Fortnite Board Games
If you've been living under a rock, then you still probably have heard of Fortnite and when it comes to anything popular, you can bet that the franchise would have all sorts of merchandise created for it, including Board Games. That's not particularly a bad thing, as like we covered for Harry Potter Board Games, they can make great gifts, can be well-designed and even sometimes produce original content.
Fortnite exploded onto the scene in 2018 when it's popular Battle Royale mode reached critical mass and had the whole world captivated by its popularity. Epic Games, the studio behind the game, estimated to have earned over $2 billion in revenue from the game in 2018 and Fortnite: Battle Royale is free to play! The game makes its money by selling in-game skins that players can wear when they play the game.
Fortnite is incredibly popular with children. With its bright family-friendly visuals and action-packed gameplay, Fortnite appeals to all ages ranges and can be a great family game to play together. One of Fortnite's most-loved additions is the dances it brings into the game. Players can purchase "emotes" in game which allow their characters to perform different actions, including dances. These dance moves have swept the world and you'll often see them being used by kids on T.V.
In terms of Board Games, you will generally only find "themed" versions of popular board games, rather than original board game modes. Typically a company will buy the Fortnite license to publish the game in their theme, and so you often end up with lots of the same board games just with different skins. This isn't to say they are of bad quality, just there is usually a lack of originality to them. As the franchise becomes more mature, you'll find the market will expand more broadly and then you'll start getting unique board games related to Fortnite.
Fortnite Board Games make great gifts for anyone who is into the game. Since it is one of the most popular games in the world right now, most children will have heard of it and you may even have a child of your own who is completely obsessed with it; a board game can be a great way to get them away from the computer screen and improve their socialising skills by letting them play something that, whilst different from a video game, is still relevant to them in terms of theme and style.
Remember, Board Games are great at family events as it can bring everyone together and have a bit of fun. They can also be great educational tools for young children, helping them to improve their communication skills and get better at co-operative games. All these skills will later serve them in life better.
With Fortnite being a relatively new franchise, merchandise for the game hasn't really hit full-throttle. Whilst you can bear lots of t-shirts, figurines and other toys, Fortnite Board Games are actually quite sparse at the moment. So whilst this guide might be a bit short compared to our other guides, note that we will keep it updated with any new additions to the Fortnite Board Game scene.
Best Fortnite Board Games
Let's take a look at some of the most popular Fortnite Board Games that we could find on the internet. Unfortunately there isn't that many at the moment since the franchise is still new, but we will keep this post updated as we find more. If you have come across a board game that you think we might like, leave a comment below and we'll update the article.
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The classic property investment game has it's own Fortnite edition that you can play with all the family. This edition contains new rules and features, such as surviving the storm, battling opponents and claiming locations with the same Monopoly investment style game-play. This version of the game comes with up to 27 different characters that you can play as (they are different popular skins from the video game). The game is recommended for ages 13+ and can be played with up to 7 players.
Fortnite is a game that is all about building, so its quite fitting that there is now a Fortnite-themed Jenga board game that you can play with friends. It uses the three different building material types found in Fortnite (Wood, Brick and Metal). The game requires players to reach the top of the tower without falling, and of course you can also play Jenga as the original version of the game. The Fortnite themed version comes with different characters from the game, including a spinner which acts as a dice for how far you can climb.