Dark Souls is making the shift from being a punishing video game to being a punishing tabletop game. Developed by Steamforged Games Ltd, Dark Souls: The Board Game has reached another milestone on Kickstarter, surpassing over 3 million dollars. With over 20 thousand backers, this board game has easily surpassed the initial goal of around 70 thousand dollars. Dark Souls: The Board Game: is a dungeon crawler that features various elements from the core game including difficult boss encounters, traps, various classes, and a plethora of enemies. However, for those wondering this board game is not just some slapped-together product for the sake of a quick cash grab (Looking at you Halo Wars: Risk…) This is clearly a game made by fans for fans of the series, that can be played solo or up to 4 players.
With another milestone hit, various new additions and models have been unlocked. These include mini-bosses such as Kirk, Knight of Thorns, Xanthous King, Jeramiah, and Melinda the Butcher; all of which are designed to look like various red invaders one may experience in the core games. Some other stretch goals that have been reached include some Dark Souls’ classic bosses like Sif and the Gaping Dragon. Want to know more about the game? Make sure to check out their Kickstarter or watch the tutorial video above. If Dark Souls: The Board Game is anything like the actual video game, I suspect many dice being thrown in rage as they die.
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A recent graduate of Arcadia University, Collin MacGregor is a freelance video editor and writer. He covers video games, television, and film for The Nerd Stash. Collin currently is the head film/television reviewer for the site.