Elden Ring is getting a mini-filled board game adaptation

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alleged GOTY Ring of Elden is, perhaps the least surprising news I will write for this site today, get a board game adaptation.

It won’t be the first souls-like to get the table treatment, of course. Back in 2016 one dark souls board game raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter less two o’clock (it would continue to increase $4 millionhaving requested… $55,000 in funding.

Ring of Elden is managed by the same designers behind dark souls—Steamforged Games—and will soon be on Kickstarter (the page is open now, but the campaign itself is not online). While the details are pretty slim at this point, one thing that already looks cool is how combat is handled, with dice out the window in favor of:

Like the video game, the ELDEN RING™ board game will immerse players in the abandoned Lands Between. In a vast, sprawling world of decaying grandeur that unfolds as they explore, 1-4 “Tarnished” players will embark on a huge and varied adventure, visiting iconic locations and encountering familiar enemies and characters.

Characteristic battles from the video game will be recreated through clever dice-free combat, forcing players to strategize and adapt their plans with each encounter, whether it’s a lowly soldier Godrick or the grafted king himself. same.

Steamforged has made a name for itself over the past few years, adapting a ton of video games, dark souls (twice, in the form of a board game and cards) for Horizon Zero Dawn to games based on both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. So, I guess we can assume that while it doesn’t end up as acclaimed as the source material, its creators at least understand what makes a video game work on the table.