Marvel's Baddies Are Getting Their Own Disney Villainous Game

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9 months ago

I'm curious how this will work with only a single "Fate" deck. The nice thing about the original is that each villain had thier own Fate deck with their own heroes and what not and it just make the theme pop. A single stew of cards could get a little old I'd fear.

Supporter9 months ago

I'd be more interested in this than disney villians, but is it really a good game, or a game for non gamers?

9 months ago

I'm a fan of Villainous. It's a great game to introduce asymmetry in a game and if you're a fan of Disney it's a hit on theme alone. Also the components are good quality except for the cauldron which is bad.

Supporter9 months ago

Does this one interest you more than #Villainous? I admit, the gameplay is interesting to me, but the theme of neither one really grabs me. If I had to choose, based on theme, I would go with the first one.

Supporter9 months ago

Both games are mildly interesting. Not enough to ever pick up a copy. 

Supporter9 months ago

Oh, I wouldn't go that far. I wouldn't mind picking either one up. I would just want to put it right back down. 

9 months ago

I also think I prefer Disney villains to Marvel villains, but I definitely see how this could be pretty fun as well. I'm sure they'll do a good job with it. The whole asymmetric nature of this game is pretty cool, if not super balanced.

Supporter9 months ago

Same here. As much as I really enjoy the MCU, Disney has years of nostalgia factor built in. My wife likes Marvel too but I think she'd also gravitate towards the idea of playing with the original Disney villains. The only reason I haven't considered buying Villainous though is that it sounded like it's low in player interaction.

9 months ago

So there is a level of player interaction. Each player has their own "Fate Deck". One of the available actions you can take on your turn, is to "fate" someone (don't remember the actual term), which means to play a card from their Fate Deck against them. Some characters actually need cards from their Fate Deck to be played in order to win, such as Captain Hook, who needs Peter Pan to appear. That's it as far as player interaction, though. The other actions are all focused on your own character/board.

Supporter9 months ago

Hmmm... if my wife really likes classic disney movies, and with you having a little bit of an idea of what kind of games we tend to like, do you think this might be a good addition for us? haha

Edit: There's someone in my neighborhood selling a used copy (played once) for $15, which seems like a great value.

Supporter9 months ago

At that price it’s worth a try. If nothing else the art is quite well done. 

Supporter9 months ago

That does seem cheap.... 

9 months ago

Oh, for $15, I'd say go for it. If the theme is at all attractive to you, and you're okay with a mid-weight game that's not super heavy on strategy, (the game focuses more on theme than on strategy), then it's fun. Like I said it's not too strategic - randomness plays a factor, and I don't even think the characters are balanced, but it doesn't really matter. I've only played at 4 players, which can get a bit long if there's AP involved, but if people take pretty quick turns, the game flow pretty well. Not sure how good it would be at 2p.

Supporter9 months ago

I think you could cooperate in a decently interactive way....  But I do tend to try to steer clear from midweight coops like this. I prefer them either light or heavy. 

9 months ago

It is not a co-op, though. You're all playing against each other to get to your victory condition first.

Supporter9 months ago

True... I was thinking of #horrified for some reason. My bad. You could even say I'm Horrified. 

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Well played sir. 

9 months ago

boooo

Supporter9 months ago

;-P

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