After two years and five Disney Villainous games, we’re rapidly closing in on all the major villains from animated Disney films throughout the twentieth century and beyond. Gaston was the biggest hold-out from the Renaissance era of the late 80s and 90s, and he’s on the cover of the latest expansion to the popular asymmetrical board game, Despicable Plots.

Like previous expansions, Despicable Plots adds three new playable villains. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Lady Tremaine (Cinderella) and The Horned King (The Black Cauldron). Each villain comes complete with personalized game board, movers, villain deck, and hero deck.

Gaston’s objective is straight-forward, remove all eight obstacles, which appear as new physical tokens on his board, using special abilities and vanquishing pesky heroes. Lady Tremaine’s objective is a bit trickier, and will involve a lot of card hunting. To marry either of her daughters to the Prince, she’ll need to unlock the Ballroom location and play (or move) the Prince there. With either Anastasia or Drizella on the board, they’ll need an upgrade to their Ball Gown versions before moving them to the ballroom with the Prince, then activating the Wedding Bells card – unless of course there’s a Glass Slipper card (or Cinderella herself) in play!

The Horned King wants to take over the world by spreading his creepy Cauldron Born to each location, but he’ll first need to gain control of The Black Cauldron, and use its dark powers to transform the skeletal minions.

Despicable Plots is the fourth expansion to Disney Villainous, bringing the total number of unique playable villains to 18! Ravensburger also recently released a slightly tweaked Marvel version, Marvel Villainous, last year.

Disney Villainous: Despicable Plots is available now via Amazon and Target, with a suggested age of 10+.


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