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Slay The Spire Is Getting A Board Game Kickstarter

The inventive card-battler is coming to tabletops everywhere.


Slay the Spire, the popular indie card-battler roguelike, is getting a board game in 2021. Contention Games, which is known for another board game called Imperium, is developing the game for four players.

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Contention Games' website has next to no information on what its version of Slay the Spire will include. It does say that it'll be designed for players age 12 and up and will have rounds that will last around 45 minutes. That's roughly how long it takes to climb all three spires in a normal run of Slay the Spire.

Slay the Spire is a roguelike where players build a deck of random cards as they win turn-based battles and climb the in-game spire. The game launched in 2017 in early access and then officially in 2019. It came to PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and iOS. An Android version is currently in development.

Contention Games' is launching a Kickstarter sometime in the near future. You can sign up to receive a newsletter and receive a notification when the campaign is live.

"While it's still disappointing to fail before reaching the end, more often than not that failure can be traced back to a specific decision or series of decisions--be it an ill-advised card acquisition, the choice to upgrade a card rather than heal, or something else," said GameSpot's Chris Pereira in his Slay the Spire review. "You never know what the next layer of the spire will bring, but the next delightful quandary to tackle is always right around the corner."

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