Ravensburger gives Villainous a Star Wars spin

Ravensburger has announced the newest title in its award-winning Villainous board game franchise will be based on the Star Wars galaxy. In the new Star Wars (Power of the Dark Side) Villainous game, gamers can play as Darth Vader, Asajj Ventress, Kylo Ren, Moff Gideon or General Grievous.

“Fans have been asking for a Star Wars-themed Villainous game for years,” says Florian Baldenhofer, International Category Manager for family and strategy games at Ravensburger. “Our team spent more than a year diving into the characters and their stories in order to respectfully translate them into gameplay and we’re thrilled with the outcome.”

The Star Wars Villainous game utilises the same game system as previous Villainous releases, with new gameplay elements to fully immerse players in the Star Wars galaxy. Depending on their villain’s unique power, players will use their Villain’s “Ambition” to perform actions that power effects based on the Villain’s use of the Force, strategic leadership, or sheer luck. The game also incorporates Villain-specific missions and rules for iconic ships and transports from all corners of the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars is one of my favourite properties and has been for decades,” says Mike Mulvihill, Game Developer and Villainous Lead at Ravensburger. “We’re particularly excited to bring the iconic Star Wars ships into the game. These ‘Vehicle’ cards introduce new actions to each Villain’s sector and can engage with each other.”

The sculptural game pieces included in Villainous games continue to be a focus in the Star Wars Villainous iteration. Made of the same durable material as other Villainous pieces, each mover includes flecks of another colour within the mold.

Star Wars has such a unique, weathered design that is inherent to the property. Props in the film often have a distressed, battle-worn aesthetic,” says Jake Breish, Art Director for the Villainous line. “We wanted this Star Wars-themed Villainous game to capture that same feeling with these deliberate imperfections, which also ensures each mover is completely unique.”

The Star Wars Villainous game will be available in August 2022 at major retailers and local game stores nationwide. The title is suitable for two-to-four players aged 10 and up.

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About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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