The Superman Movie Board Games

1979 Superman The Movie Game

Did you know that the Christopher Reeve era Superman films had tie-in board games released? I didn’t, so when I stumbled upon some pictures of them recently, I needed to know more.

Sadly the internet has failed me in my quest for knowledge. Other than an image to prove its existence, I can’t find any information about the first movie game. The game looks terrible though, perhaps explaining why the game seems to have released only in Greece!

1981 Superman II Milton Bradley

Thankfully, Superman 2 from MB in 1981 looks like a better effort, tasking you with capturing the three villain’s from the film and getting to the Fortress of Solitude.

1983 Superman III Parker Brothers

The 1983 Parker Brothers board game for Superman 3 is probably the most interesting. It has the “III” logo and states that it is based on the movie but as far as I can see, the game artwork is based on comics and I see no sign of Richard Pryor or anything else from the film!

Nuclear Man Says No!

As far as I can tell, Superman IV’s Quest for Peace didn’t receive a board game. I suspect that is why Nuclear Man above is so upset? Possibly.

More information about these and other Superman board games can be found at BoardGameGeek.com.

Images for the games above are from a collection posted by someone calling themself Titanfan. Their Super-Hero Game Collection is amazing and I’ll certainly be posting more from the collection in the future!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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2 thoughts on “The Superman Movie Board Games

  1. Fred Bergeron says:

    Hi, cool little piece, I wasn’t aware they released tied-in board games for the Superman movies… Now I’ll have to find more info on those.

    Also, just a quick comment regarding your description of the one based on Superman III. They did used artwork style from the comics, but if you look closely to the board, it’s all about Superman III movie… You can see many scenes from the movie, like, the Eiffel Tower, the confrotation of Clark vs ‘bad Superman’, and even, at the end of the board, the big robot transformation chamber. I’m really curious about this one :)

  2. Hi, thanks for spotting that on the Superman III game Fred, I couldn’t find any higher resolution images of the game and I guess I’m not as eagle-eyed as you! Now that you’ve said it, I can see the quite-obvious robot transformation chamber. Perhaps, if I can find out more, a future post will be specifically about that game.

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