Ravensburger announced the next Disney-owned IP to get the Villainous board game treatment: Star Wars! Star Wars Villainous: Power of the Dark Side will feature five playable villains from the Star Wars universe. It’s designed for two to four players, ages 10 and up.

Like previous Villainous games, each player will take on the role of an iconic villain, with their own player mat, deck of cards, and objective for winning. Each turn they will move their piece to a different location on their mat, activating actions, playing cards, and defeating pesky heroes.

Star Wars Villainous adds a unique power for each villain, their Ambition. These Ambitions are based on that villain’s use of the Force, or the sweeping command of an empire. The game also includes new ship and vehicle cards, as well as villain-specific missions.

Power of the Dark Side will feature five playable villains:

  • Darth Vader
  • Asaji Ventress
  • Kylo Ren
  • Moff Gideon
  • General Grievous

I admit, I had to look up who Asajj Ventress is. We’re still missing some obvious picks, such as Jabba the Hut, Supreme Leader Snoke, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Maul, and Count Doku, but that’s what expansions are for!

“Fans have been asking for a Star Wars-themed Villainous game for years,” says Florian Baldenhofer, international category manager, 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.”

“Star Wars is one of my favorite properties and has been for decades,” says Mike Mulvihill, lead Villainous developer, 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.”

Star Wars Villainous: Power of the Dark Side will release in August 2022 at major retailers and game stores.

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