If you like spades, you will love this card game. It’s pretty simple if you know how to play spades. The game varies from spades in that there are specific missions that you must execute. It is a cooperative game, so there is no need for cut-throat tactics. The limiting factor is that you cannot speak to each other. You’re allowed to communicate one piece of information from your hand. This makes the game more difficult as well as incorporates quite a bit of strategy. Do you tell your group that you have only one card in a certain color? As the game progresses, the amount of missions increases, making it more challenging to move forward. Examples of missions include not taking a specific color of cards or having to take a specific card. I highly suggest this card game as the beginning of your game night to get the creative juices flowing.
I love this game, too. It has the right amount of competition. The point of the game is to choose a villain and complete the villain’s goals before the other players do. This game has expansions and different versions, which I always appreciate. I love to mix up board games. It’s nice to have the base game with different characters or a different feel. I want to pick up a copy of Star Wars Villians. I think that would be a fun game as well.
You cannot go wrong with either game. One is a great game to kickstart a game night or to play on a slow night with a significant other. Villainous is more involved but great for a game night or family night.