Marvel Comics Super Heroes Strategy Game (1980)

Images courtesy of Christopher Bartlett and BoardGameGeek.Com

Images courtesy of Christopher Bartlett and BoardGameGeek.Com


A big thanks to BoardGameGeek.Net and Christopher Bartlett for supplying these fantastic images from this 1980 Milton Bradley board game. While I did not own this game myself there was a neighborhood friend that did and we played this a couple of times in the Summer of 1980.
Marvel Comics Super Heroes Strategy Game 2 - Christopher Bartlett - BoardGameGeek
The game was kind of like Chess. Kind of. One player controlled the forces of evil with the likes of Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, the Mandarin, the Red Skull, Loki, and Galactus. This was the role I was usually forced to accept by my ‘friend’.
Images courtesy of Christopher Bartlett and BoardGameGeek.Com

Images courtesy of Christopher Bartlett and BoardGameGeek.Com


The other player represented the champions of truth and freedom with Captain America, Iron Man, the Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, the Silver Surfer, and Mister Fantastic. Why no Hulk?
Marvel Comics Super Heroes - Christopher Bartlett - BoardGameGeek
Marvel Comics Super Heroes Strategy Game - Christopher Bartlett - BoardGameGeek
I remember liking the game well enough but I also recall some odd rules that my ‘friend’ would suddenly declare.

“Oh, Spider-Man can’t beat the Red Skull. You have to use Thor or Iron Man.”

Maybe I need to get this game for myself and read up on the rules?

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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4 thoughts on “Marvel Comics Super Heroes Strategy Game (1980)

  1. demoncat4 says:

    nice for i remember wanting this game. though not only is it still surprising that the hulk was not included as a game piece but no x-men or the rest of the ff either or magneto for the bad guys

  2. Demoncat4, I think there should have been only one “villain” in the game…Galactus…because what more do you need when he is on your side?

  3. Alphacentaurian says:

    Galactus seems to be off-scale, even on the box top. He should stop eating those gas giant planets… nothing but empty calories.

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