Slay The Spire: The Board Game Hitting Kickstarter In 2021

Published: January 5, 2021 10:58 AM /


Slay The Spire: The Board Game - Key Art

Classic roguelite card game Slay The Spire is finally becoming a full-fledged board game. Slay The Spire: The Board Game will be hitting Kickstarter later this year from Contention Games, the folks behind Imperium: The Contention

Slay The Spire Had Tabletop Roots

It was almost inevitable that Slay The Spire: The Board Game would be made. After all, the original game was basically already a tabletop game that you could play on your computer. There are some key differences that'll make playing the board game version a little different for anyone who's already familiar with the source material. 

Slay The Spire: The Board Game is a co-op experience for 1-4 players, a departure from the original's single-player-only mechanics. Although we don't know much about the game's specific mechanics, we do know that it'll be a deckbuilding game tasking players accruing enough power to defeat monsters, gain relics and eventually 'slay the spire' as the name suggests. 

Roguelite Card Game To Tabletop Deckbuilder

The original Slay The Spire features roguelike elements but right now it is not clear how they'll be translated into the tabletop version. Some games, such as The Sorcerer's Cave do feature elements such as random dungeon creation and perma-death but translating a game where the map changes on each attempt could bring some unique challenges for the designers, although there are precedents for it with maps being built by tiles each game in games like Mage Knight. Until the Kickstarter campaign launches later this year we won't have any concrete details on how the designers have pulled this task off. 

You can sign up to be notified when the Kickstarter page goes live over at Contention Games' website right now, and the Kickstarter should be launched in Spring of 2021. There's no word on an expected release date for Slay The Spire: The Board Game yet. 

What do you think of Slay The Spire: The Board Game? Will you be signing up to be notified about the Kickstarter? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

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