Dr.STONE Anime Series Gets Official Board Game Release in Japan

03.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME

The popular anime series Dr.STONE is getting an official board game entitled “Senku to Bunmei no Akari” (Senku and the Civilisation of Light) which will be released in Japan on December 24, 2020.

Dr.STONE is a popular manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. An anime adaptation aired in 2019 with a second season on the way in January 2021. The series has been praised the world over for its story and animation quality.

 

The board game was designed by Japanese board game designer Seiji Kaina whose designs have received much praise, including being endorsed at the annual board and card games awards Spiel des Jahres for the game Love Letter. Kaina has also been awarded Golden Geek in four categories on the international board game hobbyist website BoardGameGeek.


The game follows the Dr.STONE story and has players work working together to rebuild civilisation by making a whole list of different items together with the help of series protagonist Senku. Players play as one of six characters from the series such as Chrome and Kohaku as they try to clear the story.

 

© 米スタジオ・Boichi/集英社・Dr. STONE製作委員会 ©2020Arclight,ink.

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    ©米スタジオ・Boichi / Shueisha・Dr.STONE Production Committee

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