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New board game from Asmodee and Lego swings onto the scene

Published on: 8th February 2024

The Lego Group and Asmodee have announced their first jointly-crafted board game, Monkey Palace.

Monkey Palace, created by game designers David Gordon and TAM (Tin Aung Myaing), is a jungle-themed game of light strategy, designed for 2-4 players and provides family fun for all ages, incorporating both collaborative and competitive elements.

Players must strategically work together to construct the Monkey Palace while competing for the highest brick income and points, all under the watchful gaze of the Monkey. The palace gradually takes form, resulting in an impressive construction using Lego elements that players can proudly display at home. The iconic Lego System in Play means that each time the board game is played, the building experience and final construction are totally unique.

Birgitte Bülow, industry veteran and leader of the Lego board game creation team at Asmodee, said: “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. Utilising 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.”

Jaume Fabregat, Board Games lead at Lego Publishing, added: “At the Lego Group, we’re committed to inspiring the builders of tomorrow, which is why we’re so delighted to reveal Monkey Palace in collaboration with Asmodee. The game challenges kids and adults alike to use Lego elements to build, unbuild and rebuild their palaces, creating a fun play experience where no two games are the same. This latest collaboration allows us to bring even more creative and innovative ways to play.”

This collaboration was the result of extensive research and development undertaken by both companies, with the shared goal of creating new social experiences in play that transcend generations. Together, the Lego Group and Asmodee aim to discover innovative ways to combine the beloved Lego System in Play with the socially interactive nature of board games, delivering new and unique play experiences for families and Lego fans.

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