Buffy board game resources
Created 7 Sep 2003
Modified 14 Sep 2007
Unpaid ads by Daaaaamien 5 Feb 2006:
by Robin McKinley -- an excellent vampire novel, somewhat in the Buffy/Angel
style of vamps and universe.
by Steven Brust -- another good novel.
A page devoted to collecting information about Milton Bradley's Buffy the
Vampire Slayer board game. As far as I know it's out of print, so go to eBay.
(Although I'm told it's also at stores like "KB Toys".)
"I think games often *sound* complicated, but aren't really. Imagine
trying to describe Monopoly to somebody who had no clue what you were
talking about. You could say, "Well, you move around the board and buy
stuff, then you make the other players go bankrupt." Well, with Buffy,
you move around the board and pick up stuff to help you fight the bad
(or good) guys, then you kill them." -- (post had no name, just an e-mail)
The Old FAQ
Q: Is the game interesting to people who aren't fans of the show?
A: Yes. A large corpus of Usenet testimony, and the experience of my own
roommate, testify to the game being interesting both to gamer non-fans and to
fans who aren't usual gamers. Also note that there are two Buffy games, the
other one being British, and the word on that seems to be as negative as the
opinions on the US version are positive. So fans can tell when some spinoff
sucks, despite being fans.
Q: What about the German edition of the game?
A: As can be seen here
it is NOT the same as the US edition, and I've been told that while superficially similar (four scenarios,
good vs. evil) the gameplay is bad, and that the French edition is the same.
My Supplemental FAQ
My rules variants
My Faith and Angelus Scenario
season 6 scenario (Geenius at Wrok)
suggestion in the above thread, for Dark Willow, where she uses a spell
list instead of cards.
Multi-evil suggestion (Steven Sharp).
scenario at the bottom of a diverse post by Steven Sharp.
plus comments and suggestions about Dee's Glorificus scenario.
Waysideentertainment's list of 25 different
Dead links, maybe in a cache or archive.org?:
5 scenario. I suspect Dee's is better, but this one brings in Doc, and
rules, new characters and a "Hush" scenario.
Summaries of some old games with a roommate, in the unlikely event anyone
cares. game 1, game 2, game
"Like a plague of boils, the race of Buffy fans covered the earth. And each
one mixed their passion with the blood of another, to make more of their
kind." -- me