So uh, speaking of birthdays... my brother, his partner and my partner all pulled a sneaky on me, and bought me the Kickstarter edition of Dark Souls: The Board Game. Granted, my birthday isn't until December, so I was a bit gob smacked and surprised about this... but the three of them told me that they saw this game at a discounted price, went for it, and decided that rather than hold onto it for the next eight months or so, they decided to give it to me now. I wouldn't have minded them holding onto it until my actual birthday, but they didn't want to do that, out of fear that I might actually try and buy the game for myself. So... here it is. Wow. One dollar Australian coin for scale. The boss and mini-boss miniatures are amazingly detailed and for a board game, they're bloody massive. I haven't read all of the rules yet, but I want to finish reading off the rule book and getting a good understanding of the game and how it works before I actually try it out. It's a one to four player cooperative game where you fight an "AI", so I just need to find people crazy enough to play with me. My brother probably will, but I'm unsure if our partners will be interested.