Two months ago we reported on the fact Greenbrier Games and Zephyr Workshop were teaming up to produce the board game AEGIS, and now it’s here. Well, now it’s on Kickstarter that is, ready for you to back for your own copy.
AEGIS is a robot battle arena type game with a couple twists, but boils down to you versus your opponent in a last man standing type match. You will pick your commander, who comes with his own special abilities, and then create your team of mecha. The are five different types that you can choose from, assault, evasive, guard, intel, and support. Each mecha has things they are good at and things they aren’t, so it’s up to you to balance out your team. Some of the interesting aspects of the game is that you have a shared energy pool for all of your mechs. This means you will have to manage those reserves to make sure you have the energy to do what needs to be done without leaving yourself open. And finally, what mecha board game would be complete without some Voltron like combining of mechs, creating even bigger stronger ones.
The game sounds great, art is solid, and anime references abound in this mecha battling game. Head on over to the campaign page to pledge for your copy today.