Here's a little exercise for you: think of your favorite board game. Now add hulking space marines, chainsaw swords, and elaborate baroque spaceships. Try to imagine any possible way that this is not awesome. Monopoly would go faster if you could fill all that mortgage nonsense with epic infantry battles, and someone might actually play backgammon if you could call in an orbital strike. Until that wonderful day arrives, we have Talisman: The Horus Heresy, a re-working of Talisman within the popular sci-fi setting of Warhammer 40,000.

For the uninitiated, Talisman is a fantasy-themed board game that's been around for several decades. It's gained popularity thanks to mechanics that appeal to tabletop role-playing gamers, and a continuing progression of revisions and expansions that keep it fresh and balanced. The Horus Heresy puts the familiar rules of Talisman into the Warhammer 40K world, with a loose story centering around the climactic war that first began as a book series and then expanded into the larger RPG universe.

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The Android version of the board game offers a digital translation of the familiar elements with local multiplayer for up to four people. If you can't find three other Talisman and/or Warhammer fans, the game also offers standard single player versus the AI. Talisman: The Horus Heresy is just under five bucks with in-app purchases topping out at one dollar, and unfortunately it's not compatible with Android TV.

Talisman: The Horus Heresy
Talisman: The Horus Heresy
Developer: Nomad Games
Price: $5.49 $3.49+