LEGO and Asmodee Partnering on a Board Game Project

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Everyone’s favorite brickmaker is returning to the board game business with an amazing partnership.

Asmodee has announced it has teamed up with LEGO to bring its next board game to life. The game is called Monkey Business and was designed by David Gordon and Tin Aung Myaing. It’s scheduled to arrive in retail during Essen Spiel this October, while retailers will get the chance to see the game firsthand in a few days at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

As the publisher explains, Monkey Palace is a lightweight strategy game for two to four players that’s equal parts competitive and cooperative. Since the game is based on LEGO bricks, you’ll get to build and re-build it every time you play. Each turn, you’ll be adding pieces to the titular palace and there are unlimited variations to what you’ll end up creating.

“We’re thrilled to take all LEGO and board game fans on this gaming journey, combining the LEGO Group’s timeless creativity with our passion and expertise in board games. Utilizing the endless possibilities of LEGO bricks was pivotal in designing this game. We believe Monkey Palace offers an extraordinary gameplay experience, blending competition and collaboration for board game enthusiasts worldwide,” said Birgitte Bülow during Asmodee’s announcement.

This isn’t LEGO’s first outing into the board game world. The Danish company has created dozens of games in the past, including a foosball table, a racing game, and even a game that could be described as “Dixit meet brick building.” Of course, you were first expected to build these games out of LEGO bricks, making them a two–for–one deal in the hobby space.