Encounter Cards are a type of Card in Dark Souls The Board Game. In the video game the rooms you enter will contain several things; some have enemies, some have traps with no enemies, some have traps and enemies, some may be seemingly empty but for a chest or a mimic. In the board game these enemies and events that take place on a tile as you enter it are controlled by encounter cards, which are put together to form an encounter deck. When you enter a room you draw an encounter card and that tells you what you're facing in this room. These decks scale in difficulty according to the Boss that is lying in wait at the end of them, if you're facing a mini-boss you could expect the encounter deck to be less difficult than if you have a boss in waiting.