Guards of Atlantis: Tabletop MOBA is a competitive team-based board game inspired by computer games of the MOBA genre. In the game, each player controls a single hero and uses a hand of cards to move him around the game board, employ special abilities, and attack enemies. Defeating enemy minions earns you coins, which are used to buy levels and upgrade your hero. Your goal is to help your “minions” units that are not directly controlled by the players reach the enemy base and capture it.
Even though Guards of Atlantis can be played with just two players, it’s more fun when two teams of players face one another as the game encourages teamwork and tactical play.
Before the game, every player chooses a hero character to play. Each hero has five cards at the start of the game, with an additional thirteen upgraded versions from which to choose when your hero gains a level. Each card is unique and can be used for a variety of different actions. The character roles are not preset and can evolve on the battlefield to better suit your strategy and counter the opponent’s choices. There are no dice to roll, but playing the right card at the right moment is crucial.