As you are no doubt aware, BuyPoe is a tech and gaming site now, with an emphasis on technology. While this transition has been fine and dandy for most, I, being a gamer whose technical knowledge doesn’t extend much farther than knowing how to navigate the maze of cords necessary to connect a console to a TV, have found it rather difficult. For every story I want to report, there’s only a few that I actually understand enough to feel comfortable writing about. Therefore, to alleviate some of the pressure this new job has put onto me, I need to vent my frustrations by occasionally trolling.
In that spirit: board games! Only tangentially connected to the theme of this site! GO TEAM!
I kid. This is actually very much connected to the theme of the site, because it’s no average board game: It’s a Batman Arkham City board game, and it sounds awesome. Just about as awesome as anything Batman related can be.
Set to be released February of next year, this two-player board game has one person taking the role of the caped crusader, and the other controlling ALL OF THE VILLAINS. Each player has their own objectives: the player controlling the bad guys must try to escape the city, while the player behind batman must apprehend them before they can. Getting one villain out of the city or capturing one gives the player a victory point, and the first to 10 wins!
The game will set you back 45 bucks and will include:
- 126 Game Cards
- 40 Villain Cards
- 40 Batman Combat Cards
- 8 Utility Belt Cards
- 10 Ally Cards
- 10 Gargoyle Cards
- 18 Setup Cards
- (1) Batman Character Paw
- (8) Combat/Action Dice
- (1) Batman Experience Die
- (1) 18” x 33” Double-Sided Gameboard
- (1) Utility Belt Board
- (1) Rulebook
Pretty boss, right? I thought so too, which is why I wrote an article about it. This is hardly the first time a video game has been turned into a board game: It’s happened to Doom, World of Warcraft, and even the Warhammer 40k – oh wait, that was a board game first. Well, still, you get the point, it goes both ways. Still, I find the idea rather neat, and I myself, being a casual board gamer, feel like it might be a good game to pick up and play with my bro. My birthday IS in February, after all.
Alright, I’m done now, I’ll go back to reporting on technology. Although technically board games are a technology… if you want to get literal…