Dark Souls: The Board Game cruises past £1m on Kickstarter

A board game based on the hit video game franchise Dark Souls has surpassed the £1 million mark on Kickstarter.

The board game, inspired by the video game universe and adapted to tabletop format by Steamforged Games, hit its original target of £50,000 within three minutes of going live n the crowdfunding site earlier this month.

Now, within just six days of launching on the platform, the title has managed to secure £1,167 and counting from nearly 12,500 backers.

Dark Souls – The Board Game is described as a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for one to four players, all set in the Dark Souls universe.

Players can choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures and of course, the video games’ infamously impossible deadly boss fights.

The team at Seamforged Games designed Dark Souls – The Board Game specifically for the Dark Souls universe and through the title introduces a number of innovative gameplay mechanics to ‘deliver an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games.’

“Dark Souls – The Board Game is much more than a classic dungeon crawler,” said the team via its Kickstarter page.

“Just like the Dark Souls video games, this is a game that requires strategic thinking, clever planning and exemplary execution to succeed.”

Check out the Dark Souls – The Board Game Kickstarter project here, or watch the video below:

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