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Best Batman Board Games

This city needs you. Yes you, Batman.

All Jokers aside, Gotham is in trouble and it is up to you to keep it from peril, or in some cases, go completely wild on a path to the destruction of the universe. Half of these games offer you a chance to bring out your two faces… or you can don a cape and handle some business. Either way, Gotham’s hoard is expecting you. Let’s take a look at the best Batman board games out there.

🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Batman Board Games

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Best Deck-Builder

DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights Metal
I’m a huge fan of deck builders and The DC Deck-Building game has all your favorite villains and heroes ready to duke it out.

Best Classic

Talisman: Batman Super-Villians Edition
So Talisman Batman isn’t exactly the original classic, but it does a fantastic job of re-theming the classic game Talisman into a Batman adventure.

Best Overall

The Batman Who Laughs Rising
The Batman Who Laughs is one of the darkest versions of Batman out there, and the board game version does a great job of capturing the grim world where the Joker and Batman become a single horrifying entity.
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#1. The Batman Who Laughs: Rising

Players: 14
Playing Time: 60-90 min

From the dark universe, a villain conspires as two entities: Batman and the Joker; creating “A Batman Who Laughs.” In this cooperative strategy game, you have to decide how to build your army for when the time comes to take on this dark-humored bat. Roll dice to acquire more heroes from the multiverse to help you in your defeat, but make sure to not neglect your starting base heroes; to heal or to build?

Deal damage to villains in your path, but keep in mind the main objective: You must save the world from the darkness the Bat-Joker hybrid has in mind. Will you be strong enough as a team to face him when the time comes?

The Batman Who Laughs Rising
  • The Batman Who Laughs is one of DC Comics most sinister...
  • Players work together, recruiting allies and growing abilities,...
  • Featuring familiar heroes and villains including Wonder Woman,...

#2. Talisman Batman Super-Villians Edition

Players: 26
Playing Time: 60-90 min

The roles are reversed in this adventurous game, as you make your way through the Arkham Asylum and central tower, playing as Gotham City’s evilest beings. You have two objectives: release your wicked friends from the inmate facility, and vanquish Batman once and for all!

Similar to other Talisman games, each outlaw has a special trait that will make their winning experience assimilate a different strategy. You will be competing against fellow evil-doers to release the hoard first in order to be crowned King/Queen of Gotham’s underworld, while Batman travels around the board as a non-player character to keep things batty.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villians Edition
  • Free the Villains and become the leader of Gotham City’s...
  • Your goal is to locate the Security Key Card to unlock the...
  • Featuring a custom illustrated game board for a truly unique...

#3. Batman: Arkham City Escape

Players: 2
Playing Time: 40 min

This two-person game pits Batman (Player One) against all of his enemies (Player Two) from Harley Quinn to Mr. Freeze in a race to earn victory points. The player in charge of Batman’s gallery of foes can deploy up to five villain cards at a time, while Batman’s representing player must use their Utility Belt to keep them at bay.

Use combat cards and special gadgets to help your heroic allies, block attacks, and keep the Arkham inmates inside the city. The first to ten victory points is declared the winner!

Batman: Arkham City Escape
  • Based on the hit video game franchise! Features over 100 cards, a...
  • One player takes on the role of Batman, and the other player...
  • Can Batman stop the inmates of Arkham City from escaping? Villain...

#4. DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights Metal

Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45-75 min

Batman bat-tered his way into a different Multiverse, a dark multiverse, and it has… various nefarious versions of himself that he might have accidentally unleashed into our world? Drink some Viligan-tea and prepare to band together with the Justice League in an attempt to defeat Batman’s wicked clones.

Work together to gain more league members, acquire and apply metal sub-type cards, and earn quick rewards when defeating some of the dark multiverse’s most dangerous Super-Villains.

DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights Metal
  • DARK NIGHTS: METAL: In this latest installment in the smash-hit...
  • DON'T LET YOUR SUPER HERO BE CAPTURED: Based on hugely popular...
  • VERSATILE GAMING: *Standalone game, but compatible with all games...

#5. Batman: Almost Got ‘Im

Players: 5-8
Playing Time: 30 min

Ahh, nothing better than a good old-fashioned poker night with your super-villainous buddies to swap stories of kicking butts, near-miss bat-icide, and almost taking over the world. If only Batman was here to witness the good memories amongst those plotting his death. Oh wait, he is???

In this Werewolf-style card game, players will craft poker hands that deploy a random special ability; so when it’s lights out, all bets are off. Everyone falls into a role in discussions trying to navigate who is under disguise as the Caped Crusader himself. It will not be easy to catch the bat though, as players can request cards, steal actions, and make an enemy out of a friend.

Batman Almost Got Im Card Game
  • Easy to learn and set-up takes a minute.
  • A cunning Evolution of the classic werewolf social...
  • Public personas and poker hands give players something to talk...

#6. Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege

Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 45-60 min

Gotham is under attack, as usual, when will these guys take a rest, hey? As henchmen storm the city to dismantle Gotham’s infrastructure, your job is to work with your co-players to shut the operation down and maintain your turf. Play as the Gotham City Police Department and maintain order in your streets, or manage your defense as Catwoman and let the claws come out.

The physical city will crumble as the evil minions wreak havoc, but if you play your cards right, you will stand a fighting chance. The gameplay is broken down into four steps; the goal is to manage these steps wisely whilst completing story challenges and maintaining the city’s peace.

Batman: The Animated Series - Gotham City Under Seige
  • Features all-new artwork from tabletaffy and Leonardo Ito.
  • Includes 5 highly detailed miniatures
  • Let too many civilians fall or buildings be destroyed, and there...

#7. Batman Road Trip

Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60-90 min

Let’s get out of the city for a while, but villain style. Let’s take it to the streets!

The outlaws have hatched a master plan for domination and destruction, but they left some evidence behind. Two-Face, Riddler, Joker, and Penguin have put the pedal to the metal to cause chaos before you can untangle their mess.

There are quite a few moving pieces in the gameplay so watch your speed. You will need to collect Batarangs, plan out board actions, and obtain toll passes to gain access to the criminal underground map. The game is finished when one player has accumulated enough evidence to foil the nasty plot and return to the Batcave in a jiffy!

Batman Road Trip
  • Epic game of fun & strategy
  • Save Gotham City
  • Up to 4 players

#8. Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game

Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60-90 min

It is a battle for the crown as you scheme against your rivals to be named the one and only King of Gotham City. As your influence in the criminal scene grows, so does the power of your enemies to destroy your agenda!

In true HeroClix fashion, you will build up a personalized gang of supporters to put your plan into action. Your main objective is to compile three different resources: money, information, and threats. Threats will keep your subordinate areas in place, pay rent on time, and allow a consistent cash flow.

Money buys you more minions to do your dirty work, keep other villains in their zones, and to level. Information moves your resources around. As you rule your crime gang, leveling up along the way will bring you countless new abilities to launch into action when Batman comes to strike you down. First to level 10 gets the crown of the underworld!

Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game (HeroClix)
  • Will you be able to take control of Gotham City?
  • Players will acquire special abilities unique to their villain.
  • Playing time: 60 mins

#9. Batman: The Animated Series – Rogues Gallery

Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 30-40 min

It is Bad versus Bat as you test your luck, push the limits, and roll dice to maximize your attack and build your army. The opportunity to continue your attack is tempting, but could also be your downfall if you get too greedy with rogue missions.

Collect schemes, trade for upgrades or accomplices, and design the dream team to power your way to success. It is vital to know where your strengths and weaknesses are, it could make or break your battling abilities. Maybe you will get lucky and be able to take on Batman in one shot, or perhaps you will fall out into oblivion. Make bad choices, you are the villain anyhow.

Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery
  • Pa gear and accomplices to take down Batman
  • Unique push-your-luck gameplay
  • For 1 to 5 players

#10. Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege: Masterminds & Mayhem

Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 45-60 min

Just in case you did not feel fulfilled enough sending the villains and henchmen spiraling to their deaths in your pop-up city in Gotham City Under Siege, you now have even more options in this expansion pack!

The weapons pack more of a punch, the bombs are bigger, and now there are underworld rooftop bandits and masterminds ready to complicate your experience. The tactics have increased in difficulty as well, adding a new element to mechanics overall.

Batman: The Animated Series - Gotham City Under Siege - Masterminds & Mayhem
  • The first expansion to the award-winning game, Gotham city under...
  • All-new mastermind cards, including the Joker, Two-Face, and the...
  • Additional ability cards Plus new villains on the rooftops and...

#11. Batman Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies focuses on the detective aspect of the caped crusader. In this highly thematic Batman game players take on the role of 1 of 4 different investigators; Harvey Bullock, Vicki Vale, Warren Spacey, and Selena Kyle. 

It includes a small tutorial mission to get the hang of the game, and then 3 large cases that will take several hours to complete. Players will gather clues throughout iconic Arkham City locations, and clues come in the form of art panels that look as if they’ve been ripped straight out of a DC comic book

It feels as if you’re actively playing a game within a storyline of a Batman comic. Perhaps the most interesting thing of all is that all the cases are linked, and to discover the overarching story players will need to successfully solve all 4 cases. 

Batman: Everybody Lies
  • A crime-solving deduction board game set in the Batman comics...
  • An epic game night experience for 2 to 4 players aged 14+
  • 4 criminal cases to solve, all combined into a master plot


We hope you enjoyed our list of the best Batman board games! These games are an absolute blast to play, whether you’re a hardcore Batman groupie or just a comic book fan. Let us know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the games on this list or if we missed any of your favorite Batman games. We’d love to hear from you!


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