Entertain evil as a Disney villain in this enticing strategy board game

Wonder Forge's Villainous game puts other Disney board games to shame.


Marisa Losciale

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Posted on Nov 14, 2018   Updated on Sep 27, 2021, 10:21 pm CDT

If you’ve never played Wonder Forge’s Villainous game, you’re missing out. Hate to break it to you, but other Disney board games just don’t stand a chance against this strategy game.

As the name suggests, players take on the role of six of the most enchanting Disney villains–each of which has their own objectives and goals based on their unique storyline. Pick from Maleficent, Jafar, Ursula, Captain Hook, Queen of Hearts, and Prince John. Using the Villain guides, you’ll have to figure out a way to perfect your Villain’s special abilities to complete your mission before anyone else. Luckily you have Effects and Item Cards such as Wishes, Pixie Dust, and Stealing from the Rich, that will help you out by forcing everyone else to rethink their strategy.

But that’s just the easy part––each Villain also has a Fate Deck which other players (AKA your competition) will use against you. Fate Decks include beloved protagonists such as Ariel, Tinkerbell, and Prince Philip. Once you’ve optimized gameplay as one villain, try playing as another…it’s not as easy as you may think!

Villainous is recommended for ages 10+ and currently sells for $34.97.

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*First Published: Nov 14, 2018, 10:55 am CST