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The Witcher: Old World is a new board game coming next year

Geralt's great adventures may be over, but CD Projekt isn't finished with the world of The Witcher. Today the studio announced a new board game in the works called The Witcher: Old World, designed in partnership with board game publisher Go On Board and headed to Kickstarter in May.

The game is designed for 2-5 players, who will become monster slayers for hire after completing their training at one of the famed Witcher schools: Wolf, Viper, Cat, Bear, or Griffin. You'll take on contracts, battle monsters, "face difficult choices," and maybe even throw down with witchers from other schools—have to defend the honor of the ol' alma mater, after all. 

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This will not be the first Witcher-based board game to come along: That honor, as far as I know, goes to the creatively-named The Witcher Adventure Game, which features Geralt and his various pals, and actually predates The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A digital version is also available, and is actually on sale at the moment on GOG for $1, if you're curious. R. Talsorian Games, the publisher of the Cyberpunk RPGs upon which CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077 is based, also released a tabletop Witcher Role-Playing Game in 2018. 

There's no indication as to what the buy-in cost on The Witcher: Old World Kickstarter will be, but you can sign up to be notified when it goes live.

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.