Cryptozoic Entertainment has released a new social deduction game called Almost Got ‘Im, based on the amazing episode of Batman: The Animated Series of the same title.
In Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ‘Im Card Game 5-8 players take on the roles of infamous villains who are trying to figure out which of their number is Batman in disguise.
“It was really the episode ‘Almost Got ‘Im’ that inspired us,” said Matt Hyra, Lead Board Game Designer at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “That particular Batman: The Animated Series episode plays out like a session from a social deduction game, so it seemed like a perfect fit. It doesn’t hurt that the episode is widely considered one of the best in the series.”
Similar to the gameMafia, in Almost Got ‘Im one person will oversee play as the Dealer. Each player will be given a public role, such as The Joker, Harley Quinn, and The Penguin, and a secret role which indicates the poker hand needed to activate their ability. One of these roles will be Batman in Disguise.
Each turn players will try to improve their poker hand, by drawing a card or takeing one from the discard pile, so they can activate their ability. Once everyone has drawn the first player may accuse another player of being Batman. If any other play agrees the accusation can be put to a vote and if found guilty, the accused must reveal their secret role. If it turns out to be Batman the villains win, but if the player is a villain, they are “subdued” and lose their powers. Batman wins if enough villains become subdued.
Jess: Batman: The Animated Series is one of my favorite cartoons from when I was younger and this episode was one of the best! I am so excited to see this theme for a deduction game. From the sounds of the rules online, this one looks like it will be a winner. Almost Got ‘Im Card Game is now available at retailers for an MSRP of $19.99.