Skyrim Is Coming To The World Of Board Games

By Ben Hamill - March 03 2021
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Skyrim Is Coming To The World Of Board Games

Skyrim is finally coming to board game. According to the pre-release details of an upcoming new crowdfunding initiative, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, if all were to go according to plan, will soon be available in board game format.

Although there aren’t any additional details available at this time, those interested in making a Skyrim board game happen can sign up on the official crowdfunding page to be notified of all new details and titbits as they happen. What we do know is that Skyrim – The Boardgame is being billed as an epic game of adventure across Skyrim, and one that will be made available and playable for 1-4 players.

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Adventure-Style Role Playing

What we can expect from the Skyrim board game is that it will at some point become available as a tabletop simulator for previewing purposes. Also, that it will follow the style of an adventure board game, which typically involves players moving their alias characters between specific points and goals on a map.

Not unlike typical role-playing games, certain actions and events are decided by the roll of a pair of dice, and rewards are typically presented in the form of either money or equipment with which to play the game. Players also accumulate points, and ultimately, the player with the most points wins.

The tabletop simulator will in all likelihood not reveal much in the way of actual nitty-gritty details but is expected to instead give players a basic overview of what to expect in terms of general look and feel. A sort of Skyrim playthrough seems to be at the order of the day.

Made By Modiphius And Bethesda

The board game is being produced by Bethesda and board game and RPG publisher Modiphius. Already an existing and ongoing partnership, this would have to be the most predictable bit about the entire production.

Modiphius, who are supposed to be publishing tabletop board games based on Dishonored and Fallout, will likely be tasked with creating the miniatures. They previously made the miniatures for board game-editions of games such as Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms.

Originally released in 2011, Skyrim has since sold more than 30 million copies. The game has to date been released on two generations of gaming consoles and is inspired by Norse mythology. Although not much is yet known about when a next installment in the popular Elder Scrolls franchise may hit the shelves, fans are positive it will be set in Hammerfall.

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