Riot Games just announced the upcoming release of of their League of Legends based tabletop board game, Mechs vs Minions. According to Riot, Mechs vs Minions is a fully cooperative tabletop game for 2-4 players. Using programmatic movement from a shared draft, teammates will grow in power as they face off against armies of marauding minions.
Riot also provides a short description of the storyline Mechs vs Minions is built around:
Rumble has invited Heimerdinger, Tristana, Corki, and Ziggs to his soon-to-be-mega-prestigious school. Without giving away too much, things quickly go sideways, and the Yordles are forced to work together to fight off the minion menace. Each mission is unique—with different challenges and objectives—as you fight through the story-driven campaign.
The campaign is 10 missions total, and you should expect each mission to take you about 60-90 minutes to complete.
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The tutorial, coined Rumble’s Intense Training of Programmable Labsuits, features Rumble giving a presentation to his fellow yordles on what they will be learning. This instruction coincidentally teaches you everything you, the player, need to know to get started playing Mechs vs Minions.
Buying the Mechs vs Minions box gets you five game boards, four command lines (one for each player), four painted mech miniatures, ability and damage decks, a sand timer, a bomb-like power source miniature, 6 metal trackers, 4 acrylic shards, 4 dice, and 100 minion miniatures.
Mechs vs Minions is available for purchase on October 13th exclusively through the Riot Games Merch Store. The game will set you back $75 USD, plus shipping and handling.
This will be Riot’s first game released after the creation of League of Legends, despite the existing ‘s’ in Riot Games. They’ve finally made it.
You can learn more about Mech vs Minions via the official announcement page here.