Game On: Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon
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Academy Games and Apollo Games, in partnership with Deep Silver and Volition created “Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon”, a futuristic and destructible 3D board game based on the popular video game. Academy Games specializes in historical strategic games and is used by teachers, home schools, military personnel, and historical gamers worldwide. They create fast-paced games that are beautiful to look at and fun to play.
Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon was launched on Kickstarter February 1, 2018, and was fully funded within 24 hours. Throughout the campaign backers consistently met stretch goals and all stretch goals were unlocked the day before their campaign ended. Over 26 stretch goals and major expansions were included in every pledge and are considered limited edition collectibles. Throughout the campaign Academy Games engaged their backers with contests, voting on their favorite characters and implementing some suggestions they saw on the comment boards. The campaign ended on February 27, 2018, with 1535 backers raising $173,898.
The battle is fought between Legion, an organization of supervillains, and a group of anti-heroes known as Mayhem. Players get to choose a side and battle in Seoul: The City of Tomorrow. Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon is a team vs team board game for 2-4 players. The board is fully destructible and opponents play through the story where every choice a player makes will have a ripple effect throughout the campaign. The board is made of modular tiles and players can use the buildings as cover or dodge an attack. The modular tiles allow the player to make hundreds of different game maps. No two games played will have the same outcome.
Each Mayhem and Legion character has its own detailed miniature and character board that outlines their abilities and stats. Players much choose the right character for each mission based on the character’s gameplay style. Players can customize the character before each mission with gadget cards. The game is fast-paced and players are involved the entire time. There is no downtime and players take turns fluidly until the mission ends.
Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon is a mix of action, humor, and strategy. To learn more about the game and the Kickstarter campaign see the links below.
Number of player: 2-4
Suggested Play Time: Varies
Suggested Age: 13+
Included in the box:
5 Character boards
33 Gadget Cards
48 Upgrade Tiles
12 Mayhem Cards
Character Stat cubes
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: February 2018
Ship Date: August 2019