Most people who love DC and Marvel know that there are tons of games related to the top. From computer games to mobile apps, superheroes seem to be just about everywhere.
However, did you know there are plenty of superhero board games apart from screen games and comics? You might also be interested to learn that there are many benefits to playing board games instead of computer games, such as social interaction and stress management.
So, whether you’re looking for a Spider-Man-themed version of chutes and ladders, or an Avengers card game, I’ve got you covered with this handy go-to guide where I will tell you all about personal experience with each one.
Superhero Board Games – Top Picks
In my reviews, I have looked at a variety of different games as well as including my all-time personal favorites. I will also tell you where you can buy each game, who they’re most suited to, and a brief bit of information on how to play them.
So, if you love board games, and happen to be a superhero geek like me, then you’re going to love this list of the best superhero board games currently on the market.
So, Avengers, Assemble!
1. Marvel Guess Who?
Marvel Guess Who is a themed version of the retro classic board game Guess Who. This is a two-player board in which participants must guess who their opponent has selected as their character.
To do this, you must eliminate certain features. For example, if it’s your turn, you would ask your fellow player a question such as “Are you wearing a mask?” and if their character is wearing a mask, you will flick down any unmasked superheroes. By the end of the game, you will be left with a few or just one character, and you can then make your guess.
The great thing about this game is that it has a choice of different face cards, so it never gets boring.
2. Spider-Man Chutes and Ladders
The Web Warriors Spider-Man Chutes and Ladders game is suitable for anyone aged three and up, so it’s the perfect game to play with the whole family. The rules are straightforward, and it’s incredibly straightforward to set up.
The Spider-Man version of the game doesn’t differ massively from the original in that each player takes turns rolling the dice and moving around the board. There are obstacles and aids placed in specific spaces that can climb you closer to the finish line or plummet you back to where you started.
There are different characters to play with, too, such as the Green Goblin, Venom, or Spider-Man himself.
Be the first to beat your opponents to the top of the board, and do your best to avoid the sneaky traps along the way.
3. Marvel Spider-Man Connect Four
Marvel Spider-Man Connect Four is a two-player game that involves matching characters on a board either diagonally, horizontally, or vertically.
The game is a themed version of the classic game connect four but instead is aimed at superhero fans. The rules are straightforward and slightly resemble those of the popular bar game Tic Tac Toe.
The fact that this game is so simple makes it perfect for introducing newbies to your game gatherings and for playing with the kids for some one-on-one bonding time.
4. DC Spyfall
DC Spyfall is a game suitable for three to eight players and anyone over the age of 13. It is an exciting, themed version of the game that involves taking on the role of some of DC’s greatest superheroes and meeting in secret locations to discover which player is the Joker.
However, the Joker has a different role to play. They must keep their identity hidden while figuring out the secret location.
At the start of the game, each player is given a card, one of which will have Harley on it. If you have this card, your mission is to try and feed information to the Joker about the location, which is tricky when you don’t know who precisely the Joker is. However, if you’re successful in your mission, you and the Joker will receive a point each.
The game features all the fun of the original Skyfall game with the added themed art. There are other expansions for the game, such as all-joker decks, superpower cards, and a Harley Quinn module, should you want to challenge yourself even further.
5. Gotham City Under Siege Game
The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege Game, can be played with up to five people. One of you will have the role of Batman, and the rest, his trusty allies. Throughout the game, you will go through face rounds where you will face off against the story cards.
The game entails rolling dice and completing actions as you clean up the streets of Gotham. If you fail to save civilians or allow buildings to collapse, nothing will be left for Batman to protect.
The rules might look a little complicated when you first begin the game, but once everything is in place, it’s super simple to understand. Once you’re familiar with it, there are even more rules you can put into play to make it a little more challenging such as expansion packs and rooftop rules.
6. Don’t Wake Hulk
Don’t Wake Hulk is a tense game that is great entertainment, especially for younger kids. Go out with your friends and fight crime while trying your hardest not to wake the Hulk. If he wakes up, things will get ugly, and he will force you to start from the beginning.
Choose from characters such as Wolverine and Iron Man to move carefully around the board, and try to match any cards to the spaces you land on. Each time you fail to make a match, you must ring the Hulk’s alarm and hope it doesn’t wake him up.
Can you be stealthy enough to get to the end of the board without waking Hulk?
7. Spidey and His Amazing Friends Yahtzee Board Game
Match your favorite characters, such as Ms. Marvel, Ghost-Spider, and Black Panther, in this Spidey and Friends Marvel Edition of Yahtzee.
If you have ever played the original Yahtzee game, why not introduce the kids to it with this fun Marvel version?
The game is aimed at preschool children but can be enjoyed by the whole family. The game is played by rolling the dice and trying to match as many characters as possible. For every match made, points are scored, and whoever has the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
8. Hero Rush Game
If you’re a superhero fan and love board games and fast-paced excitement, you should invest in the Hero Rush Game.
Featuring popular Marvel characters, such as Black Panther, Iron Man, and the Hulk, this game requires quick-thinking skills and speedy moves.
The idea is to move the timers around the board as instructed on the Villain Move Cards before the sand timers run out. You score an Avengers token if you collect a hero left or hero right card before the time runs out. The tokens are essential because collecting three tokens is the only way to win the game.
9. Marvel Avengers Clue Junior
If you’ve ever played the mystery-solving classic game Clue and are a Marvel fan, then Marvel Avengers Clue will be the perfect game for you.
The game has the same rules as Clue, except it has exciting themes and Marvel favorites such as Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, and Iron Man.
To play the game, you must find clues about what Loki has stolen from the Avengers Tower. You must also discover who he tricked into getting in and when he escaped.
Players start by rolling the dice, asking questions to eliminate selections, and narrowing down the possibilities, marking them off as they go along. You can only ask the player next to you one question at a time.
Once you think you’ve got the answer, you can announce it to the group. However, the game continues if you’re too eager and get it wrong.
The winner is the first person to get the correct combination of answers.
10. Marvel Avengers Monopoly
Everyone loves a game of Monopoly, and if you’re a Marvel fan, you will most definitely love this limited edition Avengers version of the classic game.
Travel around the Avengers-themed Monopoly board attempting to draft as many superheroes as you can so that you can collect money. The more money you have, the more powerful you become.
While moving around the board, be sure to try and avoid the Child of Thanos spaces, as these will take you into battle. There are also unique cards, such as the Stark Industries and the Gauntlet Cards, that can quickly change the game’s direction.
To win, you need to be holding the money at the end when your opponents have all gone bankrupt.
The game board is very similar to the original version and still comprises the well-known four corners, like the passing go, the jail, and the free parking.
11. Marvel I Can Do That
The Marvel I Can Do That Game is an excellent choice of the game when playing with a group of mixed ages because it’s suitable for children aged three and up, but also pretty fun for the big kids too, although some of the props may be a little small for you!
The game consists of activity cards, a foam portal, different Marvel characters, and other accessories.
The game lasts only 15 minutes, making it perfect for little ones who don’t have the longest attention spans. The instructions are also super easy to understand.
Throughout the game, you will face particular challenges that will teach you how to become a trained superhero, and at any point during the game, you could be called upon to perform your skill and battle against villains such as the Green Goblin.
To Sum Up
So, there we have my favorite superhero board games to play with family and friends. Although you may have played the originals of many of these games before, the unique themes and added rules and props make them an entirely new experience.
No matter your age or whether you want to introduce superhero games to the young ones in your family, there is something that everyone can enjoy in this handy list.
If you love themed games and want to know more, I suggest reading my guide to The Top 10 Best Zombie Board Games to expand your game collection further.