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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Disney Villainous is a strategy game where you are a Disney villain striving to become the evillest villain in the land. You move around the board to locations from your character's film, playing cards and taking evil actions. It's a strategic game where impeding your opponent's progress is just as important as pursuing your own evil schemes.

You play as a Disney villain with your own unique victory goal. With each turn, you choose between advancing your goal and hindering your opponents. You do this by moving between the four locations on your Character board and selecting from the actions available in this space. However, you can only take actions if you have enough Power tokens, so must manage your currency carefully.

As you progress, you meet heroes from your story that hinder you from completing your goal by covering up actions, until you are able to destroy them by playing Ally cards from your deck. You can also play cards that unlock extra powers that enable you to speed up progress towards your goal. The first villain to complete their specific goal is the winner.

It's a game of strategic resource management where evilness is the key to victory. You must take enough evil actions against your opposition to stop them from progressing, whilst keeping enough resources available to advance towards your own evil victory goals.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 2-6

Genres: Role-Play, Strategy and Collecting

Components: Board, Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Ravensburger UK (@RavensburgerUK)



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Learn to Play: This takes 1 hour to learn. The first time you play it's worth knowing the following:
  • Some characters have more complex goals to complete, so consider not using these characters at first.
  • It is a long game to learn, so allow two hours for the first game.
  • You can try playing with a six-card hand to give more options for play.

Play Time: This game will take between 40 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room. It is best with 3 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. This is a long game, especially at first, so younger players need to have lots of patience and the ability to wait whilst other players make decisions. They also need to have the resilience to have their plans hindered or stopped by other players.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds. This game does involve villains who capture and kill Disney heroes, but none of this content is presented in a graphic or adult way.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
There are a number of versions and expansions, which include:
  • Disney Villainous: Wicked to the Core (2019) - adds Evil Queen, Hades and Dr Facilier.
  • Disney Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared (2019) - adds Scar, Ratigan, and Yzma.
  • Disney Villainous: Perfectly Wretched (2020) - adds Cruella De Vil, Mother Gothel, and Pete.
  • Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots (2021) - adds Gaston, Lady Tremaine and The Horned Kin.

There are also Marvel and Star Wars versions of this game:
  • Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power (2020)
  • Star War Villainous: Power of The Dark Side (2022) 


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Disney Villanous Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RavensburgerUK) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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