The game in actionPhoto: Brother Ming
Fire Emblem Heroes is a successful money sink/mobile video game for Nintendo. It's not available as an official board game though, which is where fan Brother Ming decided to step in.
A budding board game designer, he says his Fire Emblem Heroes adaptation is "inspired by the board game design philosophy of quick, fast, but deep gameplay."
Some of the Hero cards available to players.Photo: Brother Ming
The game involves dealing ten cards to each player, who deploy their heroes simultaneously, take turns moving them across the terrain board and doing battle until one player gains 20 points, at which point they're the winner. Brother Ming says the average game takes only 15 minutes or so to complete.
The terrain boards that make up the game's battlegroundsPhoto: Brother Ming
Ming hasn't just made the game for himself. He's made his files available here to download and print so anyone can try it out. There are even files to print out a lovely box if you then need something to keep everything in.
The custom box, that you can also print out.Photo: Brother Ming