First of all let me say that as an avid XCOM fan and tabletop player I am looking forward to the XCOM board game. At first the idea of a mandatory app had me a bit iffy; however, after watching some gameplay videos of the demo version I think it will be a unique take on random elements in tabletop gaming and may work out quite well. With that out of the way let me get to the real purpose of the thread.
Where the world’s militaries have failed to stand against the alien invaders, you must succeed. To do so, you must make strategic use of the resources available to you. You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base, all while you try to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good. This is: XCOM The Board Game Experience!
Starting out, there’s a new expansion for the XCOM Board Game on its way. The aliens aren’t the only threat to the Earth. The group EXALT is using the chaos and terror of extraterrestrial attack in order to advance their own agenda. This new group is happy to throw wrenches into each of your plans. You’ll have to work carefully unless you want this new threat to take over. Thankfully, your scientists have been hard at work. Using the alien substance Meld, the field of biomechanics is advancing in leaps and bounds. These new weapons will be paramount in your struggle against enemies foreign and domestic.