I feel that the Ravensburger Disney Villainous board games are top-rated. I have seen multiple people I follow on social media rave about the game. Several editions and add-ons released since the original game came out. One of those editions is a Star Wars Disney Villainous which I received as a present from a friend after moving into our new home. I recently brought it to a game night to test it out. Star Wars Villainous was a lot of fun and I hope to see more Star Wars expansions in the future.
For those unfamiliar with Disney’s Villainous games, each game has several villains to pick from. Each villain has a goal and if that goal is accomplished first, they win the game. Each goal relates to each villain depending on what the villain’s ultimate endgame goal was. For Star Wars, there were five villains to choose from: Darth Vader, Moff Gideon, General Grievous, Kylo Ren, and Asajj Ventress. There is an option to mess with other players by drawing out of their “hero” deck. This helps to throw a wrench in a plan to win the game.
As we opened the game, I immediately took Moff Gideon. Nothing is more evil to me than stealing a child. How rude. Moff’s end goal was to have an ally out, laboratory materials, and Grogu on the villain side of the board. I was so close to winning, but then my brother drew a card out of my hero deck which moved Grogu and kill my Death Troopers. I’m not going to lie, it set me back quite a bit. However, I was able to draw another set of Death Troopers from my villain’s deck which helped me win the game in a few turns.
In the second game, I played Darth Vader. Darth Vader’s goal was to have Luke in the “conflicted” stage meaning he is debating the Dark Side. Vader also has to have Emperor Palpatine out on the board as well. As I was playing through the game, I realized I wasn’t drawing Palpatine. I basically had to maneuver throughout the planets to draw cards. I ended up losing the game and as I looked through the deck, Palpatine was at the bottom. Sometimes that’s how it goes. Both Moff and Darth Vader rely on drawing the correct cards and if the cards are towards the bottom, that can slow down getting the win conditions together.
I would definitely replay Star Wars Villainous. There are still three characters I haven’t played yet. In my gaming group of four, it helped to see how the other characters were being played. I hope that there would be more expansions for Star Wars Villainous. I could see adding Count Dooku, Boba, or Jango Fett, or even a political opponent like General Hux or Snoke could be an interesting addition to the game.