With less than two weeks until its Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, Dark Souls – The Board Game is currently nearing £2 million thanks to over 19,000 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.”
Last Thursday (May 28th), the games creator, UK-based Steamforged Games, held a AMA on Reddit and revealed the obstacles they have experienced while creating the game:
“The greatest challenge is making sure we bring the spirit and identity of the IP into a brand new format. Features of the game we are most proud of is the replay ability and the tactical depth – all of which is possible due to the AI Behaviour mechanics and the Exploration mechanics we have designed.”
The game’s campaign is set to close on May 16th.
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