Shovel Knight started out life as a Kickstarter project, so it’s rather fitting his very own board game will be funded the same way. Yes, that’s right; Shovel Knight is being transformed into a competitive side-scrolling miniatures board game for one to four players. The name of this game is Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels.

Players take on the role of different coloured knights to “shovel out justice in spades” against the evil Order of No Quarter, while trying to hoard as much treasure as possible.

“The core aspect of the game is all about trying to gather the most gold, whether it's from defeating enemies, digging up treasure mounds, damaging bosses, or even taking them from a rival Shovel Knight. We also have our own unique elements, like side scrolling tiles, jumping over spiked pits, equipping unique armor and accessories, and fighting against the dastardly Order of No Quarter!”

The Yacht Club-based board game is being designed by Panda Cult Games and at the time of writing has raised just over US$20,000, and requires a total amount of $80,000 – with 25 days to go. If you pledge $70 or more, you’ll get a copy of Dungeon Duels, one Shield Knight model and a hero card.

Shovel Knight Dungeon Duels

If you would like to find out how exactly to play the game, you can download a PDF version of the rule book or view the hour-long video demonstration below:

For more information, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page and the Panda Cult Games website.

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[via nintendoenthusiast.com, kickstarter.com]