Batman vs. The Joker Throwdown Battle Game by Funko!
I of course cannot play a two player board game by myself, so I once again asked Toyriffic's resident Intern for assistance:
First let me say the Throw Down Battle Game comes in the best board game 'box' in the history of forever. Because it comes in a huge plastic Funko Batman! Even if you never play the game, you can use this Batman for storage of everything from Batarangs to Batcookies, or just set it on a shelf and look at it all day because it's awesome!
Now I have to admit, I'm terrible at understanding board game rules (it's always been a weakness of mine) so I'm not entirely sure we were playing right, but I think we got a pretty good handle on the game.*
Well, Funko must understand my childhood board game trauma, because they provide the real deal here - an actual Batman...
The packaging says there will be future releases of booster figures/cards and shows a graphic of Robin and Two-Face. Future booster figures will really enhance the gameplay, giving players figure options as well as character specific Combat Card 'moves'. And as a bonus, all the new parts would still fit nicely inside the Batman container with the original parts. I look forward to adding Robin and Two-Face to our game, and I only hope a Harley Quinn and Batgirl booster figure set is in the works!
*I actually played the game with my 11 year old daughter, not my little intern, who is far too young for the game's recommended 7+ game play. Regardless, my 11 year old and I had a lot of fun playing, and the intern enjoyed the game in her own way: and I got to clean up the mess.
No word yet on a release date or price point for the game or booster figures, but I'll be sure to update this post when I find out.
Thanks again to Funko for sending us the game!