Mythic Games is teaming up with Monolith Board Games to develop and produce Mythic Battles: Pantheon, releasing in late 2017.

Mythic Battles:  Pantheon is a reworked and updated version of Mythic Battles, originally produced by IELLO and Play & Win in 2012 (see “‘Mythic Battles’ Hybrid Board Game”). Like the original version, the game combines elements of tabletop miniatures games, board games, and card games to create tactical fantasy battles inspired by the mythology of ancient Greece. 

In the new version of the game, each player assumes the role of one of the Greek gods - Zeus, Athena, Hades, or Ares - and leads a band of heroes, monsters, and minions in battle against the other gods.  The new system was developed by Mythic Battles creator Benoit Vogt and designer Leonidas Vesperini.

The base set for the game will include 37 pre-assembled unpainted plastic miniatures, including 4 65mm gods and 4 large monsters, 13 character boards with adjustable sliders, 10 custom dice, 2 double-sided game boards, 15 “Omphalos” gems, 146 cards, 20 tokens, 24 3D cardboard terrain pieces, and a scenario book.  The game is for 2 to 4 players,  ages 14 and up, and takes around 90 minutes to play.  MSRP is $100.00.

The game boards are designed to be compatible with Monolith’s recently released Conan board game.  The boards and other components feature artwork from some of the leading names in fantasy game art, including Stefan Kopinksi (Deep Madness, Siege of the Citadel), Paolo Parente (Dust, Conan), and Loic Muzy (Cutthroat Caverns, Fireteam Zero).

The project is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign which broke the $300,000 mark in its first day (with more than 3000 backers).  Backer fulfillment is scheduled for December 2017, with release into the trade to follow.

Monolith is drawing on its experience from the Conan board game Kickstarter, which exceeded $2.5 million (see “‘Conan’ Board Game”), and will be handling the production and distribution of Mythic Battles: Pantheon

Last month, the company announced plans to release two expansions for Conan in the first quarter of next year (see “‘Conan’ Adds Two Expansions”).

(See other game components in gallery below.)