PREPARE TO DIE

You probably saw this on Kickstarter. If you’re a Dark Souls fan, it would be hard not to have heard about it. But we don’t always have the money to plunk down on a hypothetical game, and we don’t always trust campaigns to come through with the goods on time. Steamforged, however, definitely delivered, and now that they’ve sent their backers copies of the game, it’s time for us to get in on it, too.

Meet Dark Souls, in board game form. It’s got that same exponential challenge rating as the video game, along with the mechanism that returns you to the stupid bonfire every time you die. Which you will. A lot. And you may grind and grind and never even get to the main boss. But when you finally defeat the boss, it’s so dang satisfying. And even if you never do, you’re going to get a box full of really spectacular PVC miniatures, so that’s some consolation, right?

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Harry Potter Ultimate Trivial Pursuit

Harry Potter faced an enormous struggle. One young gifted boy and his friends had to use only their brains and a few magical pieces of wood to take on He Who Must Not be Named, a dark wizard set on overthrowing the balance of the entire wizarding world.

Uno Card Game

UNO Card Game. America’s Number One Brand of Family Game. Get into the fast fun for everyone with UNO. See why this color coded card game is such a popular brand of family Game. Be the first player or team to score 500 points. Points are scored by being the first to rid yourself of all the cards in your hand before your opponents. Play cards from your hand by either matching color or number with the top card of the discard pile. When you have one card left, yell UNO!

Super Mario Chess Game Collector’s Edition

The 1st-ever Nintendo-authorized chess game… starring the most popular Super Mario characters! Packaged in a cool collector’s tin, this super-special set features 32 colorfully detailed pieces, including Mario (king), Luigi (queen), Princess Peach (bishop), Princess Daisy (bishop), Yoshi (knight), Toad (rook), Coin (pawn), Bowser (king), Bowser Jr. (queen), Magikoopa (bishop), Birdo (knight), Goomba (rook), and Koopa Shell (pawn). Unbelievable! Measures 3-inches tall x 11-inches wide x 11-inches long.