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Die Hard gets its first board game under Fox and USAopoly deal

USAopoly has formed an alliance with Fox Consumer Products to release the first officially licensed Die Hard board game.

Titled Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game, the launch will mark the first time the iconic 1988 film has made an explosive move into the board gaming space.

“Die Hard’s influence over the action-thriller genre is staggering, so we were beyond excited for the opportunity to harness the movie’s expert blend of action, intelligence and drama into a unique tabletop experience,” said Pat Marino, lead game designer, USAopoly.

“We are developing a game that will deeply resonate with Die Hard enthusiasts, incorporating even the slightest details to create a rich and entertaining experience that properly pays tribute to arguably the greatest action movie of all time.”

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will leverage one-versus-many, asymmetric gameplay to pit protagonist John McClane against others acting as thieves, cooperating to foil the hero’s plan, which is to save the hostages in the iconic Nakatomi Plaza high-rise.

Movie buffs and hobby game enthusiasts will appreciate the forthcoming release’s homage to the 1988 film, which packs rules and gameplay to the air vents with callbacks to Die Hard’s most memorable scenes, characters, and events.

Federico San Martin, vice president of global toys and hardlines, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products added: “The Die Hard board game from USAopoly provides an engaging touch point for fans seeking a nostalgic trip back to Nakatomi Tower and, three decades after the film’s release, allows a new generation of fans to play a unique game experience showcasing this incredible property.”

USAopoly is the award-winning publisher behind hit party games Telestrations and Blank Slate, as well as hobby games Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle.

The firm has worked with Fox Consumer Products for 13 years, creating board game experiences for a variety of its licenses, including Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama and Planet of the Apes.

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will be available spring 2019 in select retailers.

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