On Tuesday, UK-based Steamforged Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for Dark Souls – The Board Game. Not even five minutes into the initiative, the game surpassed its initial goal and in 24 hours hit £1 million.
Dark Souls – The Board Game is described as a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls universe. Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights.
“Designed specifically for the Dark Souls universe and introducing a number of innovative gameplay mechanics, with world-class miniatures faithful to the rich universe, this game delivers an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games.”
Sharing details about the game’s rules, the Steamforged Games crew stated:
“Dark Souls – The Board Game is much more than a classic dungeon crawler. Just like the Dark Souls video games, this is a game that requires strategic thinking, clever planning, and exemplary execution to succeed. To triumph, players must explore dangerous locations, discover and defeat enemies, and collect equipment and treasures before ultimately facing the boss in an epic fight to the death.”
The game is playable in both solo or co-op modes and players must choose their role from a number of core Dark Souls character classes. The Core Game contains:
- 3 Boss Models
- 5 Mini-Boss Models
- 4 Player Character Models
- 4 Large Grunt Models
- 12 Grunt Models
- 7 Double Sided Game Tiles
- 4 Player Character Boards
- 3 Boss Dials for Tracking Damage
- 60 Equipment Cards
- 40 Treasure Cards
- 26 Boss AI Cards
- 36 Encounter Cards
- 15 Coloured Dice
- 100+ Game Tokens
Those looking to purchase the game through the project will receive it for the starting price of £80 ($113USD). The campaign is set to close May 16th.
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