The 15 best DC Comics-based board games you can buy

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Are you a fan of DC comics? Anxiously waiting for the release of Wonder Woman: 1984? Have you been catching up with Doom Patrol on DC Universe/HBO Max? Reading your way through some of Hal Jordan’s greatest hits while you wait for the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 to arrive? Is fighting crime in Gotham City on your favorite video game list? Me too. 

Did you know that DC also has a wide variety of popular tabletop games featuring your favorite heroes and villains? 

With the upcoming release of DC’s Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons strategy game, we figured it would be the perfect time to take a look at the best DC board games. 

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1. DC superheroes match board game

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Age: 4+

Player limit: 2 players

Price: $19.99

Easy to set up, this matching game is bound to make for a fun game night. Play with fifteen of your favorite characters from Superman and Batman to Darkseid and the Joker as you work to be the first to match five in a row.

It even comes with a handy self-contained plastic case, making it easy to take with you anywhere.

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2. DC Super Hero Girls: Wonder Forge

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Age: 4+

Player limit: 1+

Price: $14.95

Based on the popular DC Super Hero Girls animated series, this is the perfect game to play with kids. It promotes memory skills, encourages turn-taking and playing together.

The game offers six different games rolled into one: Matching, Crazy 8’s, Go Fish, Four-in-a-Row, Bingo and Dominoes. 

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3. The Batman chess set

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Age: 7+

Player limit: 2 players

Price: $43.95

Chess is a forever classic, just like Batman: Forever. In this themed chess game, Batman and Batgirl go up against the Clown Prince of Crime and the Harlequin of Hate.

This is the perfect chessboard to start teaching your chess playing sidekick or to indulge in your own love for Batman. 

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4. DC Funkoverse strategy game

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Age: 10+

Player limit: 2-4 players

Price: $22.99

If you’re a fan of Funkos like I am, then this will probably be your favorite game on this list. The game comes with two playable maps, which allow you to take the battle to Gotham City and Joker Carnival Chaos.

You can choose between four game-exclusive Funko Pops — The Joker, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and Batman. You can also buy an expansion pack that adds two new locations, Arkham Asylum and Catwoman’s Penthouse, as well as Catwoman and Robin to the mix. 

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5. Teen Titans Go! (Deck-building game)

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Age: 12+

Player limit: 2+ players

Price: $22.25

If you’re a fan of the Cartoon Network series Teen Titan’s Go! then this game is the right pick for you. Become Starfire, Cyborg, Raven or one of your other favorite Teen Titans and recruit others Titans as you play this competitive game.

It’s 100% compatible with other Cerberus Engine deck-building games, including the Cartoon Network Crossover crisis deck-building game.

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6. Justice League of America Road Trip board game

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Age: 12+

Player limit: 2-4 players

Price: $25.99

Darkseid has called for the destruction of the Justice League of America, and before you can make contact with the rest of the team, Watchtower is attacked. It’s a race against time as you travel around the game board collecting information about the master plan.

The game features several different tokens and passes that must be collected in order to fill out your scorecard and win. It’s an epic strategy game that proves to be fun for the whole team. 

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7. DC Spyfall board game

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Age: 13+

Player limit: 3-8 players

Price: $19.75

Based on the social party game Spyfall, this DC-themed version is an easy-to-learn game that will instantly improve any party.

At the start of each round, players receive a secret card informing them of the group’s location — one of twenty unique DC locations, including Arkham Asylum, the Daily Planet, the Hall of Justice and S.T.A.R. Labs — except for one player who receives the Joker card instead.

The Joker doesn’t know where he is, but if he can figure out his location before his cover is blown, he wins the round. It’s a little like Clue meets Murder in the Dark. 

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8. Talisman: Batman Super-Villians Edition competitive board game

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Age: 13+

Player limit: 2-6 players

Price: $58.73

Take on the role of Gotham City’s notorious evil-doers and free the villains as you work to become the leader of Gotham’s underworld.

Based on the classic fantasy tabletop game of Talisman, the anti-heroic objective focuses on building the health, strength and cunning of the Caped Crusader’s enemies. Play cooperatively or against others before a winner earns the reputation as the leader of the criminal underworld.

This Batman board game is destined to become a favorite tabletop game. 

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9. Batman The Animated Series: Gotham City Under Siege

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Age: 14+

Player limit: 1-5 players

Price: $49.19

This game was the first in a planned series of games based on the popular animated series, with designs by Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano.

Play 1 of the 5 highly detailed miniatures (Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, Robin or Commissioner Gordon) as you battle against supervillains and protect the animated universe of Gotham City.

I will note, if you buy this game you should double-check your figurines ASAP, just to make sure they’re not broken, as they seem to be delicate. 

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10. Batman: The Animated Series: Rogues gallery game

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Age: 14+

Player limit: 1-5 players

Price: $25.57

Based on Batman: The Animated Series, and designed by Sen-Foong Jim and Jessey Wright, this game boasts fast-paced push-your-luck gameplay as you work to take down Batman’s rule in Gotham City.

Play as one of Gotham City’s most devious villains as you attempt to be the first to take down Batman — a task that requires a sound strategy and a dash of good luck. Gather your forces, lay your traps and claim the ultimate bragging rights as the villain who finally defeated Batman.

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11. Batman: Gotham City strategy game

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Age: 14+

Player limit: 2-4 players

Price: $52.95

Each player gets the chance to take on the role of 1 of 4 fearsome villains (The Joker, The Penguin, Killer Croc or Two-Face) as they struggle to become Gotham City’s most heinous criminal. As your hold on the city increases, so do your chances of being foiled by Gotham’s great caped crusader himself. 

If you’re not familiar with HeroClix, they are collectible miniatures games that are centered on the world of superhero comic books (like Marvel and DC Comics). They happen to be the #1 selling collectible miniatures game. 

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12. DC: Rebirth (Deck-building game)

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Age: 15+

Player limit: 1-4 players

Price: $39.99

This deck-building game features competitive and cooperative modes that allow you to compete for bragging rights against your fellow superheroes, or work together as a team to defeat the most devious villains before the Threat Meter maxes out.

You can even use them to bribe your rivals for various favors. Play as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman as you move across the cityscape of the board. 

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13. DC: Forever Evil (Deck-building game)

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Age: 15+

Player limit: 2-5 players

Price: $39.99

You can play Forever Evil as a stand-alone game, mix it with Rebirth or mix it with the following Cryptozoic Entertainment deck-building games. This game makes it so fun to be bad and now here’s your chance to be an infamous supervillain.

Like every good villain that came before you, the henchmen you leave behind don’t count toward the bottom line. Just be on the lookout for lowly thieves who would steal away your hard-earned loot. 

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14. DC: Confrontations (Deck-building game)

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Age: 15+

Player limit: 2-4 players

Price: $36.82

While this is another deck-building game, it can easily be played as a player-versus-player battle that would rival Batman vs The Joker.

Most of the cards are suitable for mixing in with previous Cryptozoic-based sets. Ally cards are introduced, being playable during your teammate’s turn. This gives them a little extra boost when it’s most needed — like any good sidekick would do.

This game is best compatible with other Rival games like Green Lantern vs Sinestro and Batman vs The Joker. 

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15. Coming soon: DC: Dark Nights (Deck-building game)

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Age: 15+

Player limit: 2-5 players

Price: $39.99 

In Cryptozoic’s newest deck-building game, Batman has discovered a Dark Multiverse and unleashed evil versions of himself upon our world. The Justice League must band together to defeat Barbatos, The Batman Who Laughs, and their Dark Knights.

Unfortunately, one superhero won’t be enough to overcome these challenges. It’s a fight against time to save Batman and the Multiverse as you work to recruit other superheroes to your team.

Pro-Tip: Instead of ordering these games on Amazon, be sure to check with your local comic book or game shop and see if they’ve got them in stock. DC has made it even easier to locate nearby comic book shops that are open for business with this handy shop tracker.

This article originally appeared on YourMoneyGeek.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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Maggie Lovitt

Maggie is the Managing Editor of Entertainment for Your Money Geek and a lover of all things Star Wars and pop culture. She is a freelance writer, podcaster, and member of the Screen Actors Guild.