Playing Marvel Villainous
Marvel Villainous is an asymmetric card game in which players take on the role of a comic book Villain and strive to be the first to complete their unique objective. On their turn, they’ll move their Villain to a new location in their Domain and carry out actions as indicated by the icons there.
Icons allow players to gain power, play cards, vanquish Heroes, move things around their Domain, and more. Players will pay power to play cards from their Villain deck, which contains Ally, Item, Effect, and Specialty cards to help Villains towards their objective. Specialty cards are new to Marvel Villainous and are used to make Villains even more formidable. Once played, each Specialty card can be used once per turn. There are no Condition cards in Marvel Villainous.
Players can also meddle with the fortunes of other Villains by playing Heroes, Events, Items, and Effects from the Fate deck. Also new to Marvel Villainous, Event cards inflict an ongoing penalty while in play. Villains must play Allies to Events to defeat them. All Villains with Allies at Events when the Event is resolved receive a reward. Three different game modes allow players to scale the difficulty of their game by facing more or fewer Events.