Dark Souls Board Game Funded in 3 Minutes

A runaway success.

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It's clear a Dark Souls board game is something fans of the series wanted.

The Kickstarter campaign for the tabletop game started today, reaching its £50,000 ($72,000) funding target in just three minutes. After a few hours, it's now raised more than £222,550 ($320,000), which is almost five times what was originally asked for.

There are still 26 days remaining until the campaign ends on May 16, so it's likely the funding figure will continue to swell, with more stretch goals unlocked as a result.

Dark Souls - The Board Game, as it's being called, is a tabletop game designed for 1-4 players. It's set in the Dark Souls universe and is made by Steamforged Games in partnership with Bandai Namco.

Here is the game's official description:

"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."

You can guarantee yourself Dark Souls - The Board Game by pledging £75 ($108) or more. In response to the game's success, Steamforged wrote on Kickstarter, "Bloody hell! We are over the moon!"

Given the runaway success, the following items have been added to core Kickstarter pledges:

  • 5 new player characters (Pyromancer, Cleric, Sorceror, Thief, Mercenary)
  • Enhanced boss behaviour cards or the Dancer and the Executioner
  • 5 legendary weapon treasure cards
  • 5 brand new Lothric encounters plus a mega-Boss add-on: the Gaping Dragon boss mode...can't wait to show you the model tomorrow morning!!

For lots more on Dark Souls - The Board Game and to make a pledge, head to its Kickstarter page.

In other Dark Souls news, Dark Souls III launched on April 12 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. For more, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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