Unlike other editions of Scene-it, the clips usually have very little to do with the question. For example, they played the costume montage from Spider-man and then ask what is the significance of Spider-Man 252. First, this shows the level of difficulty for the non-comic fan. Second, the link between the question (which involved the first appearance of the black costume) and the clip was not as related as I would have expected. You did know the answer right?
The game pieces are icons (FF symbol, Cap shield, Thor helmet, X Symbol, spider symbol) I thought they would be characters. Each game space has the picture of a character or a scene from a marvel comic, but they are so small and light, you can't tell what they are. I did like that start is called "origin."
The first time I played, there were an enormous amount of Blade questions (especially, which actors played which part) I think, if you get this game, you should shuffle the question cards. It actually became a running joke, that my wife was able to answer any question that involved an actor by saying "Wasn't in he/she in one of those Blade movies?"
A non-comic fan cannot play this game. This is unlike other Scene-It games (like TV for example) where the questions and clips are geared for both experts and novices. However, a Marvel Comic Fan will enjoy this game. It is not too hard, but not too easy. And I enjoyed watching the clips.
As a final rant, I'm not sure why they could not have done a comics Scene-It (with at least Marvel and DC). I know Peter has suggested the legalities of this would be difficult, but not insurmountable. Look at other editions of Scene-It. the Movie ones contain clips from every movie studio, the Television one contains clips from all networks and production companies, the James Bond one contains clips from Never Say Never and the original Peter Sellers Casino Royale (the only non-Broccolli made Bond Movies). The way I see it, Scene it is almost an advertisement. You watch the clip and then say, "Wow, that was a great ------, I should go buy that DVD." I don't know why they couldn't have made a game that incorporated the Marvel properties, with movies like Ghost World, HellBoy, TV shows like WitchBlade and Spawn, and all the various DC properties. OK rant over.
The good: As a comic fanboy, I really liked this game.
The Bad: As a noncomic fan, my wife hated it.
The Ugly: They wasted some great art by fading it on the board.
The game is available at the link below.