Designer Mike Selinker Solves Riddle in 'The Batman' Trailer - Makes National News

August 26, 2020 - 11:09am

Board game designer and president of Lone Shark Games Mike Selinker (Betrayal at House on the Hill, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game) has made national news for solving a encoded riddle that appeared in the recently released teaser trailer for The Batman

The highly-anticipated trailer for the latest film incarnation of Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight and Paul Dano as the Riddler, featured a note left for Batman by the Riddler containing a riddle with the answer in a set of coded symbols.  Selinker used a code-breaking technique called 'brute force' to solve the cypher and reveal the riddle's answer - using his Twitter feed to document each step of the process and the logic behind it. National financial magazine Forbes later publicized Selinker's findings in an article - praising him for his solution.

Of course, people have been looking for and finding hidden messages and codes in movie trailers for awhile (both real and imagined), but this one is a nice bit of recognition to a member of the board game community.

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