The Four Kings Expansion - Production Sample

Dark Souls™: The Board Game & ALL Expansions have completed their Development Cycle and are now locked. This includes the Retail Exclusive Mega Bosses - we’ll be revealing these sculpts & a brief overview of their rules in a future update!! Today, however, we have another ‘Print Proof’ to preview to you! If you’ve missed our previous previews you can check them out below:

Wave 2 is on track for delivery in July 2018. Last week the Production Copies of Wave 2 Expansions arrived. We asked which Expansion you wanted to see first, and it was a close-run vote between The Four Kings Expansion and The Gaping Dragon. But, The Four Kings managed to just eek it out ahead… 

Now dwellers of the bleak and lonely Abyss, the Four Kings at one time were great leaders amongst men, the rules of New Londo. As that once-proud kingdom now lies in ruins, so too is spent the virtue of humanity of the Four Kings, who remain to watch over that flooded and cruel place alongside their Darkwraith knights…

SPOILER ALERT: If you want the gameplay experience of The Four Kings Expansion to be entirely unexpected do not read the text, just look at the pretty pictures.  

Obligatory Spoiler Alert out of the way…let’s have a look at what you get in the box.  

  • 1x Rules Insert  
  • 4x Four King Miniatures
  • 4x Four King Health Dials
  • 1x Four Kings Data Card
  • 4x Four King Identifier Tokens
  • 20x Four King Behaviour Cards
  • 2x Four Kings Treasure Cards  
  • 4x Level 4 Encounter Cards  
  • 1x Mega Boss Game Board (Double Sided)  

The Four Kings Mega Boss  

We don’t want to spoil too much of the fight but there are some new game elements introduced with The Four Kings Expansion. Most Mini/Main/Mega Boss battles pit you against a single powerful Boss, the Four Kings puts you and your friends against four bosses. But don’t fret, only one King begins on the board, when the behaviour deck is exhausted another King is summoned into play, and so on until all Four Kings are present (or dead). This fight is a sprint, not a marathon. If you dilly dally you’ll soon find yourself respawning at the bonfire.

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Campaign Scenario ‘Bathed in Flame’  

The Four Kings Expansion comes with a new Campaign, Call of the Abyss, that draws on content from the Core Game, Darkroot Expansion and The Four Kings Expansion. Over Five Game Sessions you will venture from the Undead Parish, through the Royal Wood, before ending in the The Abyss where you must defeat the Four Kings and their fiendish Level 4 Encounters.

Unboxing the Expansions!

We’ll be unboxing The Four Kings and the Asylum Demon on SFG Live this Thursday (3rd May) via twitch.tv/Steamforged at 4PM BST with one of the Lead Developers, Alex Hall. If you can’t watch the livestream, then the video will be available to watch on the Steamforged Games YouTube Channel the following day.