Includes: Instructions, cards, figures, game board
Number of Players: 2-6 Players
Package type: Full game
Street Date: July 29, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 087-10-4160
- Play as one of six iconic Disney Villains (Maleficent, Ursula, Jafar, Prince John, Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook). - Each Villain has their own oversized sculpted mover. - The game where being the bad guy is a good thing. - Fate cards allow you to meddle with other Villain's objectives!
You are the Villain! Command your henchmen, defeat the heroes, and enact your evil scheme. In Villainous, the story-based gameplay allows players to experience events from the classic Disney films, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan in exciting new ways. Each Villain plays differently, offering rich strategy to explore, surprising combinations to discover, and plenty of replay value. To play, move to a spot on your board and take actions based on your options at that location - actions will allow you to gain power, play cards, and defeat heroes. But, being a true Villain requires strategic interference with your opponents' goals. Use other players' Fate cards featuring heroes and other meddlesome objects, to prevent them from reaching their objectives. Be the first to achieve your Villain's devious objective and you win!
Love this game! It takes a little bit to get the hang of it, but it is such a fun twist on board games! We have played it multiple times already and just got it a few days ago. Even my 11 year old figured it out quickly and she has some disabilities that I wasn't sure she would get it. I can't wait to get the expansions to add more villains!
Great game -- my new favorite. I'll be getting the expansions soon. Easy to learn, hard to master. Not ideal for younger audiences as it requires some critical thinking. Beautiful artwork and great character pieces.
Tip for anyone new to the game: find a YouTube tutorial and/or go to the tutorial link provided in the instruction booklet. That helped me learn the game fairly quickly, and I was then able to better teach new players (and each person I've introduced the game to was hooked immediately).
Two honors students - ages 13 & 15, one 11 year old Disney/Marvel buff and a certified science teacher with a masters degree in electrical engineering and computer software systems could NOT figure out this game. It will be returned.
My husband and I love this game! We love the unique gameplay and each villain's story. The game boards have lovely artwork and the pieces themselves are high quality with individual details specific to each villain. This is a very well thought out game with options to combine with the other editions of this game or play alone. We can't wait for more expansion packs! We've been hooked since we bought our first edition, "Wicked to the Core" and have been slowly expanding our Villainous Library. I will agree that this is a bit difficult to teach to newbies, but it's fun to watch it click for people. I would recommend ages 12+ as this requires some complex thinking on occasion. Expect your first game to be slow-going and the subsequent games to decrease in time as you catch the flow of the game. Each new villain does require it's own learning curve and will require multiple plays to really understand when to play cards/actions/etc. It is also beneficial to play as each villain so you know how to combat each strength or goal of the individual when playing against them. This version includes game plays for Ursula, Maleficient, Captain Hook, Jafar, Prince John, and the Queen of Hearts. We would recommend Prince John, Maleficient, and Captain Hook for beginners. Prince John is probably the best "teaching" villain. Ursula and the Queen of Hearts can be confusing when first reading through, but get easier as they are played. Also, be warned, sometimes "Fating" other villains will actually help them accomplish their goals! So be smart when you choose to use that action! So fun to get Villainous!
This is one of my husband and I’s FAVORITE games. We could play just the two of us over and over (and we definitely have). However, I have to give this game 4 stars simply because of the learning curve. Every time we’ve played with new people, they are always super super lost and confused for at least the first game (which can last up to an hour and usually leads to some frustration on their part). After you’ve played a round or two, you really pick up on the game and it’s a super fun one. But teaching new players requires a lot of patience, on both ends.