The Kickstarter campaign for the Dark Souls board game has been hugely successful, hitting its target of £50,000 just three minutes after it went live.
Since then, support for the game has continued to skyrocket, and the campaign closed with over 31,000 backers pledging nearly £3.8 Million to make the game a reality. That translates into over $5.5 Million USD, a lot of money for a game, but when you consider that it is Dark Souls, it’s no surprise.
Here is the description of the game from the kickstarter page:
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.
Playable in either Solo or Co-op modes, players choose their role from a number of core Dark Souls™ character classes. Each class has a distinct role to play in the game, with a unique set of strengths and abilities.
With multiple difficulty modes and a high-level of replayability, this is a game designed to be deep enough to satisfy hard-core tabletop gamers whilst remaining accessible to newer players.
The game has an element of randomness to it and plays very close to how the video game actually works. The pieces, board, and cards all look amazing, and if you are a fan of the game, I would suggest giving this version a try.
It is not too late to get a chance to buy the kickstarter version of the game even though the fundraiser is over, and you can buy it at this link here for around $115 USD, not counting shipping.