Marvel Super Hero Squad Chutes and Ladders Review

The following is my un-bias review of the Marvel Super Hero Squad Chutes and Ladders board game. Both pros and cons will be covered as well as my personal recommendation to buy or not to buy.
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Chutes and Ladders is a classic game which has been given a fun twist in the Marvel Super Hero Squad Chutes and Ladders version.

The game comes with the usual cardboard game board, a cardboard and plastic spinner, 8 cardstock game character options, and 4 plastic game character holders.

The game board construction is typical of a children’s board game, no more or less durable than you’d expect. The graphics of the game board are bright, fun, and inviting. The layout is of the standard Chutes and Ladders, with numbers 1-100. As with other versions of Chutes and Ladders, it is beneficial for teaching children to count and for teaching number recognition. Some might argue that it is confusing for a child who is learning to read (left to right) to play a board game that switches between left to right and right to left, however this is an issue with the actual idea of Chutes and Ladders rather than an issue with this particular version of Chutes and Ladders.
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The spinner is easy for a child to assemble and use, as well as surprisingly durable.
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The game character options are as follows: Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, Spiderman, Silver Surfer, Pheonix, Thor, and Ironman. While I was disappointed to find there was only one female character option, I was happy to note that several other strong female characters (Wasp, Spiderwoman, and Rogue) are depicted on the game board. Perhaps in the future the game makers might consider including one or two of these females as character options along with Pheonix.
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The plastic game character holders are extremely durable, and easy for small hands to grasp, which is wonderful. It is however very difficult to take the plastic holders apart once they are put together, so this makes changing between game characters a bit of a headache. The game makers should consider either including enough plastic holders for all of their game character options, or using a design of plastic holders that is easier to take apart.
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All in all, I would recommend this game.
My children and I greatly enjoy it, and have gotten a lot of use out of it. I see no reason that the pros shouldn’t out-weigh the cons of the game. I believe that the Marvel Super Hero Squad Chutes and Ladders is one of the most well-made versions of Chutes and Ladders I’ve ever played.

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