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ELO Darkness, MOBA Inspired Card Game On Kickstarter Today!

Sept 26, 2017

ELO Darkness, the new MOBA inspired card game is now on Kickstarter.

The first customizable card game inspired by MOBA is back on Kickstarter with many hot new features.

For those who haven’t heard about this project yet, ELO Darkness stems from the ambitious idea to combine the MOBA genre with unique card duel mechanics. Each player controls a 40-card deck representing his Team of Heroes (5 characters divided into classes) and including both generic Action cards and specific Hero abilities. The game is designed for 1vs1 or 2vs2 matches, which are played on a fully illustrated gameboard featuring an epic MOBA inspired arena.

The aim of the game is to invade the enemy base, advancing step-by-step on the board, destroying the enemy towers and breaking through the opponent defenses from one of the 3 different lanes on the map. Since there are no dice in the game, randomness is very limited also being mitigated by control factors such as the possibility to draw more cards when retreating from your position on the map. Cards can be used for multiple purposes in the game: they can be discarded during the Farming phase in order to gain Experience points and gold (which is useful to buy and upgrade Item cards), or they can be played to advance on the 3 different battlefronts during the Combat phase. The latter is resolved through a simultaneous action selection mechanism followed by a back-and-forth phase in which players alternate using Gank cards to increase their Influence on the lane and trigger powerful combos and synergies between the Hero.

The unique aspect of the game is the interaction with the map, which introduces interesting tactical aspects and really contributes in making the game more thematic and immersive. Another feature that is really difficult to find in other similar titles is the huge amount of content offered in the game.

For about $58 (€ 49), the box includes a total of 400 cards featuring 30 Heroes, 20 Item cards per player (with upgraded version each), over 130 Action cards, a thousand of tokens and two gameboards which are dedicated each to a different game mode. ELO Darkness is a complete game, rich in content and with a high replayability. Players who delve into the deckbuilding and customization aspect can find a huge variety of combinations and possibilities. For those who love miniatures, then, or for those who simply want to get the most immersive MOBA experience, there are sets of highly detailed exclusive Tower and Minion minis that can be added selecting the Platinum pledge level ($69, or $63 with the limited Early Bird!).

If you love highly tactical games, with a great customization component, be sure to check out this title on Kickstarter.

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Battle Arena Show MOBA based board game Kickstarting

February 5th, 2016

Battle Arena Show is a board game that incorporates strategy and action of the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video games. Two to six players organize themselves into two opposing teams, each with the goal of destroying the enemy’s base in order to win the game.

The key to victory is collaborative team-play and strategic reasoning. Each team is composed of three champions and twelve minions, represented by highly-detailed miniatures, which may be painted, permitting the players to personalize their unique collection!

A Spartan general charging against an outlaw half man-half machine? A sorceress, the daughter of dragons, blazing up through plasma shots? The werewolf hunter surrounded by the tentacles of the unborn? You don´t believe it? Come on in, come on in, the show has only just begun…  

In a dystopian future, the most famous heroes of all times are forced into participating in a macabre television show where they will be pitted against each other in a bloody combat arena. Only the heroes that demonstrate courage, power and astuteness may free themselves and win the coveted title of Battle Arena Master.

Battle Arena Show coming to Kickstarter

January 30th, 2016

Koti Games will launch the Kickstarter campaign of Battle Arena Show, a board game inspired by the style of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) videogames such as League of Legends or DOTA 2. The campaign will take one month and comes with several improvements like a reduced price during the first 48 hours.

Battle Arena Show takes place in an alternative reality where a technology that allows time travels has been created. The game recreates a macabre television show, where fighters brought from all parts of the world and every unimaginable age, clash in a fight to the death for the prestigious title of Battle Arena Master. Up two-six players organized into two opposing teams. Each player controls one or more heroes, represented by great detailed miniatures, that have powers that make them unique. The players will be able to equip their heroes with a variety of objects that will improve their skills and make them evolve during the game. The heroes will fight in fierce and epic battles in order to destroy the enemy base while trying to defend their own.