Fallout: New California Announced, Coming To A Tabletop Near You

New California

Fallout: The Board Game brings the wonders of the Wasteland to the comfort of players homes away from a monitor. Tasked with exploring, fighting powerful enemies, and interacting with NPCs – or even other players, up to 4 Survivors take on the unknown in order to build up their influence and conquer their surroundings. Now a new expansion is coming to the game which takes players out to New California. Once the land of sunshine, oranges, and the salty ocean breeze, now has been overcome with irradiated wasteland as far as the eye can see.

According to Fantasy Flight Games,

The New California expansion brings all-new challenges to the irradiated landscape inspired by Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series, inviting you cover even more ground when you return to the four scenarios you experienced in Fallout: The Board Game or enter sunny New California in two brand-new scenarios. While you’re on these adventures, you can visit some of the most memorable locations from throughout the Fallout series, plumbing the depths of The Hole, breaking into the Lost Hills Bunker, or venturing into the imposing Cathedral.


The new expansion brings 12 new map tiles to the table with the possibility of meeting new friends, enemies, new vaults, or loot to use when conquering the wasteland. Also arriving are 5 new Survivors which can be found below:

Determined to live on their own terms, the Enclave Deserter has cut ties with their past life. Luckily, they’ve only decided to ditch the Enclave itself and not their advanced power armor. Not only does this gear provide protection from whatever mutated beasts they may encounter, it also gives them extra XP when they kill an enemy.”

“The NCR Ranger, meanwhile, knows the desert better than anyone. So much better, in fact, that she can pick a more advantageous starting position at the beginning of the game and move across the rough hills of New California faster than the other survivors.

Tired of performing chores for a master who’s unlikely to ever return, Mister Handy has decided to set off on his own. Fortunately for him, one man’s junk is Mister Handy’s treasure and there’s plenty of junk to be found across the wasteland. Mister Handy can use Junk cards to repair himself and upgrade his defenses and, thanks to his many limbs, he has plenty of space in his inventory to carry a lot of junk.”

“With her Trusty Sidearm in reach, the mysterious Lone Gunslinger has little use for company. Her weapon packs a punch, but also ensures that she’ll wander the wastes alone. The Caravan Merchant, on the other hand, will have no shortage of friends with all the caps they’ll have. They begin the game with extra caps and have plenty of opportunities to earn more. With their faithful brahmin carrying their wares, other players can pay the merchant to shop while camping in their space.”

The New California expansion will also arrive with two new scenarios. The first finds a new power rising which threatens the grip that the Brotherhood of Steel has on the surrounding wasteland. With rumors of Mutants and failed experiments in the air, players will be tasked with investigating both the Brotherhood of Steel and the mysterious Unity before choosing which side to take.

The second introduces a set of cooperative rules which allows the players to join forces and work towards a common goal. In this case, players will be tasked with searching for a device which may help combat a drought that has plagued a small village called Arroyo. For even more variety, New California will introduce multiple copies of individual cards that will lead to new choices and new consequences.

A new land of opportunity awaits you. It might also be filled with radiation and hideous monsters, but what’s an accomplishment without a little challenge? It’s time to head into the wasteland. Welcome to New California!”

The New California expansion will arrive sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018, however fans can begin pre-orders through Fantasy Flight here. Let us know your thoughts on the New California expansion for Fallout: The Board Game and more in the comment section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.

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