What's Inside the Box
I have been a fan of the From Software games ever since my brother introduced me to an imported copy of Demon's Souls. This love has not dwindled right through Dark Souls to Bloodborne and the recent Déraciné on the Playstation VR. This coupled with my enjoyment of table top gaming, it should come as no surprise that Bloodborne the Card Game would be perfect title to add to the gaming shelf. That said I am a little late to the party, but I am glad I have it now and the purpose of this post is to share my thoughts on what comes in the box.
Firstly, I was very impressed how nicely everything sits in the box. Not only does it look fantastic with how it is organized so neatly but it also all goes back in the box with no trouble at all, which is a huge plus for me. There is nothing worse than a board game that does not pack away easily.
Next item in the box is the Blood Echo Tokens. The creator of the game could have easily just done plain red tokens or cardboard cut outs with an image of the Blood Echo Items from the Video game. I really like the marbled or liquid congealed blood look to these tokens and it is nice to have plastic and not just cardboard. Blood Echoes are banked once you visit the Hunters Dream, so don't push your luck for too long or all the hard work may be undone.
Monsters, Bosses and Weapons
The game is recommended for ages 14+ but My 6 and 9 year kids both were able to play without too much trouble. Odin (9) was fine and has learnt a few tactics that has served to well and Aria (6) even won her first game. However, I am not sure if it is a good thing that she won her first game. It could be good that the game is simple enough that a child can play this game and succeed. Or it could be that there is just too much luck involved that let her win. Or most likely the reason is that I am very bad at games.
As mentioned earlier this is not a full review of the game, however, I am happy to give it my tick of approval (for what it is worth). It is a good adaption of the original video game into card game form so it will appeal to any Bloodborne fans. Ignoring the Bloodborne skin, I also think it is a well done card game in its own right and could be enjoyed by someone who is not familiar with the original media.