Dark Souls™ - The Board Game

Created by Steamforged Games Ltd

Dark Souls™ - The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Address Resubmission Update - Please Resubmit Your Address
about 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 01:03:12 AM

Hi Unkindled,

This update is extremely important, we request that all backers read it carefully and follow the instructions.

The time has come for all backers to resubmit their addresses on BackerKit.

To do so, simply log in to your BackerKit account. Upon doing so you’ll see the ‘Shipping’ tab for this project which will need to be filled in, then click 'Submit My Address' on the pop up that appears and lastly click 'Place My Order'.

If you’re uncertain of how to access your BackerKit account click here and enter the Kickstarter email you used to pledge to this campaign with. You’ll then be sent a link which will grant you access to your BackerKit account. 

Alongside this update all backers will be receiving an email requesting a resubmission of address, this is to ensure all backers are aware of the action required. These emails will begin being sent shortly after this update has been published. Note that due to the quantity of emails which need to be sent they will be sent in batches, rather than all at once.

If you need to change the country you reside in please submit an enquiry request by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

We request that all backers resubmit their addresses by Wednesday April 24th. As stated here we need to ensure that all the shipping information we have is as accurate as it can be as early as possible.

If you're likely to have moved address between now and when fulfilment begins, simply put the address you're currently at. Alternatively,  if you’re unsure of exactly where you’ll be we recommend you enter an  address that you know won’t be changing such as a family, friend, or  workplace.  Note that there will be a chance to change your address before we lock in addresses and fulfilment commences.

All addresses must have been resubmitted by Wednesday June 5th. Failure to do so will result in backers not receiving their rewards.

Address Resubmission Information & Wave 3 Progress Update 3
about 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:55:37 AM

Hi Unkindled,

Before we jump into the progress on the Wave 3 & 4 content, we’re going to cover what is going to be happening regarding updating addresses.

To start, we want to make it clear that backers don’t need to make any changes to their addresses just yet. We’ve been working with BackerKit to set the system up ready for all the address submissions we’ll be requesting from our backers.

All backers will be required to resubmit their addresses. The reason for this is a simple one, during the fulfilment of Wave 2 there was a higher than expected volume of returns that came back to SFG HQ, the vast majority of which were due to incorrect addresses. With Wave 3 being sent out to all backers, rather than just those which ordered add-on content we need to ensure that all the shipping information we have is as accurate as it can be, as early as possible.

We’re aware that between now and when fulfilment begins backers may well have relocated, and there will be plenty of opportunity to change addresses as we move closer to fulfilment.

Once BackerKit have finished their work on the system side an email will be sent out to all backers requesting them to resubmit their address. We’ll also put out a Kickstarter update reminding backers that the address submission is required, and the date it is required by. We anticipate starting this process by the end of this month, so keep your eye out for updates here and on your inboxes.

Hopefully that clarifies the process behind the updating of addresses, let’s move on to the progress with the stretch goal content. We had some packages arrive at SFG HQ this morning, the contents of which were revised white box samples. One of which included the Phantoms expansion miniatures we’d been waiting for, great news!

Updated Content

Phantoms Expansion (Invaders + Summons)

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Samples for Ruined Aflis, Xanthous King Jeramiah and Armourer Dennis arrived later than expected, eventually arriving at SFG HQ this morning. These miniatures will now go through quality control before giving sign off that they’re ready for a final sample.

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress – Awaiting sign off for the 3 miniatures mentioned above.

Wave 3 – Stretch Goals, Vordt and Tile Set

Character Expansion (Player Characters + Armour Sets)

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Iron Keep Expansion

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Explorers Expansion

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Darkroot & Iron Keep Tile Set

Design and Development: Complete

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Pre-production samples of tiles have now been approved. It is likely that a final production sample will need to be sent over for approval.

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Metal Aggro Coin

Tooling: Complete

Final Sample: Complete

Vordt of the Boreal Valley

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: Complete

Wave 4 – Retailer Bonus Unlocks

The Last Giant

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: Not Started - Will be combined with Manus and Executioner’s Chariot samples.

Manus, Father of the Abyss

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Complete excluding the box layout which is pending a die-line from the supplier.

Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Executioner's Chariot  

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Tile complete. Other assets pending completion of tooling.

Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Updates to Our Customer Support System

As you may have read here we’ve updated out customer support system. If you have a query for our customer support team, please submit an enquiry request by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

Wave 3 Progress Update 2
about 1 year ago – Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 01:13:22 AM

Hi Unkindled,

We’re back with another update on the progress of Waves 3 and 4. From this point forward we’ll start the breakdown with the expansions which have been updated.

With Chinese New Year now over we expect to see much more movement in regard to receiving samples going forward. 

Updated Content

Character Expansion (Player Characters + Armour Sets)

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Phantoms Expansion (Invaders + Summons)

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Samples for Ruined Aflis, Xanthous King Jeramiah and Armourer Dennis are expected to arrive for SFG approval this week.

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress – Awaiting samples of the 3 miniatures mentioned above.

Iron Keep Expansion

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Explorers Expansion

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Darkroot & Iron Keep Tile Set

Design and Development: Complete

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Pre-production samples of tiles have now been approved. It is likely that a final production sample will need to be sent over for approval.

Final Sample: In Progress - Artwork has been provided, this is now being prepped to produce final samples.

Wave 3 – Stretch Goals, Vordt and Tile Set

Metal Aggro Coin

Tooling: Complete

Final Sample: Complete

Vordt of the Boreal Valley

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: Complete

Wave 4 – Retailer Bonus Unlocks

The Last Giant

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: Not Started - Will be combined with Manus and Executioner’s Chariot samples.

Manus, Father of the Abyss

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Complete excluding the box layout which is pending a die-line from the supplier.

Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Executioner's Chariot  

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Tile complete. Other assets pending completion of tooling.

Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Updates to Our Customer Support System

As you may have read here we’ve updated out customer support system. If you have a query for our customer support team, please submit an enquiry request by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

We have had feedback that there have been some issues regarding the capcha when submitting an enquiry. This issue seems to occur more frequently when using a mobile device, so we would advise using a PC if you have access to one. We are hoping to resolve this issue as soon as possible and will notify once a fix is in place, thank you for your patience.


Wave 3 Progress Update 1
about 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:35:00 PM

Hi Unkindled,

We’re back with an update on the Wave 3 and Wave 4 content. This is all laid out as it was in our previous update, and this is the format the updates will continue in. If a section contains updated information ‘Updated’ will be placed after the header.

Once all areas are marked as complete, we’ll add some photos of the final sample for you all to see.

Wave 3 – Stretch Goals, Vordt and Tile Set

Character Expansion (Player Characters + Armour Sets)

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Phantoms Expansion (Invaders + Summons)

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Ruined Aflis, Xanthous King Jeramiah and Armourer Dennis have all been retooled after flaws in the miniatures showed during quality assurance checks. We’re awaiting the sample of these 3 miniatures to arrive for SFG approval.

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress – Awaiting samples of the 3 miniatures mentioned above. White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Iron Keep Expansion

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Explorers Expansion

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: In Progress - White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Metal Aggro Coin

Tooling: Complete

Final Sample: Complete

Vordt of the Boreal Valley

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: Complete

Darkroot & Iron Keep Tile Set - Updated

Design and Development: Complete

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Pre-production samples of tiles have now been approved. It is likely that a final production sample will need to be sent over for approval.

Final Sample: In Progress - Now that approval on the pre-production sample has been granted this will move on to the creation of the final sample, which will begin after Chinese New Year.

Wave 4 – Retailer Bonus Unlocks

The Last Giant

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: Complete

Graphical Assets: Complete

Final Sample: Not Started - Will be combined with Manus and Executioner’s Chariot samples.

Manus, Father of the Abyss

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Complete excluding the box layout which is pending a die-line from the supplier.

Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Executioner's Chariot  

Design and Development: Complete

Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.

Graphical Assets: In Progress - Tile complete. Other assets pending completion of tooling.

Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Updates to Our Customer Support System

As you may have read here we’ve updated out customer support system. If you have a query for our customer support team, please submit an enquiry request by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

We understand those that may be frustrated from having not received a resolution from an enquiry that was sent in upwards of a month ago having to resubmit a query. We hear you, but a consistent level of information is the only way we can ensure a higher standard of support can be achieved, and outstanding tickets from the current system simply don’t provide what is required.

Wave 3 Update
about 1 year ago – Fri, Feb 01, 2019 at 12:59:33 AM

Hi Unkindled,

Thank you all for your patience in waiting for us to gather all of this information for this update. As you can appreciate, we are working with multiple people across several time zones and we wanted to ensure that the information we present is as accurate as we can. 

We’ll be doing a break down of each piece of content for Wave 3 detailing where it’s up to in the production process, and then explaining what we’re currently waiting on for any aspects which aren’t marked as complete. We’ll also be covering the retailer bonus unlocks, these will arrive in Wave 4 which will be sent out shortly after Wave 3 to our retailer backers.

Before we break down all the content, let’s talk dates. Wave 3 is expected to arrive with our backers during Quarter 4 of 2019 with the caveat that depending on where you are in the world shipping times can vary greatly. Wave 4 is expected to arrive with our retailer backers between late Quarter 4 2019 and early Quarter 1 2020.

During fulfilment of Wave 2 the amount of pledges returned to SFG HQ was much larger than anticipated. In the next few months we will be requesting all backers re-enter their shipping information to ensure it is accurate in preparation for Wave 3 fulfilment. When we begin this process, we’ll put out an update detailing what our backers need to do, but for now we just want to make you aware that it’s something we’ll be doing in the future.

So, let’s begin going through each piece of content, where it’s at and what’s left to be done. From this point forward, we’ll be posting an update every 2 weeks in the format seen below to show the progress on each piece of content. Once all 4 areas are marked as complete, we’ll add some photos of the final sample for you all to see.

Wave 3 – Stretch Goals, Vordt and Tile Set

Character Expansion (Player Characters + Amour Sets)

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: Complete
  • Graphical Assets: Complete
  • Final Sample: In Progress - White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Phantom's Expansion (Invaders + Summons)

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: In Progress - Ruined Aflis, Xanthous King Jeramiah and Armourer Dennis have all been retooled after flaws in the miniatures showed during quality assurance checks. We’re awaiting the sample of these 3 miniatures to arrive for SFG approval.
  • Graphical Assets: Complete
  • Final Sample: In Progress – Awaiting samples of the 3 miniatures mentioned above. White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Iron Keep Expansion

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: Complete
  • Graphical Assets: Complete
  • Final Sample: In Progress - White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Explorer's Expansion

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: Complete
  • Graphical Assets: Complete
  • Final Sample: In Progress - White samples received. Artwork to be provided so a final sample can be created after Chinese New Year.

Metal Aggro Coin

  • Tooling: Complete
  • Final Sample: Complete
Both sides of the Metal Aggro Token.
Both sides of the Metal Aggro Token.

Vordt of the Boreal Valley

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: Complete – The vacuum form tray has been retooled following the packaging failing quality assurance checks which caused the miniature to break in transit.
  • Graphical Assets: Complete
  • Final Sample: Complete

Darkroot & Iron Keep Tile Set

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Graphical Assets: In Progress - Pre-production samples of tiles have been sent to Bandai Namco for approval to make sure the colour balance on the printed tiles matches the tone in the source material. Ensuring all parties involved are satisfied with the look and quality of our products is of paramount importance to us, hopefully you can appreciate how important this part of the process is.
  • Final Sample: Not Started - Approval of pre-production sample required before proceeding to this stage.

Wave 4 – Retailer Bonus Unlocks

The Last Giant

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: Complete
  • Graphical Assets: Complete
  • Final Sample: Not Started - Will be combined with Manus and Executioner’s Chariot samples.

Manus, Father of the Abyss

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.
  • Graphical Assets: In Progress - Complete excluding the box layout which is pending a die-line from the supplier.
  • Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Executioner's Chariot  

  • Design and Development: Complete
  • Tooling: In Progress - Sculpt has been sent to our manufacturing partner, they will now make modifications to ensure the sculpt is ready for production.
  • Graphical Assets: In Progress - Tile complete. Other assets pending completion of tooling.
  • Final Sample: Not Started - Pending completion of tooling and graphical assets.

Apologies for the absolute wall of text, we’ll be back in 2 weeks to share any progress that has been made from what’s been covered today.