Prepare to Die in Dark Souls: The Card Game

The embers burn brightly within Dark Souls: The Card Game.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Steamforged Games / CC BY

Steamforged Games, the designers behind Dark Souls: The Board Game and the upcoming Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, are taking another stab at the Souls franchise. In Dark Souls: The Card Game, up to four players must engage in jolly cooperation in order to have a chance of surviving.

Dark Souls™ : The Card Game is a cooperative deck evolution card game for 1-4 players. Players must explore the Encounters around them, defeating a myriad of enemies to gain Souls and Treasure.

They must use these to evolve and adapt their deck to better fight their enemies. When the players are ready, they must challenge the powerful bosses that lie within.

Dark Souls: The Card Game is set to release on March 16th at an MSRP of $49.99 USD and will include over 400 cards at launch. The game will be available for pre-order directly through the Steamforged website soon. I was actually a backer of Dark Souls: The Board Game and still have it in my collection. It's a great game, but it can be somewhat time-consuming and tedious to play often. This new card version seems to address these issues, leading to a much quicker and instantly satisfying Souls experience without all of the set up of the actual board game. Will you be picking this one up, or do you prefer the actual miniatures board game? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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