The board game's box lid. Marcus Fenix, one of the heroes, is walking directly towards the gamer.
Humanity’s golden age came to a sudden and violent end on Emergence Day. Within 24 hours, a quarter of all human life on Sera was wiped out, and billions more were lost in the conflict that followed – an unending war that has reduced the planet’s surface to a smoking ruin. Now, one final desperate stand is all that remains to prevent the total annihilation of the human race. Gather your team. You are humanity’s last hope.

The board game
Fantasy Flight Games developed Gears of War™: The Board Game. It's a fully cooperative design by Corey Konieczka that pits 1–4 players against a cunning and relentless foe, and is based on the wildly popular series of third-person shooters by Epic Games.

Edge Entertainment worked on the graphic design for the English version, creating most of the elements for the game such as the box lid, rulebook, cards, tokens, and reference sheets.

This design was inspired by the original manual and videogame interface of the first title of Gears of War™. We kept  the red, black and yellow color scheme, and used similar textures. The fans of this saga can enjoy the same theme and recreate the brutal action of the videogame in their table.

Next you can see some photographs from the Spanish version.
A close-up view of the logo from the box lid.
The rulebook and a punchboard.
The rulebook is 32 pages long. The design consists of a standard two column page layout with its texture and paragraph styles, 2 diagrams, and a frame for the illustrations.
The game includes several items like cards, tokens, dice... All of them bring the player the essence of the original videogame. 
One of the most important elements of the game is the cards. Gears of War™: The Board Game, has various designs: Bridge-sized cards for characters, and Locust AI, Mission, Order, COG Character, Enemy, Special Weapon, and Random Weapon Cards. There are also mini-sized Location and reference cards.
Fronts and backs of the cards.
The heroes of the game. Choose one and start shooting Locusts.
Enemy cards.
Weapons and Order cards.
Here are more details of the cards:
Dice and tokens
Gears of War™: The Board Game, has several tokens and dice. We used the same style for them, and they include the textures and iconography of the videogame. The gear is the base of the design; other elements derive from playing with it.
Graphic Design by Edge Studio, David Ardila, Adam Taubenheim, and Christopher Hosch.
© 2006-2011, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Board game mechanics and rules © 2011 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.

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