Marvel Comics has a firm grip on pop culture today. With plenty of recognizable characters and beloved films, many fans have been created to show their love for the Marvel Universe. Having heroes who are relatable on a personal level, people can find their own issues and situations replicated by those characters.
One way in which Marvel fans can express their love is by playing board games that include those popular heroes and villains. These board games simultaneously work to pass time or as nice collectibles for an excellent display, making them great items for fans. Here are the 10 best board games made for Marvel fans.
10 CONNECT 4: BLACK PANTHER EDITION
If you're the kind of person who thought Connect 4 was incomplete without pictures of movie characters on it, then your wait is now over with the Connect 4: Black Panther Edition. This is essentially the same Connect 4 you've played all your life, with the only difference being what's on the tokens.
The blue tokens feature pictures of good characters (T'Challa and Shuri) from the Black Panther movie and the red tokens feature the bad ones (Klaw and Killmonger). This game is probably more suited to younger fans who were excited about Black Panther, but it could find a nice spot in a Marvel fan's collection too.
9 MARVEL DICE MASTERS: UNCANNY X-MEN
Marvel Dice Masters is the dice-building game for the Marvel Universe. In it, players will select a hero with special attributes triggered by certain dice rolls. Players will use other cards along the way to try and get ahead of their opponents, but it's ultimately to whatever they roll and where they roll it.
It is a bit of a confusing game, but it's easy to get into once it's understood how to play. The Uncanny X-Men set features popular characters from those comics to use. It also contains everything players will need to get started, as it functions as its own set.
8 MARVEL CHESS BOARD
Chess is an oldie but a goodie. The game is strategic and simple, making it easy to play but difficult to master. Since its creation, there have been plenty of adaptations, such as with The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. It was an excellent format for Marvel Comics too, as proved by the Marvel Chess board.
This game separates pieces into heroes and villains. The heroes have Avengers as the special pieces and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as pawns. The villains side has iconic bad guys like Thanos as special pieces and HYDRA agents as pawns. Keep in mind that this set is meant for younger fans, though.
7 CIVIL WAR LEGENDARY
One of the biggest board games Marvel has to its name is Legendary, which is a card game in which people put together a team of heroes and abilities to put an end to villainous schemes. Since its original release, there have been plenty of expansions that recreate iconic events from the comics and films.
One set is the Civil War Legendary, which adapts the "Civil War" comic into the popular card game. Featuring popular characters from the story, new cards to choose from, and an intense setting, this is another great set for Marvel fans. It works as an expansion, requiring a core set first.
6 MARVEL COMICS MEMORY
Memory Match is a classic game that most played while they were kids. There's not a lot enticing about the game to adults, but there's at least something collectible about the Marvel Comics Memory. As opposed to having pictures of characters that players must match, it has pictures of Marvel comic book covers that players must match.
Not only would it be a great way to introduce young minds to the Marvel Universe, but it would also be a great collectible for fans. The game is packaged in an attractive box featuring classic comic book art. It's a bit pricey, but it just might be worth it.
5 SECRET WARS LEGENDARY
For those who have the base set for the Upper Deck Legendary card game, the Secret Wars big box expansion is a set they might want to consider adding to their collection. This set gives players the chance to play through the "Secret Wars" comic, which gives them a great excuse to have cards for all sorts of characters, including the Howling Commandos and Howard the Duck.
It brings some more obscure characters to the game, while still having plenty for more casual fans to recognize. "Secret Wars" was one of the biggest events in Marvel Comics history, and this expansion just brings fans closer to it.
4 DEADPOOL VS THE WORLD NSFW EDITION
Deadpool Vs the World is Deadpool meets Cards Against Humanity. The game features a series of pictures in which Deadpool is doing something ridiculous. Players are given text cards in which they must fill in the blank to appropriately (or inappropriately) describe what's happening.
As you can imagine, it's a lot of fun with the right crowd. However, for those adults in the mix, there is a NSFW Edition of the game that includes some exclusive pictures and text boxes that might leave a little bit less to the imagination. Deadpool fans are sure to go nuts over this card game.
3 MARVEL COMICS COLLECTOR'S MONOPOLY
If you're a Marvel fan looking for the best Monopoly board you can get your hands on, look no further than the Marvel Comics Collector's Edition. Featuring a unique board that puts all of the characters front and center in their classic comic designs, there's a lot to love with this version.
Instead of purchasing characters or locations, players will make their way around the board purchasing classic comics, featuring iconic covers like Amazing Fantasy #15. Players will take control of classic Marvel Comics objects to move around the board, such as the Eye of Agamotto and the Infinity Gauntlet.
2 MARVEL BATTLES CARD GAME
While Marvel might be more famous for board games like Legendary, it does have a few other card games to its name. Among them is VS System the Marvel Battles Card Game. This card game is more along the lines of competitive games like Magic the Gathering and the Pokemon Trading Card Game.
The base set gives players 400 cards that they can use to build decks of 60 cards. Using a combination of characters, items, and locations, they battle head-to-head to see who will come out on top. The rules are designed to add two more players at a time, and there are plenty of cards to go around.
1 MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION
Munchkin is the board game about going up levels and crawling through dungeons to get more loot to have more power than your opponents. Its design is loose enough to be easily adapted into other franchises, which brings us to the Munchkin Marvel Edition game. Players take control of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who have to go up through ranks by defeating popular villains.
This is done by collecting artifacts and heroes from the Marvel Universe to increase one's strength. The game is easy to learn, having enough content to keep multiple rounds at a time interesting. There are also Marvel expansions to add more cards to the game.
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