Elden Ring: The Board Game is coming to Kickstarter

Elden Ring is getting a board game adaptation, thanks to a collaboration between Bandai Namco and Steamforged Games. Bandai Namco, the publisher of Elden Ring, and board game developer Steamforged have previously collaborated on a Dark Souls board game, and Steamforged has also created adaptations of Horizon, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter and more.

According to Steam forged, the board game’s Kickstarter campaign will launch soon. We don’t yet know exactly how the board game will play, but it will support between 1 and 4 Tarnished players visiting iconic locations from Elden Ring’s giant world, The Lands Between.

Players will also face off against enemies and bosses from the game, with “dice-free combat, requiring players to strategize and adjust their plans during each encounter”. The announcement said that players will have to face off against enemies, including a “lowly Godrick soldier or the grafted king himself.”

Back in 2018, Steamforged Games’ Dark Souls board game reached its Kickstarter funding goal in just three minutes. We’ll have to wait and see if Elden Ring can break that record, given how ridiculously fast the game itself sold this year.

This isn’t the only adaptation of FromSoftware’s smash hit that we’ve seen recently. Earlier this month, Elden Ring got an official manga with a comedic twist on the Tarnished and The Lands Between.

Elden Ring was easily the most talked about game of 2022. We awarded it a 10 in our review, and Elden Ring also topped our lists of both the best PlayStation 5 games and the best Xbox Series X|S games. Elden Ring has also become a Twitch phenomenon thanks in part to the iconic player, Let Me Solo Her.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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