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Monolith Arena is fast paced, tactical fantasy skirmish game. You will play with those big hexagonal tiles, that represent your armies, your Bannerman, and magical runes at your disposal. There are four armies in the box: Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and Demons. Each type of unit has different illustration, there are also a lot of tokens and markers in the box. This is a colourful, good-looking game. Check it out:

BLOG: Monolith Arena – Charge!

BLOG: Monolith Arena – Charge!
There are four factions in Monolith Arena. Dwarves, Elves, Demons and… The fourth faction in Monolith Arena is called Dragon Empire. I call them Knights, and I guess, everybody calls them Knights. They have horses, lances, they charge so who’d bother calling them Dragon Empire, huh? Charges Knights army has a special order – Battle/Charge. They can start a regular Battle with it or decide for a single Charge! That would mean they choose one cavalry unit, move it and attack with it. No Battle started, no opponent had a chance to strike, nobody gets activated and react, nobody but your knight. This one knight runs into the enemy tile and deals damage with no chance for a reaction from the opponent. Well, maybe there is a reaction – a few curse words, and a look that kills, but that’s fine. You understand it, right? Shields Many of the Dragon Empire units have ...

Portal Games Informant #78

Essen Spiel 2018 will start this week, and we can’t be more excited about it. We’re double-checking that we’ve packed everything and we’re getting ready to departure soon! Who are we going to meet there? What is your biggest highlight that you’re looking for at the fair? Aside from meeting with us of course 🙂

Ignacy, Monolith Arena, Imperial Settlers: Amazons in RDTN Episode 156!

Ignacy, Monolith Arena, Imperial Settlers: Amazons in RDTN Episode 156!
Ignacy is here! We love having him on. Not only is he a great designer, but he is funny, and he has some incredible stories to share. If you have some time and want to waste it, go back and listen to previous episodes with Ignacy. You can tell how his command of the English language changes and just how much we digress. It is so sad. We get to talk about his hot game Detective and what is in store for it in the future. We explore his new Essen releases Monolith Arena and Imperial Settlers: Amazons. We go to some dark places and we find out that being a famous designer is not always a great thing.

BLOG: Monolith Arena – Bu-ha-ha-ha!

BLOG: Monolith Arena – Bu-ha-ha-ha!
The theme of the evil army always is being not fair. You play Demons to be able to do this evil “Bu-ha-ha-ha” laugh in the middle of the game and piss off your opponent, right? Well, Michał Oracz knew that. He put some really mean tokens and abilities into this deck! He should call them “Lords of Annoyment” Mobility Three of the Demon units can Teleport – each round move around the board any way they want. They can disappear and in a split second show up in any other free space. It’s sometimes impossible to hit these bastards, as they show up in a different corner every round, stabbing you from behind and disappearing again. The army has also a Rune of Teleportation, which works like a magical portal – you put it in one corner of the board and it will just throw your units in the most unexpected spaces ...

I hate elves! – Ignacy Trzewiczek

I hate elves! – Ignacy Trzewiczek
I hate elves. I hate them wholeheartedly. I hated them in Warhammer, I hated them in Dungeons and Dragons, I hated them in Lord of the Rings. I hate you Legolas! In Monolith Arena they drive me crazy too. *** Speed This Hunter tile with a speed of 3 is a joke. Not only Hunter is usually the fastest unit on the board, but he is also pretty damn deadly because after shooting with a speed of 3, he retakes another arrow and fires, with speed zero. Two attacks? Really?! I also hate Runes of Speed. Yeah, sure, these dumb elves not only have fastest units in the game, they also have additional Runes that add +1 and even +2 speed! Why not, right? What about infinite speed? Sure, we are elves, why not! Morlock tile, OMG, I hate him so much, Morlock attacks before anybody! His speed is “Strike first.” Elves!!! [breathe] [calm down. Everything ...

Monolith Arena Gameplay Video

Monolith Arena Gameplay Video
Visit the official website: http://www.monolitharena.com Monolith Arena is a tactical game in which champions from different factions clash with one another upon the arena grounds. During the game players attack the Champions and Banner of the enemy faction. The goal of the game is to eliminate the other player’s Banner. The player who decreases the enemy Banner Hit Points to 0 wins the game. If at the end of the game none of the Banners have been eliminated, the players compare the current Hit Point levels of their Banners. The player whose Banner received the least damage (has the highest Hit Point level) wins the game.

I play dwarves! – Ignacy Trzewiczek

I play dwarves! – Ignacy Trzewiczek
There is a rule – if this is a fantasy game, I play dwarves. It might be Dungeons and Dragons, it might be Warhammer, it might be Descent or Lord of the Rings LCG, whatever. I play dwarves. Always. That’s why it was my first pick when I played Monolith Arena for the first time. And from the very beginning, I felt like at home. The moment I saw a shield icon on my banner tile and on half of my units, I smiled. I had no clue how the shield works yet, but I already loved it. I am dwarf. I love my shields. Defence Each dwarf warrior has additional life point when is adjacent to the dwarf banner. Of course, they have! They’ll defend the banner like lions! What’s more – Dwarf army has dudes that had no attack icon whatsoever, just a ton of shield icons. ‘I’ll stand here, ...

Portal Games Informant #75

We’re preparing for Essen. It is that That’s why we would like to reveal a little bit more about our premiere for the Spiel: Monolith Arena! Additionally, if you’re a big fan of Neuroshima Hex or you can’t wait for the Monolith Arena itself, we have a big request! Thank you for watching this video. We hope you enjoy a sneak peak into our work. Let us know in the comments what would you like to see in upcoming videos. Please subscribe, and share this video with your gaming friends, we appreciate it a lot. Thank you! 🙂

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