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Thanks to Eric Lang, You Can Become a Disney Sidekick

W. Eric Martin
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Designer Eric M. Lang left his Director of Game Design position at CMON Limited in September 2020, and while he didn't talk about future projects at the time, in March 2021 he noted that he had "been working pretty much exclusively on family games and mass market games for the last few months".

Board Game: Disney Sidekicks

Now one of those titles has been announced, with Spin Master planning to debut Disney Sidekicks at the U.S. Target retail chain on August 1, 2021, with other retailers carrying the game later.

Here's an overview of this 2-4 player game that seems like a reverse "castle defense" challenge:
Being a sidekick is hard work! Sure, the hero is the main character of the story, but when they get in trouble, it's up to the sidekick to help them out.

In the co-operative game Disney Sidekicks, villains — Captain Hook, Gaston, Scar, Jafar, and Maleficent — have captured your favorite heroes and locked them up in a castle. Now you take on the role of one or more sidekicks from famous Disney films — Timon and Pumbaa, Tinker Bell, Abu, Lumiere, or Flora, Fauna and Merryweather — to travel through the game board together with other sidekicks to battle villains, rescue villagers, collect locks, and build your powers to become a hero in your own right.

Board Game: Disney Sidekicks

To win, the sidekicks must reach and enter the castle, then defeat the villain. Each villain is unique, creating a different challenge each time you play. Are you up for the challenge?
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