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Johnathan Ness
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I've created a game in which all the players are supervillains, trying to win by either collecting 1 of each of the 5 types of superweapon components or completing 8 villainous plots. Every time they complete a villainous plot (and collect a superweapon component as a prize), they are attacked by Sue Perhero (the game is full of puns and jokes). I used to call the game Sue Perhero or Sue for short, now I've changed it to Supervillains: A family game about conquering the world.

I was wanting to know if anyone had any better ideas, though. The game also includes Henchmen/women (or Henchies, as the game calls them), Not-so-super-weapons, and Mad Skillz. It's fully intended to be light and funny with just a bit of strategy.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.
 
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Mike Waleke
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hyraxwthaflamethrowr wrote:
I've created a game in which all the players are supervillains, trying to win by either collecting 1 of each of the 5 types of superweapon components or completing 8 villainous plots. Every time they complete a villainous plot (and collect a superweapon component as a prize), they are attacked by Sue Perhero (the game is full of puns and jokes). I used to call the game Sue Perhero or Sue for short, now I've changed it to Supervillains: A family game about conquering the world.

I was wanting to know if anyone had any better ideas, though. The game also includes Henchmen/women (or Henchies, as the game calls them), Not-so-super-weapons, and Mad Skillz. It's fully intended to be light and funny with just a bit of strategy.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.


Well I would suggest taking "A family game" out of the title, if it truly is a family game one should be able to tell by looking at it, and it need not be in the title.
 
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Johnathan Ness
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Noted. I didn't put it in there so much to say that it was a family game as I did for the juxtaposition with "conquering the world," but I see your point.
 
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how about adding some pictures so we can get a better idea please?
 
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João Rodrigues
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"Superstuff"?
 
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Johnathan Ness
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At work now so I don't have access to them, but I will try to remember to upload a few later.
Don't know if it's accessible for everyone, but I did post one picture of a card on fb: https://www.facebook.com/hyraxwithaflamethrower/photos/rpp.5...
It's only one example, but that kind of light-hearted humor. The various decks all look like that, but with different colors.
 
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How about "Mwa-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!"
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Then next I would better convey the feel of the game, conquering the world implies area control. So maybe something like Supervillan Tournament, but with a unique word from you game thrown in.
 
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Johnathan Ness
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Joao, well, there are a lot of "super" things in the game. It's not bad.
Rick, I will consider that. I'm trying to picture it in my head with the art I'm envisioning on the box.
 
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Johnathan Ness
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Mike, that's a good point. I confess I hadn't considered the implication. Thanks.
 
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Archduke_of_Earl wrote:
How about "Mwa-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!"


Not to be confused with Mwahahaha!, of course, right?
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Ringo Stalin
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Here's a few ideas that might help you come up with something:

Schemin' Meanies
Heroes and Henchies
Bad Days and Death Rays
Good at Being Bad Guys
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Johnathan Ness
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Matt, when I read the first few sentences of the description for that game, I thought I'd almost plagiarized someone unwittingly. Fortunately for me, it would appear that there are quite a few differences in the actual gameplay. Not sure I'll be able to use the name, though, without generating confusion.

Ringo, I really like those, especially how Heroes and Henchies rolls off the tongue. Thanks!
 
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Archduke_of_Earl wrote:
How about "Mwa-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!"


I was actually thinking "Bwha-Ha-Ha" myself.
 
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Villains Challenge
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Villainous
Villainy
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Johnathan Ness
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I've actually considered Villainous and Villainy before.

The one I'm leaning toward most right now is Heroes and Henchies, though I'll have to play with it a tiny bit as there's only one hero. Keep 'em comin', though. I appreciate all the ideas.
 
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If you required axles to complete some of your super weapons your could call it "Axles of Evil"
 
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Not so Evil Geniuses
Doofenshmirtz (You may have to get some Disney licensing though)
Evil Incorporated
 
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Dastardly Deeds and Doomsday Devices
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Nefarious Deeds
Nefarious Schemes
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Nefarious Plotz!
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"...And Now to Hatch My Evil Scheme!"
 
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Johnathan Ness
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Thanks everyone for your posts. We intend to ask the game groups we're part of as well. I appreciate the great ideas.
 
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