League Of Legends Board Game – Mechs vs Minions
Earlier today an interview and news post was posted on a Shut Up & Sit Down regarding a League Of Legends board game called Mechs Vs. Minions however the post was quickly edited (Probably Riot Games didn’t want this info to leak out too soon). Here is the original story pasted down below, before the article was edited
Our top story today is that Riot Games, the preposterously large and successful video game developer that makes League of Legends, has unveiled a board game set in the world of LoL. It’s called Mechs Vs. Minions, it’s shipping to customers in just a couple of months and it’s the most exciting release of 2016 that nobody knew about. Mechs Vs. Minions is a co-operative campaign game where up to 4 players each program robots that then go stomping, blasting and carving their way through a crowd of tiny warriors trying to kill you. If I’m being flattering, it’s Robo Rally meets Descent, with a few fun Legacy-style surprises as you advance through each of the campaign’s missions. And look at it!
This box as opulent as the world’s most ridiculous Kickstarters, with pre-painted miniatures, metal cogs and the most impressive inlay ever made. In terms of what you get in the box Mechs Vs. Minions is a strong contender for the most lavish board game ever made (wait until you see the inlay), but it’s also the best value for money I’ve ever seen. At around $80, the retail price is literally 50% of what I’d expect another publisher to charge. In other words, you’re going to be hearing a lot about this game. …But!
You won’t be hearing about it on this site. At least not from me, because the second thing you need to know is that I did some design consultancy on this game. So as interesting and generous as Mechs Vs. Minions is, it’s also represents a giant conflict of interest that we can’t go near. So definitely do check out some other reviews of it. You just won’t be getting that review on SU&SD.
Based on the images we have it seems all playable characters in the board game are yordles and they seem to be moving with these machines that are based on their weapons, like Tristana has altered rocket launcher and Heimerdinger has a large turret. I could see this being very popular board game to pick out and it looks cool with its all cards and figurines.
I’ll be of course posting more information about this board game once Riot shares some information about it, but like said on interview likely to come out this year and be priced around 80$ mark, while i’m not expert on board game pricing it may be decent.