Dark Souls: The board game breaks £2m barrier on Kickstarter

A board game based on the video game franchise Dark Souls is on track to become the next Kickstarter sensation, passing £2m on the crowdfunding site.

The board game, inspired by the video game universe and adapted to tabletop format by Steamforged Games, smashed its original target of £50,000 within three minutes of going live on Kickstarter last month.

Now with ten days remaining, the game has broken the £2m barrier with it total currently at £2,120,592 from a pool of over 20,000 backers.

The game is now on track to join the likes of tabletop title Exploding Kittens from former Microsoft worker Elan Lee that made Kickstarter history in 2014 as the platform’s most funded game with $8.8m and webcomic Cyanide and Happiness’ Joking Hazard that secured over $3m, making it the second most backed game.

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

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