitive scene as well :D

5 months ago

😁

5 months ago

Oh Smash Brothers.  Duh

Supporter5 months ago

Stargate is my stock answer to this question. I'm glad to see you think so too. 

5 months ago

Oh man. Stargate would be so awesome!