|Players:||2 - 6 players|
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.
Being a fan of asymmetrical game play, I really enjoyed this Disney Villainous. Having to learn how each character operates is an exploration on itself. Some characters are much more tricky however figuring out how to exactly play them gives the same satisfaction as placing a piece in jigsaw puzzle. The themes for each character compliments them really well, the goals are in tune with the movies they were on and you find yourself really trying to beat these pesky heroes that get in your way. The components are very cool, the artwork is pretty and I really like how each character has a guide which helps makes it easier to play them. Highly recommended especially if you love the Disney movies.
What Fun!!! I have played multiple times, playing through all 6 characters and then figuring out how to better each evil villains unique challenge.
Played as a full group, and with only 2 of us, with kids and adults alike. Some of the characters are a little easier than others but then it also depends on what cards are fated and who you play with. We are going to get both expansion packs also. Seriously fun. A must have, especially if you are a Disney fan. I like to role play as the characters and dress up is also a bonus.