The official board game adaptation of Darkest Dungeon has easily hit its $300K funding goal on Kickstarter, with the campaign’s launch today.
The dungeon-crawling RPG Darkest Dungeon has been known for its brutally difficult gameplay and emphasis on having players make difficult choices in order to survive, and it’s one title that feels particularly well-suited to tabletop form. Thankfully, Mythic Games and Red Hook Studios are bringing their acclaimed title to the table with an official board game adaptation, which has been funded on Kickstarter in record time.
The Kickstarter campaign for Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game has officially launched today, with Mythic Games initially posting a $300,000 funding goal for the tabletop adaptation of the RPG. Given the series’ popularity, it took less than an hour for the project to fully meet its funding goal, with the campaign having reached well over $500,000 from 4,000+ backers, as of this writing.
You can take a look at the official trailer for the board game below:
The Kickstarter campaign for the project outlines that the board game will stay faithful to Red Hook’s RPG as a co-operative tabletop experience for up to 4 players. Like in the original game, players will take on challenges by venturing into the depths of dungeons as various characters and classes, while also having to deal with the stress and effects of venturing into its horrific chambers.
The board game is a Kickstarter exclusive that won’t come to retail stores, and the campaign also outlines a number of stretch goals to expand on the base game. Specifically, the stretch goals include a free Musketeer hero figurine, alongside an expansion for the game based on The Crimson Court DLC with new miniatures, tiles, and cards as add-ons.
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Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game is crowdfunding on Kickstarter from now through November 6, 2020. Currently, Mythic Games is expecting the project to ship to backers starting in late 2021.