The villains of Gotham City have gathered for a poker night and to
share stories about the time they nearly dispensed with that troublesome
caped crusader, Batman. Little do they know that the Dark Knight is
in their midst, disguised as one of their own. Will the rogues be able
to suss out the bat in their belfry before he clandestinely subdues
This variant on the popular Werewolf-style deduction game, inspired by the memorable Batman The Animated Series episode
“Almost Got ‘Im”, adds a poker element to the proceedings, requiring
participants to craft poker hands to activate their special abilities
when the lights go out. Take on the personas of classic Batman baddies in a game where everyone has something to hide and no one is safe.
With Poker hands guiding the action, players have something to talk
about. Everyone has an important role. No bystanders in this game! Too
often, social deduction games begin with random accusations just to get
the ball rolling. Not so here. Players can request Poker cards from
other players, and often see what cards other players are taking.
Enemies are made when someone takes the card you wanted. Now you have a
reason to be suspicious of another player!