One of my addictions this year has been the mobile game Slay the Spire and I’m guessing I’m not alone in that regard. This roguelike deck builder has players taking one of four heroes up through the spire to try and defeat the BBEG (big bad evil guy). Each character has their own unique spin, such as the Ironclad who’s basically just a big tough guy or The Silent who is a rogue-theme huntress. Whichever character you choose, you must take branching paths up through the tower as you try and survive. Rooms range from monsters to defeat, to shops to buy upgrades, to treasure chests to open. Being a roguelike, once you die, you have to start over from the beginning. However, you do get to keep cards you’ve unlocked, making future runs a tad easier.
But I’m not here to gush over the video game, although if you haven’t played it get, go get it now. The big news dropped today is that publisher Contention Games will be bringing Slay the Spire The Board Game to Kickstarter in Spring of 2021.
If you are like me when you heard that news and said “who?”, that’s because they are relatively new to publishing. Their only other game is Imperium: The Contention which was funded on Kickstarter in the Summer of 2019. It was scheduled to be delivered in February of 2020, but like most Kickstarter projects, was delayed and is now said to be on the boat from China with fulfillment in the near future.
Other than that, we don’t have any details on how the game will work. Contention Games website simply says “Slay the Spire is a cooperative deckbuilding adventure. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and finally become strong enough to Slay the Spire!”
However, if the game is even halfway decent, Slay The Spire’s legions of fans will be all over this one.