It took a mere four hours to reach the $160,000 USD ($235,000 AUD) goal required to fund Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game — A board game based on one of my favorite video games of all time- Divinity Original Sin II. The campaign is only three days old, but it has already raised $588,000 USD ($865,000 AUD) and surpassed 7 of the 9 stretch goals.
Game developer Larian Studios, along with board game developer, Lynnvander Studios, have spent the best part of one year developing a prototype for its Kickstarter campaign — 4 hours later, their hard work was rewarded.
Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game allows 4 players to experience the amazing world of Rivellon in an narrative adventure filled with tactical combat and meaningful choices, much like the video games it’s based on. Divinity Original Sin II is one of the best games I’ve ever played and despite not being an avid board game collector, I can’t wait to see how this game translates into a board game.
Now the board game isn’t exactly what you would call cheap, $150 USD ($220 AUD) will get you the Standard Edition (plus stretch goals), while Divinity enthusiasts will be have to dig a little deeper into their wallets to afford the Extended Edition ($220 USD/$325 AUD).
Larian Studios have listed a October 2020 delivery date for the board game. Interested? Head over to the official Kickstarter campaign and secure your copy.