Batman™: Gotham City Chronicles

A project in Las Vegas, NV by Monolith Board Games LLC

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Fight for Gotham City as the heroes or work alone as the villain in a miniatures boardgame for 2 to 4 players exclusive to Kickstarter.
Backers: 19301
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Funded: $4,402,883 of $500,000
Dates: Feb 27th -> Mar 31st (32 days)
Project By: Monolith Board Games LLC
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Bats VS Butterflies - 3 Upcoming Board Games of June 2019

May 28th - via:
Best board games coming to Kickstarter in late May and early June. We take a look at big licences like Batman: Gotham City Chronicles and indie campaigns. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Games in 2018 - Trends and Numbers

February 21st - via:
Tabletop gaming category on Kickstarter has managed to outdo itself yet again in 2018. More board game campaigns have appeared again, got funded successfully and had people pledge more money per campaign than they did last year. The number of US total dollars pledged reached in said category over 165 million, setting a new yearly record  (Read More)

TENTACCOLADE Awards - Best Kickstarter Tabletop Games of 2018

January 3rd - via:
2018 was full of surprises, huge projects and changes on tabletop gaming related Kickstarter sections. Some creators appeared out of nowhere, others lost popularity and some rose to power, by completely obliterating the competition. Today we (Read More)

The Duke

March 31st - via:
Greetings Gothamites, We’re getting close now and we’ve unlocked a character many have been wondering about. Make way for the Duke! Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron During the events of Year Zero, Bruce Wayne really needed a friend. The city had been... (Read More)

Up From the Sewers

March 31st - via:
Greetings Gothamites, We’ve got one more alternate sculpt for you.This one looks quite different from the Croc design of Jim Lee, offering a more classic version of the character. We hope our painting enthusiasts appreciate the diversity. Sculpted... (Read More)

Gotham’s Future Knight

March 30th - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron A hundred years into the future, Gotham became a police state. All were tracked, and with telepathic government agents in the mix, no data was private. And then came an urban legend—one who emulated the look and... (Read More)

The Only Thing to Fear is Fear…Toxin

March 30th - via:
Hello again Gothamites, We’re moving right along and still have stretch goals in the bank. Let’s see what else we can unlock before the end of this wild ride. Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Doctor Jonathan Crane was skinny to the point of being... (Read More)

We Caught Ourselves a Rat

March 30th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos In Gotham, some villains are obsessed with penguins, or cats. Others place their interests in less savory animals such as rats. Otis Flannegan was a down-to-earth employee of the city of Gotham in charge of eliminating the... (Read More)

No Grapes, Just Wrath

March 29th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos Being Batman clearly requires much skill, but one has to imagine it also requires much restraint. But what if The Dark Knight forgot all his principles and unleashed his untethered rage? Such a shift would result in a... (Read More)

The Man Who Broke the Bat

March 29th - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Born in a prison on Santa Prisca Island in Central America, Bane spent the first 17 years of his life behind bars. There, he learned how to fight. To hide. To deceive. In a word, to survive. When he escaped, it was with... (Read More)

Brace Yourselves! The End is Coming!

March 29th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, It's hard to believe but we've reached the final 48 hours of this campaign! We want to thank all of you for coming along for the ride and for pledging to bring this ambitious game to life at the scale we all want it to be. We... (Read More)

Plotting With the Past

March 29th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos When Batman dug deep into the investigation of the mysterious Hush, he realized this antagonist was someone very close to him—someone who knew his deepest secrets. And as is often the case, the Dark Knight’s mind was... (Read More)

Tools of the Trade: A Look at Bat-gadgets

March 28th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, In this article, we are going to take a closer look at bat-gadgets. Creating a game about Batman without integrating a bat-gadget system was simply inconceivable. As we already had equipment cards, Bat-gadgets needed to be... (Read More)

The Fiery Saint of Gotham

March 28th - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Jean-Paul Valley was just an ordinary student before the brutal murder of his father. It was then, in the grips of grief, that he discovered his dark heritage. Valley was the descendant of a long line of servants of the... (Read More)

A Nefarious Deposit

March 27th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, The end is near and we anticipate a busy final lap. Thanks for staying with us and for all your feedback. Today we want to highlight another scenario, this one featuring the bank map and two heroes. You will notice that Oracle... (Read More)

Gameplay Video - Turn Example

March 27th - via:
Good Morning Gothamites, Today we wanted to show you something a bit different from the usual. Some of you might have already watched the 5 gameplay videos available on our YouTube channel. They are here to give you a quick overview of some of... (Read More)

Air pollution alert on Gotham City!

March 27th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos Drury Walker was a common gangster who, impressed by Batman’s methods, decided to turn into some kind of a “criminal Batman” and chose the moth as his animal totem. He even had a Moth-cave, and Moth-gadgets like a... (Read More)

A Cast of Colorful Characters

March 26th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, Today we wish to show off the fine work of our resident painter, Martin Grandbarbe. I’m sure many of you have seen his work before, as he’s painted most of our minis in the past. We couldn’t wait to show off his most... (Read More)

Let’s Milk this Campaign for all it’s Worth

March 25th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, It’s time once again to celebrate a milestone reached in this campaign. We have, ahem, mooved past the $3, 327, 757 mark, and as much as it pains the Conan fan in me to admit, we’ve beaten the mighty Cimmerian in terms of... (Read More)

King Tusk

March 25th - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Born in Brooklyn, this hulking mass of deformed thug embraced his identity as the “elephant-man” and decorated his tusks with jewels and rings. Tusk was only a small-time villain leading a small-time crew of... (Read More)

Everybody Needs a Friend

March 24th - via:
In this article, we’re going to look at allies and how they’re controlled with the Command skill. If a player has chosen a hero with the elite/henchman command skill, that player must choose an ally tile associated with his side. These ally tiles... (Read More)

Honed Like a Fine Blade

March 23rd - via:
Greetings Gothamites, We’re getting close to our final week. Let’s keep these stretch goals coming! For now, have a look at Katana’s combat capabilities and take a peek at what’s next . Sculpted by Irek Zielinski Though her melee attack... (Read More)

Scenario - Déjà Vu

March 23rd - via:
Good day to you Gothamites, "Why the hell did you come with a piece of building under your foot?" We are back with another update today, and we want to show you yet another scenario you will find in the core box, and this time, Batman received a... (Read More)

Villain Campaign Pack

March 23rd - via:
Greeting Gothamites, We have a bit of different update for you today. It involves something we said we wouldn’t do, but also something we said we were trying to do. Well, we’ve figured out a way to do the thing we said we wouldn’t do without... (Read More)

Scenario - The Green Invasion

March 22nd - via:
Greetings Citizens of Gotham City, "Did someone bring some weedkiller?" We continue to reveal some of the 21 scenarios you will find in the core boxes, and this time, the heroes will have to help Batman in fighting a plant invasion. But not the kind... (Read More)


March 21st - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos Contragulations Gothamites, You have selected his pose and now you have unlocked the Emerald Archer! He can now join his favorite "black bird" in the scenarios of the core box. Sculpted by Edgar Ramos Sculpted by Edgar Ramos... (Read More)

Under the Cover of Night

March 21st - via:
Greetings Gothamites, We wanted to give a definitive response to a frequently asked question regarding the Wayne manor expansion. Artwork by Georges Clarenko & David Demaret As you may already know, we have decided to remove the Batcave from the... (Read More)

Quick, to the Batmobile!

March 20th - via:
We already told you a bit about the Batmobile and showed you how awesome the miniature will be. Now we want to go further into the description of the gameplay associated with this add-on.   WARNING: The ridges you may see on the Batmobile are only... (Read More)

Green Arrow lifts the Hood!

March 20th - via:
Good day, Gothamites, A few days back, we opened a vote for Green Arrow’s pose and we received more than 2,800 votes! You selected the first pose which is this one And our sculptor, Edgar Ramos, turned it into this! Sculpted by Edgar Ramos  ... (Read More)

Scenario - To Sink a City

March 19th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, In this gameplay update, we want to give you a first look at a fully laid out scenario. Please note that this is still subject to evolutions. The scenarios in English and French can be downloaded at the bottom of this update.... (Read More)

Hear Her Cry!

March 19th - via:
Sculpted by Irek Zielinski   Artwork by Jim Lee - All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder   Dinah Lance took over the role of Black Canary from her mother, a master of martial arts. Clearly, Dinah had much to live up to, and not only did she... (Read More)

The Diagnosis is Death!

March 17th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos Doctor Death isn’t the most well-known of Batman’s villains; however, he does have the distinction of being the first genuine super-villain the Dark Knight faced, all the way back in Detective Comics #29 (published 1939!)... (Read More)

The Forgotten Character: Gotham City Locales (Episode 2 of 2)

March 16th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, We continue our journey into the creation process of a map for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles with the second part of our article. Meanwhile the artists continued to polish the look of the map, we started placing the many... (Read More)

Look What the Cat Dragged In

March 15th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, With just over two weeks to go we’ve managed to crack the enviable 3 million dollar mark! A massive thanks to all our backers. We’ve got plenty left to come and a few things you may not expect. Now, let’s look on in wonder... (Read More)

You Asked, We Listened

March 15th - via:
Many have wondered which DC characters from outside of the Bat-verse may be featured in Batman Gotham City Chronicles. It’s a fair question – one we’ve asked ourselves. At Monolith we’ve had a lot of discussions about this, and had a few in... (Read More)

The Forgotten Character: Gotham City Locales (Episode 1 of 2)

March 14th - via:
Greetings Gothamites, In this informative update, we would like to provide some insight into the process of creating the maps for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. Let us take you from the genesis of an idea, to the final board that will be coming your... (Read More)

The Man in the Wooden Skull

March 14th - via:
  Most of Gotham’s criminals display their fair share of pageantry, but there’s only one who wears a wooden mask shaped like a skull. Though he wasn’t always a big player on the Gotham crime circuit, and even spent some time in Arkham,... (Read More)

All It Takes is One Bad Day

March 13th - via:
Hi Gotham Citizens, This time, we want to show you a few more details about what's included in the (villains') core box of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. In this update, we are focusing on the baddies (because without them, there would be no... (Read More)

Blue, Black, and Cat

March 13th - via:
Sculpted by Irek Zielinski Harper Row had always been gifted. She was a natural tinkerer–adept at fixing and manipulating electronics and gadgets. She was also extremely agile and physically capable and wanted to put these talents to use. But it... (Read More)

Regarding Translations…

March 12th - via:
Greetings all, We have decided to provide a definitive answer to all of those wondering about rulebook translations. We wanted to get this out now, so that those concerned may decide what they want to do before the end of the campaign. We have... (Read More)

Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

March 12th - via:
Morning Gotham, We're regularly in contact with the factory who will be producing the miniatures for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. And since our jaws just hit the floor after seeing these resin casts for the expansions (Wayne Manor, Arkham Asylum,... (Read More)

The Eternal One

March 11th - via:
Good day Gothamites, Last time we revealed the voting results for your choice of sculpt. Well, now we’ve unlocked the one who surmounted death itself. Here’s what you need to know about this most enduring foe. Many have sought an immunity to... (Read More)

A Tale of two Kanes

March 10th - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Batwoman appeared for the first time in Detective Comics #233 (1956). Dressed in red and yellow, Kathy Kane was initially young and rich and merely playing the role of a hero in order to impress Batman. And this... (Read More)

The Dynamics of THS

March 9th - via:
In this gameplay update we want to give you more insight into the replayability of our scenarios in Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. We believe the following examples will illustrate how these scenarios play out in dynamic and unique ways. Let’s... (Read More)

Spring Has Sprung and You’re All Gonna Die!!!

March 9th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos The citizens of Gotham often find themselves caught in the crossfire of villainous plots and Batman’s crusade against crime. And sometimes the losses are great. So it should come as no surprise that anger and frustration... (Read More)

Gotham, meet your heroes!

March 8th - via:
Heroes box, artwork by David Finch Hi Gotham Citizens, We wanted to show you a few more details about what's included in the (heroes') core box of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. In this update, we are focusing on the heroes with some 3D renders of... (Read More)

A Return to the Third Dimension

March 8th - via:
Sculpted by Aragorn Marks The 3D scenic elements keep on piling up, making your game board pop like a party planned by The Joker. Now you can keep your objectives safe and use the terminals to open doors, activate bombs, devices or whatever else the... (Read More)

A Darkness Blooms

March 7th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos   Daryl Gutierrez started out with good intentions. Wanting to provide all of Gotham’s citizens with the ability to defend themselves, he applied his brilliant mind to creating super seeds with transformative powers.   So... (Read More)

The Dark Knight Conquers Olympus!

March 7th - via:
BREAKING NEWS! Greetings citizens of Gotham, After only 8 days, Batman: GCG has surpassed the entire final funding tally of Mythic Battles: Pantheon. And we've still got weeks to go! Monolith is blown away by the response from our backers, and we... (Read More)

The citizens of Gotham have spoken!

March 7th - via:
We received 2,414 votes to decide what the pose of the legendary Ra’s Al Ghul will be. And here are the results! Pose 3 gathered 48.5% of the votes making it the pose of the miniature you will get (Note that Ra’ would not leave his den without... (Read More)

Paths to Victory

March 6th - via:
Greetings, Citizens of Gotham. Today we’re going to give you a closer look at one of our scenarios. You’ve been asking about these, so it seems only prudent we fire up the Bat-signal and shine a light on this key aspect of gameplay.     This... (Read More)

Some men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

March 6th - via:
Sculpted by Irek Zielinski and Aragorn Marks    Sometimes it isn’t easy to tell who’s hiding under the mask. Was it Ted Carson or Garfield Lynns wearing the Firefly suit? This costume has changed hands many times over the years, and all the... (Read More)

(Dead)shot Through the Heart and Floyd’s to Blame…

March 5th - via:
Sculpted by Edgar Ramos During his first appearance, Deadshot (Floyd Lawton) introduced himself as a masked hero, a weapon-wielding virtuoso ready to bring law and order to Gotham City. He even seemed to replace Batman for a time! Sculpted by Edgar... (Read More)

Who Shall Rise From the Lazarus Pit?

March 5th - via:
Greetings, all. We realize this campaign hasn’t been as interactive as others. We are indeed very focused on sticking to our schedule, so we have not been able to incorporate many of your ideas. That said, we are looking for your input on something... (Read More)

Behold, Our Crown Jewel!

March 4th - via:
Good afternoon, Gotham. Today we want to show you something we’re incredibly excited about: The Batmobile. It was tough deciding which version of this famous vehicle to produce. And we know everybody has their favourites. Because we are so focused... (Read More)

“Guards! GUARDS!!!”

March 3rd - via:
Good day, Gotham. Aren’t you glad we have a nice safe facility to lock up the swarms of undesirables flooding our streets? Sure you are. But have you ever spared a thought for those who keep these criminals where we put them?    If being a... (Read More)

There Are Rules to Every Game

March 3rd - via:
As we roll into the first weekend of our campaign we want to unveil the current drafts of our French and English rules. Please note these are WORKS IN PROGRESS. Download the WIP version of the English rules   Télécharger la version non finale des... (Read More)

Nevermind the Bullocks, here’s Harvey!

March 2nd - via:
You probably wouldn’t say Harvey Bullock is the cleanest cop, not according to attire or his deeds. But say what you will, this guy is an accomplished investigator. Here’s one of Gotham’s (not so) finest. Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Harvey... (Read More)

Stay Calm Because You’re All Getting Bombs!

March 1st - via:
Sculpted by Aragorn Marks Well, well, well…it’s been a wild couple of days, citizens of Gotham. Now, I don’t want to alarm you, but… WE’VE GOT BOMBS!!! Don’t panic, they’re just plastic (not C4 plastic). These are just to spruce up... (Read More)

Versus Mode Expansion details

March 1st - via:
Artwork by Stéphane Roux Good versus evil. Light versus darkness. Heroes versus villains. Opposition is the core of the Batman universe. Sometimes villains turn to heroes and heroes to villains, blurring the lines, but the dichotomy is always... (Read More)

Flips Coin, Reveals Stretch Goal

March 1st - via:
Sculpted by Irek Zielinski We’re betting you’re surprised this famous villain hasn’t shown up yet. Well here he is. Or there they are. Both of them. Harvey Dent. And Two-Face. Ahhh! You know what I mean. Sculpted by Irek Zielinski   Sculpted... (Read More)

Good Cop

March 1st - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron Faced with working at the grocery store run by her parents in Gotham City, Renee Montoya enlisted in GCPD at a early age. Alongside her older teammate Harvey Bullock, she was closely confronted with Gotham's peculiar... (Read More)

$2 million dollar in less than 24 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 28th - via:
Unbelievable! With your support we smashed the $2 million dollar milestone in no time at all. Again, we are absolutely floored by all our backers and look forward to the rest of the month as we knock out stretch goal after stretch goal. To celebrate... (Read More)

The Blackgate is Open!

February 28th - via:
These brutes have been locked up for a stretch and now they’re looking to stretch their legs and, very likely, break some bones. These men, recently freed from the Blackgate penitentiary can move fast in order to overpower their target. And as you... (Read More)

A sword for hire

February 28th - via:
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron   Fans have been asking for Slade Wilson since this game was first announced. Well, fans, wait no longer. Well, wait until this stretch goal is unlocked…And, well, then of course, wait until next April when the game... (Read More)

3D is often better than 2D, Agree?

February 28th - via:
Sometimes paper components just kind of blend into the scenery of the board. In some cases this is a good thing because it creates visual cohesion. But it can be a problem when you need an objective to stand out. With that in mind, we are offering 3D... (Read More)

More penguins on "La Banquise"!

February 27th - via:
As you know, the Penguin isn’t exactly a physical specimen. So when it comes to combat he relies mainly on the brawn of his henchmen. After all, an umbrella, even a combat-modified one, is only so effective. Penguin henchmen Unlike other Gotham... (Read More)

Arkham Asylum Expansion details

February 27th - via:
Artwork by Anthony Jean In Arkham Asylum, violent and criminally insane villains are locked away from Gotham's citizens in specially constructed cells. But often, these villains break free and it becomes Batman's job to bring them back to the asylum... (Read More)

Oswald Cobblepot(belly)

February 27th - via:
As I’m sure some of you put together, Danny Devito has played both the Penguin AND the Trashman (for any It’s Always Sunny fans). And either way, he is our next stretch goal. So have a look at this diminutive denizen of the crime world. Sculpted... (Read More)

Wayne Manor Expansion details

February 27th - via:
Artwork by Anthony Jean   What would Batman be without the Batcave? And what would Bruce Wayne be without his gothic manor and the Pennyworth family? Remove these iconic locations and the Hero of Gotham would probably not be the one we all know.... (Read More)

Art You Excited About this Next Stretch Goal?

February 27th - via:
As I teased in the last update, we are taking things back to basics for this next stretch goal. What would any of this be without comic art? We would be remiss if we didn’t honour the efforts of the artists of the page and that’s precisely what... (Read More)

From Villain to Hero

February 27th - via:
As I write this we are way past funded and well over a million dollars. That tells us a few things: one, you love Batman; two, you love board games; three, you love miniatures; and four, you are willing to support our company. Again, we must say how... (Read More)

Nest? Bobbin’? Who Could it Be?

February 27th - via:
You still with us? Let me just adjust the Bat-signal and…Ah, there you are! Okay, so perhaps some of you were able to deduce from the words ‘nest’ and ‘bobbin’’ that we would next reveal a Robin. Of course you deduced as much. You’ve... (Read More)

Yet More ‘Hoodlums’

February 27th - via:
Okay, I feel a little like I’ve been holding my breath here – almost as if Scarecrow has been blasting me with toxins while I write these updates. But that’s not because of you, dear backers. No, that’s just the breakneck pace we’re moving... (Read More)

Man from the Hood and a True Classic!

February 27th - via:
These keep coming fast and furious. So let’s reveal our man from the ‘hood’. It is, of course, the Red Hood classic! Red Hood sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron   Red Hood Classic: In one of his many adventures, the Dark Knight chased a gang leader... (Read More)

These Stretch Goals are coming in too fast!

February 27th - via:
We’re doing our best to keep up. So here’s what we’ve unlocked so far. Big thanks again! Stay tuned! Man Bat: Flying mammals specialist, Professor Kirk Langstrom developed a serum intended to amplify human sensory abilities, mimicking those of... (Read More)

Holy fast funding, Bat-fans!!!

February 27th - via:
We had a feeling you’d come out in droves to support your favorite bat-themed superhero, but that doesn’t minimize how precious your support truly is. We can’t thank you enough and we’ll continue to thank you throughout this campaign because... (Read More)

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