Ravensburger announced on Thursday that in 2024 they will move to a new format for their Disney Villains-based Villainous game that is cheaper and more accessible to beginners.
2024 Villainous Announcements
“The Villainous community is full of passionate, friendly fans, who’ve used our games to introduce friends to the board gaming hobby for years, and we take that responsibility very seriously,” said Lysa Penrose, Head of New Games Marketing at Ravensburger. “We want to make board gaming as approachable as possible. For Villainous as an introductory game, the adjusted format lowers the price of entry and offers an easier option for couples or smaller groups of friends to enjoy gameplay, while still offering the exciting, immersive mechanics… and a few surprises… that core fans have grown to love.”
Villainous “expandalone” games coming in 2024 for $19.99 include:
Disney Villainous: Sugar and Spite, featuring King Candy from Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” and Shere Khan from Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” will become the franchise’s newest expandalone when it debuts in June. A special edition of the game, featuring a candy bar-themed packaging sleeve and exclusive finish on King Candy’s mover will be available exclusively at Target.
Star Wars™ Villainous: Ravensburger will travel deeper into the Star Wars™ galaxy with a new expandalone in the summer of 2024. More details on the game, including featured characters, will be revealed ahead of the game’s launch later this year.
Disney Villainous: Sugar and Spite is the first Villainous game that only features two villains instead of one, three, four, or six.
Ravensburger will also release a refreshed version of Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil, which was first released in 2023 as a limited Disney100 offering. The new version with video resources and streamlined gameplay is designed to be welcoming for beginners and will be available for $29.99. Ravensburger incorporated fan feedback for the refreshed beginner’s game, which features Maleficent, Captain Hook, Ursula, and Prince John.