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Best Board Games Based on Video Games in 2020

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Today's popular video games are built around incredibly vast and expansive universes, and sometimes, players are going to want to explore them off their screens. Most people know about the many books and films centered around game universes, but a lot of people aren't aware of the fact that there are board games based on video games, too. Here's a list of our favorites.

If we had to choose

All of the above-board games are awesome, but if we had to only pick one, we would go with Halo Monopoly (opens in new tab). Halo is one of our favorite franchises here at Windows Central, and the way that the game gives Monopoly a Halo makeover is really neat to see. It's simple to understand and very replayable, too, which are always good.

People who are looking for something challenging and intense will love Dark Souls: The Board Game (opens in new tab) for its high (yet balanced) difficulty, in-depth and extensive mechanics, and emphasis on skill over luck. If you want something more competitive to play with friends or family, check out Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game (opens in new tab). Underneath the comedy and light-hearted premise, it's surprisingly engaging.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.