Why Mondo would announce a tabletop game they’ll have for GenCon while all the hullabaloo of SDCC is happening is anyone’s guess, but they did, and so I will dutifully inform you of everything you need to know about their forthcoming title, Unmatched and the three initial games up for grabs in this series which will be the Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 ($40), Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot ($25), and Bruce Lee ($15).
So, what’s it all about? Well, Unmatched is the product of a collaboration between Mondo and Restoration Games that allows players to stage epic battles between iconic characters from literature, film, myth, and legend.
Since the heroes and battlefields in each box are interchangeable, players are encouraged to configure a variety of matchups by pairing different fighters against one another or even swapping out the terrain prior to each fight. In the first three sets alone, there are 84 possible two-player battle scenarios! That number that will increase exponentially with each forthcoming release.
A cast of thematic sidekicks support the sculpted heroes found in each box, allowing players to surround, ambush, and distract opposing fighters. Additionally, since all heroes are unique, each is paired with their own deck of action cards beautifully illustrated by Oliver Barrett. Cards detail available attacks and skills, as well as distinctive character abilities that impact gameplay. Because card decks don’t refresh throughout the game, players need to manage their hands strategically to avoid exhaustion and time all attacks cleverly to optimize damage inflicted.
You can catch Unmatched at GenCon by either visiting Mondo at booth #3061 or by popping into Restoration Games in booth #355.