Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - The Game

Created by Cryptozoic Entertainment

You are Batman coming out of retirement in the board game that brings Frank Miller's iconic comic series to life!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Late Nights for The Dark Knight
5 days ago – Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 11:13:05 PM

DKR Fans,

We have been silent as of late and there’s a reason: Like The Dark Knight himself, our team has been completely focused on the mission at hand. Are we trying to save Gotham City from violence and corruption too? Well, no, but our goal is nearly as noble: We’re trying to make Batman: The Dark Knight Returns — The Game the best experience it can be.

Our team has been burning the midnight oil to make sure to hit our production deadlines. We’ve been working with our amazing designers— Morgan Dontanville and Daryl Andrews—and our talented editor Jeff Fraser to finalize all the gameplay details. Our in-house project managers and graphic designers have been putting their hearts into making sure everything looks and plays as well (if not better) than you expect.

The great news is that the game is done and with our good friends at Warner Bros. for final feedback and approvals. If everything goes according to plan, the factory will have all files in hand by the start of July. To tide you over in the meantime, here are a few never-before-seen images of cards—including some Kickstarter Exclusive ones!

Please note: We will be charging credit cards via BackerKit on July 1. This includes shipping, taxes, and any add-ons you selected.

We’ll have more updates soon, once we finish this latest sprint.

Thanks for your support!

The Cryptozoic Team

BackerKit surveys are coming!
3 months ago – Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 10:35:08 PM

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards. In order to lock in the orders and get started on production, we'll need to set a deadline for everyone to provide their addresses and do any upgrades or add-ons to their order by. THIS DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2021.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys on May 31st and get our final counts.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, or if you have any other questions, please contact support at


- The Cryptozoic Team

Late Backer Page is Up!
3 months ago – Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 11:38:07 PM

Hey everyone! 

For all of you late-comers who have been reaching out to us about missing out on the campaign, we decided to activate a Late Backer Page through our partners at Backerkit with all reward tiers that were available during the campaign. To go there, simply click on the 'LATE BACKERS GO HERE!' Blue Button at the top of the campaign page (image below for reference).

And feel free to spread the word to anyone else that was late to the party!


The Crytptozoic Team

Thank you & Next Steps
3 months ago – Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 12:06:57 AM

Thank you for making our project a reality! A few things need to happen before we can kick off production and fulfillment:

First, Kickstarter needs to transfer over the funds so we have the money to make the rewards (this can take up to two weeks).

Second, we have to find out where we need to ship the rewards and collect more info. We’ll send out a BackerKit survey for this, and that should go out in about two weeks.

We’ll give you a heads-up before we send the survey so that you can watch for it. You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to answer your survey. The invitation email contains a link to your personal survey. It is important to submit your responses as quickly as you can since we need this information to process your rewards.

If you need to change your survey responses, purchase add-ons, or update your shipping information, you can click the link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page. (This page will only start working after we send the surveys out.)

If you prefer, you can contact us directly and give us your information, but answering your survey helps us get your rewards out to you faster. 

Again, thanks for all your support. We can’t wait to send everyone this game!

- The Cryptozoic Team

3 months ago – Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 02:26:41 PM

The Campaign ends at 5pm EST / 2pm PST today! The Kickstarter-exclusive dice bag for the batarangs and dice is the next stretch goal and it's within reach! Everyone who's been sitting on the sidelines, today's your final chance to get in on the fun! 

You'll notice we also revealed stretch goals beyond the dice bag, including a cool Selina Kyle mini. Let's see what we can do to get there! Tell a friend and have them tell a friend!

Yesterday's Q&A with the co-designers Morgan & Daryl was great! Thanks so much to all of you who participated and streamed it live. Here's the link to the full session if you missed it: 

Thank you for helping us end this campaign strong! 

- The Cryptozoic Team