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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns — The Game [KICKSTARTER]

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Kickstarter Funded March 2021!

  • 1-2 Players
  • Ages 14+
  • 90 Minutes per Book 

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns — The Game is a solo board game experience in which you don the cape and cowl and journey through Frank Miller’s iconic comic book series. Instead of traditional leveling up, this is a game of attrition. As Batman, you must come out of retirement and do everything you can to beat back a relentless tide of ruthless mutants, cops, and press looking to bring you down. Get ready to face villains like Two-Face, The Joker, and the leader of the Mutant Gang… as well as your powerful former ally, Superman!

The game is played over the course of four epic “Books,” with the results of each carrying over to the next. Each Book features unique rules, allies, abilities, and epic boss battles. You can also play each Book standalone, with setup instructions for easy, normal, and hard modes. There’s even a VS Mode that lets one player take control of Batman’s enemies.

The game is offered in a regular edition and a Deluxe Edition featuring 20 miniature figures designed in the distinct Frank Miller art style of the comic! The Kickstarter Exclusive versions of the game come with 12 additional cards, a dice bag, and unique box art, plus a slipcase, a Standalone Missions & Versus Mode rulebook, and additional miniatures for the Deluxe Edition.

Key Features

  • Based on Frank Miller’s iconic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns limited comic series
  • Highly detailed miniatures sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron (Deluxe Edition only)
  • Accessible to hardcore and casual gamers alike
  • Variable setup and endless combinations of Fight and Detective Cards
  • Play as Batman and use unique Batarang dice
  • Uses imagery from the comic

    Game Contents

    Base Game:

    • 215 Game Cards
    • 10 Oversized Cards
    • 1 Game Board (23" x 27")
    • 160+ Tokens
    • 21 Standees
    • 21 Standee Bases
    • 1 Dry Erase Marker
    • 11 Engraved Batarang Dice
    • 35 Other Engraved Dice
    • 4 Rulebooks
    • Box with hinged lid and metallic clasp [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • 8 Additional Action Cards [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • 4 New Goal Cards [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]

    Deluxe Edition also includes:

    • 20 miniatures based on Frank Miller's classic art including Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, The Joker, Superman, and the exclusive figures listed below.
    • Miniatures Box with hinged lid and metallic clasp [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • Premium Slipcase  [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • Commissioner Yindel Miniature [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • Selina Kyle Miniature  [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • Remote Control Bat [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]
    • 16-Page Standalone Mission & Versus Mode Rulebook [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE]

    Rulebook: Book 1

    Rulebook: Book 2

    Rulebook: Book 3

    Rulebook: Book 4

    Standalone Missions & VS Mode Rulebook



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