The creation of Lego sets dates back to 1932 when a carpenter, Ole Kirk Christiansen, decided to make toys for children. Then came the Lego board games, much later. Lego board games, designed by Cephas Howard, was a well-thought-out game concept that lets you explore different environments under different themes. The first Lego board Games set was introduced in 2009 in the United Kingdom, and it released new games until it was discontinued in 2013. Although it was discontinued, the footprints of the games are still carried on to this day with more advanced games under different themes. The board game uses plastic bricks and other components that interlock together with studs.
How to play?
A player is given a micro figure to move around the game set. It can be played only among 2 to 4 players, and it is suitable for children above the age of 5. The number of moves a player can move is decided upon dice rolling. The player has to move past the obstacles to accomplish the goal mentioned in the instruction. The game’s underlying concept remains the same across all the games, but some games were released based on a theme. Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego board game was released to enrapture the Harry Potter enthusiast. Ninjago was released to captivate the audience of the Ninjago TV series.
Most sets, like the Robo Champ and Magikus, include buildable dice. All the games come with instructions to play. Some games have micro figures as bonuses, like in the Harry Potter Hogwarts set. Micro figures such as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, and Professor Dumbledore in the game set are mainly used as bonuses. The micro figures used to move around the board belong to the four houses—one from each house – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. Creationary is similar to Pictionary. In this game set, the player has to pick a card randomly and attempt to build it like in the picture.
Heroica was a subtheme released in 2011. It turned the tables around by implementing the RPG (role-playing games) concept. Several sets come under Heroica. Each set opens the door for new quests to embark on. You can choose to play three modes: normal mode, epic mode, and battle mode. The microfigures in these sets are heroes and monsters. The heroes are the protagonists in the set. The heroes must defeat the monsters to succeed in their quests to achieve relics such as the Chalice of Life, Crystal of Deflection, Helmet of Protection, Scepter of Summoning, Blades of Bounty, and Fang of Fury.
The relics can sometimes account for other health when playing Heroica. The heroes can also collect potions along the way, such as the Life Potion, Luck Potion, Speed Potion, Strength Potion, and Defense Potion. The potions give you different abilities. The life potion gives you two extra health, and the Luck potion allows you to re-roll the dice. Wand, sword, bow, staff, ax, and dagger are weapons you can purchase during gameplay. Each weapon has unique skills that a hero can use.
Each set in Heroica has a different setting and location. Draida Bay, Waldurk Forest, Caverns of Nathuz, Castle Fortran, Barrish Settlements, Ennon, Drandora Port, Seldaan Village, Gates of Elsruck, and Ilrion are the locations available in the Heroica sets.
Lego games are simple and easy to play. It is an excellent source of entertainment for young minds and adults alike. Building the game as you like and adapting and changing the rules as seen fit are some of the noteworthy features of these games.
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