While the Leading Edge Game enjoys a niche and sometimes rabid fan base (as does the aliens franchise itself), sometimes people will take the game and design an offshoot alternative game system that shares a lot of the same concepts and ideas, but is uniquely its own. This section will contain information about these alternative game systems for people looking to expand their Aliens gaming repertoire.
Aliens - This Time Its War
Author Pete Jones has done a completely new version of the the rules to play Aliens by adapting the rules of the old Milton Bradley boardgame "Space Crusade" These new rules utilize dice rolling for all alien appearances and actions. Instead of using pre-done maps, the game is played using tiles which are randomly placed as the game is played making the game unique each time (similar to games like Space Hulk or Dungeon Quest).