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The 10 Weirdest Superhero Board Games, Ranked

Superheroes have been popular thanks to their success on the big screen. That has led to much merchandise with these characters and their worlds. One area that has been dominated by superheroes is board games. Many popular heroes and villains have been translated to tabletop play. Some of their games have been downright impressive, and others are a bit strange, to say the least.

Nonetheless, even the stranger board games are sure to have their audience. After all, superhero fans are likely to play them regardless of how strange they might appear. We're ranking the 10 weirdest superhero board games you can buy.

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10  RISK: CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR

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Risk is a popular strategy game that sees players taking control of the world through tactics. It's been subject to many different versions, though the Captain America: Civil War one has to be one of the strangest.

In simulating the conflict from the popular movie it's based on, there are only four playable characters in total: Captain America and Falcon on one side, and Iron Man and War Machine on the other. With only single characters controlled, the game is changed significantly from standard Risk. There are multiple ways to win, including a mechanic involving Bucky, just like the movie.

9 AVENGERS TROUBLE

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In Trouble, players are given four characters that must make their way around the board and into the finish without getting knocked out. The gimmick of the game is a die that pops in a plastic dome at the board's center. Now, that simple board game has been given a Marvel makeover with Avengers Trouble.

Players take control of four figures representing an Avengers hero: Black Widow, Hulk, Iron Man, or Thor. Instead of the standard board, players will be traveling around Captain America's shield, with the star represented by the die in the middle. There's also an interesting Captain America mechanic where the Star-Spangled Avenger gets added to the board.

8 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ROAD TRIP

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Justice League of America Road Trip is an example of where two brands shouldn't mix on paper. Nonetheless, the result is quite entertaining. In this board game, players will have to stop Darkseid's plot to take over the world. They do this by taking control of one of the members of the Justice League and making their way around the board to take down certain DC villains.

The first one to capture a villain from each category is the winner and stops Darkseid. The phrase "Road Trip" doesn't mesh with the Justice League well, but the board is a solid and fun experience nonetheless.

7 MARVEL HEDBANZ

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Hedbanz is the board game where people put goofy headbands on with certain images on them. They have to ask for clues to inevitably guess what is on their head. Marvel Hedbanz works the same way, except players will have Marvel Comics characters instead of random animals or objects.

However, the headbands are also given goofy superhero masks for players to wear at the same time, making everyone look hilarious. It's a strange combination, but it's bound to be a fun time with the right people. Furthermore, all the Marvel fans will be able to ask ridiculously specific questions to help narrow down their character.

6 SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS CHUTES AND LADDERS

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The classic game of Chutes and Ladders gets a Marvel twist with Spider-Man Web Warriors Chutes and Ladders. The game plays out exactly the same as you'd expect, but it has a few visual differences. The board is full of heroes and villains that are related to the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series.

Players will get to control, Spider-Man, White Tiger, Power Man, and some of Spidey's famous villains as they make their way up the board (though, Nova is surprisingly absent from this roster). With the easiness of this game, it makes for a great time to spend with the kids.

5 MONOPOLY: DEADPOOL EDITION

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While most variants of Monopoly are just the standard game but with visual differences, that's not the case with Monopoly: Deadpool Edition. This Monopoly will have players dealing with Mercenaries and Sweet Rides instead of properties and railroads. The real change comes in how those can be obtained.

In Monopoly: Deadpool Edition, playing fair is not part of the game. There is a built-in mechanic where players can steal money, Mercenaries, and Sweet Rides from other players. Of course, this is the sort of board game that Deadpool would approve of, where the rules are out the window and chaos reigns supreme.

4 BATMAN FLUXX

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Fluxx is a game with no rules. You draw a card, then you play a card. However, those cards can effectively change the rules of the game at any time. The traditional version of Fluxx includes things like cookies, milk, and all sorts of random cards. It doesn't make much sense that the game would be given the Batman treatment, but it worked out surprisingly well.

With Batman Fluxx's art taking inspiration from Batman: The Animated Series, it becomes a much nicer collectible than had it included standard art of the character. The Fluxx rules also translate nicely to Gotham City.

3 TEEN TITANS GO DECK-BUILDING GAME

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Take control of Beast Boy, Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, or Raven in the Teen Titans Go Deck-Building Game. While deck builders are usually treated with seriousness, the Teen Titans Go variant is here to throw all of that out the window.

The cards are ridiculous, referencing all sorts of episodes from the popular TV series. Nonetheless, that's precisely what some people want out of their card games. If the game doesn't take itself seriously, that can make it much more enjoyable. This deck-building game is also compatible with others and can be easily combined with the Cartoon Network set for maximum crossover potential.

2 ROCK EM SOCK EM ROBOTS: BATMAN V SUPERMAN EDITION

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While the conflict of the fans over Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been long forgotten, the merchandise lives on. With the movie hinging on a colossal battle between DC's biggest titans, it makes sense that some games (not necessarily a board game) would be made to reflect that. That brings us to Rock Em Sock Em Robots: Batman V Superman Edition. Anyone who has played the standard game knows how this version will play out.

The only difference is that players will control Batman and Superman from the movie. It's a funny way to represent the film's battle, but at least there's no Martha scene.

1 DEADPOOL VS THE WORLD

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If there were an award for the strangest superhero board game, we'd probably give it to Deadpool Vs the World. This game takes the visual comedy of Deadpool and combines it with the random outcomes of Apples to Apples. Players will be presented with an image featuring Deadpool doing something ridiculous. Then, they have sentence cards with blanks on them.

Their job is to fill in the blanks to make either the most accurate or most ridiculous description possible. As bizarre as this game is, we'd expect nothing less from Deadpool. Fans of the character are sure to enjoy this one.

NEXT: The 10 Best Batman Board Games, Ranked

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