Good news for superhero fans! You no longer need to fly all over the world to find your favorite games. We’ve compiled our top picks for the best superhero board games. From Batman to Captain America, you’re sure to find your kryptonite on this list.
So gather your friends or tell them you’ll be right back… you’ll just be saving the world. One game at a time.
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Superhero Board Games
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Best DiceMarvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
Best CardSentinels of the Multiverse (Second Edition)
Best OverallMarvel Crisis Protocol: Core Set
#1. Marvel: Crisis Protocol
Playing time: 45
Assemble your characters, gather your army, and battle it out for glory. Players build their dream team from the ground up – even the characters come unassembled. Create your miniatures by piecing them together and painting them. The set comes with 10 Marvel characters, including Captain American, Black Widow, and Ultron, with options for expansions.
Players get variety in combat with 9 different settings available. Initially, the battle rules seem a little complex, and the guidebook might come in handy. Attacks and character movements rely on certain conditions but are flexible overall. The gameplay does become more fluid after a couple of plays and is well worth the effort.Marvel Crisis Protocol: Core Set
#2. Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Playing time: 45-90 minutes
Assume the role of one famous Marvel champion. Take care of your own health – If it plummets to zero, you’re out for good! The cards in your hand will determine what actions you can take; events, upgrades, or gain support. You’ll need to pay resources to use each card – so plan accordingly.
Marvel Champions: The Card Game definitely has that superhero versus villain vibe. It’s easy to play yet has a high level of replayability. This set is a living card game, so you’ll want to check out the expansions.Marvel Champions: The Card Game
#3. The Batman Who Laughs Rising
Playing time: 60-90 minutes
It’s a showdown between superheroes and villains!
Team up with other famous heroes to power through Gotham City. Step into the role of Wonderwoman, Green Lantern, or Batman, amongst others, to unite and build strength. Build allies and take down one enemy at a time… ultimately destroying the supervillain, the Batman Who Laughs.
The Batman Who Laughs Rising has a learning curve in the first game, but subsequent games are well worth the effort. Whether solo or cooperatively, winning is a challenge – but the process is fun regardless of your team’s victory or defeat.The Batman Who Laughs Rising
#4. Sentinels of the Multiverse
Playing time: 30-60 minutes
You are the protector of this ever-changing, dangerous multiverse. In Sentinels of the Multiverse, use your powers and play your cards right to watch over the population.
The game begins with villains launching attacks. A constantly changing deck means their actions are unpredictable – so adapt accordingly! It’s now your team’s chance for a rebuttal. Take turns playing a card from your deck, using power, and resolving any end-of-turn effect.
Hand management is crucial. Use those cards wisely, and don’t let your hero take too much damage – or it’s game over.
The ultimate goal is to defeat a villain – and if you can live to tell the tale, you’ll be the hero of the multiverse!Sentinels of the Multiverse (Second Edition)
#5. Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
Playing time: 30-60 minutes
Can you outsmart the evil Mastermind?
Join forces with other S.H.I.E.L.D. heroes to defeat agents of evil. The Mastermind is on a quest to complete 4 immoral missions. Beat him to the punch by running interference. Your team has won if you can do this before four missions are complete!
It’s a semi-cooperative game. You’ll work together for one common goal. However, the player who earns the most Victory Points is the strongest agent of them all.
Legendary is an excellent introduction to the world of Marvel games. Whether you’ve only seen the movies or are a hardcore Marvel fan, the game appeals to all types. It’s a great option for travel and family game nights!
#6. DC Comics Deck-Building Game
Playing time: 45 minutes
Who can be the best superhero of them all? You decide!
Choose from one of the DC heroes such as Batman or Superman. The goal is to gain as many Victory Points as possible. You’ll start with Punch and Vulnerability cards – Punch can get you more points, and Vulnerability obviously weakens you. Build your deck by collecting various cards. Use powerpoints on cards to purchase special abilities.
One supervillain will remain face-up on the table. If you have enough power, attack! But beware because another villain waits in the shadows to take their place.
This deck-building game is easy to learn but provides a good challenge for more advanced players. While it builds slowly, it allows for fun decision-making and attacks.DC Comics Deck-Building Game
#7. Marvel United
Playing time: 40 minutes
Marvel heroes unite! Gather your fellow Marvel fans to fight villains and protect civilians.
One villain will be your target. Unveil their master plan one card at a time, creating a unique narrative each time you play. The supervillain will also be traveling around the board. If they land on a special feature– BAM! – your team is attacked and weakened.
Your agents travel through different locations, fighting evil and completing missions. Turn-taking is straightforward. Draw cards and play them, resolving any actions and location effects as a result. If you can damage the villain enough, you’ve saved the day!
Marvel United has options for different locations and target villains in each game, providing good replayability. Marvel United is a great choice if you like storytelling and cooperative card games.Marvel United
#8. Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
Playing time: 60-90 minutes
It’s villain versus superheroes in Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.
One player will play the bad guy, while the rest are do-gooders trying to take them down. Cubes are currency in this board game. Use your allotted cubes to take actions. Will you defuse a bomb? Protect the town from gunfire? Or battle it out against thugs?
It’s a race against time. Heroes must complete their missions before the timer runs out – or Gotham City will forever be under the control of evil forces.
While many superhero games are cooperative, Gotham City Chronicles provides a more competitive edge and higher player interaction. Will good or evil prevail? Play to find out!
#9. 5 Minute Marvel
Playing time: 5 minutes
5 Minute Marvel is just how it sounds – short and sweet!
5 Minute Marvel gives you that instant gratification of a speedy, action-packed game. Set a timer at the beginning of the game, and unveil Marvel bosses. Each player has the unique abilities of their particular superhero. Strategically use these powers and your deck of resources to take bosses down. If you can destroy the master boss before time runs out, your team is victorious!
#10. Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
Playing time: 60 minutes
This dice-based game is a race to destroy your opponents before they destroy you!
Players start out with 20 points each. Roll purchasing, energy, or character dice to earn points and complete actions. Battles will determine how quickly you can weaken others. The dice dictate how battles go – the energy required and damage given or taken. Use your characters and sidekicks strategically to attack the opposition.Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best superhero board games! If you’re a fan of Marvel, DC, or any of the other fandoms out there, we’re sure that there’s a superhero board game for you! Have you tried any of the games on this list? Did we miss any of your favorites? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you.