The X-Files

Join the most famous paranormal investigation team of all time!

Diddle-de-diddle-de-dum-dum-dum …. truly one of the iconic TV theme tunes of all time, and one of the most influential TV shows of all time … The X-Files seems perfectly suited for an investigative, Arkham Horror kind of game with lots of thematic detail and the frisson of conspiracy thrown in. Which is why a lot of people were a bit disappointed when Kevin Wilson (Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game) designed a more general, family-friendly kind of mid-weight boardgame instead. Whoops. There do seem to have been a few opportunities lost here, in both the style of game and the art and design, and one play of the game didn’t really excite me enough to make me want to play again. I think there’s still a golden opportunity for a more thematic game based on The X-Files theme. The truth is still out there …

Update Log

Date Version Changelog
Oct 2015 1.1 Added pictures of tokens
Sep 2015 1 Original release


  • Dave says:

    Would love to see this one without the background pattern. Makes the text harder to read than a B&W one. Love the site!!!!!

    • Sorry, can’t be done for various reasons – not least the way the logo has to be on a coloured background. Perhaps your printer is printing it out too dark, it seems very readable to me. I’m surprised anyone is even playing this game, I sold it long ago!

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