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:

Production Copies Arrived & How to Update your Shipping Address!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 06:19:50 PM

Hi Unkindled,

A quick update from the Community Team! 

The Production Copies for Dark Souls™: The Board Game Expansions literally just arrived at HQ! The Project Team have taken them to be Quality Checked, but once they're done we'll get to work on photographing miniatures and writing updates for you.

Which would you like to know more about first?

  • Old Iron King 
  • Vordt 
  • The Four Kings 
  • Gaping Dragon 
  • Asylum Demon

Shipping Wave 2 still on target for July 2018!
Shipping Wave 3 still on target for September 2018!
See Timeline here: https://kck.st/2HMV4g0

How do I update my Shipping Address?

A common question in last update's comment section was 'how do I update my shipping address?' We spoke to the Support Team to find out how to do that and here is their handy-dandy guide to changing shipping address:

To change your shipping information, you will need to log into your pledge manager page via backerkit.  

STEP 1: Head to the link below and enter your email address. You will then receive an email from backerkit which will contain a link that will take you to the confirmation page.


Enter your email address & wait for the link from Backerkit
Enter your email address & wait for the link from Backerkit

STEP 2: On the confirmation page you will need to push the “view confirmation” button in the top right corner, this can be seen circled in the picture below.

Click 'View Confirmation'
Click 'View Confirmation'

STEP 3: 
You will now be on your pledge overview page. You can make the adjustment to your shipping address by pushing the “Edit Shipping Info” button.

Click 'Edit Shipping Info'
Click 'Edit Shipping Info'

STEP 4: Make sure to fill in all the relevant boxes and press the “next” button once you have updated your information.

Type in your NEW Shipping Address
Type in your NEW Shipping Address

STEP 5:  You may be prompted with a pop-up states it cannot validate your address if this is the case please double check the information which you entered and press the “Submit Address” button once complete.

Make sure your address is correct then hit 'Submit'
Make sure your address is correct then hit 'Submit'

We hope this helps you update your shipping address. Let us know if you need any assistance in the comments and we'll reach out to you.

Summons, Invaders & Upcoming Content
over 1 year ago – Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 01:25:36 AM

Hi Unkindled,

SFG Community Team here with some more models freshly arrived from the factory in China. We are still on target with the timeline for shipping Wave 2 in July!


If you missed our previous updates you can view them here:


In our progress update in January we asked which colour you preferred for the Invaders/Summons expansions coming in Wave 3 - we can confirm that we went with colour ref 485c for the Invaders and colour ref 427C for the Summons. The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that 485c was initially not on our colour palette, this red was chosen for its vividness and is easily distinguishable from the player characters colour, and the colours in the previous update were either too orange or too dark when made into plastic.

Praise the Sun!
Praise the Sun!

Armour Sets

We showed this image of the re-sculpted Armour Sets with weapons in November.

3D Renders of the Armour Sets
3D Renders of the Armour Sets

We have had their first casts come through to be checked for QA by our Project Team – by the time they reach you they will be in the same shade of brown as the Player Characters.

First casts of the Armour Set.
First casts of the Armour Set.

 Dark Root Basin/Iron Keep Tile Sets  

“The tile set is still going through final approvals but due to where they are printed this should at this time be hitting with the Wave 2 expansions. The main issue with the tiles was they weren't 'dark' enough, so we have worked in a more 'Dark Souls' feel to them to ensure consistency with the brand.” - Update 157, March 13

Since we submitted these files in March the tiles are still waiting on approval. We are working closely with Bandai-Namco to get these final assets approved and are closely monitoring how this will impact the Wave 2 Timeline to ensure no delays. Wave 2 is still on track for July at the time of writing this update.

More Production Proofs!  

We have been pestering our factory for a few weeks now for the production samples that were due… we have finally got notification that they are shipping us the following production proofs by the end of this week, these are due to arrive April 27th:  

  • Gaping Dragon Expansion  
  • Asylum Demon Expansion  
  • Vordt Expansion  
  • The Four Kings Expansion  
  • Old Iron King Expansion  

As soon as they land in Manchester, UK our Project team will begin our internal approval process to ensure we deliver a top-quality product. Which means we in the Community Team should have our hands on them by the first or second week of May and we’ll get straight to writing updates and creating video content for you.  

Praise the Sun \[T]/

Darkroot Expansion Playthrough now on Twitch!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:41:26 PM

Join Lead Developer, Alex Hall, and the Community Team on Twitch at 4PM BST as they play through the Darkroot Expanion and hopefully reach Sir Artorias, as chosen by the straw poll!

Click here to watch the stream: twitch.tv/steamforged
(Don't worry if you miss it, you'll be able to watch it on YouTube late)

Darkroot Expansion - Production Samples!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:32:19 PM

Greetings Unkindled,

The SFG Community Team have taken over the Kickstarter Updates! We’re the guys who answer your questions on Facebook/Twitter, and we’ll keep you up to date on everything going on with Dark Souls™: The Board Game (and let the Project Team focus on making sure we stay on track). If you’ve not seen the timeline for the project, you can view it here.

SFG have already been sent through the ‘Print Proof’ boxes for Black Dragon Kalameet, and the Guardian Dragon Expansions for Dark Souls™: The Board Game. These are the copies that get sent to the Project Team from the factory in China, so they can check everything is how it should be.  

We’ve been given the Darkroot Expansion today and oh boy will this ramp the difficulty up! Before we begin...


We are still awaiting the Production Samples on the following Expansions:  

  • The Four Kings Expansion 
  • Asylum Demon Expansion 
  • Gaping Dragon Expansion 
  • Darkroot Basin & Iron Keep Tile Set 
  • Old Iron King Expansion 
  • Vordt of the Boreal Valley Expansion

Once these have been received and we are happy with the quality then shipping to hubs will commence.

As soon as we get the Production Samples at SFG HQ we will be updating you in a similar fashion to this for each one that arrives. 


Once the heart of the kingdom of Oolacile, the Darkroot retains several landmarks of that realm of ancient sorceries and myth. Undoubtedly the most poignant amongst them is the final resting place of Sir Artorias the Abysswalker, guarded eternally by his companion, the Great Grey Wolf Sif.  

SPOILER ALERT: If you want the gameplay experience of the Darkroot Expansion to be entirely unexpected do not read the text, just look at the pretty pictures. Obligatory Spoiler Alert out of the way…let’s have a look at what you get in the box.  

  • 1x Rules Insert
  • 18x Encounter Cards 
  • 15x Treasure Cards 
  • 14x Enemy Miniatures 
  • 7x Enemy Data Cards 
  • 1x Great Grey Wolf Sif Miniature 
  • 1x Great Grey Wolf Sif Health Dial 
  • 1x Great Grey Wolf Sif Data Card
  • 14x Great Grey Wolf Sif Behaviour Cards 
  • 3x Great Grey Wolf Sif Treasure Cards 
  • 1x Artorias Miniature 
  • 1x Artorias Health Dial 
  • 1x Artorias Data Card 
  • 13x Artorias Behaviour Cards 
  • 3x Artorias Treasure Cards 


Sif is the first boss in Dark Souls™: The Board Game to feature a Cool Down mechanic, which occurs when Sif is edging close to death, and shows the creature in it’s weakened state. Make no mistake: this does not mean that Sif makes for an easy encounter. Reaching Sif’s Limping Strike is not a task to be taken lightly. 


Artorias, too, does not heat up in the same fashion as other bosses. Rather than adding one Heat Up card to his existing behaviour deck, you remove two random behaviour cards then add all three Heat Up cards. Be wary as you approach his Heat Up threshold; the terrifying combination leap attacks that await you can spell your demise if you underestimate them. 

Tiles not included - Core Game Tiles in use
Tiles not included - Core Game Tiles in use


We’ll be joined by Lead Developer Alex Hall as we playthrough the Darkroot Expansion and take on one of the new Main Bosses. We thought we’d let you decide who you want to see on stream via a straw poll: https://www.strawpoll.me/15330359

Join us at 16:00GMT via twitch.tv/steamforged where the Lead Developer, Alex, will be available to answer your questions & we'll be fighting against your chosen Main Boss.


If you missed out on the Darkroot Expansion during the campaign it is available to pre-order now via the Steamforged webstore or your Local Gaming Store.
Tiles not included - Core Game Tiles in use
Tiles not included - Core Game Tiles in use

Chinese New Year Ending - Photos Imminent!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 12:16:57 AM

Hi unkindled,

Chinese New Year is now fully over and our manufacturing partners are now starting to pick up where they left off.

We have requested photographs of the progress and we expect a whole slew of photos to land next week after our contacts do their visits. We have been told that progress is going well and currently on track for the July delivery of Wave 2 to backers.

We are still waiting for final production samples (i.e. the complete product, not parts/whitebox) of the following:

  • Dark Root Expansion
  • Gaping Dragon Expansion
  • Asylum Demon Expansion
  • Vordt Expansion
  • The Four Kings Expansion
  • Old Iron King Expansion

We are expecting these to be shipped to us next week. 

The tile set is still going through final approvals but due to where they are printed this should at this time be hitting with the Wave 2 expansions. The main issue with the tiles was they weren't 'dark' enough so we have worked in a more 'Dark Souls' feel to them to ensure consistency with the brand.

Distributors/Retailers that have not been part of the Kickstarter will soon receive their information to start pre-orders for these products (obviously not the KS exclusive ones!). The release dates will be staggered through August/Sept/Oct for normal retail - however this does not effect Kickstarter backers! All your products are still estimated to arrive together in July. 

If you are a Retail Kickstarter backer, you will also receive ALL of your Wave 2 product together, meaning you will have over 4 weeks (longer on some products) on all lines compared to any retailer who was not part of the Kickstarter.

On-top of all this, you will note the price is considerably higher on all expansions in general compared to what backers have paid.

So, hold tight until the next update which is due next week/when we receive photo's of all the Wave 2 progress!

Praise the Sun! \[T]/