Charlie loves her video games as much as she loves dumb, charming JRPG protagonists: probably way too much. You can often catch her spending too much time being emotional over LGBT stories in games. She also thinks Yakuza 6 is the best one.
From Dark Souls to Divinity: Original Sin, we’ve had a fair share of video games jumping into the board game space. Deck-building roguelike Slay The Spire is the latest game announced to be making the jump. Really, it’s one of the biggest, nicest fits yet.
This adaptation is aptly named Slay The Spire: The Board Game. Admittedly, details are quite limited at the moment. It’s being made by Contention Games and will support up to four players. Potentially, this points to each playable character in the current game, meaning players may take up the mantle of the Ironclad, the Silent, the Defect and the Watcher. It’ll take 45 minutes to play per player and will be a “co-operative deck-building adventure.” That itself is exciting and wondrous to think about, given the source material’s single-player nature.
This truly is an exciting adaptation for indie game fans and board game fans alike. Slay The Spire is a wonderful, heralded game. In our review, we gave it nods for its “unique and cohesive mashup of roguelike and collectable card game mechanics.”
For now, the current release date for Slay The Spire: The Board Game is expected this Autumn for us Aussies. Ordering cannot be completed yet, as the Kickstarter has yet to begin. However, the best place to keep up to date on details is on Contention’s site, where you can be notified when it goes live.