Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - The Game

A project in Lake Forest, CA by Cryptozoic Entertainment

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You are Batman coming out of retirement in the board game that brings Frank Miller's iconic comic series to life!
Backers: 4130
Average Pledge Per Backer: $97

Funded: $398,676 of $250,000
Dates: Feb 23rd -> Mar 19th (25 days)
Project By: Cryptozoic Entertainment
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Latest News


March 19th - via:
The Campaign ends at 5pm EST / 2pm PST today! The Kickstarter-exclusive dice bag for the batarangs and dice is the next stretch goal and it's within reach! Everyone who's been sitting on the sidelines, today's your final chance to get in on the... (Read More)

Link for today's Q&A with Co-Designers Daryl & Morgan 3pm EST / Noon PST

March 18th - via:  Session starts at 3pm EST / Noon PST today, so have your questions ready or feel free to just DM us with them ahead of time! We'll also be live-streaming it to our Facebook... (Read More)

Taking down more stretch goals - plus a Q&A with the co-designers tomorrow!

March 17th - via:
Hi everyone - we're now in the final two days and are coming in hot! The Exoframe Batsuit Mini is yours!! Plus some more Kickstarter exclusive Fight & Detective Cards (Book 4) and Four Alternate Boss Cards have been unlocked! Next up we're... (Read More)

Final Week!

March 15th - via:
Congrats everyone on hitting the $310k 4-page additional variable setup book stretch goal! We're ready to unveil the stretch goal that will come at $325k after the Exoframe Batsuit gets unlocked: Four Kickstarter-exclusive Alternate Boss Cards! We've... (Read More)

Are You Ready for the ULTIMATE Stretch Goal Mini?!?

March 11th - via:
Now that we've reached another Stretch Goal with the exclusive cards at $302.5k, we're ready to reveal that at $320k we have the extra mini that has been the most requested one of them all! It has: Strength Enhancement Electrified Gauntlets Power... (Read More)

Last day of the Gleam Giveaway!

March 10th - via:
Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day for you enter for a chance to win a Deluxe Edition of the game, if you haven't already done so!  Also, a few... (Read More)

Commissioner Yindel Mini is unlocked, plus Easy & Hard Modes unveiled!

March 8th - via:
Congrats everyone on unlocking your first exclusive mini: Commissioner Yindel! On our way there you also got some exclusive Fight Cards and Detective Cards for Books 1 & 2. And, with the newest reveals, now you can see that exclusive Fight Cards... (Read More)

Another Giveaway plus some bonus stretch goals!

March 5th - via:
Hello Bat-fans! Here are today's tidbits: We're teaming up with Quartermaster to give away a Base Pledge of the game! Those in the U.S. and Canada can retweet for a chance to win. Head here for more:... (Read More)

Gleam Giveaway and Superman Dice Vote Results!

March 4th - via:
Hey everyone - We have a Gleam Giveaway going on, so head on over to this link to enter for a chance to win a Deluxe Edition of the game! If you've pledged already and win, we will refund your pledge through the Pledge Manager.... (Read More)

A New Dice Color Vote and Stretch Goal Reveal!

March 2nd - via:
Hi backers and friends! Leading off today's update, looks like we're due for another vote -- Superman boss dice color! Go vote on Facebook through the following link or in the comment section below with the number of your choice and we'll tally them... (Read More)

Funded! Plus an Announcement!

February 28th - via:
Thank you all for helping us reach our funding goal! And now for a special announcement from our co-designers: Hey there fellow Bat-fans, When we first were bouncing the idea of a Dark Knight Returns game around we really wanted the player to sit in... (Read More)

A vote on dice color, a French translation & an exciting tease!

February 26th - via:
Hey there friends! Some exciting stuff to tell you about, so let's get to it! You can now vote on the colors you'd like to see the Joker Boss Dice in! A thank you goes out to backers Jason Reid, Gab, Eric Engstrom, Josh Eddie and Max Vincent for... (Read More)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game Hits Kickstarter

February 26th - via:
Batman has no shortage of classic stories throughout his long history in the comics, but few are more highly regarded as Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Now Cryptozoic Entertainment is bringing the famed story to the world of tabletop with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - The Game, and it's live on Kickstarter right now. The best part is that the game is actually a completely solo experience, and fans will get the chance to fully feel like the Dark Knight through four different scenarios. (Read More)

The Game Designers Speak and a Stretch Goal is Revealed!

February 25th - via:
We here at Cryptozoic enlisted acclaimed game designers Daryl Andrews and Morgan Dontanville to bring the dark and gritty world of The Dark Knight Returns to life, and their passion, creative chops and technical know-how really shined through. In... (Read More)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - The Game Is Coming!

February 25th - via:
To this day, there are very few Batman stories as influential or memorable as Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Now, 35 years after the 1986 four-issue comic book miniseries released, board game company Cryptozoic has launched their Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns The Game Revealed!

February 24th - via:
Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is perhaps one of the most iconic Caped Crusader stories of all time, and now, thanks to Cryptozoic Entertainment, that epic tale is being reimagined to gives fans a hands-on experience through its own board game with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - The Game, which is currently raising funds via a crowdfunding campaign. (Read More)

Great first day!

February 23rd - via:
Holy smokes - what a first day! Thank you all so much for making our launch so successful. We’re really proud of this game and can’t wait to share it with all of you! We appreciate all of your feedback and addressed some of your biggest questions... (Read More)

Cryptozoic's The Dark Knight Returns board game first impressions

February 23rd - via:
Along with Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns was a dense, mature story that brought new respect to the medium. That popularity and influence has now made its way to board games, as Cryptozoic have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game. Designed by Daryl Andrews and Morgan Dontanville, the game is an ambitious single-player campaign that genuinely pushes the limits of what a board game can be. (Read More)

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