After years and years of being joked about for having only one game, Riot Games announced all kinds of games based on the League of Legends universe recently such as a card game, an FPS game, an RPG,... and now they are going to give us tabletop games as well.
On January 11, Riot Games announced that they are making tabletop games based on League of Legends as a part of their long-term plan. The first tabletop game that Riot Games has created was Mechs vs Minions. With this new project Riot Tabletop, they are going to release a new tabletop game called Tellstones: King’s Gambit next.
According to their post, Tellstones: King’s Gambit is a bluffing game for 2 or 4 players in the world of Runeterra and it is one of many tabletop titles that they are working on at the moment.
So why is Riot Games suddenly interested in making board games? Their explanation is simple: they are gamers who love playing all kinds of games and it's only natural for them to explore the potential of board games in the League of Legends world.
They will develop these tabletop games with player experience as the first priority. Here are the four criteria that they use to give their games the best playing experience:
- Design: The game must be fun and deliver players the top experience in its genre.
- Accessibility: Make sure that all players in the world know about the game and can access the game.
- Components: Players need to love playing the game and get rewarded for their anticipation.
- Innovate When Need: Figure out the flaws of the game and fix them.
There is currently no information regarding the release date of Tellstones: King’s Gambit yet.