Last week, 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. Now, just a week after the launch, the campaign has secured £1.5 ($2.2USD) from over 16,000 backers.
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.”
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
The game’s rules are the following:
“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.”
In a recent update, Steamforged Games announced its Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) schedule. This is a great time for backers to ask the studio questions about the game. Here’s the schedule:
- Thursday 28th April – 01:00 BST – In the comments section – Mat Hart
- Wednesday 4th May – 12:00 BST – In the comments section – Rich Loxam
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