This is one of those games we’ve hesitated purchasing. Looking into it some more changed our minds. We had a blast playing this one! Kevin Wilson and IDW Games did a great job on this one.
Basically 1 (preferably choosing 2 agents) to 4 players act acting as agents, which then goes up against a player that will assume the role of the Smoking Man. The agents will try to solve the X-Files, while the Smoking Man will try to thwart them.
While gameplay is light, it is richly thematic, especially if you love the TV series. You could teach the game to new players in no time. Movement, agent and card abilities are pretty straightforward and being a cooperative game between agents, newer players can be assisted by more experienced ones. The game board is superb and sturdy, but the cards are a bit on the thin side, therefore, as with our other games that require card shuffling, we sleeve ’em all!
Now, the problem you might run into, as usual, is shelf space once you get expansions. At the moment of writing, there is currently only one, but I sincerely hope there will be more! I always make inserts for our games once we decide to commit to expansions, unless the game publishers/developers decide to actually make their stock inserts bigger for accommodating expansions and sleeved cards.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Foam Core (Carton Plume) of about 3mm
Metallic Ruler (to guide cutting)
Non-black Marker or Pen
Finally, here is a gallery of the finished project!