Posts Tagged ‘Dark Souls Board Game’

Sunday Round-up

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Still unsuccessfully trying to shake my pursuers……who are still on my trail despite diverting through a dimension where pretty much everything wants to kill you…the many aspects of which can be found HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE…….though the fac…

Unboxing – Dark Souls the Board Game (Part Four)

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In part one we looked at the main components from the box, in part two we looked at the rank and file creatures and in part three saw the monstrous boss and sub-boss our heroes will be fighting…now lets look at the heroes…

First a brief introduction courtesy of the game manufacturers…
Dark Souls™ – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. 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 see larger versions of the pictures by clicking on them and they’re at a high enough resolution so you can get a good idea of the level of detail.

Here are the heroes you can select from to play as and some comparison pictures of them vs. the various in game enemies.

Knight

Warrior

Herald

Assassin

Dark Souls Heroes – Size Comparison

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing – Dark Souls the Board Game (Part Three)

Posted on May 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In part one we looked at the main components from the box and in part two we looked at the rank and file creatures so this time we’ll look at the monstrous boss and sub-bosses our heroes will be fighting…

First a brief introduction courtesy of the game manufacturers…
Dark Souls™ – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. 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 see larger versions of the pictures by clicking on them and they’re at a high enough resolution so you can get a good idea of the level of detail.

The creatures your heroes will be battling against are iconic enemies from the Dark Souls video game and are roughly divided into Bosses, Sub-Bosses and some ‘Rank and File’ enemies. Each one has their own stat card while the more powerful ones also have cards related to a number of special attacks at their disposal. I’ve also (where possible) included pictures of the equivalent creatures from the video game to give you some basis for comparison.

Gargoyle

Titanite Demon

Boreal Outrider Knight

Winged Knight

Ornstein and Smough

Dancer of the Boreal Valley

We’ll look at the player characters next time as well as some scale comparisons between them and their enemies…

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing – Dark Souls the Board Game (Part Two)

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In part one we looked at the main components from the box, this time we’ll look at the monstrous creatures our heroes will be fighting…

First a brief introduction courtesy of the game manufacturers…
Dark Souls™ – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. 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.

This first article concentrated on the mechanical elements of the box contents while the ‘rank and file’ enemy miniatures will be covered here. The bosses and sub-bosses will appear in part three while the heroes will be looked at in part four. You can see larger versions of the pictures by clicking on them and they’re at a high enough resolution so you can get a good idea of the level of detail.

The creatures your heroes will be battling against are iconic enemies from the Dark Souls video game and are roughly divided into Bosses, Sub-Bosses and some ‘Rank and File’ enemies. Each one has their own stat card while the more powerful ones also have cards related to a number of special attacks at their disposal. I’ve also (where possible) included pictures of the equivalent creatures from the video game to give you some basis for comparison.

Though (as shown below) you get multiples of these models I’ve only done close-ups of one of each type as the duplicates are identical…

Hollow Soldier

Crossbow Hollows

Large Hollow Soldiers

Silver Knight Swordsman

Silver Knight Greatbowman

Sentinels

We’ll look at the Sub-Bosses and Bosses next time…

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing – Dark Souls the Board Game (Part One)

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This was pretty much an impulse buy based purely on the look of the miniatures rather than having any real familiarity with the video game on which it’s based so any comparisons between the two will have to be done by any game fans reading this rather than me…
First an introduction courtesy of the game manufacturers…
Dark Souls™ – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. 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.

This first article will concentrate on the mechanical elements of the box contents with the miniatures themselves getting their own feature a bit later. You can see larger versions of the pictures by clicking on them and they’re at a high enough resolution so you can get a good idea of the level of detail.

Dark Souls: The Board Game
It came in a box…unsurprisingly…
…This was a bit of a surprise however…
Dark Souls: The Board Game – Booklet
The game comes with an instruction booklet containing all the rules you’ll need to play a game as well as a section focusing on running a campaign rather than a one-off adventure. There’s artwork on the majority of the pages which is a nice touch and the rules are well explained in both word and diagram form. Here are some sample pages to give you an idea…

Dark Souls: The Board Game – Dice and Tokens
The box contains a handy container for the cards necessary to play the game though once unwrapped they do slide about a bit so some elastic bands or bags might be an idea.
There’s far to many cards to show you them all but I will show close-ups of the cards for the various creatures in their own feature…
…there’s also some dice and cubes to use as markers…
…as well as card tokens and some dials that you’ll need to assemble yourself…
Once assembled the dials look like this…there’s some clear plastic pieces that clip through the middle in order to hold them together and allow them to rotate…there’s also nowhere to store these properly in the box once they’re assembled so if you don’t want them rattling around the box then a bag of some kind is probably a good ides…

Dark Souls: The Board Game – Game Board
The game tiles are sturdy enough and well detailed as well as being double-sided. The ‘bonfire’ tile shown first below is your home base and the rest are the locations for your various adventures. Here’s pictures of both sides of them…

Dark Souls: The Board Game – Miniatures
The miniatures are surprisingly detailed for board game pieces so they’ll get their own detailed look in part two…


Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Sunday Round-up

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve unsuccessfully tried to shake my dogged pursuers……with a trip to a land apparently inhabited by a variety of anthropomorphic animals…Though unfortunately the Fennec Fox and Frog Fixer from Oathsworn were a bit on the small side to be expecte…

Sunday Round-Up

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Unable to shake my quite persistent former jailers……I attempted to create an alliance  with two of the Wild West Exodus factions namely The Outlaws and The Lawmen……but unfortunately their differences seem irreconcilable so I was forced to …

Steamforged Games Newsletter

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Dark Souls the Board Game is coming soon…

Dark Souls the Board Game is Coming!
In the Age of Kickstarter, Dark Souls: The Board Game was unformed, shrouded by funding goals. A land of everlasting campaigns, it’s fate was uncertain. But then there were the Unkindled, and with the Unkindled came certainty. Backers and excitement, render previews and stretch goals, and at last… ship dates!

With faithful goodwill, let it be known we’ve unleashed a miasma of death: Dark Souls: The Board Game (core game) has started shipping today to our loyal backers.

The Age of Death begins!

Be wary brave traveler—amongst shipping, accursed elements lie beyond our control, so hold fast as delivery may take up to 6 weeks to fulfill.

Not among these chosen (backers)? Your chance to pledge eternal life to secure a copy lies ahead. The coming darkness will curse the masses May 26 at your local game store. 

Take heed, Unkindled. This will be your next chance to claim a copy of Dark Souls: The Board Game (core game), so seek out a store near you before it’s too late.

Praise the Sun!

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