The Last Kingdom board game surpasses $30,000 Kickstarter goal
Netflix’s new The Last Kingdom movie Seven Kings Must Die is coming out in April, and the hype train has fully left the station. Beyond the highly-anticipated film, we also got news the other day that author Bernard Cornwell and chef Suzanne Pollak will be releasing a new book, Uhtred’s Feast, which contains brand new short fiction about the titular hero as well as 80 Anglo-Saxon recipes.
But you know what’s better than just eating The Last Kingdom-themed food? Eating The Last Kingdom-themed food while you play a Last Kingdom-themed board game. And soon, this dream can become a reality.
The Last Kingdom board game passes Kickstarter goal
Gamelyn Games is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to support an officially licensed The Last Kingdom board game created by prolific board game designer John D Clair, where players must choose their allegiances and compete for control of medieval England. The good news is that as of this writing, Gamelyn Games has already surpassed its $30,000 Kickstarter goal, meaning this board game will definitely become a reality. As of this writing, The Last Kingdom Board Game has raised over $45,000 with 15 days still to go on its campaign. And who said Uhtred doesn’t have his place in the history books?
The Last Kingdom Board Game contains over 200 pieces, including 18 figurines of iconic characters like Uhtred, Aethelflaed, Jarl Guthrum and more. Now that the Kickstarter is funded, the game will officially make its way into stores eventually. It will retail for $70, but if you back the Kickstarter you can get it for the lower price point of $55.
Tie-in board games are always a fun time with sweeping medieval sagas; I’m getting flashbacks to the old Game of Thrones board game just thinking about it. Check out the video above if you’d like to get an idea of what the game looks like, how it plays, and all the intricacies that go along with it. Destiny is all!
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