The Disney Villains have entered the board game arena with a new game, Disney Villainous, from Wonder Forge. We love Wonder Forge games and their out-of-the-box interactive games. When I was asked if we wanted to check it out, we jumped at the chance! A Disney game based on villains sounded simply villainous!
Be a Villain…Defeat the Heroes…Enact Your Evil Scheme!
Who wouldn’t want to be a Disney Villain? This game is quite unique, as each player has their own individual game board and objective. It’s almost like you have your own individual board game, and you have to win your game before anyone else wins theirs. Confused? We sure were!
I won’t lie. This game is a little tricky. But, it is our own fault. We read the directions, and just could not get the hang of how exactly to play this game. At the brink of frustration, I cried out, “We cannot be the only ones who do not understand this!!” It was at this point my daughter found the link to the Wonder Forge instructional video! We laughed, grabbed the popcorn and began the video. The video really helps put the idea of the game into perspective. It was frustrating at first, and we learned that if a game advises you to watch a video in order to learn how to play the game, you probably should just watch the video first. Overall, the first night we attempted to play this game was a learning experience. Don’t be our family. Follow the directions. Watch the video.
After understanding how the game works, we were ready to sit down and attempt to be villains again. This time was a bit easier. It was interesting knowing that I was basically playing my own game and I had to get to my objective before anyone else did. Having to pay close attention to what other players are doing is also critical. While you have your own objective, if you plan your moves right, you can take steps to thwart your opponent and stop them from reaching their objective before you!
This is a family game, but not for younger children. This is a “bigger-kid” game, with the suggestion of 10 years and up. This game is solely based on strategy, not the luck of the draw. The game itself is very well laid out. All pieces for the game are already in reusable plastic baggies, so your game pieces will always stay organized. The game tokens are very interesting representations of the villains featured in the game. Each board and accompanying cards showcase different aspects from the villain’s respective movie. This game is one that you definitely need to get the hang of, but once you do, you will want to play over and over again – each game can be different!
It is worth noting that there are only 6 Villains to be played in this game. This could leave the door open for expansion packs with more villains. I would love to see Hades or Oogie Boogie in a future version! Disney Villainous is available online and at specialty and major retailers nationwide.
from Wonder Forge:
In this epic contest of sinister power, take on the role of a Disney Villain and strive to achieve your own devious objective. Discover your character’s unique abilities and winning strategy while dealing twists of fate to thwart your opponents’ schemes. Find out who will triumph over the forces of good and win it all!
• 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!
PRODUCT CONTENTS: 6 Boards 6 Villain Movers 180 Villain Cards 90 Fate Cards 84 Tokens 6 Reference Cards 6 Villain Guides Instructions
Age: 10+ Players: 2-6 Time: 50 min