Review – Mechs vs. Minions (Spoiler Free)

Posted on by Jesta

A Real Time, Cooperative, Action Programming game.

Title: Mechs vs. Minions

Year Published: 2016

Designer: Chris Cantrell, Rick Ernst, Stone Librande, Prashant Saraswat, Nathan Tiras

Publisher: Riot Games

Players: 2-4

Game Time: ~30 mins per scenario

Set-up Time: ~5 minutes

Ages: 14+

Theme: The World of Runeterra

Mechanic: Action Programming, Card Drafting, Co-op

How to win: Complete the scenario.

Game Description

Set in the world of Runeterra, players take on the roles of four intrepid Yordles: Corki, Tristana, Heimerdinger, and Ziggs, who must join forces and pilot their newly-crafted mechs against an army of marauding minions. With modular boards, programmatic command lines, and a story-driven campaign, each mission will be unique, putting your teamwork, programming, and piloting skills to the test.

Set Up & Game Play

Setup varies scenario to scenario. It’s VERY simple to do and the rulebook is fantastic and quite honestly going through it step by step with pictures as I usually do isn’t worth while this time.

So here is a video from Rodney Smith at Watch It Played who can go through it instead.

Round Up

First up, the box is HUGE.

Secondly, when you open it you see something awesome 🙂 The insert is perfect, the minis are fantastic and everything else, down to the dice, is amazing.

The game is also good. The rulebook as I mentioned is really good and tells a story… The scenarios start off with the basics and go from there. Each scenario adds something and make the game different enough from what I’ve seen so far.

The rest i’ll leave up to you. Just know, I think it’s a good game 🙂

So far I’ve played the tutorial and 3 scenarios and enjoyed each one. The only issue, and this happens with scenario based games, is the group I was playing with has gone AWOL…

So, I reset and play with other people I guess? Cross my fingers and HOPE we can make it till the end…


A VERY fun scenario based game with excellent production.

I give it 8/10

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