There is probably not a single person in the world who hasn’t heard of popular Marvel comics and hasn’t watched at least a bit of a movie based on these comics. And you probably have a couple of friends crazy about Avengers. Perhaps it is you! Great! Then, this selection of the best Marvel-themed board games will be of great use to you! And in case you are not a fan yet, this is a good chance to change your mind! Read till the end of the article in order to get a bonus!
Best Marvel Board Games
Marvel has a rich history, as it has been around for quite some time. So, it should not come as a surprise that people invented a wide range of games based on wonderful Marvel storylines. There are so many of them that it will actually take you a lot of time and money to figure out what games are good and what games are not worth your time. Luckily, we have done all the hard work for you so that you can choose the best of the best!
Legendary: a Marvel Deck-Building Game
If you are an experienced board games player, you may have already played Legendary, a popular deck-building game. In this edition, you get a chance to play as Marvel famous characters from the Avengers and X-Men. Your main purpose in this game is to defeat the villains such as Magneto, Dr. Doom, or Loki.
However, everything is not so easy. Players need to work together in order to prevent the villain from completing their scheme. And in case you will be able to stop the villain on time, the player who has the biggest number of cards wins the game.
This game is pretty similar to the previous one, as the heroes-versus-villains principle works here too. Villains are villains masterminding evil plans (as they always do), and heroes need to combine their powers and save the world from the inevitable damage. All heroes have different powers, and it is your task to learn how to control them.
It is worth mentioning that Marvel United can be a great present for teenagers, as they can play it both solo and as a group. There are also different expansions available for purchase.
If you are short of time but want to have a bit of fun in the company of your favorite Marvel characters, the 5-Minute Marvel board game will do the trick. Invite your friends to assume the roles of cool Marvel heroes and villains to compete with one another and see who will win this time: virtue or evil. As the name suggests, the board game takes no longer than 5 minutes and can be played basically anywhere, even in school during the break.
Are you a fan of Black Panther? Then, you definitely should try this super fun board game called Wakanda Forever! Here, you represent one of the five tribes who want to claim the throne of Black Panther. You will compete with other players aka members of rival tribes. Use your strategy thinking, unique power, and courage in order to win the game by conquering the throne of Black Panther!
Have you always admired the bad guys and wanted to be one of them? Well, Marvel Villainous gives you a chance to become a cool guy and make some mess. Choose your favorite Marvel villain among Hela, Taskmaster, Ultron, Killmonger, and Thanos. Then, complete your villain’s unique goal with the help of special attributes and decks. Done!
The special Marvel edition of Codenames is a wonderful combination of the popular word game and the Marvel universe. Its main heroes are The Avengers, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Doctor Strange. The team of villains that consists of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra competes to be the first to identify all of their team’s ‘field agents’ from 25 code cards displayed in a 5×5 grid. This board game is a fun activity for families, teenagers, and even adults, who are in love with Marvel.
The famous Munchkin game couldn’t help but embrace the Marvel universe too. In the end, we got a super fun game full of over 150 cards that feature iconic Marvel characters and a unique die. The principle of the game remains the same. Open the door, fight the monster, and get the loot. As soon as you or any other player reach the 10th level, the game is over.
The war is about to start. Choose your side. Will you join the Marvel team of heroes or help the end of the world come sooner? Regardless of your choice, the battle will be bloody. In HeroScape Marvel, you decide the fate of the entire universe. There are eight gaming scenarios to choose from. But you feel free to create your own! That is your game, after all. So, pick the hero and make everything possible to destroy the enemy! You know what will make it even more epic? Try to combine this Marvel set with any other HeroScape products and see what happens!
Marvel Contest of Champions
Based on the popular mobile game that has raised a lot of talks and concerns, the Marvel Contest of Champions has immediately become a hit. This is a board game full of combat, where players need to have a strong strategy and a bit of luck, of course, in order to win. The edition includes 13 Marvel characters, or so-called champions, with a set of unique powers. Choose your hero, roll the dice, and attack your rivals. You may also discover different territories and make use of your special abilities. The outcome of every game is unique and unexpected, as there are 40 locations you can travel to. Power up your champion and let the strongest win!