This could be interesting: an XCOM board game from Fantasy Flight Games. The most intriguing aspect being that it can be played solo, or with up to three friends - each taking responsibility for one of four departments.
These are some very cool, tiny custom LEGO mechs from builder Brian Kescenovitz. They might be minifig-scale, but he was still able to put in so much stuff and make them look so detailed. Just look at those legs.