Attack on Titan board game prototype looks like hell, plays like a demon
Cryptozoic Entertainment had something unusual in their booth at this year’s Gen Con: An extremely early prototype of an untitled Attack on Titan board game. Printed on a home printer and hastily glued together, the two-month old model looks pretty rough. In fact, it’s rare to see board games in such an early state being publicly shown off. But the concept immediately resonated with players, and it quickly developed good buzz on the vendor floor.
As the game concept was presented to Games4Life, one player takes on the role of a Titan while up to five additional players take on the role of Scouting Legion troopers. Scouts begin the game on the ground, and must use their 3D maneuvering gear to zip between a model of a human building and a model of a Titan.
Miguel said she expects the game to ship with four Titans, as well as plastic miniatures to represent the Scouts. It could be out as soon as 2016, but right now their biggest hurdle is production.
“It depends on what kind of components we make it out of,” Miguel said, “because if you’ve seen any of our older games like Epic Spell Wars you know that we have standees in it. But those are, while not super flimsy, they’re not stable enough to hold a Titan together.
“So, we’re going to have to research how we want to put that together, because this is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this.”
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