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Ravensburger unveils 2024 Villainous line-up

Published on: 5th January 2024

Ravensburger has announced 2024 plans to introduce new games with an adjusted format to the popular Villainous franchise.

Ravensburger will move to a new format for all Villainous expand-alone games in 2024, now featuring two characters at a more affordable price point. The company will add new expand-alone games in the Disney Villainous and Star Wars Villainous lines, which will both be available later this year.

“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 expand-alone games in 2024 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 expand-alone when it debuts in June.
  • Star Wars Villanous: Ravensburger will travel deeper into the Star Wars galaxy with a new expand-alone 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.

In addition to the new expand-alones, Ravensburger will also offer an option for new players with Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil. First released in 2023 as a limited Disney100 offering, the game will be available in the UK and Republic of Ireland from August. Introduction to Evil has been refreshed with video resources and streamlined gameplay designed to be welcoming for beginners. It includes a refreshed box and reintroduces some of the franchise’s first Disney Villains – Maleficent, Captain Hook, Ursula and Prince John. The changes incorporate fan feedback, and the Ravensburger team’s learning from developing the game for over five years.

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