Gears of War: The Board Game is based on the wildly popular third-person shooter by Epic Games and clearly designed for those that can’t get enough of the Xbox 360 game.

“One to four players take on the roles of COG soldiers cooperating to destroy the Locust horde, and must work together to complete missions against an ingeniously challenging and varied game system,” reads the blurb on the Forbidden Planet website, the guys who are selling the game for £57.

“In Gears of War: The Board Game, you’ll relive classic moments from Gears of War and Gears of War 2 – Roadie Run into cover, spray your enemy with blind fire, or rip him in half with your Lancer's chainsaw!”

There are seven missions to complete, and it looks like there is going to be a lot of dice throwing involved.

Still, at least it means when Mrs Pocket-lint, or should that be mum, says “no more computer games” you can carry on enjoying playing Marcus Fenix just that little bit longer.

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