Riot's new board game is all about bluffing and 'playing the player'

In January, Rise up stated that its 2nd tabletop recreation (and the primary since 2016’s Mechs vs Minions) can be one thing known as Tellstones: King’s Gambit. Right through a livestreamed replace nowadays, vp of IP and Leisure Greg Boulevard in any case published a bit little bit of what the sport is all about.

Tellstones appears to be like a bit of just like the shell recreation, in all probability with a head-to-head aggressive component, as avid gamers attempt to wager which symbols are hidden beneath a row of stones. A part of the sport’s fiction is that it exists inside the League of Legends universe, Boulevard defined, more or less like their model of chess or mancala (or possibly Gwent). It is usually supposed to be a sooner, extra pick-up-and-play more or less recreation than the complicated, parts-laden Mechs vs Minions, with fits anticipated to final simply 10-20 mins.

“We would have liked one thing that used to be a bit sooner to play, used to be a lot more moveable that that you must lift round, however nonetheless has a in reality deep technique and one thing with a bit of luck that boardgame enthusiasts will nonetheless in reality experience,” Boulevard stated all through the circulate.

“There is numerous bluffing concerned. It’ll appear to be a reminiscence recreation the place you are simply seeking to memorize place, however that is in reality now not what the sport is set. The sport is set seeking to bluff your opponent, and seeking to inform when your opponent is bluffing you.”

There is not any signal of a free up date but, however you’ll take a look at an image of the field mock-up and join the mailing listing at tellstones.com.

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