Game: Aegis (Zypher Workshop)

Players: 2- 6

Age: 10+ 

Time: 45+

Difficulty: medium

Replay Value: higher

Tactical battle games are literally foreign to me. Looks like I’m traveling to unknown lands with this one because today I’m reviewing aegis, combining robot strategy game! 


Aegis is a 2-4 player tactical battle game that plays around 30- 60 minutes. This is done by building your squad of robots and destroy your opponent robots. While it may not be a good fit for families, this makes for a great game night experience. Keep in mind, if you’re new, there is A LOT of information to soak in when learning this game. But I’ll try to make it as simple as possible. 

How To Play

What I like

I like this game and was surprised I’ve postponed playing a game like this for so long. A lot of it was accessiblity and lack of experience. I didn’t know what to play or where to look let alone anyone who can help me get into it. But aegis, caught my attention. It is a game that attracts good graphics, a good rulebook–while long–breaks down evwrytjing really well, and what I’d assume is easy gameplay to really reel me in. It’s easy to learn with the right board game experience and it’s just plain fun. I like the way each robot specialty is adapted to it’s own strategy, support robots, damage robots, defensive robots. They all coexist to create a solid dynamic. And speaking of dynamic, don’t be shy to mix and match. Even without the combining I had loads of fun playing a couple back to backs trying out different sets of robots because there are like 70-100 robots to play with. 

What I Dont Like

The board itself is a bit dull, this is what I initially think with this if not all tactical games I’ve seen. The board is a hex top with some terrain but hey, this is my. opinion on my site! I also feel there aren’t many combination robots that can suit a fully customer team, which makes customizating teams a little more difficult. Even if this were fixed, sometimes I felt the combo robots weren’t powerful enough to compensate for losing two or more players in trade of.

Final thoughts

Aegis is a great beginner tactical board game, if not for it’s simple gameplay or good looks, but because it actually grabbed my attention before any other tactical game could and guess what I’m a seasoned veteran I’ve been playing boardgames for *zoom a liberal 3years. If you want a game that puts you against others with a little team of robots that doesn’t exhaust your night if not your patience. Aegis will give you the satisfaction of teamwork with a bit of good game night fun. Just make sure someone knows the game before you pop this bad boy out in front of a casual game night.


Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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