Arguably one of the most iconic parts of the childhoods of many ’80s and ’90s kids was the Batman: The Animated Series. Recently, it’s seeing somewhat of a resurgence, having been revived both as a comic book series by Paul Dini, and more recently, as a board game on Kickstarter.
Batman: The Animated Series Adventures – Shadow of the Bat is a 1 – 4 cooperative board game that puts players in the shoes of the Batman himself, alongside other members and allies of the Bat-family. Players will be working together in instanced encounters against the equally-iconic foes as seen in the cartoon series, such as Two-Face, Penguin, Scarecrow, and The Joker.
What’s most striking about this game is that it not only features the superb artwork that hearkens fans back to the original cartoons, but it also comes with a slew of miniatures (there are a staggering 40 of them in just the core box). The fact that they’re all unpainted means you can put your own creative spin on them.
The game itself can be played in a variety of modes, including solo, 4-player co-op, or even an asymmetrical 4v1, where the additional 5th player takes control of the villains and their goons. To add more depth (and more miniatures) to Shadow of the Bat, there are even a series of various expansion packs that backers can include add-ons to the core box itself.
The Kickstarter campaign for Batman: The Animated Series Adventures – Shadow of the Bat ends on 13 March 2020. At the time of writing, it has already surpassed its funding goal of US$225,000.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.