Divinity: Original Sin - The Board Game Update #38

Last we heard about the board game version of Divinity: Original Sin, it was just about ready to be shipped to the people who backed the project on Kickstarter. And as such, the project's latest update brings us an unboxing video featuring Larian's product manager Kieron Kelly and, unsurprisingly, the contents of the game box.

Check it out:

And here are some additional details:

Hello everyone and welcome to update 38!

In our last update, we shared an updated shipping timeline for backers. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

We also mentioned we’ll soon post a deeper look into Nightmare Mode, and we will have that update with you soon!

But right now, we have exciting news: we’ve just received a Production Proof for the board game and we couldn’t wait to unbox it for you. In the video below, Kieron Kelly will take you through the unboxing of the proof and all its parts, including boards and trays, tokens, cards, and dice.

We hope this will give you an idea of the dimensions and how each of the parts will look once you have the game in your hands.

A few caveats:
  • This is still a work in progress. Some of the materials, prints, and size of the elements might change. Kieron will detail these in the video.
  • The box we are using in this video is not printed, as the size of the overall box has recently changed. You will see the look of the printed box at the start of the video.
  • We don’t expect any of these corrections to affect the timeline we shared with you in the previous update.
Some highlights from the unboxing include:
  • We have taken a lot of care to make sure the dimensions of the boxes and trays keep all the items protected in transit and safely stored.
  • The box itself has a gloss finish with a UV varnish on the logo on all sides.
  • All the components you need for the Tutorial are on their own section of the box, ready for you to start playing without having to remove all the parts from the box
  • The Divine Atlas pages have a matte lamination on them that will protect them from scratches and damage.
  • Player boards and minion trays are double layered, allowing you to place tokens and cards on them and keep them secure even when moving them around.
  • Minion trays come with dial attachments to easily keep track of their health points.
  • The wells in the tray will organize the cards by Acts and will also fit the expansion cards in them.
As for the expansions (Dungeon mode, Haunted Keep, and Nemesis), they will be packed in their own boxes that will fit perfectly on top of the main game box. These will be mailed to backers at the same time as the main game, so you will be able to play with all the expansions from your first session.

That’s all for this update, thank you for reading (and watching) and see you soon in the next one, with a look at Nightmare Mode!