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50
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6
Time
Age
10
+

Details

2018
Artwork
n/a

Description

In Villainous, each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.

On a turn, the active player moves their character to a different location on their player board, takes one or more of the actions visible on that space (often by playing cards from their hand), then refills their hand to four cards. Cards are allies, items, effects, conditions, and (for some characters) curses. You need to use your cards to fulfill your unique win condition.

One of the actions allows you to choose another player, draw two cards from that player's fate deck, then play one of them on that player's board, covering two of the four action spaces on one of that player's locations. The fate deck contains heroes, items, and effects from that villain's movie, and these cards allow other players to mess with that particular villain.

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Villainous "1 Minute" Unboxing by Man Vs Meeple (Wonder Forge)
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Man vs Meeple
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous "1 Minute" Unboxing by Man Vs Meeple (Wonder Forge)

Villainous "1 Minute" Unboxing by Man Vs Meeple (Wonder Forge)

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3 Things in 3 Minutes 19 - Villainous
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Nersi Games
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November 6, 2018 9:20 PM
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3 Things in 3 Minutes 19 - Villainous

3 Things in 3 Minutes 19 - Villainous

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Villainous Review
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One Board Family
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October 31, 2018 5:50 PM
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Villainous Review

Villainous Review

3 min Article

Some days you just want to come home and relax, have a nice dinner, and watch your favorite television program. What about those days though? You know the days I’m talking about.
Some days you just want to come home and relax, have a nice dinner, and watch your favorite television program. What about those days though? You know the days I’m talking about.
90 Second Nerd Board Game Review: Disney's Villainous
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90 Second Nerd
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October 26, 2018 3:50 PM
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90 Second Nerd Board Game Review: Disney's Villainous

90 Second Nerd Board Game Review: Disney's Villainous

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Hot & Cold: Villainous
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Plumpy Thimble
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Hot & Cold: Villainous

Hot & Cold: Villainous

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How to Play Disney Villainous
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Geek & Sundry
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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How to Play Disney Villainous

How to Play Disney Villainous

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Board game review: Be the bad guy in Disney’s Villainous
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Ars Cardboard
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Board game review: Be the bad guy in Disney’s Villainous

Board game review: Be the bad guy in Disney’s Villainous

5 min Article

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com.
Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com.
Villainous Review
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Board Game Quest
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous Review

Villainous Review

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It’s good to be bad… right? In the world of licensed games, especially in the Disney brand, the heroes get all the love. Rarely is there a game where not only do the villains win, but the players actively try to make that happen… until now.
It’s good to be bad… right? In the world of licensed games, especially in the Disney brand, the heroes get all the love. Rarely is there a game where not only do the villains win, but the players actively try to make that happen… until now.
Disney Villainous Is More Than Just A Family Board Game
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Geek & Sundry
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Disney Villainous Is More Than Just A Family Board Game

Disney Villainous Is More Than Just A Family Board Game

6 min Article

It’s a question that has regularly greeted me over the last few weeks from my 9-year old ever since the first time we played it. She loves it, and so do I, despite the fact that there are moments where I think to myself mid-game, “What kind of villain have I raised?” But we’ll get to that.

It’s a question that has regularly greeted me over the last few weeks from my 9-year old ever since the first time we played it. She loves it, and so do I, despite the fact that there are moments where I think to myself mid-game, “What kind of villain have I raised?” But we’ll get to that.

Poor Unfortunate Souls
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Space-Biff!
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Poor Unfortunate Souls

Poor Unfortunate Souls

6 min Article

Villainous sports a killer hook. And that’s only half-intended as a pun. Yes, because Captain Hook is one of the game’s six villains. But also because each villain gets to do their own thing.
Villainous sports a killer hook. And that’s only half-intended as a pun. Yes, because Captain Hook is one of the game’s six villains. But also because each villain gets to do their own thing.
Villainous – Disney Board Game Review
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Board Game Authority
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous – Disney Board Game Review

Villainous – Disney Board Game Review

6 min Article

In real life, sometimes the bad guys win. However in Disney animation that’s a truth that fails to come true. Aladdin is going to become sultan, Peter Pan will continue to humiliate Captain Hook and  Ariel is going to get to keep those legs… That is until now.
In real life, sometimes the bad guys win. However in Disney animation that’s a truth that fails to come true. Aladdin is going to become sultan, Peter Pan will continue to humiliate Captain Hook and  Ariel is going to get to keep those legs… That is until now.
Villainous Review
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Everything Board Games
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous Review

Villainous Review

7 min Article

My initial thought was that this was by design, a sort of handicap that makes it more challenging for adults while easier for younger players. And this may have been the goal, but that isn't explicitly stated.
My initial thought was that this was by design, a sort of handicap that makes it more challenging for adults while easier for younger players. And this may have been the goal, but that isn't explicitly stated.
Tom Teaches Villainous (Setup)
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Tom Teaches
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Tom Teaches Villainous (Setup)

Tom Teaches Villainous (Setup)

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Dale Yu: Review of Villanous
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The Opinionated Gamers
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Dale Yu: Review of Villanous

Dale Yu: Review of Villanous

10 min Article

Villainous was one of the more hotly anticipated GenCon 2018 releases. There has been a lot of buzz about the game as it is a mass market release that has the Disney license.
Villainous was one of the more hotly anticipated GenCon 2018 releases. There has been a lot of buzz about the game as it is a mass market release that has the Disney license.
Villainous (2018) – Meeple Like Us
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Meeple Like Us
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October 7, 2018 10:21 AM
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Villainous (2018) – Meeple Like Us

Villainous (2018) – Meeple Like Us

13 min Article

Villainous (2018) is a hand management game of variable player powers.   It comes with six abstract but distinct tokens that represents some of Disney’s colourful villains.  Each villain comes with a unique deck of thirty cards, and these… Wait, hang on.
Villainous (2018) is a hand management game of variable player powers.   It comes with six abstract but distinct tokens that represents some of Disney’s colourful villains.  Each villain comes with a unique deck of thirty cards, and these… Wait, hang on.
Villainous Review with Ryan Metzler
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The Dice Tower
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous Review with Ryan Metzler

Villainous Review with Ryan Metzler

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Villainous - How To Play
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Watch It Played
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous - How To Play

Villainous - How To Play

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Villainous — rules explanation and first impression
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Board Game Geek
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Villainous — rules explanation and first impression

Villainous — rules explanation and first impression

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Tom Teaches Teaching Tips (Villainous)
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Tom Teaches
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Tom Teaches Teaching Tips (Villainous)

Tom Teaches Teaching Tips (Villainous)

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Villainous (2018) – Accessibility Teardown
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Meeple Like Us
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October 7, 2018 8:50 PM
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Villainous (2018) – Accessibility Teardown

Villainous (2018) – Accessibility Teardown

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Villainous is clearly a game that’s been designed to suck money from the wallets of aging Disney fans like myself.  Unfortunately, its initial roster of villains is only intermittently successful and there’s reason to be sceptical that future releases will ever truly inspire.
Villainous is clearly a game that’s been designed to suck money from the wallets of aging Disney fans like myself.  Unfortunately, its initial roster of villains is only intermittently successful and there’s reason to be sceptical that future releases will ever truly inspire.
Disney Villainous | Game the Game
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Geek & Sundry
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Disney Villainous | Game the Game

Disney Villainous | Game the Game

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Tom Teaches Villainous (Rules Overview & 3-Player Gameplay)
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Tom Teaches
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Tom Teaches Villainous (Rules Overview & 3-Player Gameplay)

Tom Teaches Villainous (Rules Overview & 3-Player Gameplay)

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