Dark Souls: The Card Game


Dark Souls: The Card Game is a cooperative deck evolution card game for 1-4 players. Players must explore the Encounters around them, defeating a myriad of enemies to gain Souls and Treasure.

They must use these to evolve and adapt their deck to better fight their enemies. When the players are ready, they must challenge the powerful bosses that lie within.

The players must walk a narrow path, however, since their decks allow them to attack their enemies, but also represent their health. Decks are only refreshed when the players rest at the bonfire, so players must defeat their enemies while husbanding their strength for the greater challenges ahead.

Thinking quickly and adapting to the enemy’s attacks is key for survival. A misstep can be fatal, but the rewards of success are great. Adapt your deck, evolve your strategy, and prepare to die.

Designer: David Carl
Publisher:  Steamforged Games
Player numbers: 1-4 Players
Recommended Age: 12+
Game Time: 45-60 minutes

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Awards & Honours:

2019 Origins Awards Best Card Game Nominee


Dark Souls: The Card Game – Seekers of Humanity Expansion

1 review for Dark Souls: The Card Game

  1. Boris Kirov (verified owner)

    Brilliant, super-addictive and very thematic card-based deck building dungeon crawler. Set up time around 5m (once you get a hang of it). In terms of complexity of rules, game is surprisingly easy to learn. Game time around 1h20m for 2 players doing full run with 2 bosses and some minor grinding for items and xp. It’s worth it though as the new weapons and equipment can really turn the tide. Just be mindful of deck-building element – you need to put the deck for your character together by yourself, thus eliminating the luck aspect that can arise from random decks.

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