Includes: Instructions, cards, figures, game board
Number of Players: 2-6 Players
Package type: Full game
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!
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.
I had not heard of this title before buying and got it as part of a buy 2 get one free on Board Games, needless to say this particular board game is very fun--it's just enough strategy to satisfy a regular player, but has just enough simplicity that it won't turn away less experienced people. The Game Box delivers high quality cards, game boards, and quite possibly the coolest looking character pieces. Worth the price, I hope Disney continues to come out with expansion like releases for this game (see "Villianous: Wicked to the Core").
This game is not very easy to pick up. There is even a video tutorial you can watch the game being explained and played, but when you actually sit down to play it still isn't that clear. We had 3 adults with masters degrees watch and try and play and we still had to refer back to the video and written instructions. This game is very complicated, but once you get the hang of it, I can see potential