The past few years have brought video gamers an explosion of co-op. This trend is echoed in the board game world, with many solid cooperative games being released, several of which we've covered here at Co-Optimus. Later this year, one of the premiere co-op franchises is coming to a tabletop near you. Gears of War The Board Game allows one to four players to team up against the Locust horde. From what we can tell, it looks very similar to the system used in Castle Ravenloft, with a modular board, enemy AI cards, and lots of intricate miniatures. The game is being produced by Fantasy Flight Games, a company that is well regarded in board game circles. MSRP is a hair under $80, and games last between 1 and 3 hours. It's nice to know that we have two great games in the Gears franchise to look forward to this year!