See SFG at SPIEL 2016 for a Hands-on look at
Dark Souls™: The Board GameGuild Ball, and Shadow Games!

Have you been dying to experience the brutality of the Dark Souls board game first hand? You’re in luck! Steamforged Games will be attending SPIEL—the world's largest trade fair for toys and games—for the second time, and we’re bringing phenomenal deals, special show exclusives, and the games you know and love. Whether you’re one of our backers who can’t wait for Dark Souls: The Board Game or an avid Guild Ball coach, you’ll want to stop by Hall 2, booth C-122 to see us in person because we’ve got something special for everyone. Here’s a quick look at what we have planned for 13–16 Oct


If you stop by our booth and tell one of the Steamforged Staff that you’re looking to WHEEL & DEAL FAVOUR, he or she will enter you into our secret raffle for a chance to win a free copy of Shadow Games. One random raffle winner will be picked each day. Winners must be present to claim their prize. If you aren’t present to claim your prize at the time of the drawing, another winner will be selected at random. Thursday will have a later drawing time to give attendees more time to enter.




[Oct. 13 Update]: Sunday's winner will get a free copy of Kick Off, the 2-Player Starter Set for Guild Ball. This prize will be shipped to the winner's address upon the game's release.


We’ll be demoing the following games all event long. Be sure to come early and often because our demos fill up quickly!


A bloody mob football game of intense action and high stakes, Guild Ball gives fans of tabletop miniatures games a new, intuitive game with vast depth, complex strategy, and amazing miniatures. 

Players take on the role of coach and go head-to-head against an opposing guild—the first team to score 12 victory points wins the match. But get ready for blood to meet dirt, players bring dirty knives, traps, poison, smoke bombs, and more to each match. Victory comes from anticipation, positioning, bluffing, and resource management as coaches use their players’ unique plays and counter plays to take out opponents and score goals.


The Dark Souls board game is a brutally hard exploration miniatures game for 1–4 players. (Note: To make sure everyone gets a chance to play the demo, player participation will be limited to 2 per demo session.) Prepare to die.                            

The game features a "fast set-up, long reveal" mechanism that gets you into the game quickly and builds the location as you explore. The sense of danger is palpable as you discover new, dangerous locations and the monsters that inhabit them. The core combat mechanics and enemy behavior system force deep strategic play and clever management of stamina to survive.

Dark Souls: The Board Game comes with numerous boss and mini-boss encounters—including one against the Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough—and utilizes an innovative behavior mechanism so no two encounters are ever the same, giving the game near infinite replayability.

Shadow Games (€26.99)

Our brand-new card game brings Guild Ball’s devious world of intrigue and politics to life.

Players use various Plot and Agent cards to bribe, steal, and earn favour as they compete to be the first to recruit the new star player. But it takes more than simply playing the hand you’ve been dealt to win. Lying about the card you play (and getting away with it) will grant powerful bluff bonuses and accelerate your victory. Just don’t get caught—it will cost you valuable favours to save face!

If you’re a fan of compact, quick-paced card games that involve betraying your friends, this is sure to be a must-have. Easy to learn, addictive, and fast, what’s not to like? One game of Shadow Games only takes about 15 minutes to play.


Not only will we have our entire line of Guild Ball models and accessories but we’ll also have some special limited edition items & deals that you can only get at Spiel!

Limited Edition Flint (€15.95)

Flint is a handsome man and a charmer by nature, but do not let his appearance fool you. He is a hardened rogue, who gained his skills playing his inmates whilst incarcerated. The sport is now his fickle mistress, and he lives for the thrill of the high-stake games in front of the cheering crowds. This limited edition sculpt gives you an alternate pose that’s sure to leave your opponent weak in the knees.

Limited Edition Guild Mugs (€12.95)

Show off your Guild pride with these limited edition mugs. Available with each Guild’s unique logo, they’re great for sipping tea and coffee or holding water while you paint your models. 

Limited Edition Tater (12.95)

Wholesome and friendly, Tater is known as Prince Charming by his fans and teammates alike, but that’s not the only thing he brings to the pitch. Deadly in melee, the opposition has come to fear his punishing tackles and signature Scything Charge. This limited edition sculpt is your first chance to take a look at a player from our NEW Farmer’s Guild, so don’t miss out!


13–15 Oct. 2016 10 AM – 7 PM
16 Oct. 2016 10 AM – 6 PM


Messe Essen
Norbertstr. 2, 45131 Essen

So don’t forget to find us in Hall 2 at booth C-122! 
And click here to learn more about Spiel 2016 tickets.