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League of Legends Comes to the Tabletop in Mechs vs. Minions


Jack Gardner

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After spending years and years fine-tuning League of Legends into one of the most played games in the world, Riot Games has released a brand new game, only this time they're targeting the tabletop.

 

Mechs vs. Minions takes place within the League of Legends universe and focuses on a scenario in which Rumble has assembled four diminutive Yordle heroes to teach them how to pilot their very own mechanized suits. Players can choose to take Corki, Heimerdinger, Tristana, or Ziggs into the battles against the roving army of minions that threaten the security of Runeterra. 

 

In Mechs vs. Minions, players must work together to put on the best defense they can manage against the oncoming minion threat. Up to four players can battle their way through a ten mission campaign. Each mission lasts approximately 60-90 minutes and can be accompanied by a radioplay to add more of a running narrative to the experience. Riot has brought back the League of Legends voice actors to reprise their roles for the radioplay versions of their characters. 

 

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The tabletop game includes the following bits:

 

  • 5 reversible game boards
  • 4 command lines (one for each player)
  • 4 painted mech miniatures
  • Ability and damage decks
  • A sand timer
  • A bomb-like power source miniature
  • 6 metal trackers
  • 4 acrylic shards
  • 4 dice
  • 100 minion miniatures
  • Some kind of large object, trying to break through that sealed box...

 

 

The initial release of Mechs vs. Minions consists of 30,000 copies. As of this publishing, Mechs vs. Minions has not sold out. If the first wave of the co-op tabletop game sells out, future releases will be coming. Riot will update the Mech vs. Minions section of their store to indicate when those might be coming.

 

With Game Day coming up, anyone think they might be picking up a copy of Mechs vs. Minions? Let us know what you think in the comments! 

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