Riot, the developers behind League of Legends, will soon be putting out a LoL-themed board game called Mechs vs. Minions. The cooperative board game has a story-driven campaign and features programmed movement. The game comes with 10 different missions, which each take about 60-90 minutes each.
Players take on the roles of Heimerdinger, Tristana, Corki and Ziggs. They’ve all been invited to Rumble’s school to learn how to program and pilot mechs. But while they’re learning, something goes wrong and they have to team up to fight off hordes of minions. Players will have to use cards from a shared draft to program their movement around the board.
The box includes five modular game boards, a command line for each player (which is where you program your movement), four painted mech miniatures, ability and damage decks, 100 minion minis, a bomb-like power source mini, 6 metal trackers, 4 acrylic shards, 4 dice, and a sand timer. The website also says there is something in a sealed box included with “some large object trying to get out of that sealed box.” No word on what that is, but I think we can safely assume it will be revealed over the course of the game’s campaign.
Mechs vs Minions is for 2-4 players, costs $75 and will be released October 13, 2016. Riot says you’ll be able to purchase the game from the Riot Games Merch Store starting at 11 a.m. PST