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The Dark Souls board game has reached its Kickstarter goal in three minutes

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Dark Souls enthusiasts took a three minute break from praising the sun today in order to fund a Dark Souls board game. That's no exaggeration: the £50,000 goal was reached within three minutes, according to an update on the project's Kickstarter page, and at the time of writing it has amassed £391,644. By the time you read this, that figure will likely have risen.

It's an impressive figure – few video games can boast such successful crowdfunding campaigns nowadays – but it's not for nothing. I'm no expert in the board game department (that's best left for Evan or Wes), but the package looks pretty cool. Two boss characters have been revealed so far in the form of Smough & Ornstein and the Dancer of the Boreal Valley. There are four playable classes taken straight from the game, and it looks like invasions are in as well.

The video below provides a decent overview of how it'll work and why you should care. If you can spare the five minutes from your Dark Souls 3 NG+ run, that is.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.