A three-year labor of love for a very small team at League of Legends developer Riot Games, Mechs Vs. Minions is a co-op programmatic board game pitting four freakishly adorable Yordle characters against a horde of trash mobs.

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As the game’s story goes, Rumble invites Heimerdinger, Tristana, Corki, and Ziggs to his completely prestigious mech training school, things go wrong, and the four character find themselves alone against a horde of minions in a battle to save all of Runeterra. It’s very serious, you guys.

The game is the work of Riot associate producer Chris Cantrell and a tiny team, working on it as a side project for the better part of three years. The end result should be a game that marries the depth and extravagance of today’s more convoluted mature board games, while still remaining simple and satisfying enough for the board game novice.

The game comes with a lot of things.

Mechs Vs. Minions goes on sale October 13 at the Riot store for $75. Hopefully we’ll have a copy and be up to our armpits in Yordles by then. In the meantime, here’s a video overview.